For bottomless draft beers, live music and hearty pub grub, there’s nowhere we’d rather be than at these chilled-out, Irish hangouts.
Get down with live entertainment acts spanning from acoustic bands to comedy showcases at this Clarke Quay bar. Far from being just another watering hole, McGettigan’s is serious about serving decent Irish plates. The food menu’s by in-house chef Derek Flynn and it offers classic dishes like beer-battered fish and chips, Irish stew, buffalo hot wings and more. Drinks range from cocktails to beers and spirits, and happy hours are from Mon-Fri (5-8pm) and Sun (3-10pm), with house drinks and selected spritis going at $10.
Molly Roffrey’s Irish Pub
This classy gastropub has more than just Irish classics—they have a small but varied selection of French, Mexican, Italian and Asian-inspired plates too. Try the hazelnut escargot, chicken quesadilla and soft shell chili crab on top of the usual fish and chips and Guinness pot pie. Happy hours are daily from 12-9pm, with deals on selected wines and spirits that starts at $8 (house pours). Otherwise, there’s cocktails, bottled craft beers and ciders, and drafts from names like Konig Ludwig Weissbier, Strongbow Gold and Sol.
Possibly the oldest Irish pub in Singapore, this nightlife veteran has been serving up nights of revelry since 1995. Located at Boat Quay, this is probably the closest you’ll get to an Irish dive bar. What you’ll find is an unpretentious and hearty menu of bar bites like pork crackling and Irish stew, all best had with reliable pints of Guinness, Heinekein, Tiger Beer and more. Happy hours are from Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm, with promotions like $5 jager minis.
Located at TripleOne Somerset, Muddy Murphy’s may sport a traditional Irish cottage theme but it’s far from being a fuddy-duddy spot. Besides live bands and televised sporting events, it’s also the place for brunch. The kitchen puts out a full Sunday roast daily, with slabs of hand-carved beef, creamy mash and Yorkshire pudding. But if you’re there to unwind, then drinks range from the usual bottled Heineken, Corona and San Miguel Light beers, to Old and New World wines, sakes, spirits and cocktails. There are also regular promotions like a Sapporo bucket of 5 going for $20.16 nett.
Apart from its Irish-inspired name, this bar and restaurant is probably the most modern of the lot. Tucked away at The Sail@Marina Bay, it houses a full bar and serves reliable Western fare like fish and chips, steaks and pizza amid sleek, contemporary surrounds. Drinks-wise, it offers happy hours from Mon-Fri from 4-9pm on housepours.