With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner (17 March), there’s no better way to celebrate than having a pint or two over the weekend. Don your greenest outfit and enjoy some mighty craic at these top Irish pubs and bars.
Muddy Murphy’s Irish Pub
Get ready to party the night away with an extensive line-up of festivities at Muddy Murphy’s Irish pub. Kicking off the celebrations a week early is the 22nd Guinness Oyster Opening Championship (where top chefs compete for a chance to fly to Ireland and represent Singapore in the Galway Oyster Festival) happening in the bar on 11 March at 3pm. Northern Irish, Adventure comedian, Martin Mor, will perform at the bar’s Irish Comedy Night on the next day at 8pm. From 16 to 18 March, folk artist Paddyman will take the stage with a unique musical show combining humour, parodies and cover songs. On 17 March, the bar will be screening the Ireland versus England match. Food wise, look forward to hearty Irish fare like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and Irish stew.
Psst… Head down to their sister pubs at Boat Quay (The Penny Black Victorian London Pub and Prince of Wales Boat Quay), where the energy will be electrifying!
Celebrate all things green at the first Irish pub to land in Singapore, Molly Malone’s. Located at Circular Road where all the St Patrick’s Street Festival action is, this bar has an exciting line-up of celebrations this year. Taking centrestage on 16 March at 10pm is Singapore-based quartet The Cans, who will bring an eclectic range of talent and musical influence to their performance that anyone can enjoy. The following day catch Singapore’s two biggest Irish bands, The Craic Horse and Gan Ainm, performing at 10pm and 12am respectively.
Psst… Throughout the month of March, enjoy a pint of Guinness for only $11!
McGettigan’s Clarke Quay
Shake your Shamrock this St Patrick’s weekend at McGettigan’s Clarke Quay! From 16 to 18 March, look forward to a ton of live music, bar specials and drink promotions. Enjoy $14 nett draught beer and Magners, and jive along to performances by The Broken Pokers, a lively traditional Irish band. Singapore’s top Celtic band Gan Ainm will also take to the stage with an extensive repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk music. Feeling peckish? Indulge in a beef and Guinness pie ($25)!
Psst… Look out for traditional Irish dancers, who will be performing in the bar on 17 March from 2 to 3pm!
Molly Roffey’s Irish Gastropub
Located in the heart of the city, this Irish gastropub is famous for its creamy stout ales and delicious traditional Irish fare. On 17 and 18 March, grub on Irish lamb stew or Guinness beef pie at $18 each. Thirsty? Order a Guinness pint at $12 all day on 17 March, or go all out with a green beer ($10) to feel extra festive.
Psst… check out their food menu for a selection of hearty bar grub like Irish grilled cheese sandwich ($13) and beef stroganoff ($17). You won’t go hungry here!
The Drunken Poet
This Orchard watering hole has built a reputation for affordable yet delicious food. Lunch sets – options include crispy curry pork chop with rice and avocado chicken toast – are priced at $12.80 nett (daily from 12pm to 3pm) and you won’t go thirsty with a range of Irish whiskies, premium liqueurs and cold draft beers. For the month of March, the bar is rolling out three unique cocktails created just for St Paddy’s Day: Irish Prince, Irish Cowboy and Irish Kiss. Also, from 16 to 18 March, enjoy $13 nett Guinness pints (or $25 for two pints).
The Guinness St. Patrick’s Festival 2018, which will debut at Club Street on 10 March (7pm to 11pm), followed by 16 March (Circular Road; 6pm to 10pm) and 17 to 18 March (Circular Road; 2pm to 10pm). Take the St. Pat’s Pledge to enjoy one-for-one Guinness pints at participating outlets, for the whole of March!
See what else is out there for when you’re feeling thirsty in Singapore.