Maguire's Hill 16 is an Irish Pub located on Andrews Avenue a few blocks north of Broward Blvd. It's about the only place that you can walk to from the Hampton Inn if you happen to be staying there.
First things first, Maguire's Hill is a nice place. There's a big room up front with a handsome bar area in the rear. The bar has plenty of TVs; and they have all of the Irish Pub favorites on tap.
They have signs up claiming to have the extra innings MLB package, but there's no evidence that they even partially utilize it. One evening half of the sets are on NESN showing the Red Sox game and the other half are on CNN. When the Sox game was over; no other games were put on. Perhaps you have to ask for a game, but showing nothing when you're paying a boatload of cash for a package makes no sense.
The bartenders here are clueless and only partially attentive. My server could provide no specifics on the menu items I inquired about. Twice when I was seeking attention my server was at the register texting on her phone for several minutes at a time. Its highly annoying.
The food here is not very good. They give you large portions at a fair price, but its bar grub at best. I'd be hesitant to order anything here expecting any sort of authenticity. Macguires wings are probably the worst wings that I've had in Fort Lauderdale. They are prepared completely devoid of culinary skill. They are a complete waste of calories.
These were the so-called "San Antonio Jerk" wings. I can find no reference to such a recipe, and I think I understand why. These wings in no way resemble in appearance or taste any jerk wing offering I've encountered before. They are basically plain, unmarinated deep friend wings rolled in butter with some dried spices. They're just terrible. Order something else.
On a Saturday night, there are no spots in the lot or in any of the lots nearby. But the bar is empty; maybe 25 people. There's a big private party in the back, but no one in the regular bar area or dining room. As the night progresses; no crowd arrives. There's a band, but its not an Irish band. A couple of older guys playing some rock songs at half speed. Its the polar opposite of Dicey Riley's with its young raucous crowd and kick-ass rock bands. Its much more laid back here.
Its too bad, because It would be a nice place to grab some dinner before going out for the evening if the food was decent.