Fab Five Friday
Well, here it is: my list of the five best Irish pubs around town.
This is a subject I was a little leery of touching, because people are pretty opinionated about it.
It's the nightlife equivalent of Elizabeth Large's Top Ten Tuesday on crab cakes.
1. Liam's Pint-Size Pub, below Kumari, 911 N. Charles St. (pictured)
The best pub in Mount Vernon, hands down. Most nights, Liam himself is there at the bar -- drinking, not serving.
2. Patrick's of Pratt Street, 934 W. Pratt St.
Take your hat of to a legend, son.
3. J. Patrick's Irish Pub, 1371 Andre St.
From MS contributor Rob Hiaasen: The people are friendly, the beer is cold and reasonably priced ... and no TV competes against the music or conversation.
4. Mick O'Shea's, 328 N. Charles St.
Every bar should be welcoming, and the unassuming Mick O'Shea's is just that.5. Slainte, 1700 Thames St.
Slainte is a Saturday morning go-to for European football.
Honorable mention: Mike McGovern's, 1129 S. Clinton St.
Love how low key this place is. It would have made the list, but it's only open three days a week.