I can't give enough praise for the Irish Rover! My partner and I went twice last year to Jamaica, and the Irish Rover, bar none, was the one we kept raving about. The atmosphere is great- it really is like an authentic pub. Very warm and inviting and home-like. The service was outstanding, and I really felt like I was in the sitcom "Cheers!" - you know, where everybody knows your name.
The food- YUMMY! I had the fish and chips- which I'm a fan of anywhere. But this was heavenly! The fish was freshly caught- I can't remember if it was grouper or snapper- and it had this AMAZING batter that they made on the spot with Red Stripe. I can't remember what my partner had- it was something beefy, I think (hey, this was 8 months ago!) but he was in ecstasy and kept making "yummy" noises as he inhaled it.
They made some dang fine rum punch, and my partner had quite a few different beers. I had a complementary shot of Jameson, since it was my birthday.
If you are staying at a hotel in Ochi, the Irish Rover will send a car to pick you up, which will save you a lot of money. We had such a wonderful driver who chatted with us the whole way to the Rover, telling us about his time in Ireland, his family, etc. I felt a bit sheepish when my partner tried to tip him... turns out he was the owner! :)
I wish we would have been able to stay a little longer. We left around 9pm which is when it looked like they were just getting the live reggae music started. If you are a night owl or into the party scene, I would recommend that. It's like $30 US and there is an all inclusive drink option with that, including a ride back to your hotel. Even if you are staying at an all-inclusive (which I don't)-- spend the extra money and get out of the hotel for an incredible evening!
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