St. Patrick rid Ireland of snakes by tossing a stick onto the shore of neighboring England, which all the Emerald Isle's serpents promptly chased across the channel. Being snakes and therefore unable to slither west, they could never return. Celebrate his ingenious plan with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Irish–New Mexican fusion pub fare and drinks at the "more Irish than a Guiness-foam clover" O'Niell's Irish Pub. In order to use this Groupon toward drinks, you must purchase food as well.
O'Niell's sports all the usual accoutrements of Irish pub¬–Celtic culture, like open-mic events, dark and mysterious pints, and trivia nights, and a few unusual ones as well, such as works from local artists dotting the walls, a modest gluten-free menu, bartenders in druidic robes, and a few actual Irish car bombs here and there to keep things exciting.
Test your luck o' the arteries with the heart-stopping power of green-chili-cheese fries ($5), corned-beef-and-cabbage egg rolls ($8), or the mozzarella-bacon-beer-battered beer balls (free, if you survive). Sample the unique Irish culinary invention of pasta (primavera, with artichokes and pine nuts, $10), or spin fortune's fickle wheel and try the always-changing, always-vegetarian Weird Sandwich ($8). Traditional burgers (starting at $7.25), fish and chips ($8.25), and lamb stew ($6) fill in any culinary or Mad Libs blanks.
Beer, the real meal of the evening, midday, or craic of dawn, waxes poetic across the expanse of the drink menu. Some 50-odd beers compete to strut their hops across your tongue, including $12.50 Trappist Chimay, Stone's aggressive Arrogant Bastard ($8.75), and of course, Green Chile Beer ($4.75). Fat Tire, Moose Drool, Guinness ($5), and the rest pour straight from the tap at the bar and in the bathrooms.
- Stopped in here for dinner and sat at the bar. Menu was fairly typical for pub/bar food. Had the Southwestern Dip - basically French Dip with green chile. Very tasty with a cold pint. Staff was friendly. Outdoor patio area looked like a great place to spend the evening. – Yrkilnme, TripAdvisor
- I had the Philly Chicken Sandwich. It was good. The place has a nice atmosphere, and looks slightly upscale. Nice & Clean. Everybody else in my party seemed to enjoy their lunch too…One of the few places in the Knob Hill area (although it's on the outskirts) that have ample parking. – Chris Iller, Urbanspoon
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