Amsterdam is blessed with quite a few places to grab a Guinness. Here are a few favorites.
BEST IRISH PUBS IN AMSTERDAM
Every city in the world seems to have a Chinatown and an Irish Pub, right? Amsterdam is no different! Here are a few popular places to grab a Guinness.
With their variety of rooms decorated in different themes, The Tara is an old canal house (or 2) that has been converted into a big bar and restaurant. Sit down for dinner, hang out in the bar, or lounge by the fireplace. The usual beers on tap, as well as a full bar and cocktail list. The Tara often has live music, including on St Patrick’s Day.
Rokin 85 – 89, Amsterdam
Located along a small canal in the heart of the city, Molly Malone’s is a nice place to meet for a few beers or try one of their 50 whiskeys. It’s also a good place to catch sporting events, like football and rugby matches on their big screen. Molly’s often hosts expat meetups and has an annual St. Patrick’s Day party with live music. Be warned, it can get very crowded!
Oudezijds Kolk 9, Amsterdam
A friendly Irish pub near Dam Square, O’Reilly’s is always a good time. Come here to watch rugby or football with a beer in hand, or stop by on Sunday for their traditional Irish roast beef. O’Reilly’s also serves a hearty breakfast (until 18:00) and a variety of burgers and sandwiches.
Paleisstraat 103, Amsterdam
HOLE IN THE WALL
A great choice for those seeking an Irish brew in the touristy Leidseplein area, Hole in the Wall serves pub grub, Irish beers, cider and whiskey. Drop in for their English language pub quiz on Mondays. We like their lovely dark wood interior.
Cafe Hole in the Wall
Leidseplein 8, Amsterdam
O’DONNELL’S IRISH PUB
If you find yourself in De Pijp in search of an Irish pub, then O’Donnell’s is the place for you. Sit at the very long bar and order up a Kilkenny, Murphy’s or Guinness chilled to perfection. On a nice day the tables outside on Marie Heinekenplein are a great place to relax.
O’Donnell’s Irish Pub
Ferdinand Bolstraat 5, Amsterdam
MULLIGANS IRISH MUSIC BAR
The place to hear Irish music in Amsterdam, Mulligans is located on the Amstel. Musicians from Ireland make regular appearances, as does local talent. Every Sunday evening there’s an open session where musicians are welcome to join in. On the first Monday of each month the McSweeney Dancers hold a dancing session with live music inviting participation from the audience. In addition to Irish music, Mulligans also has plenty of Irish beer and whiskey!
Amstel 100, Amsterdam
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*photo © Hole in the Wall