Irish pubs are lively gathering spots, unlike stark Swedish pubs, where every table is occupied by Grim Reapers playing chess. Get a taste of the old country with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Beer, Cocktails, and Spirits
A tasty collection of satisfying brews and potent spirits warm insides with sips of draft Guinness and Kilkenny ($6 on weekdays, $6.50 on weekends), Hangar One vodka cocktails ($8), and Bushmills 18 whiskey ($12).
The Plough and the Stars
Taking its name from a Sean O'Casey play, The Plough and the Stars wears its Hibernian heritage on its sleeve as it captivates visitors with an atmosphere of Irish whiskeys, heady beers, and live music. The owners and most of the staff hail from the Emerald Isle, charming their guests with authentic accents and a mastery of pouring Guinness the Irish way—easing the black ambrosia into a glass as they recite On Raglan Road while drinking a cup of water. Patrons sip perfectly mixed irish coffees as they watch Celtic set dancing on Thursdays or raise their glasses of draft Kilkenny and Smithwick's to live bluegrass, blues, and traditional Irish tunes almost every day of the week.
116 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118