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Irish Bars in Benidorm

The city of Benidorm on Spain’s sun drenched Costa Blanca plays host to hoards of British and Irish holidaymakers all year round. It’s the party capital of Alicante province and as such boasts an impressive range of bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs for tourists to enjoy. For those in search of ‘the craic’, Benidorm has three main central Irish bars to choose from, each with its own flavour and character.

The Bodhran

Perhaps the most popular and authentic of the Irish bars in Benidorm is The Bodhran. Situated just 50 metres from Levante beach on Avenida del Doctor Orts Llorca, this Irish pub is owned and operated by the Hourigan family from county Cork in Ireland. The proprietor and his friendly team ensure a warm reception  is afforded to all visitors and welcome families with young children.

The bar itself is spacious and authentically decorated with Irish memorabilia. It opens out onto a wide terrace with further seating for patrons in search of fresh air and sunshine. The Guinness draught stout served at The Bodhran is imported from Ireland and the bar staff also serve up a full range of Irish beers, ciders and whiskeys. Guests are entertained most nights of the week and some afternoons by live bands playing both toe tapping Irish music and other music genres to suit all tastes. The Bodhran also have large screen TVs broadcasting major sporting events including British horse racing for the benefit of sports enthusiasts.

For hungry patrons looking for a bite to eat there is a full, reasonably priced food menu available offering everything from breakfasts, snacks, tasty traditional Irish dishes and Sunday roasts to refreshing salads. The Bodhran even offer regulars a loyalty scheme where free meals can be earned. So, for those in search of ‘the craic’ and a memorable day or evening out, this pub must top the list of Irish bars to visit.

The Shamrock

Shamrock Irish pub is ideally located on Benidorm’s lively ‘strip’, Calle Gerona. The bar interior is warm and welcoming with Irish memorabilia decorating the walls and ample tables and seating for customers to relax. The friendly and efficient team of staff provide guests with a good range of food and drinks to choose from and enjoy in the bar or outside on the sunny terrace.

In the evenings The Shamrock hosts some of the best live bands and vocalists available on the Benidorm circuit covering everything from rock and pop to blues and jazz. The bar can get very busy of an evening especially during the summer so it’s advisable to arrive early to secure a table. Then just sit back with a cold drink, relax and enjoy some true Irish hospitality!

Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Bar

Located on the busy and lively Calle Gerona, Scruffy Murphy’s is a popular Irish themed music bar with a strong Irish and Scots following. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and ensure all visitors are well looked after. The pub interior is large and tastefully decorated with subdued green lighting to fit in with the Irish theme. Drinks flow freely and are reasonably priced along with their tasty food menu.

Guests are entertained most evenings by talented live Irish bands and musicians and can join in the karaoke till the wee hours of the morning. Scruffy Murphy’s attracts all age groups who can be found singing and dancing in the bar or out on the spacious terrace enjoying a balmy Benidorm evening with a taste of ‘the craic’. Once again, come early to secure a table and seating in the evening as this venue fills up quickly!