Saint Patrick’s Day is a day that we all love to celebrate, in all corners of the world. No matter where you find yourself, the bets are, there’s an Irish pub flying its flag high and proud. The Irish, known for their ginger locks and leprechauns, know how to have a good time, and this year Designmynight.com have highlighted the top Irish bars for some unruly craic this Paddies Day.
1) Molly Malones Brighton
Molly Malones is a pub that gives off such welcoming vibes that you would be tricked into believing you were in your front living room. The main bar is an island situated in the centre of the venue and a striking stained glass window is situated at the back of the room and adds to the pubs authenticity. Expect to see this place decked out in green this weekend in preparation for their biggest night of the year!
2) Waxy O’Connor’s Glasgow
Buzzing Merchant Street is home to Waxy O’Connor’s, an Irish pub that has warm vibes and great food. The décor of the venue is magical and spans across three floors, six bars and nine spaces, leaving plenty of room to do a jig this Tuesday. Spouting up from the floors, lining its walls is some jaw dropping carpentry that gives the illusion of a forest and stained glass and old lanterns add a great deal of character to the venue
3) Brogans Irish Bar London
The minute you lay your eyes on Brogans Irish Bar you will notice the welcoming toucan that is happily perched in one of its windows, beckoning customers inside to try a pint of the black stuff. This pub, that is located on Fulham Broadway, has a relaxed setting that is brought on by its cushioned seats, colourful stained glass and mahogany woodwork. Don’t be fooled though, they’ve been saving all their mischief for dancing to the live bands on the 17th.
4) Waxy’s Little Sister London
In the heart of Soho exists Waxy’s Little Sister, a bountiful boozer with plenty of Irish charm. It has two floors with plenty of space for old and young to celebrate Paddies Day together. Entry will be free all night and there will be drinks promotions to get devilment into full swing. It’s located close to the parade, making it the perfect spot to drop into.
5) The Toucan Bar London
Dim lighting, low rise tables and Guinness themed seats; it’s certain that you will never run into a place like the Toucan. Based in Soho, this cosy bar has been called a museum of Guinness as memorabilia scatters its walls celebrating the iron infused beverage. Jimi Hendrix gigged here at the beginning of his career in the 60’s. Unfortunately Jimmy won’t be gracing the stage on the 17th but some rocking Irish bands will be instead.
6) Mulligans Manchester
Mulligan’s is the oldest Irish pub in Manchester and dates back to 1859. Needless to say, it is the bell of the ball and brings a cead mile failte approach to every customer that walks through its doors. Keep an eye out for the Irish flags decorating the venue, they give the place an unmistakably homely vibe! Be warned, this place might be as old as the hills but you won’t find its banter anywhere else.
7) The Claddagh Ring London
The Claddagh Ring is an all-in-one Irish pub with craic coursing through its veins. Not only does it serve up superb Irish grub 7 days a week, it offers some quality nights on the tiles come the weekend. Irish snacks like Tayto crisps and Club Orange are stacked behind the bar to replenish any customers looking for a taste of home. Irish dancers will wow the crowd on Patricks Day, making it a North London hot spot.
8) Pogue Mahons Liverpool
Pogue Mahons is a quirky Irish bar that screams stay for the craic. Red leather seats are perched beside the windows, and give a perfect view of the bar, which offers a wide range of stouts. Usually a great spot for a relaxing drink, Mahons will transform into one of the most happening spots in Liverpool come St. Patrick’s day. They start serving breakfast at 9am to get party animals fuelled for the days crazy antics.
9) Biddy Mulligans Edinburgh
Like any proper Irish pub, Biddy Mulligans offers real tastes of Ireland, like bottles of Cidona, fig rolls and purple snacks; you name it, (more than likely) they’ll have it. This Paddies Day they are prepared for the long haul and have completed a 7 day itinerary packed with music, fry’s and free give-away bags. The friendly staff will make you feel like right at home and if you show a boarding pass from Ireland on the Eve of this Irish celebration you’ll get special discounts!
10) Dempsey’s Bar Cardiff
Dempsey’s is a traditional Irish pub and is bang in the centre of Cardiff opposite the spectacular Cardiff Castle. It will celebrate St. Patricks Day in the oldest of fashions, by pouring great tasting pint! This joint has been praised by locals and many tourists for its simplistic interior and down to earth atmosphere.
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