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“Great Beer Selection, Good Pub Food”
Review of Flynn's Irish Pub

Flynn's Irish Pub
Ranked #48 of 208 Restaurants in Plymouth
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Just opened near my house and I was excited for a new option. 78 beers on tap, a "beer card" that allows you to earn rewards as you try new beers (though $9 to join is "interesting"). If you're going in search of a gourmet meal, this is not the place to go. If you're going in search of a good burger, some adventurous burger selections and solid "pub food", then this is a great place to eat and drink.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Waited in anticipation of this restaurant's opening, being one of the only close options to my house I had high hopes and arrived ready to eat and drink.
I had a good time and I will surely return but was definitely not overwhelmed by the food either.

First off the highlights:
78 beers on tap! If you like varieties of beer, which I do ; you will not beat that anywhere nearby.
Huge variety of burgers including some very interesting combinations, many other non-burger sandwich choices as well.
Friendly service, smaller size place overall but has a nice atmosphere if not a touch too dark inside.
Although seems to have a lively bar scene still keeps a family friendly feel with nice sized booths.

Findings:
beer pluses:
great selection of on tap beers that they seem to rotate to keep always up to date.
Many smaller microbrews that are rarely seen on tap and they even have some unique beer combos available on their menu.

beer minuses:
mason jar glasses for beer?
For some reason they have an odd selection of beer glassware, I did not see any pint glasses which I prefer instead mason jars seem to be used for the normal beer 16 oz. pours and brandy snifters for their 12 oz. high alcohol or higher cost beers. Would have much prefer some normal pint or pilsner glasses and unclear why they are doing this much to my displeasure.
The smaller pour for high alcohol beers is not uncommon, but the I did not find either easy to drink out of nor an improvement for taste, smell, etc...

They have a beer club which starts rewarding you at 20+ beers...cheers for that! although you can a max credit of 4 per visit and they charge you $9 to join the club...thumbs down for that!
What? That's right you have to pay $9 to join the club and can only get credit for 4 drinks per visit. I think at 50 beers you can get a free burger, that is a good amount of money and visits (minimum 13 visits) which again I would be fine with if I didn't have to pay $9 to join the club.
That is a very flawed policy in my opinion. Membership should be free or if not free there should not be a limit at the very least so one paying person could get credit for their tables' worth.
If I return 12 more times, which I very well might ; I would likely have spend over $1000 at that point, so why charge me $9 to get a $9 burger for free.

With so many beers on tap (78) a sampler paddle/flight is a perfect option however this place charges an insane price of $16.00 for 4 / 5 oz. samples, $16.00 for 20 ounces of beer, no thanks
Management, seriously needs to reconsider that. The flights get people to try different varieties, prevents them from asking for free samples and returning full beers ordered that they don't like.
These should be priced at $10.00 or an absolute max of $12.00
Not even sure how they came up with $16.00 , most beers there are $6 for 16 oz.
(they do have pre-mixed flights offered in a more reasonable price range but who wants the restaurant to choose your 4 beers, the only fun part is picking your own)


On to the food, the burgers are the main food attraction here so will start with those, even though we did order multiple apps to taste them.

Burger selection is excellent and 5 stars for their unique pretzel buns which were great!
The size of the burgers is also quite generous and toppings used seem fresh.
Some crazy combos, or ease to make your own a million different ways.
Meat quality also seems good but burgers were so overcooked it was hard to judge and definitely left them a little flat on flavor and no juice.
We ordered 2 different burgers both medium rare, expected Medium which is normal and got both well done.
Didn't complain and ate them but is a very common error in the restaurant business, a place like this that lives by its burgers should not be overcooking them by this amount.
In their defense it was opening weekend and they were very busy.

Fries were good, they are offered a number of different ways or as onion rings instead as well with any sandwich or burger, so points for that.

Also got the corned beef dinner which was average, wanted to try one of the Irish Specialties, but would not do that again.

Apps ordered included:
Nachos, wicked pickles, big pretzel and jack & blue sticks.
Overall very average, bar food quality for the most part
Nothing bad but was hoping this was more of a gastro pub than it turned out to be.
Nachos were still good cause honestly it is hard to get them wrong but lacked anything overly fresh tasting to make me desire ordering them again.
Wicked pickles had way too much breading and would definitely not recommend them.
Fried pickles should be lightly breaded so the pickle taste comes out.
Big Pretzel was good though not big at all and not very unique, was a little smaller than a standard hot pretzel should be, would not order if getting a burger knowing that the burger comes on a pretzel bun
The jack and blue sticks look just like ordinary mozzarella sticks from the freezer aisle in appearance however they DID deliver a great creamy taste!
These were definitely the best of the apps we sampled and would recommend them for taste but not based on appearance.

We stayed for awhile and had multiple beers, did not feel pressured to leave which was nice.
A band was setting up for acoustical music which seemed nice but we had to leave after only a couple of songs. It seemed nice though and non-obtrusive.
Beer service was slow at times but as mentioned it was a very busy night and think the bartenders were a bit overwhelmed, so cannot fault them for that.

Overall a positive experience and most important thing in my review is the fact I will return.
This place is definitely a welcome addition to the neighborhood, just feel like they are close to being even better with a few changes here and there.
Some fresher apps that are not from a fryer mixed in here and there, maybe a few gourmet salads to appease the non-burger fans, normal glassware for beers and more watchful cooks on those burgers are all easy enough changes.
Very minor gripe: please spend the extra $.50 for Heinz ketchup for each table instead of saving $.50 per bottle for the generic stuff or make your own house ketchup.
I do wish them much success at the new Cedarville location.

Highly recommend visiting and forming your opinion, personally I likely will stick with the beers and burgers moving forward.

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