St. Patrick’s Day…the aftermath
TSIM SHA TSUI, Hong Kong, SAR, China – I realize that this post is extremely late, however, a couple of weeks ago, I like most people around the world celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. I will admit that this was an odd holiday to celebrate in Hong Kong, considering most of the locals had never really heard of it before. There also was very little advertised. Luckily, since Hong Kong was once a colony of Britain it has attracted many other European tourists and as such, Irish bars have been established all over the city. These bars are relatively small and hidden away in relatively obscure locations. I chose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Delaney’s Irish Pub in Tsim Sha Tsui on Peking Road. This bar is a chain and has two other locations on Hong Kong Island. It was established by a couple of Irish businessmen and is a quaint place to go for dinner or have a beer or two after work. It is located in the basement and does not really stand out among the surrounding restaurants. It is a great place to go if you are looking for a classic bar. They also offer a delicious traditional Irish breakfast available all day for 132 HKD (approximately $16.5 USD). St. Patricks was also in full swing. They offered two different types of Irish beer, Guinness and Kilkenny, as well as a variety of other kinds of drinks. On St. Patrick’s day they offered a special promotion. If you ordered two pints of Guinness you received a free Guinness hat. I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling in Hong Kong, who needs a break from the Hong Kong lifestyle.