Scenes from St. Patrick's Day: Mackey's Irish Pub
Mackey's is the odd one out on my St. Patrick's Day crawls. There's no cover charge. As late as 4:25 p.m., the L Street pub has plenty of two things: suits and seats. Except for the staff's accessories, there are no Guinness top hats, boppers or shamrock-painted faces to be seen. The sound system is pumping Bob Marley, not the Wolfe Tones. Service is fast and efficient, whether you're in a snug or at the bar.
I'm not sure why an Irish pub in the heart of downtown is so deserted -- maybe revelers are wiped out after last weekend's Leprechaun Lap Bar Crawl or the Shamrock Festival afterparty? -- but I do know I'm sorry to leave. On the way out, I asked the doorman if there was going to be a cover charge later. "Not that I'm aware of," he replied. Sounds like I have a place to put on my list for 2009.
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