Visiting an Irish pub is like stepping into James Joyce's Ulysses without dealing with molemen, teenage detectives, and heavy-handed NASCAR references. Read the CliffsNotes with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of bangers and mash, mash and bangers, and more from O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of downtown.
An assortment of savories from the food menu gives Irish drinking stomachs a solid base on which to build a tower of pints. Try such Irish specialties as a hearty helping of bangers and mash ($8.99), two sausages served over a house recipe of delicately smashed potatoes, and a cup of slow-cooked Guinness beef stew ($4.95). You can find a melting pot of Irish and American favorites such as lighter salads ($6.49–$7.95), burgers galore ($7.95–$8.49), satisfying sandwiches ($6.50–$8.50), and a small selection of vegetarian options such as the veggie wrap ($7.95).
O'Reilly's has a palatable beer selection, serving imports such as Strongbow and Young's Double Chocolate Stout alongside microbrews such as Goose Island Matilda and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. Draught Guinness flows through an underwater vacuum tube straight from the Emerald Isle, with snorkeling leprechauns overseeing the delivery. The bar is a perfect place to catch a game or share stories of the Old Country, a mysterious, ethereal homeland you've created in hopes of impressing celebrity doppelgangers.
O'Reilly's sports all the usual décor of a traditional Irish pub—Celtic relics, dark-wood accents, plenty of pints, and a few modern updates such as nine HDTV screens, Golden Tee, and an outdoor patio. Guzzle up to five Groupons and challenge friends to an all-you-can-consume bangers and brews challenge.
- O'Reilly's fits in well with other Indianapolis pubs, but definitely has it's own feel. It does a great job of combining the atmosphere of an old fashioned pub, with the modern day set-up that sports fanatics and business workers would be looking for. – Mitch Burk, Indy Restaurants
- The atmosphere is awesome and very cozy. You can catch any football game you want, and even some soccer and rugby matches if you're more into the Brit sports scene. – Byron J., Yelp
- I recommend the club wrap. The food is very fair priced and the service is great. – MJ W., Yelp