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 Six Nations Wales versus Ireland match screening on 11 March at 4.05am, followed by the 21st 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 at 3pm the next day. On 17 and 18 March, folk artist Paddyman will take the stage at 8pm with a unique musical show combining humour, parodies and cover songs. On 19 March, the bar will be screening the Ireland versus England match at 1am. Food wise, look forward to hearty Irish fare like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and Irish stew. Grab a Guinness pint at $13.50 during happy hours at Muddy Murphy’s
Psst… Catch the annual St Patrick’s Street Festival at sister bars, The Penny Black and Prince of Wales Boat Quay, on 19 March at 2.30pm! Guinness pints are going at $11.50 each from 17 to 19 March at The Penny Black, while Ohara Stout costs $11 a pint from 13 to 19 March at Prince of Wales Boat Quay.
McGettigan’s Clarke Quay
Shake your Shamrock this St Patrick’s weekend at McGettigan’s Clarke Quay! From 17 to 19 March, look forward to a ton of live music, bar specials and drink promotions. Enjoy $10 nett house drinks and $5 nett Jaeger bombs, 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 an Irish breakfast ($15++), which includes two eggs, black pudding, sausage, rashers, tomatoes, baked beans and toast.
Psst… Look out for traditional Irish dancers, who will be performing in the bar on 18 March at 5.30pm!
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. Sing along to contemporary Irish covers from the likes of U2 and The Corrs, performed live by The Blackberries on 16 March. The following day catch Singapore’s two biggest Irish bands, The Craic Horse and Gan Ainm, performing at 8pm and 10.30pm respectively.
Psst… Throughout the month of March, you can tuck into a Boxty ($12), a traditional Irish potato pancake with sausage and bacon, then wash it down with a half pint of Guinness for just $8.
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. From 13 to 19 March, grub on Irish lamb stew or oxtail pie at $15 each. Thirsty? Order a Guinness pint at $12 all day from 17 to 19 March, or go all out with a green tinged beer ($12) to feel extra festive. If you’re lucky, you can get a free pint as part of the Guinness 20,000 pints giveaway from 1 March until 20 March. Look out for live band music and an Irish dance performance on the night of 17 March, too.
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 newish Orchard watering hole has built a reputation for affordable yet delicious food. Lunch sets – options include salted egg prawn pasta and Cajun chicken – start from $9.80 (daily from 12pm to 3pm) and you won’t go thirsty with a range of Irish whiskies, premium liqueurs and cold draft beers. On 17 March only, the bar is rolling out two unique cocktails created just for St Paddy’s Day. Green Ireland ($12) consists of rum, malibu, midori and pineapple juice, while Poetini ($14) is a refreshing concoction of vodka, midori, lemon and sprite. From 13 to 19 March, dig into St Paddy’s specials: Irish meatballs with Guinness gravy ($18) and beef and Guinness pie ($19).
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