The doors to a new Irish pub open today downtown. The Blarney Stone Irish Pub celebrates it’s opening day. The new restaurant and pub is the newest addition to the downtown scene. The Blarney Stone serves both American and Irish food. There are 26 different tap beers-adding to the Irish pub atmosphere. Business partner, Jim Poolman, says it didn’t take long for all the partners to agree on the type of business they wanted to open. (Jim Poolman/Partner, The Blarney Stone Irish Pub) “When the partners started thinking about this, what kind of place we wanted to, it didnt take very long to settle on doing and Irish pub because that’s the places we like to go to when we are visiting other areas, so we thought we’d give Bismarck the same kind of atmosphere.” The Blarney Stone Irish Pub is open from 11am-1am on Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the pub opens at 10am and closes at 1am.