After enjoying a heart attack on a plate – that would be deep-fried camembert followed by a load of meat and carbohydrates – with Special K at Schindler’s last night, we popped into Paddy O’Shea’s, the Irish bar headed by man-about-town Gleann Phealan, whose previous gigs were at The Pavillion, Browns and Frank’s Place.
Paddy’s offers a high ceiling, an L-shaped bar, and dozens of stools on which to park and enjoy a pint or watch a game of pool. It’s a bar – plain and simple. I had a pint of Kilkenny (Guinness was maeyo: I hear numerous places are short due to problems at Customs) and tried a shot of Irish single malt (nice stuff!)
Paddy’s will be able to swing open its facade of windows in nice weather to make the place even more spacious. The ‘disco’ upstairs officially opens December 7.
By the way, Shamrock lovers will be pleased – such images abound. So many, in fact, that I plan to help the bar and cover a few of them with stickers and posters of Ireland’s* most famous band ever – The Bay City Rollers.
More on Paddy O’Shea’s soon.
* I still need to confirm the nationality of the band members.