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Top 3 Irish Pubs in Brisbane

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by Debra Lidster (subscribe)
Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
Published February 21st 2012
Ireland is the land of limericks, leprechauns, lucky shamrocks, and Irish pubs. A trip to a traditional Irish tavern is the next best thing to visiting the Emerald Isle.

An Irish pub should be warm and welcoming, able to pull a perfect pint of Guinness, and provide home-style Irish fare such as bangers and mash, Irish stew, and steak and Guinness pie.

These three Irish pubs, in Brisbane's CBD, tick all the boxes.

Gilhooley's is probably the most well known Irish pub in Brisbane. The original pub opened on the corner of Albert and Charlotte Street in 1995. Since then, they have added three more locations: Chermside, Logan, and Strathpine. With live sport on big screens and live entertainment every weekend, this is a popular pub with both backpackers and Brisbane locals.

Mick O'Malley's Irish Pub (171-209 Queen Street) provides pub patrons with two bar areas featuring eighteen traditional Irish and local beers, as well as Bulmer's Cider. Enjoy a pint, play pool or watch sports on one of their twelve televisions. For those with a more posh palette, Mick O'Malley's newest addition, The Whiskey Bar, has a sizeable selection of Irish, Scottish and international whiskeys.

Irish Murphy's Drinking Consultants (175 George Street) offer live music seven nights a week. Share a cider, stout or whiskey with mates at your choice of three bars over three levels. Sundays at Irish Murphy's are super. Craic n Sundays features all your favourite Irish bands and a special Irish menu (12-3pm).

The best day of the year to imbibe at an Irish pub is March 17 - St Patrick's Day - when the Irish prove they know a thing or two about having a good time. With leprechaun tossing, pig races, Irish dancing, live music and more, an Irish pub is the place to be on St Paddy's Day - to be sure.
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Why? Traditional Irish ale, whiskey, cider, and food
When: Seven days a week
Where: Brisbane CBD
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