Friday, June 18, 2010

IRISH-ish Pubs...

Well, it opened as a Guinness corporate-owned bar.

The entire place was built in Ireland, broken down into numbered pieces and shipped to our little Island .. of Daniel.

It was carefully reassembled and, I believe, was called McCaffrey's. It was one of 400 Guinness-owned pubs in the U.S.

Unfortunately, it closed rather quickly and the building sat idle for over a year on Seven Farms Road.

It re-opened a few months ago as Two Rivers Tavern but it's no longer officially "Irish." The nooks and crannies (known as "snugs") have been removed but a lot of the original wood paneling is still evident. Check out the pressed tin ceiling.

Over in North Charleston - near Park Circle - Cork Neighborhood Bistro opened for daily lunch and recently added dinner Monday-Saturday.

They welcomed patrons to their part of Montague Avenue during this year's St. Paddy's Day celebration with a special beer for the occasion.

Hmmm..when I visited County Cork, in Ireland last year, I found that Bud was considered an import and cost more than Guinness.

Down the street on Montague is Madra Rua.

All Irish, all year long. Slainte.

(Click on the photos for more details. Yes, that IS a Guinness in the glass.)

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At Sat Jun 19, 02:45:00 PM , Blogger Hallie said...


At Sat Jun 19, 08:41:00 PM , Blogger Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

I like Madra Rua. There's also a good one in Walterboro but I can't remember the name of it. There's a terrific Irish pub up in Greenwood, but that's a bit of a drive from the coast.

At Mon Jun 21, 03:50:00 PM , Blogger The Cassina Group said...

Great post!

At Thu Mar 17, 01:16:00 PM , Blogger chuckography said...

Madra Rua has opened in Summerville. I'll be havin' a Guinness there tonight!


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