The Irish Pub in Atlantic City

 

I recently went down to Atlantic City for one night and wanted to try something different than boardwalk food or pricey casino restaurants. My family and I decided we would go to The Irish Pub, located just off the boardwalk at 164 St. James Place. The Irish Pub also has an inn which has rooms starting at $25 for single occupancy. I cannot comment on the inn because we did not stay there but from the pictures on the website the rooms look very quaint, a real trip back in time to the Atlantic City boardwalk of the past. The inn also has a very nice outdoor balcony for guests, an Irish gift shop and is within walking distance of all casinos and attractions. The Irish Pub’s history dates back to the 19th century and was once a speakeasy, during the times of prohibition. 

We arrived at around 8pm on a Monday night and the bar was very lively and looked like something out of a movie. We were greeted and asked if we wanted to stay inside or outside, we choose outside. We were led through a small maze of twists and turns and ended up in a big outdoor patio at the back of the restaurant. It was a beautiful night and we ordered pints of Guinness straightaway.  The menu is pretty straightforward not too many choices and mostly pub grub. We ordered the fish & chips and the corned beef special. The fish was very good, golden and crispy on the outside and served with steak fries and cole slaw. The corned beef special was also good and the sandwich was stuffed generously with corned beef and topped with cole slaw and Russian dressing a side of steak fries. The price could not be beat either for the four of us with food and drinks we spent $44 which left us extra money to do a little gambling!

 

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