Once upon a potato famine, the world’s children knew how to enjoy fish without chips, bangers without mash, and playtime with their only toy, Mr. Gruel Head. Savor the starchy opulence of a potato-rich plate with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of traditional Irish fare and drinks at Trinity Three Irish Pubs.
Voted Milwaukee's best new bar in 2009, Trinity is a triumvirate of Irish pubs joined in an unholy union of corning spices and whiskey-fueled jubilance. The menu touts a titanic selection of sandwiches, such as corned beef on rye ($8.95) and Guinness-braised pot roast ($8.95), as well as traditional Irish entrees. Diners can find valet parking for sheep and feast on shepherd's pie ($10.95), or marvel at the deep-fried majesty of fish 'n' chips ($11.95). Patrons recite the alphabet backwards after tipping back the grilled irish-whiskey salmon served alongside colcannon mashed potatoes, asparagus, and mustard-dill sauce ($16.95). On weekends, Trinity offers Irish brunch, which includes morning morsels of Bailey's french toast with Guinness syrup ($8.95), corned-beef hash ($8.95), and the traditional Irish breakfast ($9.95) of two fried eggs, irish bacon, sausage, Trinity potatoes, tomato, toast, and a complimentary angiogram.
Trinity's authentic Irish décor spans all three composite pubs. Gracious guests can peer through the frosty stained glass at Foy or take in some live music at Gallagher. Duffy maintains the feel of a cozy study, with a small library flanking a brick fireplace. During milder mealtimes, visitors can enjoy dinner or afternoon pints on the massive patio bedecked with water fountains, hanging plants, and wrought-iron gates built to obscure the end of the rainbow.