Posts Tagged ‘St. Patty’s Day’

Outside Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub, there stand two red phone booths – one regular, and one leprechaun-size. You’ll also find a door just for leprechauns to the right of the main entrance.

Leprechauns are people too...

Leprechauns are people too...

Still not convinced on the “authentic” claim? Step inside, and you’ll find yourself instantly transported to the other side of the pond. The pub boasts intricately etched glass windows at every corner, dark wood furnishings, and more Celtic decorations than you’ve ever seen – and I mean that in a good way. Add some Flogging Molly in the background and it all comes together to give this place the cozy, friendly feel you can only get from your favorite pub (Ah, The Victory, I remember it well).

You’ll find Guinness on tap, of course, along with Smithwick’s, Harp Lager, Killian’s, and Coleman’s infamous green beer. Yup, it’s really green. How Irish can you get?

Here are the stats on my favorite Irish brews before the celebration of beer begins.

Guinness: Black silk in a glass. This is the king of Irish beers and not for the faint-hearted. It’s almost a meal in itself, so try one or two pints with the beef stew or another lighter meal. What the heck, order the corned beef and cabbage – I’m willing to bet it’s the best you’ll get this side of Dublin. (more…)