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“Irish Blast”

Griffins of Kinsale
Cuisines: Irish
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

St Paddy's Day has been rather lackluster for me in years past, but a parishioner said, "Hey, I hear there's a great band playing around lunch time at this pub called 'Griffins.' Whattaya think?" Well, we went, and we had a fantastic time. I mean, I was thoroughly happy with having gone, and I ate one of their cabbage dogs and drank a couple IPA's. Yes, I know, Guinness is the official beer of Irish anything, but even Guinness, I hear, is changing it up a bit in these days of evolving palates.
The music was really great, and the pretty fiddler would periodically drop her instrument to start clogging, or river-dancing, or both if they're the same. Then the customers would do likewise on the little dance-floor. The rest of us would clap or stomp, sip our beer, and smile constantly. The gals that work here are attractive and attentive; the food, slightly slow in coming but hits the spot the way it's intended when it does arrive. I stayed about two hours and left feeling like I had a wonderful St. Paddy's experience, and I couldn't wait to get home to get my corned beef on. I only wish this place was closer, but I must say that there is a strong Irish customer base, as I found myself talking to many strangers who identified as such, and isn't everyone Irish on this day?? I might just make this place a regular haunt. Thumbs up Griffins, and "Sláinte!"

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

I had great hopes for a good Irish Pub in the area but the three times I've been there I was so disappointed. In chatting with the owner I was given the impression that this is his "toy" and he really isn't into presenting us with the real deal.

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

When it comes to the old neighborhood hang out, Griffins is hard to beat. Great choice of libations, including Guinness Draught and some rare tequilas. Very unique selection of authentic Irish specialties like Griffin's Wings , Cabbage Dogs, and, of course, their famous Shephard's Pie. Real Deal Irish Musicians stand in from time to time during the week days and all weekends...

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Reviewed 26 October 2016
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