Blarney Stone Irish Pub
Blarney Stone Pub is an Irish-themed bar and restaurant located at 408 E Main Avenue in Downtown Bismarck.
It was the first restaurant of its type in the region when it opened in October 2009. Its menu includes both Irish and American cuisines. Blarney Stone features 26 draft beers, the most of any bar in Bismarck.
In 2012, Blarney Stone announced plans to open a location in Fargo.
The Building’s History
The buildings now housing Blarney Stone Pub and the adjacent Window & Door Store are remembered to most as the home of the Golden Dragon Restaurant, which opened sometime in the 1960s. The two buildings were originally constructed in 1905 by C.M. Dahl to house his men’s clothing store and tailor shop, which remained in business at the site for several decades. The two buildings were combined when Golden Dragon moved in, and remained as such until the restaurant’s closure a couple years ago. The buildings were purchased in 2007, at which time the new owners invested more than $260,000 into restoring its original appearance as part of the Renaissance Zone Program.