Lilt into Lynch’s

Alyssha Ginzel

Managing Editor


Downtown Port Huron welcomes its latest addition to the community: Lynch’s Irish Tavern.

Having recently opened on Dec. 23, Lynch’s is already making its mark with an impressive 24 beers on tap, weekly live music, and a unique selection of authentic Irish-American food unmatched by any other restaurant in the Port Huron area, says general manager Tracy TenBrink.

Being located downtown, TenBrink says Lynch’s is a perfect environment for college students.

The Irish pub is located within walking distance of the college at 210 Huron Ave. Students can enjoy a fast, reasonably priced lunch from the Express Lunch Menu with a group of friends, comfortably sitting at a booth fit for eight.

If its crunch time for an exam, students can utilize Lynch’s free Wi-Fi services in front of the cozy fireplace.

Michelle and Brandon Campbell, of Port Huron, sit at the bar and await their lunch at Lynch’s Irish Tavern. Photo by Alyssha Ginzel

Michelle and Brandon Campbell, of Port Huron, sit at the bar and await their lunch at Lynch’s Irish Tavern. Photo by Alyssha Ginzel

For the music lovers, the tavern provides live entertainment from Robert Gorinac, a local piano player, every Tuesday from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.  They also host a weekly Open Mic Night every Tuesday from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m., which welcomes a variety of genres and instruments.

Concentrating on providing an atmosphere which includes Celtic and Irish folk music, Lynch’s offers an authentic Irish experience. Even the décor, which includes vintage street lights imported from Dublin, Ireland, an upright piano dating back to 1985, and dark oak tables, all contribute to the dining experience.

While remodeling, Lynch’s employed Michigan building contractors and hopes to propagate local business while purchasing Michigan-based products.

Already, they serve beers from Founders Brewery, Bell’s Brewery, Michigan Brewing Company, and Atwater Brewery, and in the future plan to purchase a selection of wine from Leelanau Peninsula Winery out of Traverse City, Michigan.

At the present, Lynch’s food menu presents homemade, Irish cuisine ranging from potato pancakes, Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, to corned beef and cabbage, as well as Guinness burgers, salads, appetizers, and delicious homemade desserts.

“We’re not looking to be competitive, but rather, complimentary to the downtown environment,” says TenBrink. In the three months they have been open, they have already participated in downtown’s Chilly Fest, Bed Races, and have donated to numerous charities.

With such a focus on community, Lynch’s provides an atmosphere suitable to any customer, from college students, to couples, to families.

Accommodating any schedule, Lynch’s is open every day from 11 a.m. till 2 a.m., with a friendly, helpful wait staff always on hand.

Lynch’s is owned by Scott and Kim Scandalito, and managed by Jim Lynch and Tracy TenBrink. For any further questions regarding Lynch’s Irish Tavern, check out their Facebook page, or visit them online at www. lynchsirishtavern. com.

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