With March 17 just around the corner, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day may be high on your priority list. There’s no harm in getting started early by warming up with a few of pubs serving up grub for $10 or less. So before downing a pint of Guinness, check out where to #nomnom on great cheap eats at some local Irish spots.
Starting off this list with the King of the Pubs, The Blarney Stone is a local monument for all things Irish. When hunger strikes, order the Parmesan Truffle Fries, Sliders, or Deep Fried Pickles, each for under ten bucks.
Address: 216 Carrall Street
If you’re looking for a mix of delicious food, good drinks, and a fun atmosphere, Doolin’s is your spot. Try the BBQ Pulled Pork or Margherita Flatbread for $10, or opt for the Pint Size Happy Hour Menu from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, which serves up all of the pub faves like dry ribs, poutine, and Irish Nachos for $4.50 with purchase of a beverage.
Address: 654 Nelson Street
You can’t get more authentic than Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub, as the original was designed and crafted in Ireland in 1997, then transported to Whistler before a second location found its way to Vancouver’s Main Street. Here it’s best to show up on Tuesdays when wings are $10, or between 3 and 6 p.m. when all appies are 25% off. This includes the Scotch Eggs, Black Pudding Toasties, and Warm Dubliner Cheese & Kale Dip. (Bonus: this happy hour extends Sunday to Thursday, 9 p.m. to close!).
Address: 1601 Main Street
From poutine to tacos, it may look like pub grub for under $10, but these chefs use local free range meat and Ocean Wise seafood whenever possible. Cheers to that!
Address: 3617 West Broadway
Whether you’re strolling along the seawall or in-between study sessions, pop by any of the three Mahony & Sons locations for their tasty Panko Tenders for under $10. Dining with friends? Pool in your share and opt for the Mahony Platter with Calamari, Dry Ribs, Panko Tenders, Potato Chips, Ciabatta and wings.
Address: 5990 University Blvd (More locations found on the website)
Twitter: @ ahonyAndSons