Thursday, January 26, 2012

McGuire's Irish Pub in Destin, Fl.-- Part 2

Besides all the green neon outside, McGuire's has an English double decker bus parked outside, complete with dummies.

You walk in under a sign proclaiming "Feasting, Imbibery & Debauchery."  It's anything goes.

The first thing that strikes you are all the dollar bills hanging from the ceiling and tacked to most open spots on wall and posts that don't already have some sort of Irish-related picture.  Our bartender called it their "Million Dollar Ceiling."  But I doubt if anyone has ever counted or even attempt it.  One wall was covered with Notre Dame championship pictures.

The place seems more than a bit disjointed, reminding us of the original Durty Nellie's back in Palatine, Illinois.

A famous drink there is their Irish Wake, a drink in a huge bottle, greenish in color with the blue alcohol I don't like along with other things and fresh-squeezed orange juice for $8.50...and you get to keep the glass as a souvenir.  Next time I might just overcome my dislike of the blue stuff (probably can't taste it anyway) and order one.

Countdown to St. Patrick's Day, according to their site, 50 days, 15 hours, 20 minutes, 32 seconds.
More Irish Shenanigans to Come.  --RoadDog

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