15 Answers

Good irish pubs in Lanzarote ?

Asked by: 3rd March 2015

 


15 Answers



  1. EJPM on Mar 03, 2015

    Hennessy’s in Costa Teguise.



  2. Mick Garvey on Mar 03, 2015

    Cactus Jack in CT is a good pub for Irish people to meet. Giunness is sold there and there is plenty of Irish music. I have been told that Gloria Hunniford is making a guest appearance sometime in March and The Dubliners will be singing there sometime in April. Irish Stew with Soda bread is nearly always on the menu if you are feeling peckish



  3. David myers on Mar 03, 2015

    You could try the Irish Anvil in Playa Blanca always seems busy and have lots of
    entertainment
    But people say its expensive



  4. nigel ball on Mar 03, 2015

    Why would one want to go to an ‘oirish ‘ pub? Being from Ireland I avoid like the plague.

    Gloria Hunniford, The Dubliners & Irish stew, give me a break. This Irish stereotyping ain’t good.

    If you want this sort of thing stay at home or, if you are from Britain, go to one of the tourist pubs in Dublin where they play up and play on the ‘oirish’ theme.

    Try local foods and drink and mix with the locals! I know this will attract comments as my experience of this site is that all questions and answers are sugar coated.



  5. David myers on Mar 03, 2015

    Spot on Nigel why bother 2000 miles for an Irish bar
    Hope you noted people have told me its expensive I never use Irish or English bars i
    always like to mix with the locals



  6. nigel ball on Mar 03, 2015

    What’s a good Irish pub, as opposed to a bad one?

    If you want Bulmers, Tayto’s , rebel songs and GAA that’s standard.

    An Irish pub in my village in Ireland wouldn’t be anything like one in PDC or CT!.



  7. David myers on Mar 03, 2015

    I know your right because I had 2 weeks in the Mullingar area on a fishing holiday
    The pubs were brilliant and so were the locals



  8. Kitty on Mar 03, 2015

    Got to agree with you Nigel and David. Go native is what I say.



  9. Barry Dunne on Mar 04, 2015

    The only Irish Pub that i will go to is Ned Kellys across from the San Antonio Hotel in PDC. Good singers and great craic. The majority are probably the most expensive on the Island for drink



  10. EJPM on Mar 04, 2015

    I am sure there are lots of reasons why someone might want to go to an Irish pub while abroad. I don’t think any of the local Spanish pubs will be showing the Munster hurling final anytime soon! I go to CT every year and spend maybe 2 or max 3 evenings out of 14 in the pub I mentioned. It’s all about variety but live and let live!



  11. Tom Iles on Mar 04, 2015

    EJPM. I tend to agree. It’s the same with eating out. I love Spanish food but if at home you go out for a Chinese or Indian meal once a fortnight then I don’t see the problem with doing the same abroad. Having said that, it’s rather sad if it is true that The Dubliners are playing a small pub in Lanzarote. I saw them years ago at The Albert Hall and they packed the place out.



  12. Joe Strummer on Mar 04, 2015

    Tom – it “may” be true – it could be a version of them – however I rather suspect – given previous contributions to discussion on here – and reading of this one – cliche after cliche that Mr Garvey’s tongue is planted firmly in his cheek !



  13. Barry Dunne on Mar 04, 2015

    Tom, ttbomk ( text talk for)to the best of my Knowledge The Dubliners spent a few Weeks last year playing in an irish bar in PDC.



  14. Tom Iles on Mar 04, 2015

    Barry. According to Wikipedia The Dubliners disbanded in 2012 after the passing away of the last original member. It could have been a tribute band called The Doubleners. Joe, I agree, reading some of Mr Garvey’s previous postings I think he must have a very big cheek.



  15. Pippa on Mar 13, 2015

    All the above is valid.
    That said, Hennessy’s is not your stereotypical Oirish bar (albeit it does pipe the trad tunes as background music – but thankfully no Joe Dolan tributes!!!). It’s a classy enough wee bar, in a great location overlooking playa las cucharas, food is fresh and well priced, hospitality is warm and not “plastic paddy”. It does show the gaelic games – but it gets very packed on Gaa days.