Fish 'N Chips
New bar McCullar's spreads Irish pub trend to Arlington
Dallas has a peck of Irish pubs, but Arlington not so much. Daryl McCullar to the rescue with McCullar's Irish Pub, which soft opened on Little Road in southwest Arlington on April 3.
McCullar is a veteran of Arlington's small bar scene: He already owns Mac's, a neighborhood bar in nearby Kennedale.
"We have Mac's. I would call it kind of a tweener," McCullar says. "It's not a dive, but it's not a fancy place either. It's a neighborhood bar, but it's not in a neighborhood. The location is not the best. But it's been a bar in that location for 25 years, and so it has regulars who feel like it's their place."
McCullar's Irish Pub took over the space that was once Mulligan's, and it's in a neighborhood with little competition.
"We're in a very visible location," he says. "There's not a whole lot of this type of business over here. Lower Greenville has 30 or 40 bars. Over here, there are a couple of bars, but none like this."
McCullar's will do the occasional Irish theme event, but it's not a traditional pub. "My idea of an Irish pub is a place where people can be comfortable," McCullar says. "The Irish are known for being happy people. It's just a cool little place to hang out."
That said, he does have lots of wood, steel-tipped darts, and fish and chips on the menu, along with a half-pound burger.
"We have Guinness on tap and all the top Irish whiskeys," he says.