In a historic, 130-year-old building in downtown Hurricane, West Virginia, locals order bangers and mash, fish and chips, or shepherd’s pie and get a taste of Ireland from Connolly’s Irish Pub.
A lawyer by trade, co-owner Steven Connolly had dreamed of opening his own restaurant.
“It’s always been on my mind,” Connolly said. “I grew up as a kid watching Cheers and having a place where people can come in and hang out and everyone knows everyone’s story. It’s the social connection I love.”