The Lucky Clover Opens in Brickell: A First Look (Pictures)

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All photos by Laine Doss
Vanessa and Kiley are waiting to pour you a Guinness.
Walking into the Lucky Clover in Brickell is a little like visiting an Ireland section of Disney's Epcot. It's an Irish pub on steroids. Old signs for beer, spirits, and cheese hang on green wooden walls that look well-worn by decades of use. Stools festooned with the bar's name in gold beckon you to sit and have a pint, and young ladies in teeny-tiny kilts take your drink order.

The Lucky Clover Irish Pub, which opened last night, is in fact a lot like Disney. Designed by Retromania, a Spanish firm that specializes in creating exact replicas of authentic European ale houses, the giant pub is filled with vintage ads, reclaimed signage, family crests, and leather club chairs. Look closer and you'll see large flat-screen TV sets and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems on the stage -- you're still in Miami circa 2012.

Executive chef Pedro Galliardo and chef de cuisine Glenn Benito have created a menu that encompasses both traditional Irish pub fare and American bar favorites in the gigantic kitchen that is shared by Mare Nostrum, a Mediterranean-themed eatery set to open next week.

Guests can order favorites such as Lucky fish 'n' chips ($14.99) -- hand-battered cod with fries -- or spaghetti Bolognese, featuring pasta made fresh daily. Small plates include Clover wings with Guinness barbecue sauce ($11.99); Lucky sliders ($13.99), composed of Angus beef, caramelized onions, and Brie; and chicken quesadillas ($9.99).

An Irish pub wouldn't be complete without a good pint, so choose from ten drafts, including Guinness or 42 bottled beers. If you can't make up your mind, the Lucky Clover features three beer flights ($10 to $14) and three shot flights ($28).

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The décor is classic Irish pub style with modern touches, such as state-of-the art sound and lighting systems. Live local bands will be featured Wednesday through Saturday evenings on the oversize stage (under the large screen).

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Vintage signs adorn the Lucky Clover's walls.

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The large modern kitchen is shared by new restaurant Mare Nostrum.

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The Lucky Clover - CLOSED

1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami, FL

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peeekahboo
peeekahboo

the place is owned by my friends from spain, and i am from boston, and also we all live in cubanville... now figure that out!

peeekahboo
peeekahboo

the place is owned by my friends from spain, and i am from boston, and also we all live in cubanville... now figure that out!

Justin13
Justin13

It's typical Miami Beach club disguised as an Irish Pub. Brickell is no longer downtown Miami, but new South Beach.  Expensive drinks, crappy service, so so food, automatic 18% gratuity. 

Megan Sterritt
Megan Sterritt

"The décor is classic Irish pub style with modern touches, such as state-of-the art sound and lighting systems."If you check out my review of the Lucky Clover on http://www.brickgals.com, you'll notice I have extensive Irish experience (hehe) and that bar is infused with about a total of zero classic Irish pub style.

Manhattan Irish pub
Manhattan Irish pub

The best Times Square pub, bar, restaurant and carvery inIrish area. All men and women are most welcome in the moment or for hours wherethey can get generous drink.

Getouttaherrrrre
Getouttaherrrrre

An Irish Pub owned by Latins.(jejeje) Only in Miami and BTW, NO THANKS! Will stick to Irish owned only like John Martin's. That's like having a Latin make u pancakes! OH HELLZ NO! LOL

Yo
Yo

Agreed

Getouttaherrrrre
Getouttaherrrrre

Latins have already taken over Miami, let the few IRISH OWNED establishments serve their delish homemade IRISH fair with out infusing it with asian, italian, latin bullsh*t!!! Thats why MOST (not all) reataurants in Miami SUCK! Some times simple IS BETTER!

Your mom
Your mom

you are an uneducated, ignorant, piece of crap. get your ass out of miami and move out to the middle of nowhere you turd. Again, what is a Latin? What rock from this glorious city did you crawl out from under? You're probably some racist, redneck.

Your mom
Your mom

you sir, are an ass.

Irishownedonly
Irishownedonly

Your obviously latin, because you are crying about an Irish restaurant. Ummm, no shit I like to go to Irish pubs for food and atmosphere, that's probly why I would go to an Irish owned establishment, you degenerate A-hole. Go cry yourself to sleep ass wipe.

Your mom
Your mom

I'm not latin fucktard, i'm cuban. latin is neither a race nor ethnicity. ethnicity has nothing to do with owning a restaurant or bar. plenty of different types of people own different types of restaurant. go drown yourself you racist little turd. 

Getouttaherrrrre
Getouttaherrrrre

There is nothing LATIN about IRISH food

Your mom
Your mom

What exactly is a Latin u jackass? There aren't Latin people. The owners are from Spain. People don't go to Irish pubs for the food, they go for the drinks and atmosphere. The least thing ordered there is Irish food. Burgers aren't Irish.

Booger
Booger

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where all the waitresses have something in common.

Beast
Beast

Lots of cleavage there. I like it already.

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