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The Best Irish Pubs Outside of Ireland

Irish pubs around the world have a way of creating, a home, away from home for Irish emigrants.  

The Irish Times has realized the importance of Irish pubs.  So, they have been on a hunt to find the best Irish pub outside of Ireland.  In February, The Irish Times asked their readers to submit their favourite Irish pubs from around the globe.  And submit they did.  

With an overwhelming 1500 entries from over 41 different countries The Irish Times has created a shortlist of the most authentic Irish pubs around the globe.  Although, Doc Magilligan’s did not make the list, we are honoured to play our part in spreading Irish culture around the world.  Below you will find a sampling of The Irish Times 10 Best Irish Pubs (Outside of Ireland) list.  


Bubbles O’Learys Kampala, Uganda 

Bubbles O'Learys 

Bubbles O'Learys 

Bubble’s O’Leary was dismantled in Drogheda, Ireland and then reassembled in Kampala, Uganda, instantly making it one of the most authentic Irish pubs in Africa.  Despite the scorching heat, Bubble’s O’Learys maintains a true Irish flare that is rarely seen outside of Ireland.    

"My home away from home!  Bubbles is where I spend the majority of my time when in Uganda.  It provides the best music, best service and has the friendliest vide in Kampala."

 - Megan A. from


Healy Mac’s Irish Bar and Restaurant Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Healy Macs

Healy Macs

Healy Mac’s may be a hot spot for tourists, but it also draws a large local crowd.  With many Irish emigrants now calling Malaysia home, they fill Healy Mac’s when they need a touch of Ireland.  With Irish memorabilia lining the walls, and a menu to die for.  Healy Mac’s is doing a great job bringing Ireland to Asia.

"The start are the most important asset in this jewel of a pub.  This is a typical example of not only meeting the standards but completely exceeding them.  My wife and I were treated with the utmost respect and friendliness.  Thank you so much for looking after us and making our stay in KL a very memorable experience."      

  - Vic G. from 

The James Joyce Irish Pub Prague, Czech Republic 

The James Joyce 

The James Joyce 

The James Joyce creates a place for Irish culture to live on in the Czech Republic.  Often hosting James Joyce readings, and selling Tayto’s Crisps and Galaxy Chocolates, owner Frank Haughton keeps the pub as authentic to Ireland as possible.  It’s a place for families during the day, and a classic pub by night.      

"The James Joyce is a cosy, authentic Irish pub with a warm welcome for its visitors.  There is a great selection of food for all tastes, and of course great beers too.  We loved the atmosphere!  Very genuine and cosy."

 - KOR471 from 


Doc Magilligan's Irish Menu Options 

Each of these pubs have an amazing Irish menu, and so do we.  

We've recently revamped our menu to include even more Irish favourites.  With so many new menu options, you'll need to come back again and again until you've tried them all.