Breaking bread is a bonding experience, encouraging new friendships while testing the strength of communal sledgehammers. Swing into sustenance with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Irish pub fare at O'Malley's Pub & Restaurant.
O'Malley's Pub & Restaurant punctuates tableside chitchat with savories from a menu of pub fare and traditional Irish dishes. Reuben sandwiches ($6.50) land on tables divided atop two slices of toasted rye, one laden with lean corned beef, the other with sauerkraut and homemade thousand island dressing, to be squeezed together or individually slipped under locked doors. Culinary miners harvest veins of veggies, beef, and cheddar cheese after digging though the mashed potato mantle of the shepherd's pie ($8.50). Chefs gussy up the St. Patrick's twin pork tenderloins with breading and a white-wine-mushroom sauce ($9.50) and layer the dublin club ($6.75) three levels up with ham, turkey, and bacon to help fingers practice firm yet gentle handshakes.
Irish accouterments pepper the pub, including a buzzing neon shamrock and road sign pointing imbibers in the direction of Dublin. Gab with teammates alongside a foosball table or opponents across a billiards court while soaking in live music that permeates the eatery almost every night of the week and clouds of facts shouted out Thursdays during trivia contests.
5228 Hollyridge Dr.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612