Sitting in the neighborhood just west of Juneau Park and north of the beginning of Kilbourn Avenue in Easttown, County Clare sits nestled into a historic neighborhood. This quaint hotel sits on the corners of Astor and Knapp streets and has at least one sister hotel in Green Bay. The pub takes up half of the first floor. The bar is made of gorgeous wood and has several import beers on tap (Guinness, of course). The restaurant section has a sweeping wall of windows which are sometimes decorated for the different times of the year. Even some common Irish family names can be found above these windows. My favorite part of the pub is the Saint's snug—a small seating area around the woo burning fireplace. If you just want to sit with some friends and tip back a few pints, or have a quick bite to eat, think about sitting here.
This was our thinking, so I ordered my usual (coffee, mimosa ($6.50) and water). Paul ordered a bloody mary ($7), while Liz also ordered a mimosa. Paul said that his bloody mary was delicious. He could not figure out if it was from a mix or if it was made from scratch. Either way it had an amazing blend of flavor, spice and heat. My mimosa was also very good—not too sweet nor pulpy.
and onions. Liz let me try some of this delectable treat. With the small bite I took, it took me back to my childhood of family meals around the table and warm happy memories. When it is said that good food warms the soul, it must be referencing this dish.
black and white pudding, to which Liz exclaimed, "Don't eat those." I took her advice after hearing her explanation. The only disappointment to the plate was the three potato hash browns that looked processed and deep-fried. I only wished for this plate to have authentic potatoes to make it truly remarkable.
If you are looking for a brunch, lunch or dinner spot, definitely think about stopping buy County Clare. Located in Easttown, be prepared for street parking, and weekend nights are a busy time for the pub. For this brunch experience it was about $18 per person. But, as said before, we wanted an just take some time to have a great meal at the County Clare and were able to make it into a brunch with great friends, food and atmosphere.
Until next weekend, I hope you take any dining experience and make it to what you want. Happy brunching!
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All the details you want to know: (on a five star rating)
County Clare (****)
1234 North Astor St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Saturday and Sunday: Beginning at 11 a.m.
Atmosphere: ***** (awesome)
Authentic Irish pub with nice restaurant seating, bar and snug
Food: **** (very good)
Great Irish food like grandma used to make
Service: *** (pretty good)
A little rough in the beginning, but overall friendly and knowledgeable about the menu
Mimosa - **** (very good)
Bloody Mary - **** (very good)
Price: **** (pretty good)
A little more than $15 per person with no one leaving hungry