Wining & Dining
Eat and Party Like an Irishman MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub
3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Influenced by several trips abroad, owners James and Mari Bittner decided to bring some Celtic flair to the Lake Area. The pub opened its doors in 2010 and has enjoyed a thriving business ever since.
The super-friendly waitstaff wear kilts in this charming re-creation of an old Emerald Isle pub, complete with a tin ceiling and cozy fireplace. And when the weather is nice, you can dine and relax outside on the spacious deck.

MacFarlane’s boasts an outstanding selection of Scotch, whiskey, over-the top-cocktails, and beer from the four corners of the world, as well as from right here in Louisiana. Don’t miss the VooDoo Bloody Mary, made with olive and pepper-infused vodka that gives it an amazing kick. 
Happy Hour is from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. daily—which translates to everything half off behind the bar! In addition, there are daily mixed drink specials: Long Islands on Monday, Macaritas on Tuesday, Moscow Mules on Wednesday, Margaritas on Thursdays, Angry Irishmen on Fridays and Voodoo Bloody Marys on Saturdays. 

When it comes to the menu, the prices are right and the portions are generous. Along with tried-and-true pub favorites, there are also some interesting dishes that you would find across the Atlantic. If you’ve never tried Scotch Eggs, now is your chance. They’re hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage, coated in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried—and they are delicious. You’ll find them on the appetizer menu, along with Blarney Stones, which are jalapeno peppers stuffed with sausage, wrapped in bacon and grilled.
Bangers & Mash are perfect with a cold beer. Bangers are sausages served over colcannon (traditional Irish mashed potatoes) and topped with gravy and fried onions.  
The Shepherd’s Pie is delicious. Who can resist finely chopped lamb, peas, and carrots, seasoned with fresh herbs in a thick gravy and topped with creamy herbed potatoes? Allow 20 minutes cook time, but it’s well worth it! And oh my goodness! The Drunken Irish Bread Pudding is topped with Irish whisky cream sauce – an experience in itself. 

Of course, MacFarlane’s is gearing up for their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Saturday, March 16. Don’t miss out on a chance to wear your green and have the time of your life. Enjoy a traditional Irish Breakfast, 5:30 a.m. - 10:30. Lunch begins at 11:00. Enjoy music and entertainment throughout the day. Sip a specialty drink as you browse the many vendors that will be set up outside. MacFarlane’s will also have a wine tasting at noon, beer tasting at 1:00 p.m., whiskey tasting at 3:00 p.m., Scotch tasting at 4:00 p.m. and a Jameson tasting at 6:00 p.m. 
VIP tickets are now available for purchase. Prices are $100 for VIP and include a full day of tastings, food, MacFarlane's shirt, MacFarlane's Drink Tank cup and access to VIP only bar. 

Just ask your server for details or give them a call at (337) 433-5992. MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub, 417 Ann St., Lake Charles. macfarlanescelticpub.com.

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