From a backpacking hostel in Bolivia to a mountainside retreat in Nepal, here are the strangest and furthest places on Earth to find an Irish pub.
If outside of the Emerald Isle and craving a pint of the black stuff, check out the following list of ten strangest and furthest places on Earth to find an Irish pub.
With people worldwide wanting to share their love of Irish food, drink, and culture, the emergence of traditional Irish pubs across the globe should come as no surprise.
A hub of creamy pints, great craic, and an all-round great experience, it is not only the Irish who want to get in on a piece of the action.
10. The Irish Pub, Faroe Islands – a nod to Celtic history
This pub in the capital city of Tórshavn honours its Norse-Gaelic heritage by serving Irish beers and whiskeys, including Guinness, Caffrey’s, Jameson, and Bushmills.
Its food menu also further incorporates Irish culture with dishes including fish and chips and an ‘Irish burger.’
Address: 13 Gríms Kambansgøta, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
9. Dublin Irish Pub, Argentina – sample Irish culture at ‘the end of the world’
Located at the southern tip of Argentina, this Irish pub is the closest of its kind to the South Pole.
Alongside being kitted out with various Irish paraphernalia, including clover collages, tri-colour flags, and classic bar stools, visitors can also enjoy a locally produced green beer!
Address: 9 de Julio 168, V9410 DDD, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
8. The James Joyce, Czech Republic – named after one of Ireland’s greatest writers
One of the strangest and furthest places on Earth to find an Irish pub, this favoured haunt serves Irish Guinness and whiskey alongside an array of international beers, wine, cider, and Czech lagers.
In Prague’s oldest and most authentic Irish pub, visitors can enjoy a warm atmosphere, Tayto crisps, and occasional readings of Joyce’s work.
Address: U Obecního dvora 794/4, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
7. The Grand Khaan Irish Pub, Mongolia – a true mix of cultures
The large two-storey restaurant, disco, music venue, and sports bar is one of several Irish-themed pubs in the Mongolian capital. Here, you can enjoy a can of Guinness and a lively atmosphere.
Furthermore, their St Patrick’s Day celebration is reportedly an event not to be missed!
Address: Soul St, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
6. The Drunken Poet, Australia – a true Irish gem
This authentic Irish pub was named one of the ten best in the world (outside of Ireland) by The Irish Times for its poet portrait décor and selection of Irish whiskeys and Guinness.
The cosy watering hole is a local favourite and would certainly help any Irish native to feel at home.
Address: 65 Peel St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia
5. Bubbles O’Learys, Uganda – the epitome of authenticity
Dubbed the top spot for Guinness on the continent, this Kampala bar is certainly one of the strangest and furthest places on Earth to find an Irish pub.
And, with the front door, stools, cold room, and bar having previously belonged to a former County Louth pub, its authenticity is second to none.
Address: 19 John Babiha (Acacia) Ave, Kampala, Uganda
4. Paddy’s Irish Pub, Peru – the second-highest Irish bar in the world
This traditionally decorated pub situated in the mountaintop city of Cusco is the highest Irish-owned bar in the world.
Alongside offering Guinness, Jameson whiskey, and various Irish coffees, a traditional all-day Irish breakfast is also available.
Address: Triunfo 124, Cusco 08002, Peru
3. The Bog Irish Bar, Pub & Restaurant, New Zealand – for home halfway across the world
The joint sports bar and restaurant offers live Irish music and quirky décor. Guests can also enjoy traditional food and drink, including Irish potato skins, Guinness, and Kilkenny.
It would seem that no matter how far you stray, a reminder of home is always just around the corner!
Address: 50 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
2. The Wild Rover La Paz, Bolivia – sink a favourite on the second floor
Interestingly located on the second floor of a backpacker hostel, this site is undeniably one of the more unique Irish pubs outside of Ireland.
A hit amongst many, the pub is well-known for its Irish staff, lively parties, and countless bottles of Guinness.
Address: Calle Comercio 1476, Esquina Bueno, (frente al Hostal Republica), Ruta Nacional 2, La Paz, Bolivia
1. The Irish Pub, Nepal – the highest Irish pub in the world
After undertaking a two-day Himalayan hike to reach this remote Irish pub, visitors can reward themselves with some of Ireland’s finest Guinness, wine, or spirits.
At approximately 11,300 ft (3,450 m) above sea level, the location and route to get there ensure this site to be one of the strangest and furthest places on Earth to find an Irish pub!
Address: Lukla – Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Namche 56000, Nepal