ONE OF THE ORIHUELA COSTA´S most popular venues celebrates twenty years in business next week. Paddys Point Irish Bar and Restaurant in the heart of La Zenia will be celebrating with a special event this coming Tuesday.

It´s been a great week for Paddys Point, having been presented with the food award for “Best Tapa in an Irish Pub” earlier this week following the second Orihuela Costa Irish Pub Crawl.

The “Ruta de Pubs Irlandeses” took place over the Easter weekend in April, amidst some of the worst springtime weather in years, with twenty local Irish pubs participating in the Council-sponsored event.

Paddys Point, La Zenia, 20th anniversaryDespite the weather, the event was declared an outstanding success, and the Town Hall Councillor for Tourism and Foreign Residents, Sofia Álvarez, presented the award on Wednesday.

The award-winning venue is no stranger to such accolades, claiming the “Irish Pub with the Best Atmosphere” award in last years Irish tapas route.

The much-loved and revered establishment first opened in 1999, and the Paddys Point team has been delivering a first class service to residents and visitors for the past two decades.

The bar´s unbridled success is a credit to Irish owners Hazel Connor and Rory Lee. The pair had the vision and ability to not only create the inviting physical space, but also to assemble one of the most capable, dynamic, and friendly teams within the local leisure industry.

The first Irish pub on the Orihuela Costa and today the most established, Paddys Point has an enviable reputation for good food, with a dedicated kitchen team focused on the delivery of consistently high-quality dishes.

We reviewed the venue earlier this year way back in January, and we were immediately impressed by the presentation of the food and the attentive service.

Paddys Point La Zenia: the original Irish bar on the Orihuela Costa

The atmosphere and decor both inside the pub and out, is unique, welcoming and unmistakenly Irish. Walk outside and a large terrace provides a helpful reminder that this is actually Spain, with plenty of sunshine and space to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

Undoubtedly a sports bar, Paddys Point screens major sporting events on large screen TV´s throughout the dining room, and a packed schedule of live music and entertainment that runs throughout the year, keeps diners and partygoers flocking to the venue.

For their 20th anniversary, Paddys Point is promising a day of live music and entertainment including performances from some of the most popular names in local talent.

Paddys Point, La Zenia, 20th anniversarySinger and local radio presenter Paul Cullen is expected to take to the stage, along with Irish showman Pat Coyne.

Local Costa Blanca rock band The Cages will be gigging at the party, playing a selection of music to suit all tastes, ranging from classic rock to modern pop songs.

Ali and Che from Kolted are scheduled to perform, and tribute act Showaddywaddy Legend will reunite for one night only to headline the milestone.

Local close-up magician and balloon artist Graeme Mykal will be at the party and moving through the crowds to demonstrate his magical sleight-of-hand and balloon modelling prowess.

Paddys Point is promising a total of twelve hours of non-stop music, a party photo booth, special anniversary prizes, free giveaways and games, and drinks promotions throughout the event. Bacon and cabbage will be served all day.

The party starts at 1:00 pm this coming Tuesday 4th June 2019. Find out more about this event by visiting the Paddys Point website, or find them on Facebook. For directions to the anniversary party click here for a Google Map, or read our full independent restaurant review.

Looking for holiday ideas and travel inspiration for your summer in Spain? Check out our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa this summer 2019.

Photo credit: The Leader / LaZenia.com

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