Shooting for more than cookie-cutter pub grub, this North Dallas bar and restaurant in the former Prego's Pasta space has wooden beams lining the ceiling and stones atop the east and west walls, all shipped from Ballymoon castle, built between 1290 and 1310 near Bagenalstown, Ireland. Of course, Malarkey's can't help but give in a little to native expectations of an Irish pub. There are flatscreen TVs broadcasting sports games. There are Irish classics and Irish-inspired items (Irish tacos) on the menu as well as more American favorites, such as pizza and burgers. The beer menu touches both sides of the Atlantic, with everything from Guinness to Texas-brewed craft suds.
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