A plane ticket to Ireland is prohibitively expensive, and the flight attendant won’t let you drink, sing, or knit her dog an Aran sweater. Fast forward to the fun part of visiting Ireland with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Irish pub fare and drinks at Robbie Fox's Public House in Tempe.
Robbie Fox's Public House fosters an atmosphere of "craic"—cozy conversation, delicious pub grub, and the music of laughter and actual music. While pints certainly are knocked back, Robbie Fox's prides itself on being an appealing neighborhood meeting-place for anyone and everyone. The menu sets taste buds dancing the hornpipe with a cornucopia of classic Irish fare, fresh seafood, and gourmet cuisine. Offerings include Robbie's fish & chips ($8 or $12 depending on size), authentic cottage pie ($10), and the Robbie Fox sandwich, a saliva-stimulating slab of Irish bacon and fried egg on crispy bread with chips ($7). Diners wishing to save their tongues from jet lag can order the wild mushroom chicken, an organic chicken breast in mushroom cream sauce ($12), or the vegetarian-friendly portobello mushroom burger ($8).
Patrons can prolong the pleasure of a visit to Robbie Fox's with smaller bites, pints, and sips. Fresh oysters ($9 for six), mussels with bacon, cream, and basil ($8), and sautéed garlic shrimp ($9) tempt tasters to place tridents of treats upon their outstretched tongues, while an impressive drink list features imported favorites such as Guinness stout, Harp lager, Strongbow cider, and Irish and single-malt whiskeys. With its warm, welcoming ambience, historic Irish antiques, and weekly live music (Friday and Saturday), it's hard not to step into Robbie Fox's and wax nostalgic for that semester you spent abroad reading Swift at Trinity College, cutting peat, and buttering shamrocks with Marmite.
This offer is not valid during happy hour.
- The Irish influences are all over. The space is finished in lacquered wood, with orange and green accents, a punched-tin ceiling and Celtic-themed photos and movie and war posters. But it's also home to a true piece of Irish history. – Kellie Hwang, Arizona Republic
- Great beer and whiskey selection in a world gone mad for vodka. – rconteur72, Urbanspoon
The bar at Public House was discovered in a hayshed in 2009. How it got there, though, involves a history lesson that takes the listener back to Dublin in 1916. It’s a wild story, too, complete with raids, the military, and gun fights that ended with a dead British intelligence agent and a cracked mirror. Although the bar’s been mostly restored, the crack on the back mirror remains. The bartenders at Public House might be kind enough to fill in the rest of the details over a pint of Guinness and some bangers and mash. Even if you don't get around to hearing the rest of that enthralling tale, though, there’s plenty of pub food, Irish whiskey, beer, and to make you feel like you’re practically in Dublin.
640 S Mill Ave.
Tempe, Arizona 85281Get Directions