Owl & Thistle

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

One of the best Irish pubs in the city, the dark, cavernous Owl & Thistle is located slap-bang downtown but misses most of the tourist traffic (who home in on the more 'themed' Fado) because it's hidden in Post Alley.

Aside from hosting Celtic folk bands or acoustic singer-songwriters who make pleasant noises here most evenings, it serves excellent beer and possibly the cheapest fish and chips in the city (less than $4 during happy hour). Most importantly, it's run by an Irishman (and his wife).