In 2011, you’re thinking: bigger. Five bars. Tons of places to sit. And for god’s sakes, more murals with horses.
Presenting Fadó Irish Pub, your early contender for the biggest new Irish bar of the year, now open in Mary Brickell Village for your next big night of Dublin-style pint-ing.
First thing you’ll want to do is get a lay of the land. It’s all located on the second floor above Oceanaire, complete with five bars, dozens of high-top tables, multiple lounge areas and a glass-enclosed patio with windows that open out on the Village courtyard.
Beerwise, they’ve got all your bases covered (Guinness, Smithwick’s, Boddingtons, etc.), so grab a couple of pints and claim one of the booths in the Irish “pub shop,” meant to resemble a bar inside a village hardware store, which is how they drink in some parts of Ireland (because there’s nothing like knocking back a few stouts next to a plunger).
If you’re hungry, there are Irish classics like fish and chips and lamb burgers. And if you need a bit more privacy, check in to one of five “snugs,” each one separated by stained glass and attended to by its own bartender.
So your personal bartender can take the night off.