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Irish Shannon's is for those who want to party like they’re in college, but don’t want to drive to UCF



Essay question: Why should I drink here?There’s very little at Irish Shannon’s for those looking for an authentic Irish pub. Sure, they have a facade of fake Jameson kegs on a wall. Yes, they serve Guinness. And, OK, they have a big picture of not-a-boxer Conor McGregor, but that kind of tells you exactly what kind of “Irish” they’re going for. Connected to Latitudes/Chillers, Irish Shannon’s goes after the same post-grad set who still want to party like they’re in college, but don’t want to drive all the way out to UCF to do it. Go during happy hour on Fridays for more reasonable prices than those listed on the menu (selling a bottle of Budweiser for $5 should be a federal crime).

Short answer/multiple choice:

After work or after hours? After work

Beer/wine or liquor too? All of the above

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☒ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☒ beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles/cans (more than 15)
☒ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food served? Y ☒ N ☐ Beer cheese, wings and assorted bar bites

Smoking allowed inside? Y ☐ N ☒

Outside drinking? Y ☒ N ☐ Sort of. There’s a wee bit o’ patio furniture just outside the door

Dog-friendly? Y ☐ N ☒

Bag hooks? Y ☐ N ☒

TVs? Y ☒ N ☐
What's on? ESPN, bro.

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad

DJs? Y ☒ N ☐
Saturday nights Live music Y ☒ N ☐ Friday nights

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☒ other: Tuesday Trivia night


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