If you haven't been to Muldoon's Irish Pub – seriously, kiss my blarney stone – there's no better time to check it out than St. Patrick's Day.
Located in Newport Beach, Orange County just outside Fashion Island and next door to the Big Newport Theater, Muldoon's has great food, great service, and great space – 4 large seating areas to be exact – so there's plenty of room to get your Irish Stew on & get lucky up in the Pub (there are two!)
- scrumptiously sweet Irish Soda Bread
- seriously juicy Bangers & Mash, served with a spicy honey dijon dip
- lean & mean Corned Beef & Cabbage
- savory gravied Pot Roast with Mash, or Shepherd's Pie
- decadent Dark Chocolate Pudding
Prices range from $6-30.
I've been coming here for over 20 years and after visiting you'll know why. Muldoon's is perfect for any occasion – a pint of beer and game of darts in the original Dublin Pub built in 1974, a romantic fireside meal in the Dining Room, a beautiful brunch in the open-air courtyard with magnificent center-lit oak tree, or a chill night lounging on leather seats in the Celtic Bar (built in 2000). You can take over any room to throw your own private party with servers, florals, linens, and DJ to boot.
For St. Patrick's Day, no cover will be charged – unfortunately no Tues-Fri $2 off apps, beer, wine & spirits Happy Hour prices either – but 2 LIVE bands will be performing, FREE: Van Diemen @ 10am and Mike Fitz & The Droppers @ 5pm. Put down some pints from all over the United Kingdom like Guinness & Smithwick's Ale from Dublin, Boddingtons from Manchester, England, and Newcastle Brown. Or, wash down some whiskey – they serve 11 different kinds all from Ireland – like a 21 year old Bushmills, Jameson 1780, and a very rare Middleton from County Cork. By the end of the night, 1 of their 7 juicy flame-broiled to order, 100% angus beef 1/2 pound burgers might be calling your name – like the St. Patty's with vintage Tillamook cheddar, oak-smoked bacon, and homemade guacamole. (And a word to the wise, order your fries "Parmesan style" like they used to serve them back in the day.)
While there's no green beer – word is customer's have complained about it turning their mouths green – they do have a green Absinthe Fountain to lift your spirits and help you see that pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow.