For more than 40 years, this Dublin-style pub has beckoned as a haven of tranquility, situated below street level in one of central downtown's few remaining one-story buildings. By day, it's a watering hole and lunch spot for bankers and other urban business types. By night, it transforms into a more easygoing, casual hangout that draws a young crowd of college students and hipsters. On the one hand, it's a sports bar, with multiple television screens broadcasting various games and decorated with photos of prizefighters and other athletes. On the other hand, it still retains vestiges of its storied past, evoking the allure of Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles, with a long mahogany bar, a nautical-themed room, secluded booths and a tin-embossed ceiling. The full bar features more than 30 kinds of whiskey, and the menu includes sandwiches, burgers, buffalo wings and traditional Irish fare. There's a separate pool room and even a ping-pong table in the airy outdoors patio. Entertainment ranges from live indie and folk-music bands to comedy, open mikes and sports-trivia contests.
Happy hour, from 3-7 p.m. daily, and Mondays all night, features $3 Pabst, $1 house-made fries and $5 Jameson pickle back shots.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards
Parking: Lot Available, Street