The Irish diaspora brought a wealth of food and culture, marking its trail with ropes ravished by complicated Celtic knots. Follow a well-marked trail to feasting with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at The Celtic Pub on Secord Drive.
A home for Celtic sports enthusiasts since 1979, The Celtic Pub boasts 16 piquant draft pours and a standard menu of Irish and international pub cuisine. The pub menu loads lonely stomachs with the companionship of poutine ($7.95) and craggy heaps of Celtic nachos, topped, like the peak of Mount Olympus, with towering mounds of melted cheese, Santa Fe salsa, and jalapeños ($12.95). Twelve-slice pizzas welcome added items such as bacon and peppers with a doughy embrace (starting at $10.95), and the otherwise uncompromising fish 'n' chips accommodates further fillets and their desired retributions (starting at $7.95).
Pints of Guinness, Strongbow cider, Rickard's Red, a bevy of Sleeman drafts, and the flagship Celtic Brew ($3.75 pints, $10 pitchers) flow with the ease of a laid-back rapper. The pub airs the fury and athletic trysts of Celtic soccer games and rugby matches, along with the in-room brouhaha of events such as a weekly Tuesday open-mic night.
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