The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober.
–William Butler Yeats
Bogota’s Irish Pub, is a rare beast, it’s a quality drinking hole in an upmarket part of the Colombian capital that caters to Colombians and foreigners alike. This creation, draped in green, bedecked in darkly stained woods and within, appropriately moody, has not found the need, neither to pander to fads nor succumb to the changes that are indicative of the Zona T.
Its décor has been sourced from flea markets back on the Emerald Isle and despite being surrounded by some of the most fashionable haunts in Bogota, the Irish Pub stands out for its originality, quality, warmth and popularity.
And with just over 60 days remaining until St Patrick’s Day, you can be sure that the owner and staff are gearing up for a shebang unlike anywhere else in Colombia.
In fact the only fault I can find with the Irish Pub is that its justifiable popularity renders it almost impossible to find a seat upon which to perch, sink a few flagons, and people watch in one of the best located observatories in Bogota.
You’ll find all ages here, skipping off work early, enjoy a crafty lunchtime libation, watching the game on the ubiquitous big screen or making a day of it with friends and new acquaintances.
The beer, well, standard really, you’ll get all Colombian brands as well as a few international offerings and this can all be accompanied with pub grub.
And while the Irish Pub, located in the Zona T is the mother ship, the owners have opened a second venue in the delightful environs of Usaquen further north in Bogota. Here too, you can be guaranteed a quality pint, good music and obviously a memorable time.