Top 5 Irish Pubs

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Whether you’re from Dingle or Denver, Cork or Cairo, everyone loves St. Patrick’s Day. If you can’t celebrate in Ireland this March 17th, why not try one (or all) of these Irish Pubs for an authentic St. Patrick’s Day in Luxembourg?

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The Black Stuff

This Luxembourg institution looks like it could have been plucked from any hillside in Ireland. If the barn door entrance, wood beamed ceiling and fire aren’t transportive enough for you,  the Irish owners and long list of Irish beverages should make you feel like you’re there. Any night of the week, this pub will be crowded but there is always a good atmosphere and it’s large enough that you won’t spend the whole night with your elbows out. This St. Patrick’s Day there will be live music and a BBQ from 8pm. If you don’t fancy the crowd (and there will be one) then try a Sunday afternoon.

  • Good for: The Black Stuff, of course
Where15 Val de Hamm, L-1714
When: Monday – Friday 16:00 to 1:00 Saturday and Sunday 15:00 to 1:00
Damage: It depends how much you drink.
Contact: (352) 42 54 96

Pygmalion

Recently this Clausen pub has had a hard time with a series of new owners. However, now it seems to be back on track. One benefit of new management is that it’s been given a good scrub. It used to be one of the only places in Luxembourg with a late license and stories of its wildness still circulate today. Although it’s not quite as mental, it still draws a sizeable crowd after work and late into the night. When it’s not packed, the atmosphere can be Joycean in its moodiness.  It feels very authentic, but not so much Irish countryside as Temple Bar.

  • Good For: Standing room only
Where19 Rue de la Tour Jacob, L-1831
When: Sunday – Thursday 16:00 to 1:00, Friday – Saturday 16:00 to 3:00
Damage: 15 Euro should by you a couple beers
Contact: 42 08 60

Oscar’s Bar

Formerly Oscar Wilde’s, now just Oscar’s Bar, this pub is hard to beat in terms of overall experience. Almost every night of the week there is sport on and most Friday nights there is live music as well. A good atmosphere, the staff are always attentive, and if not run off their feet, good for some chat. They also serve lunch and dinner, which makes any pub nicer in my opinion. They do fish and chips on Fridays and a Sunday roast. I recommend both.

  • Good for:  Hangover Brunch
Where: 9 Bisserweg, L-1238
When: Monday 12:00 to 12:00, Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 to 1:00, Sunday 12:00 to 9:00
Damage: Mains under 12 euro, See their Menu
Contact: 26 20 30 15

Scott’s Pub

Across the street from Oscar’s, Scott’s was described to me as more of an ‘Expat Pub’ than Irish Pub. However, for this expat, it feels closer to Ireland than other pubs in the area. Its picturesque fire, low ceiling and stone walls make this a great place to cosy up in winter with a pint of Guinness. They also do a small selection of food, and while Flammekueche isn’t Irish, it is delicious. Another popular late night spot, they have embraced the trend currently taking place in Ireland of cheap drink deals and theme nights. If you’re there after 21:00 expect a DJ.

  • Good for: River views
Where: 4 Bisserweeg, L-1238
When: Sunday – Monday, 11:00 to 1:00
Damage: Pints from 6 euro, Food from 8 euro, See their menu
Contact: 352 46 66 60, mailto: scotts@pt.lu

The Irish Pub

It was only a matter of time before the Irish shop opened a pub. Authentic, with lovely owners and the chance to buy some Tayto crisps next door, it’s a great place to grab a Guinness. They offer events such as the wonderful traditional Irish Music night, full Irish breakfasts, lunches and all the rugby you can handle. Free parking available.

  • Good for: live Irish music
Where40 Rue des Bruyères, 1274 Howald
When: Monday – Saturday, 08:00 to 01:00, Sunday 12:00 to 01:00
Damage: Pints from 5 Euro
Contact: 661 859477

 

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Katie Nail
Katie Nail is a writer living in Luxembourg. Originally from Florida, she has been living in Europe for the last six years. When she's not writing, she is traveling, eating and having fun with her family.

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