There’s nothing in the world wrong with the famous ruby-red brew or the green good-luck charms that are staples of Irish Pubs everywhere. After all, Guinness is America’s most imported Irish beer and was the 8th most imported beer in 2013. Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant is proud of these common images of Irish pop culture and there’s not a Claddagh Pub in the Mid-west that doesn’t boast an antique Toucan poster.
What you’ll find at any of our Pubs is not just the main staples of Irish-American culture however, but the authentic atmosphere of being in the emerald country itself.
Ireland has a rich history – although filled with many hard times – it came out on the other side as a growing economic player in Europe; making a name for itself in crafted beers and ciders along with many other things.
We celebrate the current Irish culture by having many Irish beers and ciders on tap. From the dark brew that you’d find in just about every pub in Ireland (not to mention America), to Smithwick’s Irish Ale which you might find in the din of a pub in Donegal while horse races play on the television.
And it’s not just about the drinks! There are dishes that would make a visiting Irishman feel at home like Irish Breakfast or Shepherd’s Pie along with unique plates like Gaelic Chicken or Guinness Baked Mac & Cheese.
Live music is another thing you’ll always find in Ireland. Almost every venue, from swanky hotel bars to old, wooden pubs, have nights where musicians from all walks of life play. Some even host bands almost every night of the week, drawing locals and tourists with lively music. At Claddagh we bring this treasured tradition into our pubs almost every weekend so there will be a vivacious (and often signing) crowd.
Not everyone can go to Ireland – but step into a Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant and it’ll feel like you are.