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What You'll Get
In the Old Country, the pub was a warm, welcoming place to meet friends and remember the good old days after a hard day's toil in the nostalgia mines. Reap the benefits of days gone by, as well as the modern advances in climate control, with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of pub fare and drinks at Mulleady's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Magnolia.
To avoid being scolded by your complimentary Irish grandma, weigh down your stomach for a night of drinking with a little food off Mulleady's menu. An appetizer of blackberry honey and chevre fondue ($7) or lamb and barley fritters ($8) will jostle a sleeping palate awake in time for some classic pub fare such as the Mulleady's burger (topped with roasted tomato jam and caramelized onions, $10) and grilled mahi-mahi wrap ($10). More robust plates include Irish knockers and colcannon ($13), a dish of pork sausage made exclusively for Mulleady's with colcannon mashed potatoes and porter-braised pork belly (unsurprisingly, it won Seattle Weekly's Best Menu Item Name in 2009). If you're too bashful to order knockers from the zaftig waitress, opt for a traditional Celtic country standby like Guinness lamb stew ($10) from County Longford or shepherd's pie ($11).
Customers looking for a more casual portal to Old World glass-raising need look no further than Mulleady's upstairs second bar, which contains a dark wood interior, stone fireplace, and numerous surfaces where one can place an Imperial pint of draft beer fresh from the tap. Celtic classics such as Harp ($4.50), Smithwick's ($4.50), and "the black stuff" ($5) are all well-represented, but they also rub frothy shoulders with the full-flavored Big Sky Summer Honey ($4.50), florally fragrant Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA ($5), and the deceptively lightweight Quilter's Irish Death ($4.50), which packs a heavyweight's wallop. For an artisanal ale that also facilitates games of Spin the Bottle, order a bottled beer such as Old Ruffian Barley Wine ($10), Fish Tail Organic Amber Ale ($4), and Laughing Buddha Brown Ale ($8). And if you prefer cocktails with a little history, try the Side Car (cognac, cointreau, and lemon juice, $8) or Ian Fleming's spy-satisfying Vesper Martini (gin, vodka, Lillet Blonde, $9).
Though your mates may try to trick you into buying the next round, you'll have the last laugh as happy hour (4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and again from 10 p.m. to midnight) extends the life of your Groupon with $4–$5 appetizers and $3.50 draft beers. One Groupon can be used per table, so invite along your entire trad band and enjoy a day worthy of a densely allusive stream-of-consciousness novel at Mulleady's Irish Pub.
Malleady's Irish Pub & Restaurant earned the affection of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and Gastrolust. Ninety-one percent of Urbanspooners like it, and Yelpers give it four stars. Seattle Weekly awarded Mulleady's Best Menu Item Name in 2009.
- This food is creative and elevated. (That said, even the traditional Guinness Irish stew is the best I’ve tried locally.) – Jay Friedman, Gastrolust
- The food takes a step up, too, with properly light fried halibut and chips, burgers with fig jam and caramelized onions, and plump knockers with cheddar sauce and kale-laced mashed potatoes. – Seattle Weekly
- A giant skylight helps illuminate even the downstairs thanks to the loft configuration of the pub's second story. There are swanky touches -- slate-tile floors, two stone fireplaces and a rich wood bar back -- a marked contrast to the pub's simpler, former self. – Lisa Stiffler, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Must present Groupon before ordering. No cash back. Gratuity not included. Not valid on St. Patrick's Day. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.