At long last, The Irish Saloon is getting into shape and getting ready to reopen. We HOPE this will be somewhere around mid-July — but there’s an awful lot of work to do! We need to do a lot of cleaning, rebuild some stuff, restock and re-staff. About a year ago, some staff worked hard to re-paint and redecorate, and we want to get it back to that shiny state it was in.
Our capacity will only be about 130 people; we will probably not have draft beer at first; we have to follow all the covid rules about having masks while not at your table, and signing in for potential tracing, etc… there will be no smoking inside! But we’ve been setting up TVs for sports, got the soda lines run, have the dart boards installed, and are working hard on all the other hundreds of bits that it takes to get a proper pub up and running.
Soon! Keep tabs on our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates! (But please, don’t pester our former/soon-to-be bartenders. They don’t get inside information.)
Kelley O’Neil’s is now open, under the same management (John Langan,) but new ownership.
We have COVID-19 precautions in place according to government requirements; we have fries, fish & chips, chicken fingers, beer-batter onion rings, zucchini fries, a QR-Code Menu, signage, tables, 4 beers on tap including a REAL FULL IMPERIAL PINT O’ GUINNESS, some nice, oft-hilarious people to talk to, no live music yet, some great cocktails, stunning whiskey, our usual fantastic service, underwear gnomes, soon a new fancy website of our own, and are, as always, Celtic AF.
Please com by, and say hello, and raise a pint with us. We’re still masked, !@*#@*)&#@, but not for much longer, God willing.
Hi! We see you are still checking in. In good news, there are some vaccines now, so, there’s finally a light at the end of this miserable tunnel, and, hopefully by next year at this time, we’ll be clinking a glass together with company, as it should be. Meanwhile, something to keep you entertained… ever wonder how whiskey barrels are made? What a cooper’s croze is? It is all in this fascinating video. Grab a dram while you watch the Adirondack Barrel Cooperage make barrels… they use traditional coopering methods to build spirit barrels out of American oak. Their one-of-a-kind barrel charring and toasting process imparts complex flavors in spirits, like smoke, coconut, vanilla, caramel, and more.