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Sláinte!

"To your health" is what we say in Ireland before partaking or a wee dram. The proper pronunciation is something like "slantcha," and the proper response is "Sláinte agad-sa," which translates to "To your health as well."

Stop by for a wee dram and some good companyIf you've visited Ireland, you notice that the traditional pubs aren't set up like the typical American bar. There's more room to sit and socialize, and lots of nooks and crannies to find a chair or two and sit a spell. That's because the company is just as important as the drink...not that the Irish are not particular about their drink! But a pub should be, first and foremost, a place to enjoy good friends, faces both familiar and newly familiar, good conversation and good times shared (which is about the best description of the term "craic," or "crack," that we can think of). With a bit of libation to keep the throat from getting dry.

We have tried to bring the spirit of the local pub to Oconomowoc. Our bar area is designed to make it easy to linger, and perhaps learn a bit more about the person to your right or left. We have stocked our taps with a personally selected variety of beers, our racks with wines to please every taste, and our shelves with perhaps the finest collection of authentic whiskeys and scotches in the state. To your health!

We serve all tap beers in an Imperial Pint Glass (19.5 oz) unless otherwise requested, so you'll get a bit more beer than usual in your standard order. Most of our customers do not object to this custom.

Imported and Micro-brewed Bottles

Amstel Light
Boddingtons
Corona
Heiniken
Leinies Honey Weiss
Leinies Red
Lindemans Framboise Lambic
Pilsner Urquell
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Tap Beers

Bass Ale
Guinness Irish Stout
Harp Lager
Lakefront Cream City Pale Ale
Miller Lite
Murphy's Stout
New Glarus Spotted Cow
Smithwicks Irish Ale
Spaten Seasonal
Stella Artois Belgian Lager

Tap Blends

Black & Tan (Guinness & Bass)
Half & Half (Guinness & Harp)

Non-Alcoholic Beers

Bucklers
Clausthaler
Kaliber
O'Doul's
O'Doul's Amber

Domestic Bottles

Bud Light
Budweiser
Miller Genuine Draft
Miller Genuine Draft Light
Miller High Life
Miller Lite
Rolling Rock

Malt Beverages

Mike's Hard Lemonade
Seagram's Wild Berry

Irish Spirits: Don't Call Them "Scotches!"

Unlike its Scottish cousin, spelled "whisky," Irish Whiskey is distilled three times (scotch just twice). Many scotches also introduce peat smoke at some point in the distilling process, which gives the resulting drink its characteristic smoky overtones. Irish whiskey is noted for its smoother flavor and cleaner finish.

Rumors that this makes a hangover less likely are, alas, merely rumors. Rumors that this makes Irish whiskey less interesting than their Scottish brothers are simply incorrect: whiskeys are every bit as complex and rewarding. Try a few and you'll see.

Whiskey is best drunk neat, at room temperature, in a snifter or an old fashioned glass. It should be savored, giving time for reflection and good conversation; however, if you're in a rush, there's no harm putting it in your coffee!

Aberfeldy 12 year old Highland
Ardbeg 10 year old Islay
Balvenie 10 year old 'Founders Reserve'
Balvenie 12 year old 'Double Wood'
Balvenie 15 year old Single Barrel
Balvenie 17 year old 'Sherry Cask'
Balvenie 25 year old 'Single Barrel'
Bunnahabhain 12 year old Islay
Bunratty Potcheen
Bushmills
Bushmills '1608' Crystal Malt
Bushmills 'Black Bush'
Bushmills 10 year old Single Malt
Bushmills 16 year old Single Malt
Bushmills 21 year old Single Malt
Chivas Regal 12 year old
Clontarf
Clontarf Reserve
Clontarf Single Malt
Connemara 12 year old
Connemara Cask 150%
Connemara Single Malt
Dewars
Glenfiddich 12 year old Highland
Glenmorangie 10 year old
Green Spot
J. & B.
Jameson Gold
Jamesons
Jamesons 12 year old
Jamesons 18 year old
Jamesons Crested Ten
Johnny Walker Black
Johnny Walker Red
Kilbeggan
Knappogue Castle
Laphroig 10 year old Islay
Lockes 8 year old
Merrys
Michael Collin Single Malt
Michael Collins
Middleton
Old Pulteney 12 year old
Paddy
Powers Gold Label
Redbreast 12 year old
Scapa 14 year old Orkney
The Glenlivet 12 year old Speyside
The Knot
The Macallan 12 year old Highland
The Macallan 18 year old Highland
The Tyrconnell Single Malt
Tullamore Dew
Tullamore Dew 12 year old

Vodka

Boru Vodka

Liqueur

Celtic Crossing Liqueur
Irish Mist Liqueur
St. Brendan's Irish Cream

Hot Drinks

Barry’s Irish Tea
Superior Coffee

Non-Alcoholic Beer

Bucklers
Clausthaler
Kaliber
O'Doul's
O'Doul's Amber

Cold Drinks

Ice Tea (Regular or Raspberry)
La Croix Water (Regular or Lime)
Soda
Sprecher Orange Dream Soda
Sprecher Root Beer