Finn McCool's

★★★★★
  • 2702 Main St

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Cross street: Hill St

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  • 310-452-1734

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I love Santa Monica. Go to this Irish Pub all the time with Denise Klein and her Husband "Ira Todd Klein". Mick Ryan thought he saw some IRAgents. LOL. Gets rowdy fun.

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I love Santa Monica. Go to this Irish Pub all the time with Denise Klein and her Husband "Ira Todd Klein". Mick Ryan thought he saw some IRAgents. LOL. Gets rowdy fun.

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I put up with Finn's high prices because they pour the most decent pint in town. But when I order $9 chicken wings and they give me four (4!) it's just silly. The wings were displayed prettily on a tiny sushi platter. It's a pub not a

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I put up with Finn's high prices because they pour the most decent pint in town. But when I order $9 chicken wings and they give me four (4!) it's just silly. The wings were displayed prettily on a tiny sushi platter. It's a pub not a

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The sound in the place had great acoustics. The music sounds very live, almost as live as a small- scale Staple's Center. The food was very tasty, and the waiters and waitreses were very friendly. Finally, many people hang out there, as it

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The sound in the place had great acoustics. The music sounds very live, almost as live as a small- scale Staple's Center. The food was very tasty, and the waiters and waitreses were very friendly. Finally, many people hang out there, as it

Pros: Great Place with Live Music and Great Food

Cons: none, only if it is wrong to have too much Fun! :)

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Ive always enjoyed going to Finn McCools pub mainly for the live music and friendly atmosphere. I can honestly say that I have only ever had positive experiences at Finns.

The area where the band set up usually turns into a lively

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Ive always enjoyed going to Finn McCools pub mainly for the live music and friendly atmosphere. I can honestly say that I have only ever had positive experiences at Finns.

The area where the band set up usually turns into a lively

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Has anyone been to Finn McCool's Irish Pub-Santa Monica lately? We dropped in last Sunday afternoon for a pint and some Fish and Chips. Holy Moly! Marian Tomas Griffin and friends were performing. This is some of the BEST Irish music I

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Has anyone been to Finn McCool's Irish Pub-Santa Monica lately? We dropped in last Sunday afternoon for a pint and some Fish and Chips. Holy Moly! Marian Tomas Griffin and friends were performing. This is some of the BEST Irish music I

Pros: No Plastic Paddy Music Here..This is the real McCoy

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McCool's has it all! Great food, authentic Irish pub atmosphere, full bar, friendly servers, and great music! A real friendly Irish experience in Santa Monica.

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McCool's has it all! Great food, authentic Irish pub atmosphere, full bar, friendly servers, and great music! A real friendly Irish experience in Santa Monica.

Pros: I love everything about this place!

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Most people are surprised when I tell them that Finn McCool's has vegan options, but believe it or not they are incredibly accommodating. Their menu lists vegetarian and vegan items, and they are all great (you can check out my review of

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Most people are surprised when I tell them that Finn McCool's has vegan options, but believe it or not they are incredibly accommodating. Their menu lists vegetarian and vegan items, and they are all great (you can check out my review of

Pros: Vegan options, great selection of beer

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I love love LOVE this place. I can bever find good Vegetarian food in pubs but Finn McCool's has so many great Veggie-friendly dishes - and the best french fries. Recently checked out their new Comedy Night which was a scream - and they

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I love love LOVE this place. I can bever find good Vegetarian food in pubs but Finn McCool's has so many great Veggie-friendly dishes - and the best french fries. Recently checked out their new Comedy Night which was a scream - and they

Pros: Atmosphere and some amazing performers

Cons: Nothing I can think of

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Their food is fantastic and reminds me of being back home in Dublin. I can't believe they have such an enormous collection of whiskey (my weakness). Great performers every week - and with a Happy Hour from 1-7pm you can't go wrong.

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Their food is fantastic and reminds me of being back home in Dublin. I can't believe they have such an enormous collection of whiskey (my weakness). Great performers every week - and with a Happy Hour from 1-7pm you can't go wrong.

