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Best Pub Dallas 2007 - Tipperary Inn

We usually feel a little iffy when children show up at a bar. Should we tone down the profanity? (Fuck no.) Did they just hear that lewd joke? (Ask your mama, twerp.) What do you do when the half-pints ask for a pint? ("No, Junior, last time you said you wanted a Black & Tan, I bought you one and you didn't even drink half. Finish your juice box and then we'll see.") At the Tipperary Inn, though the bar is prominent and most of the patrons are drinking alcohol, the atmosphere is family-friendly. So while you may come for a draught, you'll bring your family back for the food. Choose traditional pub favorites such as chips and curry, Guinness beef stew, shepherd's pie and boxty.
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Johnny
Johnny

You don't have to be fucking Irish to "comprehend" or "understand" this. I'm German/Irish (3rd generation). I think many people can and do grasp this concept. I hate this shit. I hear my italian friends say: "oh, they insulted my sister and it's a big deal--if you were Italian you'd understand" Fuck that! Everyone gets the family thing--if you grew up with a family. No one I know would think that insulting ones sister is no big deal. I don't get it, does this make the person feel more aligned with their group or feel special? --just enjoy your friends and family and remember the planet is MADE UP of families, you're nothing special to them.

Becky Sebastian
Becky Sebastian

I completely agree with Denice Brown! I have been at the Tipp when children are there and they are having as much fun as the adults! They dance to the music and everyone is truly one big family. Of course if you're Irish you understand. Last Saturday a 13 year-old was having her birthday there while a couple was celebrating their engagement. Once you been there a couple of times you will become a part of the family. The staff will know you, care about you and when you miss a your night, they will worry about you. Come see for yourself. Friday's the house band, always great instrumental music for dining and enjoying. Saturday's band usually kicks it up with lots of great and fun music. Now and then they have different music like Hard Day's Night band. And the bartender was just voted the best Guinness pour in the Metroplex. It is served with we call "Love", a design in teh foam. Just ask for Darren, the best ever. Oh, I am not related just Scot Irish and love a great pub with great people and music!!!

Denice Brown
Denice Brown

Nice article. I do, however, balk at the equation of a pub with a bar. I'll go to a pub with my family, but not to a bar. A proper "pub" is a social place where alcohol may be available, but the greater priority is given to the community with good food, activity, music, and family-friendly atmosphere. Tipperary Inn does this, beautifully, in the best Irish tradition. I suppose one would have to be grounded in the cultural tradition to properly comprehend. A bar is just a location one goes to have an alcoholic drink.

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