- The Scene
A crossbreed of Irish pub and executive office suite, Poag's features a dark-wood bar, burgundy leather barstools and sepia-toned photos. A stained glass partition splits the warmly lit room in two--the bar side is narrow and bustling, with chest-high rectangular tables; the non-bar side is spread out, with square, restaurant-style tables. Men in their 30s, 40s and silver-haired 50s hang casual in crewneck sweaters and Dockers and puff the odd cigar. Studious-looking women in glasses dot the groups. Everyone converses with noisy abandon, so one barely hears the ESPN- and CNN-tuned TVs suspended bar-side.
Rocks glasses swirl with Irish whiskeys and single-malt scotches--a mind-boggling array lines the bar under a quirky ceramic dog collection--and tap-drawn Guinness and Harp crown the beer selection. The menu showcases burgers, turkey, roast beef, corned beef and pulled pork sandwiches, tossed salads and traditional bar appetizers.
- Bartenders 2007 – Audience Winner
- Chicken Wings 2007 – Audience Winner
- Irish Pub 2006 – Audience Winner