Like a classic work of Victorian literature, a trip to the bar often begins with an introduction to colorful characters and ends with the revelation that everyone in the room is related to each other. Continue an age-old struggle with today’s Groupon for beer and Irish fare at McG’s Irish Pub in Chatsworth. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a beer-flight-and-appetizer combo (up to a $26 total value) that includes the following:
- One flight of three beers (up to a $15 value)
One appetizer (up to an $11 value)<p>
- For $26, you get a beer-flight-and-entree combo (up to a $66 total value) that includes the following:
- Two flights of three beers (up to a $30 value)
- Two entrees (up to an $18 value each)<p>
McG’s Irish Pub pairs a menu of Celtic comfort fare with an eclectic mix of fermented delights from across the country and around the world. Each flight of beer arrives stocked with the autumnal amber ale, Samuel Adams Octoberfest, which tips its frothy hat to yearly celebrations in Germany. Patrons choose from more than three dozen other drafts to determine the final two tastes in the flight, whether it’s the orange hint in Leffe Blond, Uinta Wyld’s organic, pine-infused hops, or Anchor Steam’s hint at being deliciously viable as a renewable energy resource.
Accompanying cuisine manifests in a variety of warm meat-and-potatoes incarnations. Appetizers include hearty irish potatoes softened by waterfalls of cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, and repeated renditions of “Danny Boy.” A starter of shrimp and chips crisped with Swithwick’s batter twists a classic UK favorite with the delectable presence of crustaceans. For an entree, shepherd’s pie can be devoured with ground sirloin or lamb coating a cornucopia of mashed potatoes, gravy, and veggies. Casual options abound with sandwiches such as the BLTA, which adds avocado to the classic acronymic creation and is served on sourdough bread.