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In case the Gaelic font on the outside of Brian O’Neills doesn’t tip you off, this is as Irish a pub as you’ll find in Houston. (Bear with us here; there aren’t many Irishmen in the city.) Blow past the pizza and burgers on the pub menu and you’ll find a more authentic side to this Rice Village Friday-night favorite: corned beef and cabbage with a nicely spicy horseradish sauce and Dingle pies—the favorite meat pie of County Kerry—served with rich onion gravy. You’ll also find standards such as fish and chips and shepherd’s pie, both just begging to be washed down with a Belhaven or Murphy’s Irish Stout. Our favorite dish to match the hybrid sports bar/frat house/only-vaguely-Irish atmosphere: Irish nachos, with corned beef and horseradish sauce atop thinly sliced potatoes, all crowned with a mess of jalapeños and cheese. 

Brian O’Neill’s

5555 Morningside Dr., Houston, TX, 77005
Every day 11am–2am