Every Irish person knows that nothing can calm homesickness, hunger, thirst, or emotional ailments quite the way a trip to your favorite pub can. What happens when you’re abroad or say, in Africa? Fear not, dear reader! Lend me your eyes and your mouse-hand and I will show you some best Irish pubs well off of the Emerald Island.

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Molly Malone’s Pub

Phuket, Thailand

Opened in 1999, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub is one of the oldest pubs in Phuket. It offers live sporting matches and also has pool tables that are free to play until 6:00. It boasts the classic aesthetic of an Irish Pub, both inside and out.

O’Hagans Pub

Lusaka, Zambia

O’Hagans brings visiting Irish and non-Irish people to its bar stools as it is quite literally a needle in the haystack that is the hot African desert. The Guinness is served in bottles but is served cold!

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Paddy’s Irish Bar

Cusco, Peru

Claims to be the highest Irish Pub in the world. Founded in 1996, Paddy’s Pub offers Irish liquids and staples of Peruvian Cuisine. Located in the Andes mountains, they claim to have "craic at altitude" readily available. 

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Murphy’s Irish Pub

Osaka, Japan

Murphy’s was the first Irish Pubs to be established in Japan over 20 years ago in 1991. Since then it has carried the tradition of Irish music, beer, and that same old pub atmosphere people travel far and wide for a taste of! The trad sessions are quite good too! Have a look!

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Silver’s Irish Pub

Moscow, Russia

This far-flung Irish Pub landed in Moscow in 1997 and is located off of Tverskaya St. in Moscow. They claim it is the most Irish Pub you can find in Russia.

The Bog Bar

Dunedin, New Zealand

The Bog is the most authentic Irish Pub in all of New Zealand. The Bog offers live music, hearty food, and silky smooth Guinness on tap.

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O’Toole’s Irish Pub

Honolulu, Hawaii

This pub is surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. That’s right, Hawaii’s Irish Pub is O’Toole’s. It has a wall full of Boston Red Sox memorabilia and like the old days in Ireland even allows smoking inside. There are also web-renowned live musical acts and of course, Guinness.

No matter where you are, chances are you’ll be able to find a pub to sit in. Where was the oddest place you’ve found an Irish Pub?

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* Originally published in 2014.

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No matter how far you stray from Ireland there is probably a pub near by.Graphic by Jay Sia