Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland.
The day generally involves public parades and festivals, céilithe, and wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.
Where Can I Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Bangkok?
If you are in Bangkok on Saint Patrick's Day, even if you are not an Irish - the most popular way to celebrate is to head to one of the Irish pubs and just enjoy the feast together with the Irish, Thais, expats and travelers from around the world!
There is a good number of Irish pubs in Bangkok, and we've put together a list of what we consider to be the most famous Irish pubs in Bangkok.
O’Reillys Irish Pub (Silom Road)
O'Reilly's is one of the first Irish pubs in Bangkok and is located on Silom road right at the foot of the steps leading up to Saladaeng BTS skytrain station so getting there is really simple.
O'Reilly's is one of those pubs that has a constant atmosphere as it is in a good location for tourists and business people alike and you will find a mix of westerners and Thais.
O’Reillys Irish Pub
62/1-4 Silom Road Bangrak, Bangkok
Tel. 02-632-7515 to19
Molly Malone's Irish Pub (Soi Convent)
Molly Malone's Irish pub in Bangkok used to be known as The Irish Exchange but underwent a make over and a change of ownership and re-emerged as Molley Malone's.
There is seating upstairs and downstairs and there is the usual Guinness and Kilkenny on draught as well as a number of other draught and bottled beers.
Getting to Molly Malone's should be easy enough as it is very close to Saladaeng BTS skytrain station and not a far walk from Silom's MRT subway station.
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
1/5-6 Soi Convent Silom,
Bangrak Bangkok 10500
Tel. 02 266 7160-1
The Dubliner Irish Pub (Sukhumvit Road)
The Dubliner Irish Pub in Bangkok is located on Sukhumvit road, around soi 22 close to Washington Square. The nearest Skytrain or Underground station is Asoke / Sukhumvit
The decor of The Dubliner is similar to all the other Irish themed bars in Bangkok - mainly wooden - but we like the layout of The Dubliner because it's more pub like and less clinical than some of the others.
If your other half likes shopping, send them to The Emporium just down the road and you can sit back with a drink and wait for them to come back.
The Dubliner Irish Pub
21 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub (Asiatique The Riverfront)
Flann O'Brien's is quite new compare to other Irish pubs in Bangkok, but as it is located in the newest landmark of Bangkok, Asiatique The Riverfront – there are a lot of things to do in the area.
The theme of the Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub and the Asiatique is retro style, you will feel like going back in time and sitting in the old harbor of Bangkok.
Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub
Asiatique The Riverfront
Tel. 02 108 4005
Robin Hood Bar (Sukhumvit Road)
Robin Hood Irish Pub in Bangkok is opposite The Emporium Department store. To get to Robin Hood, just get off at Phrom Phong BTS Syktrain station and exit gate 5 and Robin Hood will be right there.
Robin Hood Bar
597-597/1-3 P.B Building, Sukhumvit 33/1, Sukhumvit Road
Klongtan Nua, Wattana Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 2 662 3390
Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
cr: Wikipedia, thebangkokshoppingguide.com