Bartenders at the Red Lyon Tavern claim to pour the best Guinness in Lawrence. The rich brew joins Jameson and Irish Car Bombs as the Irish-style bars most popular drinks. The Lyons large selection of imported beers (12 on tap) mirrors its crowd diverse and all ages. Popcorn, with or without Tabasco, is always free, as are the darts. Soccer matches draw large crowds; during the World Cup, the bar becomes a central gathering place for fervent fans. Following the St. Patricks Day parade, a stray bagpiper or two may wander in for lamb stew or a live Celtic band.
Wed., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. and Wed., Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m. 2012