The Irish Embassy Pub


Free Breakfast for Veterans

The Irish Embassy Pub is offering free breakfast to all veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, November 11, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. “It’s because of our military and veterans that we have the freedoms we enjoy every day, and we appreciate all of those service members who have served to protect our freedoms and our way of life. We’d like to give back to them on the day they are honored by our great nation,” said Embassy owner Mike Graham.

Active and Reserve Veterans with a form of military ID will receive a free meal (including non-alcoholic drink) from a select breakfast menu.

The Irish Embassy Pub began serving breakfast in July, on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The regular breakfast menu includes a Choose Your Own Waffles option, a twist on the traditional Huevos Rancheros, and an Irish Corned Beef Hash and Eggs.

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Irish Embassy Pub Celebrates 10 Years

Steven Owens lucky winner of Ireland Trip Giveaway

Over 200,000 imperial pints of Guinness, 5,200 Irish Jam Sessions, 168,000 servings of Fish and Chips, countless parties and celebrations, and over $200,000 donated to our community through local non-profits.

Saturday, September 22, The Irish Embassy Pub celebrated their 10th anniversary/Halfway to Paddy’s Day with Celtic music from Patrick Crossing and the Kitchen Jam Band, Irish whiskey shots, and a trip giveaway to Ireland. The evening was supported by Guinness and local distributor A&L Coors with swag and Guinness branded giveaways.

To enter the drawing you had to drink a Guinness between St. Patrick’s Day 2018, until Saturday night. The trip was won by Steven Owens. Steven was born in North Carolina and served 24 years as a Civil Engineer with the RED HORSE Expeditionary Airborne Unit in the U.S. Air Force. He now resides in Pagosa Springs and regularly attends the Sunday Irish Jam Sessions at the Pub. Steven will have until May 2019 to take the five night trip for two.

Since its inception, The Embassy has supported countless non-profits in town, most notably The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Fort Lewis College Athletics, Durango Devo and DYSA, and the Durango Independent Film Festival.

The Irish Embassy Pub officially opened to a packed house July 17, 2008. The pub arose out of an unlikely partnership between a local Durangoan, Mick Ward, and an Irishman, Jim Shannon. The two met while Mick was traveling Europe in the late 70s. They became great friends and spent many years visiting and traveling. When the present building became vacant, Mick contacted Jim about transforming it into an Irish pub. Jim loved the idea, and along with Jerry Hembury and Mike Graham, they transformed the space into an authentic Irish pub. The furniture, pictures on the wall, wood trim, dishes, silverware, glasses, and even some of the staff were shipped in from Ireland to complete the transformation. Over the years some of the owners have bowed out, leaving Mike Graham as the remaining owner. The Embassy includes the Steaming Bean Coffee Shop downstairs, along with a back room that was acquired in 2012 and dubbed the “Underground”.

0922181948The Embassy is available to rent for private parties, ranging from 6 people to the entire pub (if you so choose). They’re open daily at 11:00am and serve breakfast Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:00am.