Mulligan's Irish Bar & Restaurant Bangkok
The buzz: Don’t be confused by the name, this Mulligan’s has nothing to do with the long-established bar on Khaosan Rd; rather it is the third branch of the one that first emerged in River Valley, Singapore, then arrived in Pattaya a few years ago. Located on the lobby floor of the Citadines Hotel Bangkok, it’s open 24/7, offering a haven of sorts on the Sukhumvit Soi 11 party strip.
The décor: What you’d expect from a standard Irish pub, though a little lighter on the heavy timbers. The outdoor space is littered with beer barrel tables and tall stools, while a steel spiral staircase out front leads to a mezzanine which is home to a pool table. LCD screens hang from every corner so there’s little chance of missing any of the live sports action.
The music: A wide range of international pop and rock hits, from Roxette to The Corrs, played at levels that won’t strain your vocal chords too much.
The crowd: Sukhumvit Soi 11 party people, ranging from fun-loving office workers, expats, sports fans and Bangkok-based DJs enjoying some time out of the limelight.
The price: Irish bars and wide beer selections go hand in hand; in addition to Chang, Singha, Carlsberg, Fosters and Guinness, the bar also has Ohara’s Pale Ale, Magners and Black Irish (Guinness & Jameson) all on tap at B120-280/pint and B80-140/half pint. Bottled beer ranges from B100-300. There are also standard and signature cocktails (B160-320). Wine ranges from B900-8000. Tuck into pub grub like the classic fish n’ chips (B340), or branch out (a little) with snacks like salt n’ pepper calamari (B200) and nachos (B260). Mains include Irish stew served with mashed potatoes (B435) and rib-eye steak (B670).
Why you’ll come back? With Carlsberg at B100/pint for the duration of Euro 2012, it’s another lively option for catching all the action. But even once the tournament is through, Mulligan’s is open 24/7, not only offering 50% off all beers from 4-7pm daily but also a place to retire to after a hard night at some of the nearby clubs. Ladies also get 50% off drinks from 7pm-late every Tuesday. Vasachol Quadri