APPEARANCES can be deceiving. That’s certainly the case at The Drunken Leprechaun, which on first glance looks like any typical Irish expat pub (think mahogany furniture, emerald green upholstery, and black walls decorated with rugby regalia and framed limericks) but is actually much more unique than that.
Second, there’s the food and drinks selection, which alongside traditional pub grub like Bangers and mash (B350), Fish and chips (B360), Beef burger and chips (B350) and imported beers, includes some tasty surprises unique to the venue.
Nowhere else in town, for instance, can you slurp rich, delicious and boozy milkshakes such as Irish Winter and Banana Cream Pie (B249), or chomp into a slice of jet black Guinness chocolate cake (B180), or devour Magners or Guinness-infused ice cream (three scoops for B159).
While many of The Drunken Leprechaun's savoury dishes can also be found elsewhere, its focus on quality ingredients and careful cooking – as well as hearty, classic recipes that are the culinary equivalent of a big warm hug – ensures its offerings are a step above your average pub fare.
Order the Beef and Guinness pie (B420) and you’ll find it’s loaded with large chunks of flavoursome beef and chopped veggies – a real hunger-buster; the Mixed snack platter (B350) comes laden with onion rings, chicken tenders, fish fingers, and breaded mushrooms, all of which go brilliantly with a nice cold pint (it’s also perfect for two or more people to share); and the Lamb chops Emerald Isle style (B590) arrives perfectly cooked and rich with flavour.
The pub’s beer selection is varied and features the usual local staples plus perfectly poured pints of Kilkenny and Guinness, as well as imported bottled beers like Brewdog Punk IPA and Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
Every day from 4pm-8pm, the pub’s ‘Happy Hour’ offers special prices on selected draught and bottled beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails, plus some complimentary snacks.
Other great deals include a 'Combo Meal', where you can choose a bottle of beer with either Fish and chips or Beef burger with chips for just B299; 20 percent off Bangers and mash every Tuesday; 10 percent off all food items every Thursday; and a traditional Sunday roast for B400 only.
The pub has live music from Monday to Saturday night (check Facebook for lineup), hosts an open mic night every Monday, and shows all the biggest sporting events on well-positioned screens within the bar, plus a large screen on the back terrace.
Located next to the entrance of The Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15, the pub is open daily from 10am-1am.
The Drunken Leprechaun, Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 Tel: 02 309 3255 www.facebook.com/DrunkenLeprechaunBangkok