Among places to bandy about sports, pubs are more appropriate than supermarket bins filled with basketballs or the ref’s son's birthday party. Put sportpinions in the proper venue with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of pub fare and beverages at The Morrissey Pub.
At The Morrissey Pub, diners pair the menu's selection of homemade burgers, meat pies and eclectic pub fare with 40 draft and bottled brews. Patrons kick off meals by sharing hand-made cheesy bread sticks, which they dip into a gruyere-and-aged-white-cheddar fondue before using them to construct a vacation home for the salt shaker ($12). Gravy flows down mashed potatoes to form a pool atop the crust of a Guinness-braised beef cottage pie, which beckons forks to excavate its beef cubes and veggies ($15). Chefs sculpt organic meat into the Morrissey burger's patty, which they then top with scallion sauce ($11); the hippie chick burger's patty of chickpeas, brown rice, and sesame seeds pleases palates ($11). To complement edibles, patrons can select from the bar menu's 20 draft beers, including a bubbly Pilsner Urquell ($7.75), or clink symphonies using 20 bottled beers, such as Mickey's ($5.75).
Enter the pub's dining room and walk past a suit of armor, dark wooden furniture, and a fireplace before taking a seat below dangling chandeliers and hanging photographs. Patrons can chomp their teeth in time to a rock 'n' roll DJ's beats every Friday and Saturday evening, attend the pub's occasional rock shows, or text commands to their eyes to turn toward the TV and watch UFC pay-per-view events.
1227 Granville St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1M6