Mon: 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat: 11:00 - 02:00
Molly Malone's is the first Irish pub to be opened in Singapore and has been serving food,drinks and playing live Irish music since 1995.
After my meeting in town, we headed to this place for a quick drink and chillout, before we headed home.It was a Tuesday, so the place wasn’t packed. We sat along the pedestrian walkway, next to the road, which allowed us to drink under the stars and also admire the views of the CBD skyline – especially the towering UOB Building. I ordered the Guinness Stout on draught. Loved the fresh taste unlike from the can/ bottle. Happy hour prices was $13/ glass. I had two glasses. They also have finger food such as satay that you can also order to go with your drinks.
This place is a dysfunctional multi-level mess with overpriced fare, rude staff and dark depressing ambience. The only redeeming feature used to be the musical entertainment but even that has succumbed to the many Maladies of Molly Malone's. Used to be a lively spirited place years ago. You can get much better value from other gracious more appreciative barkeeps a few steps away. We walked out the last time and will never return.
Molly Malones, an Irish pub along Circular Road which is fully-packed even on the weekday nights! But who can you blame? They serve great food and beer plus a live band promised to rock the premises. I saw a Molly Malones while holidaying in Phuket but didn't get the chance to try the food there. Shall do it next time yo! Back to the story, we almost couldn't get seats as I recalled they don't seem to take reservations. It took a while before we got the waiter's attention and ordered their famous fish and chips to share as well as one pint of beer each.
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I have never been a fan of the plastic and fake Irish pubs that fill every corner of the world, and Singapore seems to have a glut of them. This, however, is the oldest Irish pub in Singapore (it comes of age celebrating it's 18th birthday this year), and probably the most genuine one I have set foot in outside of the Emerald Isle itself!
Alongside the staple Irish stew and their famous fish 'n' chips there is a nice selection of other western food - I had the lamb chops, and with the mint gravy they were to die for. Considering the price of lamb, the portion was pretty decent too. And speaking of portions, if you opt for the chocolate cake dessert make sure you have someone to share it with, or else stick to salad for your main! Massive slab of cake with a lovely bitter sauce and nice ice cream that tasted like the home made stuff I used to get at my great-aunt's house in the UK.
Drinks - well, Guinness would be standard, but I prefer to drink the Kilkenny - both of which are on tap. A nice whisky to finish (I sinned by having not having an Irish whiskey, plumping instead for a Scotch from their rather nice range) which left me wishing I still smoked cigars, especially since Molly's is possibly the only pub in town with an indoor smoking room.
All in all, well worth the visit, and I will be back!