Pros: Great food. Over 200 whiskeys. Great singers & Trivia Night

Cons: Parking is tough sometimes

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Just ate at Finn's yesterday and sampled some of the vegetarian menu, flat bread with pesto and some awesome dumplings. Just great. Not like some typical restaurants bland version of veggie cuisine.... this was first rate. I'll be back

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Just ate at Finn's yesterday and sampled some of the vegetarian menu, flat bread with pesto and some awesome dumplings. Just great. Not like some typical restaurants bland version of veggie cuisine.... this was first rate. I'll be back

Pros: Great Food - Great Price - Great Service

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great small hole in the wall but with good food and a lot of drinks for the drinkers. always happy athmosphere music and a lot of nice people with red cheecks going by

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great small hole in the wall but with good food and a lot of drinks for the drinkers. always happy athmosphere music and a lot of nice people with red cheecks going by

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I visited Finn McCool's on Main Street and experienced the worst service of my life. The waitress was slow, stuck up and the bar was obviously understaffed.\r
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I, along with other patrons, waited 20 minutes for each drink and at least 30

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I visited Finn McCool's on Main Street and experienced the worst service of my life. The waitress was slow, stuck up and the bar was obviously understaffed.\r
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I, along with other patrons, waited 20 minutes for each drink and at least 30

Pros: Average food

Cons: Overpriced drinks and food, horrible service, charging tips without earning them

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Seriously, I ordered two shots of Jim Beam (well bourbon in most normal bars) and a pint of Bud Lite. $21.00. Without tip. What is that, $5 BL and two $8 shots? I could buy a BOTTLE of Jim Beam for the price of 2 shots there. Spend

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Seriously, I ordered two shots of Jim Beam (well bourbon in most normal bars) and a pint of Bud Lite. $21.00. Without tip. What is that, $5 BL and two $8 shots? I could buy a BOTTLE of Jim Beam for the price of 2 shots there. Spend

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If you like real Irish food and can drink a lot this place is for you. The food is really good but I drank so much I can't remember what I had! The service was fantastic and the prices are cheap.

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If you like real Irish food and can drink a lot this place is for you. The food is really good but I drank so much I can't remember what I had! The service was fantastic and the prices are cheap.

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Our favorite place to hang out. Good staff and we love the Harp, wings and chips. Sounds good now!

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Our favorite place to hang out. Good staff and we love the Harp, wings and chips. Sounds good now!

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Finn McCool?s has been my local for well over a year now and as a direct import from Ireland myself, this alone is testament to the authenticity and quality of the Irish bar. The fact that 98% of the staff are directly from Ireland gives

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Finn McCool?s has been my local for well over a year now and as a direct import from Ireland myself, this alone is testament to the authenticity and quality of the Irish bar. The fact that 98% of the staff are directly from Ireland gives

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Ever dream of going to Ireland? Well, you can come just as close, without taking the overnight plane ride, by visiting Finn McCool's. The atmosphere is authetically...Irish! The food is nothing like any other place out here. Good ol'

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Ever dream of going to Ireland? Well, you can come just as close, without taking the overnight plane ride, by visiting Finn McCool's. The atmosphere is authetically...Irish! The food is nothing like any other place out here. Good ol'

Pros: Good food and drinks, authenticity

Cons: Only that it gets packed on the weekends

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LA can be overwhelming in the best way possible. The sun, the sights, the shopping. So while perusing the boutiques on Main Street in Santa Monica, we were delighted to find a little bit of home away from home where we could sit down and

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LA can be overwhelming in the best way possible. The sun, the sights, the shopping. So while perusing the boutiques on Main Street in Santa Monica, we were delighted to find a little bit of home away from home where we could sit down and

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If I feel like eating a healthy, tasty burger, I think first of Finn McCools pub on Main Street in Santa Monica. The burger here is even better than the highly rated Father?s Office burger, in my opinion! The chef at Finn McCool?s, Hector,

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If I feel like eating a healthy, tasty burger, I think first of Finn McCools pub on Main Street in Santa Monica. The burger here is even better than the highly rated Father?s Office burger, in my opinion! The chef at Finn McCool?s, Hector,

Pros: A chat and a laugh...

Cons: It is hard to resist the "Gilliland" style homemade Irish desserts.....

