Food & Drink

The Happiest Hour

The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

Description: The Chieftain is a new neighborhood sports bar on Capitol Hill from the owner of McGilvra's and Finn MacCool's. Inside are plain white walls and lots of TVs, and though the space is broad, it's cramped with bodies. It gets loud—to communicate, you must shout the same thing over and over, so choose only quick and useful words. An essay on the menu explains the bar's name—a tribute to famous Irish leaders, their alliances, their imprisonments, their fighting of ancient wars. This translates to present day in the form of Irish-brand-beer mirrors, '90s pop hits, and fried coconut shrimp.

What else: Seattle University's legal fraternity hangs out here, so everywhere are law students, all of them looking so clean and grown-up in their formal business attire. You might as well chat up a few. One day they'll all be lawyers—maybe one of them yours, and maybe the only friend you've got. Especially with all the shit you've been pulling lately.

Happy hours: Mon 11 am–11 pm, Tues–Fri 3–6 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $4 wells, wine, and micros (Leavenworth Oktoberfest, Trade Route Hoppy Bitch).

Happy-hour food specials: $2 off a typical selection of appetizers—$6.95 hot wings, $7.45 chicken or beef quesadilla, etc. recommended

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So you have hot wings, quesadillas, coconut shrimp, leavenworth oktoberfest, and something called trade route hoppy bitch. What the f*ck is irish about this place?
Posted by hatefakeirishpubs on October 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM · Report this
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" It gets loud—to communicate, you must shout the same thing over and over, so choose only quick and useful words"
sounds familiar. Like what I read in the stranger every day. Sometimes I think I am reading the same article again and again. And then i realize that I am, only with different useful words. Useful words in the stranger are usually put in bold, so us "dummies" understand how useful they are.
Posted by DM1 on October 27, 2011 at 6:52 PM · Report this

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