Hankering for a stout and fresh-cooked corned beef, or looking for a fun happy hour? You'll find both at McGinley's Pub, the only Irish pub in downtown Anchorage and the only place in Alaska to get a pint of Murphy's Irish Stout. It's a favorite lunch spot for downtown professionals and a popular watering hole for locals (Mayor Dan Sullivan is a co-owner) who come for the good food, the casual atmosphere, and the large selection of alcohol. Like any good Irish pub, the staff and the patrons are friendly to travelers, so visitors might find themselves engulfed by the pub's rugby team or entertained by the bartender's story of winter shenanigans.
McGinley's features Happy Hour Appetizers 4p-6p featuring the "St. Andrews Sampler" – a great way to sample different fare before ordering a full meal! There's live music Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and the pub has a stage and dance floor. Wednesday is "Old-Timey", Thursday features the Irish session, and Saturdays is often local rock and roll. And, if you miss happy hour or the music, there's always rugby, soccer, or another sport on the big screen.
McGinley's cooks its corned beef fresh daily and serves it with cabbage and potatoes. The pub also does a mean beef and Guinness stew, in addition to fresh soups of the day. And the place known throughout the city for its waffle fries—crisp on the outside and moist on the inside and served with curried mayo, garlic aioli, or hot cheddar sauce.
Join the downtown crowd at lunch hour, or stop by for a leisurely afternoon meal. With its Irish décor and spirit, this is a perfect place to rub elbows with locals and enjoy a beer or Irish whiskey. You'll find 12 beers on tap and a full bar, so everyone can enjoy a drink they like. Plenty of windows let in lots of sunlight and allow for great people-watching.
McGinley's also celebrates solstices and local festivals, participates in Anchorage's Pub Runs, and (of course) makes for the perfect place to be on St. Patrick's Day.