The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today’s Groupon to McCaffrey’s Public House. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of pub fare, valid for parties of four or more.
The chefs at McCaffrey’s Public House craft a menu of crispy fried appetizers and succulent burgers to support a rotating cast of traditional Irish entrees. Fingers can hula-hoop with a golden order of battered, hand-cut onion rings ($5.95) before biting into a bleu burger dressed in a warm wardrobe of caramelized onions and creamy blue cheese ($7.95). The grilled-chicken autumn salad rakes together freshly-fallen mixed greens, colored with fall hues of brown candied walnut and crisp apples, all coated in a mist of homemade sherry vinaigrette ($6.95 for a small; $8.95 for a large). Entree specials rotate daily, but have included such Irish classics as steaming corned beef and cabbage, delicately fried fish and chips, and four-leaf clover salads sprinkled with Lucky Charms–shaped croutons.
Wall sconces cast low light on McCaffrey’s hardwood floors, which waiters traverse as they carry drinks (not included in today’s Groupon) to high-backed booths from the fully stocked bar. Patrons can boogie down during DJ sets on Friday and Saturday nights, or shoot pool and toss darts beneath flat-screen TVs showing 60 sports channels and episodes of Cheers in their original Gaelic.
1171 Main St.
Springfield, Massachusetts 01103