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Stopped by for lunch with a friend and her baby-plenty of space for a stroller and the nicest wait staff who let us take our time choosing from the large menu. I had the fish and chips which was so much better than that at a British pub

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Stopped by for lunch with a friend and her baby-plenty of space for a stroller and the nicest wait staff who let us take our time choosing from the large menu. I had the fish and chips which was so much better than that at a British pub

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It's not the excellent service, the beer, or the fantastic menu that have kept me returning to Finn's for so long... it's the rhubarb crumble. Can't find good rhubarb crumble any where else, and this is even better than my gran's back

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It's not the excellent service, the beer, or the fantastic menu that have kept me returning to Finn's for so long... it's the rhubarb crumble. Can't find good rhubarb crumble any where else, and this is even better than my gran's back

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Just wanted to thank all of your staff at your bar on my recent visit there. Having beeon on the road and away from home in Ireland for a long time, your girls behind the bar really made me feel welcome. It's a great

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Just wanted to thank all of your staff at your bar on my recent visit there. Having beeon on the road and away from home in Ireland for a long time, your girls behind the bar really made me feel welcome. It's a great

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We stopped into Finn McCool's for a late lunch on a weekend day, and loved it. The place has an authentic Irish pub feel with antique furniture and an enormous center bar. We started with curry chips (yum) and fried calamari (yum yum). I

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We stopped into Finn McCool's for a late lunch on a weekend day, and loved it. The place has an authentic Irish pub feel with antique furniture and an enormous center bar. We started with curry chips (yum) and fried calamari (yum yum). I

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Need I say more, very sad day!!!! No more Boddingtons, no more Stella- Great this place is turning into a dump.\r
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I know it's a bit more then Bud and Miller, but c'mon! It's a freakin pub...bring it back damn it!!!

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Need I say more, very sad day!!!! No more Boddingtons, no more Stella- Great this place is turning into a dump.\r
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I know it's a bit more then Bud and Miller, but c'mon! It's a freakin pub...bring it back damn it!!!

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I just want to compliment Finn's for bringing Stella back. Very fast turnaround. \r
This continues to be my favorite bar, I highly recommend it!\r
Thanks again guys!

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I just want to compliment Finn's for bringing Stella back. Very fast turnaround. \r
This continues to be my favorite bar, I highly recommend it!\r
Thanks again guys!

Pros: The Staff

Cons: Parking

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When I think Irish, I think of Finn's. Friendly staff and clientelle, great service, and I actually really enjoy their food, which is somewhat unusual for a bar. The bangers are great. The selection of beers are O'so good. They have just

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When I think Irish, I think of Finn's. Friendly staff and clientelle, great service, and I actually really enjoy their food, which is somewhat unusual for a bar. The bangers are great. The selection of beers are O'so good. They have just

Pros: Good food, reasonable prices, fun spirited times.

Cons: Too crowded

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I use to love this place and have for since their opening a few years back...before it was Jake and Annies. It's become a college bar now, so if you are into that then great. It use to be "where everybody knows your name" type of place,

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I use to love this place and have for since their opening a few years back...before it was Jake and Annies. It's become a college bar now, so if you are into that then great. It use to be "where everybody knows your name" type of place,

Pros: Boddingtons and Murphys

Cons: It's a 20 something place

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I've been here a number of times and love their extra large booths! I've never sat at the bar as the booths are perfect. Their chicken strips and buffalo wings were fantastic. I like their beer selection. Warning: this place gets VERY loud

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I've been here a number of times and love their extra large booths! I've never sat at the bar as the booths are perfect. Their chicken strips and buffalo wings were fantastic. I like their beer selection. Warning: this place gets VERY loud

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This is a very clean and upsacle irish bar, has alot of good choices for beers and some nights has live music. My only gripe is that there isn't any darts??

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This is a very clean and upsacle irish bar, has alot of good choices for beers and some nights has live music. My only gripe is that there isn't any darts??

Cons: No Darts

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Great Irish pub in Venice. Recommended for drinks and appetizers after work.

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Great Irish pub in Venice. Recommended for drinks and appetizers after work.

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It looks like Finn Mc Cools has made a big committment to the diverse clientele that infiltrates Santa Monica on Saturday nights. Since the new year 06, a live DJ has taken over Saturday nights by storm. His set is from 10pm to 1am and

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It looks like Finn Mc Cools has made a big committment to the diverse clientele that infiltrates Santa Monica on Saturday nights. Since the new year 06, a live DJ has taken over Saturday nights by storm. His set is from 10pm to 1am and

Pros: Very Authentic, Nice People, Great Music

Cons: Parking is Tough

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On Sunday night at 8:00 they have a live Trivia Pub Quiz hosted by an MC. You form a team of 2-6 people and compete against the other teams for prizes. Arrive 20 minutes early as tables go fast. Its loads of fun and gets very

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On Sunday night at 8:00 they have a live Trivia Pub Quiz hosted by an MC. You form a team of 2-6 people and compete against the other teams for prizes. Arrive 20 minutes early as tables go fast. Its loads of fun and gets very

Pros: Excellent Food, Fun Trivia, Good People

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I usually like to go late on Sunday Afternoons when they have Irish Music jam sessions. It's a hike from Burbank, but I also love their Cornbeef and Cabbage -cheap meal!

