Visiting an Irish pub is like stepping into James Joyce's Ulysses without dealing with molemen, teenage detectives, and heavy-handed NASCAR references. Read the Cliffs Notes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pints and traditional Irish fare at The Playwright Irish Pub and Restaurant in Miami Beach. This homage to the Emerald Isle is adorned with gothic chandeliers and cherry mahogany furnishings shipped directly from Ireland via tunnels. The shepherd's pie plays house with richly seasoned ground Angus beef parents and vegetable children living under a mashed-potato roof, while Playwright Irish stew presents a ladle’s worth of tender beef chunks, onions, carrots, and potato. Pair meals with a waterfall of draft beer, Irish whiskey, or fine single-malt scotch. Check out the lunch and dinner menus (prices vary depending on time of day and position of moon).
The Playwright Irish Pub
Each of the The Playwright Irish Pub’s three locations—two in Florida and one in Connecticut—embodies a warm atmosphere complemented by an Irish-inspired menu of food and drinks. Servers present tables and booths with bangers 'n' mash platters, 8-ounce burgers, or other hearty pub eats while bartenders pour steins of beer. The pub's two Florida locations feature expansive murals painted by Irish craftsmen to depict the glory of old-country Dublin and New Dublin on Mars.