We were excited to try O’Hara’s Public House yesterday. We have been hearing about it for a while, and as far as we’re concerned, it was worth the wait.
The atmosphere and decor is as authentic as you can get. We heard a rumor that owner Matt went to Ireland several times and visited the local pubs to get a feel for how his place should be. Man, what a terrible way to do research… 😉
The bar is large enough to accommodate quite a few people, but not so big that you’d have to scream to hear someone at the end. The dining room has a nice, cozy feel to it. The original tin ceilings give it an authentic antique feel. From the lighting fixtures, to the tables, and even the back patio, this new pub is warm and inviting. If I lived down the road, I’d walk here all the time. Definitely a regular’s paradise.
We started with the pretzels with Harp lager cheese dip, and some wings. We got the Guinness BBQ and teriyaki flavors. The food came out fast and both items were a great start to the meal.
For dinner, I got the fish and chips, which I LOVED. So good, and their most popular menu item, with good reason! Doc got the Rubenator, and he was happy with his choice. I also shared the loaded colcannon with my hubby, and that was delicious. My husband ordered the corned beef and cabbage and he was impressed.
The beer selection is great, with a lot of Irish beers on tap. They even had Legal Remedy on draft, which made me super happy!
All in all, a great addition to Main Street Lexington. We hope to frequent O’Hara’s as much as we can!