Established in 2003, Celtics Pub is an Irish pub in the La Condesa district of Mexico City. Celtics was the first pub in Mexico City to serve up Guinness, and it’s still serving up a mean pint today. With regular events and live music, Celtics also have a range of food and drinks promotions across the week. Murphy’s is a popular pub for Mexico’s Irish expat community, so make a point to stop in and get some insider tips on things to do during your stay in Mexico’s capital. Celtics is also the only place to be on St. Patrick’s Day in Mexico City, with music all day and a phenomenal atmosphere throughout – you’ll instantly feel right at home.
Located by the shores of the stunning Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s western coast is Murphy’s Irish Pub. Drinking beer in an Irish pub doesn’t get much better than this, as you look out to the Malecon and Pacific Ocean, allow yourself time to just sit back and take it all in. Murphy’s is a great place to just relax and let the world pass you by, with the bar serving many popular local beers, and of course, the finest Guinness and Irish whiskey along the west coast. Music in Murphy’s varies but don’t be surprised to hear an acoustic guitar session or some Irish folk music break out. It all adds to the tranquil surroundings you will quickly become familiar with at Murphy’s.
The Wicklow Irish Pub in Queretaro has captured the true essence of an Irish pub abroad. It’s pubs like Wicklow that highlight what the Irish pub concept means to so many. Wicklow in Queretaro is a place where everyday folk, be it traveller or the humble working class, can come together and relax with a pint in good company. The interior of the bar really takes you in, and for a moment you will feel like you’re sitting in your favourite pub back home in Ireland. With Irish memorabilia lining the walls, and a great selection of beer, whiskey and food, the Wicklow in Queretaro is a wee gem of an Irish pub.
Nestled in the heart of the Mexican city of Merida, is Henness’s Irish Pub, a popular Irish bar set in a typical colonial Yucatecan building. The dark timber interior and long bar take you back to Ireland, and the selection of Irish whiskies behind the bar (over 15 to choose from), will give you plenty of reason to avoid the Tequilla for a while. With a relaxed atmosphere in the bar, it’s the variety of music that often attracts a crowd to Hennessy’s. From eighties pop classics to Irish folk music, there’s a tune for everyone.
The bar itself is split into a number of smaller areas, with the Irish Writers Room a great place to relax with a pint, as you take in the wise words of famous Irish writers, that line the walls. On a good day, you’ll find lots of customers sitting on the terrace, as they watch the world pass them by along the busy Paseo Montejo. Hennessy’s captures everything that is great about Irish and Mexican culture and bottles it all up into one memorable pub experience.
When it comes to Irish pubs in Mexico, one name stands out above all others – McCarthy’s. McCarthy’s is a branch of Irish themed pubs with over 20 in Mexico, the most popular of which is arguably the McCarthy’s Irish Pub Circuit Bar in Puebla. With five bars in the city of Puebla, McCarthy’s is the place to be for live music. More rock than folk, the McCarthy’s bars have established a reputation in Puebla (and indeed other Mexican cities like Oaxaca, Mexico City and Cancun), for a lively atmosphere and all round great entertainment. They even brew their own beer at McCarthy’s, a blonde ale, which perfectly complements the pubs famous Chicken Wings. With a great selection of beers from around the globe, McCarthy’s has you covered.
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