OPEN 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the last seven years, Mulligans Irish Bar on Khao San Road is without doubt one of the street’s most happening pubs.
Every night there’s something fun going on. You might catch an impromptu performance by a famous Thai singer, say, or a birthday party featuring models strutting their stuff, or a St Patrick’s Day Party sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey (the latter’s definitely happening on March 17 – expect all kinds of drink deals).
The crowd is always well mixed too – think expats, tourists and locals all dancing to the same beat while enjoying a large selection of international eats and some of the coldest beer Khao San has to offer (including draught Guinness at just B260+ per pint, and international selections such as Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, and Punk IPA, amongst others).
Occupying the second floor of the Buddy Lodge, a popular guesthouse midway down the street, Mulligans manifests its Irish inspiration through a colour scheme of creams and greens, mahogany furniture, and bric-a-brac straight from the Emerald Isle. Pool tables, arcade games, 10 big screens showing international sports, and a large bar with over 14 draught beers, meanwhile, establish that Mulligans is well and truly a pub.
That said, food is definitely no afterthought at Mulligans. Lovingly made, tasty, and served in generous portions to boot, the selection runs the gamut from traditional pub grub such as Beef and Guinness Pie (B340+), Fish & Chips (B330+) and Irish Stew (B340+), to more local fare like Pla Goong (spicy shrimp and lemongrass salad with chopped onions, mints and spring onions. B180+) and Som Tam Poo Khai (spicy mango salad with crab. B420+).
Signature dishes include the tender Lamb Shank (B350+), which comes with mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies and gravy; and the crispy Pork Knuckle (B350+), served with mashed potatoes and BBQ sauce – thoroughly delicious.
Daily Happy Hours from 3pm-8pm and 2am-4am offer selected draught beers at B99+ per pint, and signature cocktails at B89+ per glass. You’ll also find brand specific deals which change daily (see website for full details).
265 Khao San Road. Live music every from 10pm (bands followed by live DJs every Thurs – Fri),
02 629 4477, www.mulligansthailand.com