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“Sure `n begorrah! It's the real Irish! (Almost.)”

Jack Quinn's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,411 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional Irish Pub. Featuring Corned beef and Cabbage, Fish and Chips, Potato Boxty's, as well as a wide array of American dishes. Old world feel, live music 5 nights a week, featuring Celtic on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday after Brunch. Weekly events like the Jack Quinn's Runners Club every Tuesday and Geeks Who Drink pub quiz every Monday, and Whiskey Wednesday after 8pm, ALL Whiskey's are 1/2 price, yes even the really really good ones! Full menu served all night on Friday and Saturday. Sunday through Thursday full menu until 10pm, then a pub fare menu until close (think pretzels, wings, Artichoke dip, chips and dip, etc...)
Thousand Palms, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Sure `n begorrah! It's the real Irish! (Almost.)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Downtown Colorado Springs is full of old 19th-century buildings that have been repurposed for modern uses and Jack Quinn's is one of them. High ceilings with the original copper plate, some signs in Gaelic and decorative items all over the walls set the scene. Word on the street is that the private booths were imported from Ireland. There is a small stage past the bar area where musicians perform traditional Irish music on Sunday nights, Irish rock on Saturdays and the night I was there a folk singer with a guitar began performing at 7:30. Oh, and drinks are provided by Guinness Girls, whose qualifications seem to be long dark hair, even longer legs and really short skirts.

OK-- now where was I? Oh yes, the food ... you just HAVE to try the Irish Nachos. House potato crisps and chunks of roasted potato topped with corned beef and cheese. Awesome! You might like the Celtic Ruben, but I decided on the small (2-piece) fish & chips. The fish pieces are pretty big, so two was enough for me. These came with a small side of coleslaw, tartar sauce and Mary Rose sauce -- sort of like Thousand Island without the pickle relish.

It's definitely a unique establishment, very popular with the locals, and the prices are pretty reasonable. It's well worth the visit. But downtown parking can be a problem.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice intro to Irish fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

I stopped by here with two co-workers on a business trip. All of us had been to Ireland before, and thus place felt just like how we remembered it. We each tried a different one of their Boxties. I liked the beef Boxty the best, but I think their chicken Boxty would make a great breakfast item if they're open early enough. The beer and whiskey were excellent, and the service was great.

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Limon, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Geeks Who Drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

I joined friends here for Geeks Who Drink. We had a very good time doing the quizzes. Answers are written, with questions read by the quizmaster. I ordered the cheese plate, which I thought was overpriced. Our waitress was great and the pub quiz crowd was fun. I hope to go again sometime.

  • Visited April 2014
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Berlin, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

One, if not, the best Irish pubs we have found. It has a very subdued décor with plenty to remind you that you are in an old style establishment. The menu has plenty of Irish dishes with enough other to satisfy everyone. Tried the cheese plate with the pub salad and it was great. Good selection of Irish liquors and beers with very knowledgeable servers to help you with your selection. Friendly and efficient wait staff. Clearly deserves at least one more visit!

  • Visited April 2014
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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Traditional Irish Pub in the middle of Downtown Colorado Springs. The beer was cold, the bartender friendly, and the other patrons were nice.

Visited April 2014
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