St. Stephen’s Green

St. Stephen’s Green is a pub in downtown Mountain View. They’ve got a good selection on draft, including: Newcastle, my favorite; Fat Tire, my second-favorite; and Anchor Steam, my third-favorite. Guinness, Blackthorn Cider, Boddingtons, etc.

They serve some good pub food. Amazing thick cut French fries (SK will make the trip down from SF just for them). Other goodness includes: the chicken curry, the beef burger, buffalo wings, and the crispy chicken salad (more fried chicken than lettuce, but that’s not a bad thing!). They serve the wings with ranch instead of blue cheese, which has always struck me as odd, but they’ll substitute the correct dressing if you ask.

To be honest, the main draw of this place to me is their Happy Hour. 5-6:30pm weekdays. Pints are $3.50 for the good ones, $2 for the crap. Many entrees are 40-50% off. The waitstaff is extremely friendly, and they’ll remember your brew of choice if you come in somewhat regularly. It can get quite busy during Happy Hour, so be very direct when flagging down your waitperson.

Another good deal is their lunch specials. $4.99 for certain menu choices (burgers, the curry, some sandwiches) if you eat on their patio (or, I think, in the front room—ask the waitstaff, they once let us sit in there when I felt it was too windy to eat outside comfortably) if you order between 11:30am-12pm.

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