Home Sweet Bards
I have to say in a city filled with Irish bars, The Bards takes the cake. The Bards finds the correct balance between kitschy decorations (love love the Guinness tucans), great beer (local, domestic and international) and sticking to good 'ole Irish hospitality. From what I have had, I've been pleased with their pub grub (I recommend the chips and curry- it tastes exactly like you would get from a restaurant in Ireland) and their wings are bigger than you would usually find in other bars (great sauce!). The staff is friendly and the space is inviting, neither one of them ever being "too much". Also a plus, a dart board with decent darts kept behind the bar and International soccer being shown on the TV's. I suggest this as a great 2nd date stop or an evening's destination for debauchery with good friends.