THIS NEXT WEEKEND the local Town Hall is holding the Orihuela Costa's second annual Irish pub route, or officially, the 2nd “Ruta de Pubs Irlandeses”.
The route takes place Saturday 20th April and Sunday 21st April, focusing upon the finest Irish establishments along the Orihuela coastline, promising spectacular decorations, an authentic Irish pub atmosphere, and the best drink and tapas options available.
Encompassing some of the best-loved and renowned local Irish bars, the route stretches from Los Altos in the east of the region to Villamartin and Cabo Roig in the west, with the highest concentration of venues surrounding the La Zenia and Playa Flamenca communities.
The list of participating pubs is comprehensive, reading like a whos-who of popular local Irish haunts: The Auld Dubliner, Randy Leprechaun, The Stray Sod, and The Depot on the Cabo Roig strip.
We were pleased to notice the inclusion of one of our long-time favourite Irish bars, Paddys Point in La Zenia, with their magnificent outdoor terrace and a creative kitchen team that consistently serves their high quality and extensive dining menu.
2nd Orihuela Costa Irish Pub Crawl: a taste of Ireland for just 2,50€
Irish pub's across the Orihuela Costa will be participating in next week's organised event, with each venue promising to provide the best possible selection of entertainment, great food, and of course, plenty of the liquid gold: Ireland´s infamous Guinness.
Each venue will be offering a small beer with a tapas dish for 2,50€, and Orihuela Town Hall will be awarding prizes during the course of the event for establishments offering the best tapas, the best standard of themed decor, and the highest level of overall presentation.
As with last year's event, Orihuela Town Hall has gone to great lengths to reach out to all members of the international residential community, publishing local information in both Spanish and English languages.
The council have produced a map of the Irish Pub Crawl highlighting the venue en route and local points of interest, available from the Town Hall in Playa Flamenca.
In addition, the Council are laying on a complimentary bus service for the day with two free bus routes linking all the pubs together with Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, adjacent to the taxi rank and bus stop.
The buses will be in service for both days, visiting each pub every 30 minutes so that attendees can enjoy the event without the need to drive. Scheduled services start and finish at Zenia Boulevard from 13:00 until 23:00, on the hour and every half hour, and guests are invited to hop on and off as much as they like.
Stops include Paddys Point, Murphys, The Celtic Isle, Abbey Tavern, The Emerald Isle, Quiet Man, Gogartys, Trinity, O'Riordans, Slievenamon, and many other local Irish themed establishments throughout the Orihuela Costa region.
Please drink responsibly, and do not get behind the wheel of a car if you intend to drink alcohol at this local event. Regularly scheduled bus services and private hire taxis can take you to almost all local destinations. Click here for more information on public transport services on the Orihuela Costa.
You can find out more about this local event from the official Orihuela Costa tourist information website here.
Looking for holiday ideas and travel inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what's going on in the local area.
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