It's easy to get disoriented at McCabe's Irish Pub, and the bar's sprawling, two-story layout is only partly responsible for that effect. The painstaking attention paid to Irish authenticity in McCabe's food and drink menu is what's truly dizzying. From delectable dishes like shepherd's pie and fish and chips to hard-to-find brews like Kilkenny Cream Stout, the menu shoots for Gaelic purity at every level. Beyond the menu, McCabe's owners have worked hard to distinguish the bar's ambience from its setting in the Southlands shopping mall. With hardwood bars on both levels and massive portraits of Irish literary giants like Wilde and Yeats keeping watch over the bar's booths, it's easy to feel transported. What's more, with the proximity of Buckley Air Force Base, the bar draws a rich variety of regulars, including British ex-pats looking for a taste of home.
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