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Casey’s Irish Pub
613 S.Grand Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 654-0020

As Shakespeare predicted about 400 years ago, now is the winter of our discontent.

Of course by “now” we don’t mean 2014, we mean the summer; when road trips, beach weekends and constantly losing our sunglasses make us feel like kids again. Throw in our favorite childhood pastime (board games), and our favorite adult pastime (drinking), and you’ve got Casey’s Irish Pub’s weekly Board Game Night.

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Whether or not this Downtown, dark-wood-clad pub invokes memories of your younger years (we’re not suggesting that your parents dragged you around to bars, only that Casey’s has been featured in nearly as many TV shows and movies as Samuel L. Jackson), the Tuesday night fun features your favorite childhood games in a decidedly un-childish atmosphere.

Improve your board game (or, if you’d prefer, darts or billiards) acumen with some liquid courage from one of nearly 50 Irish whiskeys or more than 10 beers on tap, including Gold Line Pilsner, Sant Arche Blonde Ale and Angeleno IPA.

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Of course, building hotels on Park Place can work up a helluva appetite, and Casey’s is happy to provide a completely classic menu of Irish fare, from corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash to fish & chips and shepherd’s pie (bonus points for including a Guinness stout beer on the list of appetizers). Armed with a meat pie and finger of whiskey, your opponent won’t know what hit them.

Let the games begin.

By Jesse Husid

Jesse Husid writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Los Angeles.