Maguire's

Maguire's You won't find much traditional Irish fare at this new Cap Hill joint that calls itself an Irish bistro. Still, the speedy, almost overly courteous service, a mix of '90s music you can actually have a conversation over, and generous portions of good, cheap eats and drinks make it a worthy happy-hour destination (weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and from 9 to 11 p.m.). Imperial pints of Guinness, Harp, and Smithwicks give the place some Old Country cred, as do the knockout "Irish nachos" (translation: waffle fries drenched in gorgonzola sauce and speckled with green onions and red peppers, all for $2.85). Plus, martinis are a mere $3.85, as is Jack Daniels—on tap! 332 15th Ave. E., 206-328-0700. CAPITOL HILL

 
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