Puzzling…Even Without a Drink

These rather confusing toilet door [tag]signs[/tag] can be found in [tag]McGuires Irish Pub in Pensacola in Florida[/tag].

toilet door signs

I bet that causes some confusion after a few pints of [tag]Guinness[/tag]!

McGuire’s have a second restaurant in [tag]Destin[/tag], [tag]Florida[/tag]. They recently had to remove the same signs from the toilet doors after a father lodged a complaint, claiming his 15 year old daughter was upset when a man walked into the ladies room.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ruled the signs should be taken down, but at present the signs are still on dispaly in the [tag]Pensacola[/tag] restaurant.

If you are ever in the Pensacola area of Florida, McGuire’s Irish Pub looks like it is well worth a visit. It was established in 1977, and for the last 13 years has won the Florida Trend Magazine’s Golden Spoon Award and the Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence for the past 11 years.

McGuire’s brews it’s own [tag]beer[/tag] and has a selection of more than 450 [tag]wines[/tag].

An excerpt from McGuire’s Website:

“McGuire’s Irish Pub first opened in 1977 as a small neighborhood pub in a shopping center. McGuire cooked and tended bar and Molly waited tables and greeted customers. When Molly made her first tip -one dollar- she tacked it to the back bar for good luck. Friends of the pub added to the collection and it soon became tradition. Today you will see over $550,000 one dollar bills hanging from the ceiling throughout the Pub, all of which have been signed by Irishmen of all nationalities.

In 1982 McGuire’s moved to its current location, Pensacola’s original 1927 Old Firehouse. The old “firehouse” look has become a true landmark, and inside the pub, a turn-of-the-century, New York Irish Saloon theme reigns. Guests are often in “awe” as they pass through the theme-oriented rooms at McGuire’s. Whether it’s the Pipers Den, Notre Dame Room, The Irish Links Room or the Ruprecht O’Tolf Wine Cellar, McGuire’s Irish Pub is a 400-seat, 20,000 square foot landmark with a staff of over 200 warm and friendly faces.”

It sounds a [tag]fascinating place[/tag], definately one to add to my [tag]My 100 pubs to have a Drink in Before I Die[/tag] list.


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