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Best Irish Pubs Abroad to Spend St Patrick’s Day In

“St Patrick’s Day is a big day for Ireland and even when you’re abroad you don’t have to miss it”

Perhaps you fancy doing something different and celebrating this most Irish of days in sunny climes…

  • Best Irish Pubs Abroad to Spend St Patrick’s Day In

    St Patrick’s Day is a big day for Ireland and even when you’re abroad you don’t have to miss it. Perhaps you fancy doing something different and celebrating this most Irish of days in sunny climes. Whatever your situation may be, here’s our guide to some of the best places and bars abroad to spend the celebrations of our beloved patron saint in.

    A pint of Guinness being pulled in an Irish pub
    Tenerife

    One of the best reviewed Irish pubs in Tenerife is The Dubliner, in the Playa de las Americas resort.  Every night feels like a party in this jolly Irish bar which serves as a sports bar too and serves refreshingly cool Guinness. There’s live music every evening and there’s never a dull moment. Just watch this place get the party started on St Patrick’s Day!

    Alternatively, check out the much sought after Irish Rover in San Eugenio which adds a little something different to the mix. The bar serves a traditional Irish breakfast up until 6.00 pm that makes you feel right at home. Karaoke, live Irish bands and cover bands of the likes of Elvis Presley and the Blues Brothers all form part of the evening entertainment. If you don’t want to miss the races or other sports, you can follow events on the screens.

     

    Hands finger picking on a guitar

    Gran Canaria

    Over on the big island, they have distilled what it means to be an Irish bar.  Mulligans and Shenanigans, are both located in Playa del Inglés on the southern coast of the island. The friendly air and moderately priced food Mulligans shines because of its moderately priced, quality food and friendly air. Depending on the time of day, visitors range from families to couples to individuals passing through on business.  On St. Patrick’s Day, this place is jammed with people all getting into the St Patrick’s Day spirit.

    At Shenanigans, nightlife is king!  Families are welcome (there are game machines, pool tables, etc.), but this lively Irish bar is better suited to adults who are out for a night on the town. The staff have received excellent reviews, especially the DJ, and dancing is the norm at this Irish pub. Besides, how can you not dance on St Patrick’s Day!

    Lanzarote

    Lanzarote has a selection of lively Irish pubs where you can party away to toast the patron saint of Ireland. Craic n’ Ceol bar in Puerto del Carmen has been going strong since it opened in 1995, on St Patrick’s day no less. ‘The Craic’, as it’s also affectionately known, wastes no time in getting the party started. The bar is open from 6.00 pm onwards, with live music every night, for a St Patrick’s Day to remember.

    In the resort of Playa Blanca, the Anvil Bar prides itself on the quality of its live entertainment, with bands performing traditional Irish music, tunes from yesteryear and a variety of today’s hits. The bar is the largest in the resort and you can sip a smooth pint of Guinness or enjoy an Irish breakfast while you take in the sea views boasted by the bar.

     

    Girl in a bar dancing on St Patrick's Day

    If you’re abroad this year when St Patrick’s Day comes around, you can celebrate in style. Take a look through our destinations and book somewhere to spend a sunny St Patrick’s Day adventure.

Author: Carol Oconnor

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