Fun Facts: Five Far-Flung Irish Pubs around the world
St. Patrick's Day falls on 17th March in honour of the patron saint of Ireland. It is celebrated in many ways across the world, find out about different worldwide traditions here. If you plan on partying in true Irish style this year, here is a selection of the most far-flung Irish pubs in the world... sit back, grab yourself a Guinness, and enjoy the craic.
Grand Khaan Irish Pub, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
An Irish pub in Mongolia? That’s right. “Big Irish” as it is known locally is situated in the heart of the city, making it a popular meeting place throughout the week. The menu includes an array of salads, plus English and German breakfasts, and of course, an Irish stew. At weekends it is full with locals and expats flooding here for the Guinness, the live music, and the party atmosphere.
Paddy O Sheia’s, Beijing, China
In the heart of the capital, Paddy O’Shea’s is Beijing’s premier Irish bar. If you’re in search of the best Guinness in town, with a side order of sports and a warm crowd, look no further… Paddy O’Shea’s has been voted Beijing’s Best Sports Bar for the past 6 years in a row, as well as Best Quiz night, Best Crowd, Best Guinness, Best Party of the year, Best toilet*! (*According to their website)
The Dublin, Ushuaia, Argentina
Dublin doesn’t feel so far away in this dimly lit pub in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Visit for the warm atmosphere, lively crowd, and occasional live music. Warning – unfortunately you won’t find Guinness on tap here, but they do have a great selection of local beers.
Oh Neil’s, Kampot, Cambodia
The liveliest of the little bars that dot the riverfront in the mellow town of Kampot. The walls are plastered with rock’n’roll memorabilia, foreign banknotes, international coins, and the soundtrack is full of classic songs spanning different decades. The owner Neil is a friendly Irishman, with lots of stories to tell.
Durty Nelly’s, Sydney, Australia
This old Irish pub has been pulling pints in Paddington since 1854. Behind the bar you will see ‘Caed mile failte’ (one hundred thousand welcomes) in bold Irish script, and that’s exactly what you’ll receive from this friendly place. Definitely worth a visit if you’re a student at one of our Kaplan International Sydney schools!
And for a St. Patrick’s celebration on the Emerald Isle itself…
Johnnie Foxes, Glencullen, Ireland
The highest elevated pub in Ireland, Johnnie Foxes is a half hour drive from Dublin and well worth the trip. Established in 1798, live Irish music and storytelling by the fireplace have been a pub staple for over 200 years. It’s this atmosphere and history that have brought presidents, celebrities and world-class musicians to visit.