The secret to the success of Riverdance is the dancers' Irish diet, which makes them light on their feet and heavy on their arms, keeping their bodies perfectly balanced. Satiate your center with the help of today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Irish pub fare and drinks at Muldoon's in Carmel.
Named the Best Neighborhood Bar by local CityVoters in both 2009 and 2010, Muldoon's pleases patrons with tasty bill-o-Irish fare and a bubbly lineup of draft beers. The menu starts with traditional appetite-whetters such as skewered fried cheese partnered with dunk-friendly dips of marinara, mustard, and mayonnaise sauce ($7.50). A spattering of scrumptious sandwiches includes the Muldoon's burger, cooked to order with tomatoes, lettuce, and pickles ($6.75), and a Dublin fish sandwich, featuring hand-breaded cod fillets served in a traditional wrapping made of deep-fried James Joyce novels ($7.95). Individual-sized shepherd's pies present a collection of savory beef, carrots, peas, corn, and onions trapped under a creamy coating of mashed potatoes ($9.95), while hearty irish stew showcases the same ingredients simmered in Guinness—the Gaelic word for “broth” ($7.95).
Diners can recline on Muldoon’s sidewalk-hugging outdoor patio or grab a seat at the handsome wooden bar, where deep-chocolate panels and potable potions cocoon patrons in the comfort of darkness, wood, and beer. Wee ones can wash down their bangers with an IBC root beer ($2.75), whereas adults can take pleasure in a sudsy pint of Coors Light, Killian's, Harp, Guinness, Smithwick's, Bass, Stella Artois, Fat Tire, or Blue Moon.
The staff members at Muldoon's attribute their success to the craic, a term that they say describes the atmosphere of fun and fellowship often found in a true Irish pub. That laid-back vibe has paid off: Muldoon's has been crowned Best Neighborhood Bar by CityVoter for four years running. Washed down with an extensive beer selection, the hearty food menu stocks such Irish classics as shepherd's pie, Irish beef-and-potato stew with Guinness broth, and hand-breaded fried-cod fish ‘n’ chips. Chefs also prepare more local favorites, such as a classic Midwest breaded tenderloin that, in accordance with tradition, looks kind of like Abraham Lincoln's profile if you squint. Meanwhile, guests can cozy up by the fireplace to listen to live music or admire the antique cash register at the bar.
Carmel Arts Condominiums
111 W Main St.
Carmel, IN 46032