The Irish Embassy Pub


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.

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Paddy’s Events

Doors open at 7am
Breakfast Buffet 7-10am
$13.95 all you can eat; $17 includes a free Mimosa or Bloody Mary

Special menu all day

Live music with Celtic band Patrick Crossing 4:30-7:30pm
IE flyer comedy night March-Paddys-web

Drink specials from Honey House Distillery, and don’t forget to check out the new Steaming Bean downstairs in the lounge!!!



Irish Embassy Giving Away Money

 

The Irish Embassy Pub is preparing to launch a Red Envelope Promotion in the month of December, in which they plan to give away thousands of dollars in food and prizes.

“It’s our way of giving back to the community. We’ve been brainstorming ideas as to what we could do to say ‘thank you’ to our loyal patrons, and we came up with the Red Envelope idea,” said Embassy co-owner Gregg Graham.

So what is the Red Envelope Promotion? During the month of December, if you dine at the Irish Embassy Pub, your table will be given a sealed red envelope. One thousand envelopes will be handed out in all, and each one will contain a prize. Prizes range from a free appetizer or dessert, to Irish Embassy gift cards, board games, FLC jerseys, and grand prizes include a snowboard and a free draft beer a day for a year. Every envelope’s a winner.

Sounds fantastic right? There is, of course, a catch. You cannot open your envelope when you receive it. All the envelopes must be kept until the month of January, when you return to the Pub for a meal, drink, etc. You will then bring your still sealed envelope in, have your server open it, and then claim your prize. Any already opened envelopes will be void, and all envelopes must be claimed within the month of January.

“We’re trying to generate a buzz, get people excited about coming in,” said manager Phil Brennan. “January is usually a melancholy time after the holidays. This will give people something to look forward to.”

Red Envelopes will be given away starting December 1. You are not limited to just one envelope; return again the following day for a meal and you will receive another one. There are only 1,000 envelopes and once they’re gone, they’re gone – so head to the Irish Embassy today and celebrate your prize in January!



So Many Daily Specials!!!

We have so many daily specials at the pub, you’re probably having a hard time keeping up! Well here are the current daily specials, both new and old (new items listed in italics). And if you ever need to know what’s happening, visit our Event page on our website!

MONDAY-FRIDAY Happy Hour 4-7

MONDAY Fish & Chips Special Full order $7.95 all day

TUESDAY Sandwich Special BYOB, Nackers Chicken Sandwich or Fish Sandwich $5.50; Embassy Burger $6.95 all day Happy Hour Drink Pricing 4pm-close

WEDNESDAY $5 off Irish Fayre all day   Pub Quiz, 8:30pm

THURSDAY Local Food Special 5-10pm $3 Local Drafts all day

SATURDAY-SUNDAY Kids Eat Half Price with the purchase of an adult meal

SATURDAY Free keg giveaway, 7pm. Purchase any drink between 4-7pm and receive a ticket to be entered into the raffle.

SUNDAY Corned Beef & Cabbage $12.95 Served until 4pm    12:30-4pm Traditional Irish Music Jam   Industry Night 6pm-close – show your restaurant ID or pay stub and receive 15% off food and drink specials



New Month – New Menus!

We’re launching our new menus tomorrow! Don’t worry – all of your favorites are still there, along with some great new ones like Pulled Pork Sliders, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Fatoosh Salad, Grilled Salmon, and the House Pork Chop! We’ve changed the happy hour (Monday-Friday 4-7pm) to feature specially priced appetizers (and the best drink prices in town!!). Our daily specials are changing slightly too. New daily specials:

Monday: Fish & Chips Special – Full order $7

Tuesday: Sandwich Special – Nackers Chicken Sandwich, Fish Sandwich, Burger – $5 each; Embassy Burger $6.50

Wednesday: Kids Eat Half Price ($3.50 each)

Thursday: $2 Tacos – choose from cod, chicken, or pulled pork 11am-7pm

Sunday: $3 you call it – any drink on the bar counter 7pm-close

Fish & Chips Special – Full order $7



It’s My Pub!

We’re starting a new ad campaign called “It’s My Pub!” Each week we’ll feature different people saying in their own words why they love the pub and feel as if it’s “theirs”. Tell us why it’s YOUR pub at www.facebook.com/Irish.Embassy.Pub.Durango. If we select you for our weekly feature, you’ll be entered to win a monthly $30 gift card! View our facebook page, www.theirishembassypub.com, or buzztown page to see the weekly featured friends.

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Your Year-round Local Discount – Earn Free Cash!

Back by popular demand, we have officially returned to the point system on the loyalty cards. For those who weren’t around when we originally used the point system, you accrue points for every dollar that you spend. Your points will be listed at the bottom of your receipt after the staff has ran your card. Acquire 250 points, receive a $25 credit; 500 points earns you a $50 credit, and so on. And we haven’t gotten rid of the big one – earn 250,000 points, and we’ll still send you to Ireland. If you don’t have a loyalty card, ask your server for one the next time you’re in. They’re FREE!