St. PATRICK'S DAY at the PUB - Escazu
(http://Facebook.com/ThePubEscazu / 2-288-3062 / ThePubCR@yahoo.com)
This cozy hole in the wall watering pub has lots more Ticos these days than the old expat scene but I've found many of them speak some English! They have a GOOD menu with LOTS of variety including Pub Grub, REALLY GOOD BURGERS & TASTY WINGS, Homemade CHEESE STEAKS as well as some of my FAV Weekend SPECIALS (below)!! They even make Canadian POUTINE (french fries with cheese & brown gravy). EVERYTHING I’ve had (or others with me) there has been REALLY GOOD & GOOD QUALITY!! It is smokey (it’s a bar) but for Ms. MEGA ANTI-smoker here – for me to “suffer through it” – you KNOW the food’s GOTTA be REALLY GOOD!!!
HOLIDAYS - in the past they've done: St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) – Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes. Also Rueben Sandwich & Green Beers/Irish Drink Specials (in the past they had one of the cheapest CB&C specials). HALLOWEEN, NEW YEARS.
OWNERS: Gary & Nadine are no longer in CR..
Fri. & Sat. (till they run out) - British-style FISH & CHIPS (though it’s made with talapia but they have the GOOD “chips”/THICK fries!!!)!! The BEST I've found so far in CR – 4,700!!
Sun. - ARGENTINIAN GRILL!!! - Flamed grilled!! I had a PERFECTLY cooked & seasoned STEAK (Beef Tenderloin) for JUST 7,500-c/$15!! Pork Chop 4,800, Chicken Breast 6,200, Mixed Grill 9,200, T-Bone (priced that day)!!!! It comes with GOOD size Salad, GOOD size Baked Potato & a Chimichurri sauce to dip the GOOD bread & pour all over your meat & potatoes (oh – that’s what I do!!).
HAPPY HOUR: Sat.-Thurs. 6-8pm - 2 pitchers 6,900-c or 1 mug 850-c. 2x1 Shots on Jose Cuervo, Bacardi, Smirnoff, Fluer de Cana 5 Year, & Ron Centenario & Johnny Walker Red & Guaro (Tico’s version of moonshine kinda).
HOURS: Daily 3pm?-2am.
LOCATION: Escazu (Centro) - up the Hill from the Scotia Split heading towards Escazu (Centro). When you get to the place where you MUST turn Right because it turns into a one-way street (I’ve never noticed a notice that’s it’s one-way) the road curves – go RIGHT – it’s RIGHT THERE on your RIGHT (look for the BIG green Heineken awning & "THE PUB" sign