By Israel Blackwell
Just five minutes away from the Olympic College Bremerton campus, on Fifteenth Street, is Bualadh Bos Public House and Bar. Bualadh Bos is a new Irish restaurant in Bremerton that opened in July of 2015 and is owned and managed by Mark Camp. Although the restaurant does serve alcoholic beverages, it caters to all ages and has a family-friendly environment. It is a family-owned business that opens at 3:00 p.m. and closes as late as 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The space the restaurant is in is rather small, but the environment is cozy. The interior is well-decorated and the tables are nicely set. The restaurant has yet to pick up a large customer-base so business is usually pretty slow. Bualadh Bos does not employ a lot of staff, so the service is slightly lacking. However, since the couple that owns it runs it, with the help of their family this is somewhat understandable. As for prices, the average cost per entree is around six dollars, so it is very reasonably priced. The menu contains 21 total items, including appetizers and desserts. While the menu may seem small, the restaurant is definitely going for quality over quantity here. The Potato-Leek Soup and the Irish Lamb Stew have been recommended many times by several returning costumers. The Bridie is also quite excellent. Beverage-wise, Bualadh Bos features an impressive amount of over 30 different alcoholic beverages ranging from cocktails to fine wine.
The Olympian gives Bualadh Bos a 3.5 out of 5 rating. The area that Bualadh Bos is in could use a better vibe around it to make the restaurant seem more inviting. Also, the menu could use a little more diversity. Although, there really are not that many traditional Irish restaurants in this area, so Bualadh Bos is particularly unique and inspires loyalty from customers with some of their signature dishes. So if you are looking for an Irish place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or maybe to go on a nice date, Bualadh Bos is a great place to try. There are never too many people there at once, so you do not have to talk over noise. The food is good, yet will break the bank, and the design of the place is cozy and quaint.