This sweet little Irish bar is THE local Mission hangout for NFL season (or the sport of your choice) -- they have nearly every game on offer. The crowd is spirited, but laid-back and friendly with nary a knucklehead in the house like you may find at a larger sports bar. Which makes it worth the trip from another 'hood if you're looking for place to watch the game.
The staff is sweet, if a bit distracted at times, and the food, Irish pub fare with a twist, is actually quite good.
Saturday and Sunday brunch features everything from traditional Irish breakfast (for those who can stomach blood pudding) to all manner of benedicts and the Avoca vegetable hash -- a yummy mound of hash browns, sauteed veggies and goat cheese sauce.
All their condiments are house-made (and delicious) and in the winter they offer tasty little nips like buttered rum and spiced brandy.