The authentic Irish experience is out there, where you can enjoy a good pint, a bit of fish and chips, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. There is usually live music involved, and lots of friends to spend an hour with, just like over the sea in the Land of Green.
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O'Hare's Grille & Pub
Located in the heart of Rio Rancho, O'Hare's has a cozy, family friendly atmosphere. Find Irish Stew and other Irish favorites. They have a variety of Irish beers and weekly specials such as pot roast.
O'Niell's Restaurant and Pub
An Irish restaurant and pub located in the Nob Hill area, O'Niell's has a solid following of regulars. The atmosphere is casual, the food is pub grub, and there is a good line of Irish beers. O'Niell's offers live entertainment every Sunday.
O'Niell's in the Northeast Heights offers the same pub grub, Celtic entertainment, and selection of Irish beers.
Both O'Niell's celebrate St. Patrick's Day through the week leading up to the day.
Located inside a long-standing strip mall at San Mateo and Lomas, the pub opened in early 2016 and became an instant success. There is indoor and outdoor seating, though the outdoor seating is in a sunken courtyard. The atmosphere is that of a neighborhood hangout, where you go to meet friends and grab a bite and a beer before heading home.
The restaurant carries pub food that ranges from American bar food to British classics like bangers and mash, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. Irish fare includes corned beef and cabbage, smoked sausage and cabbage and a stout stew. There are also burgers and sandwiches like a Reuben, turkey, and Brewers beef.
The house beers here are the Pedro O'Flannigan Mexican Lager, Mor-Buck IPA, Crimson Lass Irish Red, and MacLomas Irish Dry Stout and several seasonals that rotate.
Two Fools does a good job of approximating the best an Irish pub has to offer. It isn't dark, and there isn't an old Irish man in the corner booth, but they have a long wooden bar and round wooden tables with stools. Enjoy their pub grub, which is quite good, along with a full line of Irish beers, ales and stouts, and plenty of Irish whiskeys. Located in Nob Hill, they also offer some of the best live music and craic in town.