McNamara’s Pub & Eatery in Dupont offers up happy hour Monday through Saturday 3-6pm, late night 9pm to close and all day Sunday.
A plethora of offerings to fit any budget, starting at just $3, you’ll find the basics like fries, chips & queso and a loaded stuffed potato. Step up to the $4 offerings and try a chicken Caesar or onion rings. (Heads up, the salad could stand a little more chicken. It had the equivalent of one chicken tender on it.) At the $5 level, you will find a true gem with the Tot-chos. Think nachos made with tots. Golden tator tots smothered in cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and tomatoes. DELICIOUS!! We all agreed, we would return just for the tot-chos (plus let’s face it; tot-chos is fun to say!). Topping out at the $6 level, you’ll find traditional Irish favorites like Sheppard’s pie and Guinness stew.
Mac’s offers three specialty drinks for $5 each (Southern Tea, Strawberry Basil Lemondrop and a Mojito), $3 house wine and $3.50 beer of the day. A word of warning, the well drinks were beyond weak. The greyhounds we ordered were basically just juice. Stick to beer or wine so you’ll know exactly what you are getting. Check out the Bloody Mary bar offered on Sundays from 10-2.
We went in to McNamara’s on a Sunday and were only the second party seated in the bar. While our server was friendly, she was also incredibly slow. Apparently it was more important to chat with co-workers than to make sure our bland drinks were replenished.
McNamara’s lounge is open and well lit with plenty of windows. Plenty of tables to accommodate every party size so you’ll be able to find a comfy spot to watch the game on one of the many flat screens. Outside seating is available, but your only view will be of busy Center Street.
Happy Hour Rating
I give McNamara’s a three martini rating. While the drinks and the service were lacking, the food choices and atmosphere make it a decent choice to catch a football or soccer game, especially if you stick to beer or wine. Prices are reasonable and I am guessing with the proximity to the base, game day will have the lounge crawling with guys, so ladies, go check it out!
Here’s an insider tip: Go to their website and sign up for their “Pub Club”. This gets you on their email list, and as a thank you, they will send you a $10 gift certificate that can be used on food and beverages, as well as gift certificates on your birthday and special offers available only to Pub Club members. Your first certificate covers your happy hour on Macs. How sweet is that?
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McNamara’s Pub & Eatery
1595 Wilmington Rd, Dupont