The popularity of Irish pubs is a worldwide phenomenon, and Singapore is no exception. The Irish pubs in Singapore offer up what everybody worldwide has come to expect of the traditional Gaelic boozer – lots of dark wood, pints of Guinness, plates of comfort food and live sporting events.
Molly Malone’s on Circular Road, just behind Boat Quay, was Singapore’s first ever Irish pub. Opened in 1995, the pub was designed and built in Ireland before being shipped here to be reassembled. Located right next to the Financial District, this boozer is popular with the after-work crowd with lively Irish music sessions keeping drinkers entertained from 9pm on Wednesday to Friday. The pub also fills up during rugby and football games, when you’re guaranteed a gregarious atmosphere.
Two other Irish pubs to be designed and built in Ireland before being shipped to Singapore for reassembly are Muddy Murphy’s and Durty Nelly’s. At Orchard Road’s Muddy Murphy’s, all the classics – from Traditional Irish Stew and Beef and Guinness Pie to Fish n Chips and Bangers n Mash are dished up, alongside more gastronomic fare such as Spatchcock Quail with Truffle-infused Spinach and Gammon Braised in Cider. Join the crowds for live music on a Friday or Saturday night or head here on a Sunday afternoon to join locals for a Sunday Roast lunch to the sounds of a rocking live band.
Another member of same pub chain, Durty Nelly’s, is located on Raffles Boulevard, catering largely to the local office crowd. It is also a short walk from hotels such as the Marina Mandarin, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton and Pan Pacific. The pub serves up plenty of hearty Irish fare, including their signature Fish n Chips with Mushy Peas, and boasts a large selection of premium international beers on tap including Heineken, Tiger, Kilkenny, Guinness, Erdinger Weissbier, Erdinger Dunkel, Old Speckled Hen, and Strongbow Cider.
Relative newcomers to the Irish pub scene in Singapore is Mulligan’s. Choosing the popular nightspot Clarke Quay for their establishment, Mulligan’s offers more of the same Celtic fun. You can expect live sporting action, live Irish music, traditional Irish fare, a selection of Irish whiskey and, of course, plenty of pints of Guinness, Kilkenny and Irish Cider.
As they say in the Emerald Isle – “Slainte!”