Irish Pub opens in Southport

Posted by Debra Worley - email

SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) - Southport residents and visitors will have a new place to go after hours.

Slainte is the first Irish Pub in the area and, for that matter, is the first bar to stay open until 2:00 AM.

The bar is one of many new businesses in town, located next to the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel on Howe Street.  It's in the same shopping plaza as the town's soon-to-open senior citizen's center.

"There wasn't much else around like it, so we wanted to be the first Irish pub, bring a nice new place into this new shopping center," said manager Nathan Mitchell.

The manager said since Slainte is one of the few places open after hours they see people of all ages.

The bar will have its grand opening Friday from 4:00 - 11:00 PM.

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