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A pint for St. Paddy's in Malmö

Karen Holst · 17 Mar 2011, 08:02

Published: 17 Mar 2011 08:02 GMT+01:00

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If St. Patrick’s Day unleashes your mischievous inner Leprechaun, or that endless chase for the pot of gold leaves you a tad thirsty, come on down to your local in Malmö.

That’s right - Malmö is not just for the vodka-loving Vikings. The burgeoning city offers a handful of watering holes that claim to hold fast to the United Kingdom’s tradition of public houses.

While we give a nod to the pubs’ revolutionary contribution to modern society by first introducing the concept of the bar counter to order your brew, you might not find other traditional elements such as frosted glass windows that obscure your visit or the even more elusive snug.

You can, however, satisfy your pub grub cravings since most offer British delicacies such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and shepherd’s pie.

The Pickwick Pub

Malmborsgatan 5

A traditional British pub with a relaxed atmosphere and decor that transports you to the UK. The Pickwick Pub boasts a broad portfolio of beers and offers a short menu of snacks and side dishes should hunger strike.

Monday nights are Monday Music Jam from 8pm, Wednesdays are the popular Quiz Night starting at 8.30pm and Sundays you can bring your four-legged furry friend who can order off a special dog menu.

Don’t miss the After Work specials Mon-Sat. until 7pm where you can guzzle your favourite brew for 55 kronor ($8.60) a pint. Dartboards abound.

Monday-Thursday; Sunday: 4pm-11pm

Friday: 3pm-1am

Saturday: 4pm-1am

The Pickwick Pub

Paddy’s Bar & Restaurant

Kalendegatan 7

If you’re a Guinness devotee, Paddy's Bar & Restaurant is the place for you. This Irish pub is centrally located off Stortorget and claims the dark suds as its specialty. The connecting dining room offers a more extensive dinner menu that breaks from traditional pub food and offers internationally influenced meals such as a chicken stir-fry with Thai basil, or grilled venison with lingonberry gravy.

Live bands dominate the scene on weekends and After Work is every day during the week until 6 or 7pm. Their Lion’s Passage terrace is open during the summer season.

Monday-Tuesday: 4pm-12midnight

Wednesday-Thursday: 4pm-1am

Friday-Saturday: 4pm-2am

Sunday: closed

Paddy’s Bar & Restaurant


Per Weijersgatan 4

A lively Irish pub in the centre of Malmö with an impressive range of beer and whiskey, Fagan’s airs all major rugby and football events on their big screen. You can also catch live traditional Irish and contemporary music on the weekends.

As is the pub trend, Fagan’s also hosts quiz night at 8.30pm Thursdays with After Work every day during the week until 6pm or 7pm.

Monday-Tuesday: 4pm-11pm

Wednesday: 4pm-12midnight

Thursday: 4pm-1am

Friday: 3pm-2am

Saturday: 2pm-2am

Sunday: 3pm-10pm

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Nya Tröls Bar

Karlskronaplan 1

In true pub fashion, Nya Tröls Bar offers an extensive list of beer (more than 200!) from around the globe including Ethiopia, India and Israel.

They coin themselves the Swedish answer to English pubs and provide both traditional English and Swedish dishes such as fish and chips or plank steak.

In a twist, Nya Tröls offers After Sleep, a Saturday special from 1pm-4pm where you can order fish-n’-chips for 109 kronor with reduced prices for beer and wine. After Work is daily during the week with pints as cheap as 39 kronor ($6) and Sundays bring a buffet brunch from 11am-2pm.

Monday-Friday: 4pm-1am

Saturday: 1pm-1am

Sunday: 11am-10pm

Nya Tröls Bar

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Karen Holst (kholstmedia@gmail.com)

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Your comments about this article

12:52 March 17, 2011 by Service charge
I think somebody needs to explain to the author that Ireland isn't in the UK and our pub cultures are pretty different. It is very funny how many Swedes make that mistake, especially considering how similar the relationships between Ireland/Norway and Sweden/UK are.

Happy St Paddy's day!
20:43 March 17, 2011 by mikewhite
Well, they missed St. David's day, but they've got St. Andrew and St. George to come.
23:35 March 17, 2011 by Nemesis

Paddy's is nothing to do with being English.

Then again the Swedish are stupid enough to impose St. Geore's on an Irish bar.

Just go to the pub and laugh at the Swedes, if you are Irish, Welsh, Cornwalsh, Scottish, English, Connaught, Leinster, Munster, Ulster or Bretton for all days from those lands. The Swedes will not know what you are laughing at.
04:17 March 19, 2011 by murphy the cat
are they not imposing a no fly zone over libya, bacon and eggs old boy, happy belated paddys day.there isonly one winner tomorrow or today as it is now, c`mon the boys in green.
04:29 March 19, 2011 by Rockieslovey
St. Pat's is also my B-day! Awesome day it was.
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