Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of contemporary Irish pub fare and drinks at Molly Malone's.
Molly Malone's pro pub team melds classic Irish fare with contemporary influences, aiming to fill the menu with pub food as it is served in Ireland today. For fish 'n' chips, chefs dip Basa fillets into a Guinness Stout batter, fry each morsel until crispy, and then, cued by theme music and a ring announcer, send plates, accented by home fries and house-made coleslaw, tableside ($14). Teeth sink through garlic focaccia bread into the steak sandwich's 8 ounces of AAA Alberta rib eye ($16), and diners swap slices from a variety of pizzas, including a savoury pie topped with tandoori chicken, banana peppers, and drizzled yogourt ($14). Shepherd's pie presents diners with an edible care package of lamb and ground beef ($12), and forks plunge down waterslides of blueberry syrup and sweet milk as they cascades down the sides of banana-bread French toast ($6).
Dining parties can slip away to the 120-seat rooftop patio or nibble indoors, where light sconces spill their glow across intricately milled stone walls. Meanwhile, patrons can cast their eyes and turn their telescopes toward the bevy of screens showing hockey or coordinate their culinary calendars with the pub's lineup of special events, such as live music acts that take to the stage each Thursday.
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
At Molly Malone's Irish Pub, rounded stone archways and etched windows evoke the ambiance of an authentic Irish pub. Weathered wooden tables and electric-candlestick chandeliers add to the feeling, enclosing diners in a cozy space where Guinness flows like apple juice at daycare. In addition to Ireland's flagship brew, the pub imports Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale and Harp Lager. Several of the pub's 40 or more brews even make it into meals: Guinness goes into the cheese that smothers corned beef and cabbage, and Alexander Keith's IPA adds flavour to the batter that coats fish filets. When the weather is fair, the pub opens up a sunny outdoor patio where visitors can enjoy upbeat music and signature cocktails.