The Tampa Bay area is not exactly a hotspot for Irish cuisine. However, there are a few decent choices here and there. One of these is Irish 31, a casual sports pub with numerous locations across the metro.
The Wesley Chapel pub is conveniently located within the Shops of Wiregrass, so you can enjoy some shopping before or after your meal.
This pub's menu is great as they serve a mix of traditional and modern fare. You can order favorites like
fish and chips or shepherds pie, or enjoy more modern fare like boneless wings or a hummus plate.
The boxty appetizer is definitely the highlight of the menu. Do not leave without trying these delicious traditional Irish potato pancakes. Regular, shepherd's pie, and loaded available. You will receive 3 huge boxtys with a trio of delicious dips.
Fortunately, there are a number of vegetarian options, which is quite unusual on a meat heavy Irish pub menu. The veggie hummus wrap is quite delicious. Other options include a number of fresh salads and appetizers (pretzel bites, mac and cheese bites, and fried pickles).
If you have room leftover for dessert, treat yourself to a Reese's Peanut Butter pie or an Irish 31 sundae.
Service is great here. It's never overly busy during the afternoon hours, so meals are usually served quite fast.
The ambiance here is similar to your traditional sports pub. The interior is not as dark and cozy as is typical at a real Irish pub. It more resembles a chain sports bar. Nevertheless, it's a nice place to watch a game or meet up with some friends for drinks.
You will find a large bar with several flat screens.
They also host trivia nights, so check the event lineup to stay updated.
Overall, Irish 31 is one of your better choices for Irish cuisine in the Tampa area. The delicious food,
modern ambiance, and affordability, make it a great choice for anyone seeking a enjoyable Irish meal in
the Wesley Chapel/New Tampa region.