A perfect Irish pub. You walk in and feel the warmth of wood and the crackle of conversation. You may have had good Guinness at a few places, but you have never had it like you do here. The bartenders pour it slowly, with patience, until it has reached its perfect level. And it is worth every second and every penny (though the amount of pennies you pay is very reasonable). Like music? Come here at nights or on the weekends. You'll see traditional music and rock, a wonderful blend of old and new. Learn words to some Irish rebel songs, though, so that you can join the crowd in singing along. Oh yeah- that's the kicker: prepare to lose yourself among the accents, the brogues, thick as Guinness. You'll hear dirty jokes and great stories, and hear the regulars bandy back and forth. As the name implies, the owners are from three different counties in Ireland. If you aren't familiar, counties in Ireland are the standards for identities and for rivalries. So while watching soccer or hurling or Gaelic football, all of which draw a lively and enjoyable crowd, the place will be torn depending on whose county is playing whom- or who just feels like irritating the boys from Mayo. This isn't a bar where you'll have to shout over the Top 40s while pounding Coors Light (though they do have a full arrangement of domestic and imported, and indeed the Irish there drink mostly domestic). It is a place for conversation, for laughs, for friendly service where they treat you as family. It is impossible for me to say enough good things about the Counties. Go there, and raise one to the Auld Sod.
Brian O. on Sep 6, 2012