Drexel Irish Pub Coming to South Beach
The menu of executive chef Alex Martinez includes snacks and starters such as hand-cut Celtic chips tossed in a feta cheese sauce with truffle oil, garlic, rosemary and sea salt ($7.95); beef sliders (3) topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey-caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and herbed-aioli on white challah bun ($6.95); and Danny Boy's Wings tossed in a Chipotle Buffalo or Guinness barbecue sauce and served with a red cabbage slaw and blue cheese sauce ($7.99 for 10, $12.25 for 15, $18.99 for 25 and $36.99 for 50). There are likewise salads, light fare, sandwiches, and entrees like Guinness BBQ-glazed baby back ribs ($13.95 for a half-rack, $17.95 for a full) and shepherd's pie oven-baked with braised lamb, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese ($14.95).
Pints of beer are priced at $7.50 per, and brew-based cocktails, getting mighty popular these days, will also be poured -- such as the Snakebite (beer and apple cider); Moleca Stout (Moleca Cachaca, Guinness, fresh lime, mint and sugar); and the Red Eye (beer and tomato juice with Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce).
The interior is cherry wood paneled with pressed tin ceilings and heavy mahogany tables -- plus eight large flat-screen televisions strategically placed so that no matter where you are seated, your authentic old-timey pub ambiance is ruined. Maybe the landscaped outdoor patio is the way to go.
Vida & Estilio, the restaurant group behind these two local Pubs, also owns and operates Segafredo Brickell and Spazio Nero, Segafredo Bal Harbour, Segafredo Española Way, OH! Mexico, Café Nuvo, La Cantina Sports Bar and Mojitos Lounge.
Official grand opening date for Drexel Irish Pub is Wednesday, July 14.
Brickell Irish Pub
1451 South Miami Avenue, Miami
Drexel Irish Pub
1463 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach