FIDDLER’S GREEN PUB730 Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant
884-5203

One of old Mt. Pleasant’s watering holes recently underwent a transition: Lagerhead Tavern, the staple of the Brookgreen Shopping Center, changed hands and reopened as Fiddler’s Green Pub on Friday, March 10 — just in time to spread some St. Patrick’s Day charm to the neighborhood. The dancing shamrock sign beckons drivers traveling along Coleman Boulevard, and the free parking is plentiful. Inside, it appears the Pub has received a fresh coat of paint along with new booths. Hand-painted limerick signs adorn the walls while etched glass, featuring a harp insignia, divides the handful of tables. A couple of flashy flat screen televisions, touch trivia machines, the Silver Strike Bowling video game, and the ubiquitous Golden Tee provide additional stimulation.

The music during happy hour is of the piped-in radio station variety, but live music acts are being booked for future dates. Each table features a small wine list, which includes Red Cliff Sauvignon Blanc ($4.75) and Blackstone Merlot ($5.00), but Andrew Spray classifies the pub’s clientele as a beer drinking crowd. He says their first weekend was a rousing success and describes their patrons as 21 to 45 years in age and an even split between men and women, which sounds a lot like the crowd that frequented the former establishment. Happy hour runs daily from 4-6 p.m. and saves you $1 off well brand liquor and domestic beer.

A Pastrami Reuben ($7.95), Bangers and Champ ($9.95), Shepherd’s Pie ($9.95), Captain Ron’s Corned Beef and Cabbage ($9.95) are among the menu’s more authentic offerings, but smothered nachos ($6.95) and the like are also available.