Ever since our 3 year stint in Chicago, Trevor and I have been on the hunt for a great Irish pub. The streets of Chi-town, with the haunting sound of Danny Boy lingering in the air, seem to be overflowing with Guinness and Harp. Thus, Stout Brothers Irish Pub was a welcome surprise to our cloverleaf dry spell here in Nor Cal. With beautiful woodwork straight from Ireland’s coast and dozens of seating alcoves, I was fairly impressed. As far as the food goes, everything that we had was just what I expected it to be, delicious, and refreshingly affordable. I have since heard murmurings of the menu being limited to the classic staples and I must admit that I didn’t realize it was my right to walk into an Irish pub and order Kung Pao Chicken. My only real complaint was that the bar didn’t seem to have a consistent handle on the mixed drinks (in all fairness it wasn’t even my drink, but it was a minor issue at the table). Nevertheless, the staff was great. It felt like you were asking an old friend to get you a beer from the fridge (it just tasted better and got to the table quicker).

Stout Brother’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
527 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

4.1 Stars
$-$$ (of $$$$)
Food to try:

  • The garlic chips (amazing, but be forewarned that you’ll sink for days….mmmm…gaaarlic)
  • Corned beef Sandwich
  • Lamb Stew