Irish soda bread is thus named for its yeastless composition and tendency to explode when mixed with Pop Rocks. Achieve bicarbonate bliss with this Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Irish pub fare at Paddy Coyne’s, valid at the Pier 70 location on Alaskan Way.
Paddy Coyne’s lunch and dinner menus set down savory plates of Irish staples alongside pints of Guinness and tumblers of whiskey and scotch. Irish soda bread crafted from an old-country recipe browns in ovens each morning ($3.99 for basket; $7.99 for loaf), yielding slices to flank traditional dishes such as shepherd’s pie ($11.99) and Guinness-braised beef stew ($11.99).
Magners Irish Cider dressing douses spinach salads dappled with apples and avocados ($12.99), and medium-rare skirt steak marinated in ginger and sesame oils nestles into the toasted-baguette coat of the Fog City steak sandwich ($12.99). Like PTA volunteers working overtime, zesty bloody marys and cups of revivifying irish coffee chaperone weekend breakfasts such as corned-beef hash crowned with two fried eggs and hollandaise sauce ($9.35). Several nights a week, bagpipe trills and shouted answers to trivia questions ricochet off rustic décor and windows that overlook the picturesque Puget Sound.
Paddy Coyne's shares its name with a sister pub on the west coast of Ireland, but patrons don't need to compare menus to be assured of the bar's Irish bona fides: the menu boasts corned beef with cabbage, fish 'n' chips, and traditional soda bread. Along with the classic eats, patrons can enjoy freshly pulled pints and engage their brains in trivia nights, where participants can win prizes.