I found Pat O'Briens in N.O. a bit too touristy at first - but we ended up going just about every night. Fantastic mint juleps!
It didn't feel too touristy for me. There were a lot of Americans there (although tourists themselves) so i just sat back and knew i was in the US. The Hurricanes were great.
The Palace in Coogee on Wednesday nights between 8 and 9 .... ah, the good ol' days
O'Neachtain's pub in Galway, Ireland - brilliant spot loved by tourists and locals alike - excellent Guinness
Great pub but a bit too touristy try Freeneys(bout a hundred yards away)
Personally favourite pub outside Ireland would have to be the Nevada Bar in Budapest.Best steaks I've ever had and the beer wasn't bad either.Miss it more and more every day
I have to admit that the best bars in town here are usually the Irish Bars...wonder why that is?
Because they're the most english
Only cos' they are always full of English people pretending to be Irish
The Absinthe Bar in Amsterdam, if you can find it, is mellow
There's some great bars in Melbourne. My favourite is Cookie on Swanston Street. Lots of exotic beers on tap, a fantastic wine list and magnificent food. I haven't found anywhere better yet.
That said, hanging out in a any nice bar in Belgium with a fantastic range of beers is a winner.
English pubs have a nice cosy feel to them. The food is usually predictable or downright awful though. I quite liked one we went to in Cardiff last year where they had a pie festival, and pretty good pies at that. Well, I guess it's not an English pub, but rather a Welsh pub. Can't remember the name off the top of my head though.
You wanna come on own to the southern regions. Find an extremely old looking wooden pub with a roaring fireplace and let us show you they way a man should drink!
Drink a drink a drink to Lily the Pink the pink the pink!
THE SKYRACK AND WALKABOUT INE LEEDS ENGLAND. VERY GOOD TIMES HAD. The Skyrack is right in the Uni district and is packed out every nite. Well it was back in 1999/2000
I also vote for Hurley's Irish Pub in Montreal - mosty because it's one of the easiest, most convenient and entirely laid-back places to go.
I'll agree with Hurley's and add McKibbin's. Both great Irish Pub's and they're about a block away from each other. Both are bound to be packed for the St. Patrick's Day Parade this Sunday.
As for elsewhere, we found a bar called The Joshua Tree in Florence. We just went in there because we love U2 (and it's a name of one of their albums for those not in the know ) and we found it was really cool and laid back. We honestly didn't expect to find a place like that in Italy.
If you like U2 bars, Katie, then you and I will have to go to Dublin and grab a drink at the Octagon Bar in The Clarence Hotel. The hotel is owned by Bono and the Edge.