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I usually like to go late on Sunday Afternoons when they have Irish Music jam sessions. It's a hike from Burbank, but I also love their Cornbeef and Cabbage -cheap meal!

Pros: interior, music

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Good Irish pub to go to with some friends.They have a large selection of beers but unfortunately the place smells too much like beer.Always crowded but it's not that hard to get a table there.

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Good Irish pub to go to with some friends.They have a large selection of beers but unfortunately the place smells too much like beer.Always crowded but it's not that hard to get a table there.

Pros: parking in rear, good beer selection, lively

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I came across Finn McCools driving up and down Main St. this past weekend and my boyfriend & I decided to check it out. I loved the atmosphere, its totaly a neighborhood pub. The service was great and the food was fantastic. My salmon with

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I came across Finn McCools driving up and down Main St. this past weekend and my boyfriend & I decided to check it out. I loved the atmosphere, its totaly a neighborhood pub. The service was great and the food was fantastic. My salmon with

Pros: FOOD, Beer, Service

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This place is a traditional Irish pub with amazing traditional irish service. The staff is great and always keep me coming back. It is a bit spendy but the atmosphere is so worth it. Overall this place is a deffinate must if you havent

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This place is a traditional Irish pub with amazing traditional irish service. The staff is great and always keep me coming back. It is a bit spendy but the atmosphere is so worth it. Overall this place is a deffinate must if you havent

Pros: Friendly, Great selection

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The pieces of Ireland behind the bar make the trip well worth ones while. There is nothing like being chatted up by bartenders with a cute accent while drinking a well mixed drink. The addition of Magner is the only thing lacking, but

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The pieces of Ireland behind the bar make the trip well worth ones while. There is nothing like being chatted up by bartenders with a cute accent while drinking a well mixed drink. The addition of Magner is the only thing lacking, but

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From the time I first got into Santa Monica, this has been my primary hangout. The Irish and English ales are served properly, the food ranges consistently from "good" to "very good", the bartenders will probably become your friends, and

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From the time I first got into Santa Monica, this has been my primary hangout. The Irish and English ales are served properly, the food ranges consistently from "good" to "very good", the bartenders will probably become your friends, and

Pros: Atmosphere, Friendly barkeeps, Quality grub

Cons: Sometimes "too" empty

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Finn McCool's has a great authentic pub atmosphere and a good selection of Irish and Scottish beers on tap. But I was surprised at how good the food was. The fish and chips were great. Tasted close to the ones I had in Ireland, and they

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Finn McCool's has a great authentic pub atmosphere and a good selection of Irish and Scottish beers on tap. But I was surprised at how good the food was. The fish and chips were great. Tasted close to the ones I had in Ireland, and they

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Finn's is a great neighborhood bar. The food is authentic Irsh, and they have the best Harp on tap in the city. Unlike many LA bars, this is a place where you can hang out with friends without feeling like a bad scene out of the movie

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Finn's is a great neighborhood bar. The food is authentic Irsh, and they have the best Harp on tap in the city. Unlike many LA bars, this is a place where you can hang out with friends without feeling like a bad scene out of the movie

Pros: Harp on tap, Atmosphere, Unpretentious

Cons: understaffed at times

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McCool's is the perfect place for an after-work drink - the happy hour is great for low-priced wings and calamari, although the drink specials could be a little more generous. Good Guiness for this side of the world (still bitter when

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McCool's is the perfect place for an after-work drink - the happy hour is great for low-priced wings and calamari, although the drink specials could be a little more generous. Good Guiness for this side of the world (still bitter when

Pros: Happy hour, On Main Street, Wings

Cons: Overpriced drinks

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Named after a mythological Celtic warrior, this pub gets an extra shot of authenticity from the enormous wood bar that was shipped over from Ireland. Stocked with a respectable selection of Scottish malts and Irish…

 

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