Thursday Doors — McGuire’s Irish Pub

If I could only make one stop in Pensacola, it’d be McGuire’s Irish Pub. I just love this place.

I’ve been there five or six times now, and it’s always delicious, so yes, the locals eat there, too. It’s Florida, so I always go for the seafood. This last time I ate crab cakes. I’m a bit of a crab cake connoisseur, and I’m a big fan of McGuire’s remoulade. But it should be known that they make a splendid Shepherd’s Pie (which is actually Cottage Pie) and they have enormous, mouth-watering corned beef sandwiches. Moo ordered a pizza with broccoli and orange slices, so even the non-foodies can enjoy a meal there.

More than delicious, it has a homey, casual ambiance with more than its share of whimsy.
It’s decorated with over a million dollar bills, pinned to the wall, hanging from the ceiling. The first time I went there I wrote my name on a dollar and added it to the collection.
Here’s a photo showing you some of the bills. This one happens to be in The Notre Dame Room.

All of the indoor pictures I took have that fuzzy orange hue, since the lighting was low. Truth be told, I enjoyed the low lighting, and the air conditioning, and the huge cocktail that came with this “free” tee-shirt.

Crashed is a good word. The drink’s exact contents remain a mystery to me, but the waiter did tell me it has 151, plus spiced rum, and banana liqueur in it. I was pleasantly tipsy when we left McGuire’s, but I was puzzled by how to work our car door handles once we got to the next stop, so I opted to sit in the car and look at all the pretty trees for a while.

Anyway, McGuire’s is a great place, and I hope if you’re ever in Pensacola, you’ll head out that way and try it.


Thursday Doors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton.

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18 Responses to Thursday Doors — McGuire’s Irish Pub

  1. Jewels says:

    Sounds like a great place 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    If I’m ever in the city, I’m stopping, but I think I’ll stick to beer (as I’m usually the one who has to drive home). Great doors!

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  3. Benson says:

    Sounds like my kind of joint. Meat pies;be they cottage or shepherds and big drinks. I like meat pies;even the ones that aren’t actually pies. I also like big drinks;and crab cakes. And doors. I love big doors.

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  4. mikeull says:

    I like that fuzzy orange too. I think because it mimics the colour of sunset and campfires.

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  5. What a cozy place, and the food sounds wonderful! Thanks for the review. 🙂

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  6. Sit in the car and look at trees? How tipsy were you? 😉

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    • joey says:

      By the time we got to the next place, I was halfway to whitegirl wasted. You know, rum takes time to pack its punch! Wore off quickly, but whew!

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Sounds like I’d need to stay a few days to be able to go back and try at least of few things off that menu 🙂

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  8. Anxious Mom says:

    I hope the broccoli and orange slices were on the side, not actually on the pizza. (Otherwise, that sounds like a foodie thing.) 😉

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  9. Cool door to what sounds like a gastronomical delight. 🙂

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  10. markbialczak says:

    Looks like a happy place, Joey. Way to get wasted on one drink! I love a joint that’ll serve you a special in a glass the size of your head with the booze to make you momentarily lose yours. ❤

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  11. April says:

    Anything with banana has to be good!


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