A Beginner’s Guide to Drinking in the Pub

Is this your first time going to a pub to drink? Don’t worry, we all go through that exploration stage where we enter our first pub and take our first drink. Of course, you don’t want to be wasted already in your first time so it’s very important to take things slow while you drink. Here’s a nifty guide for you if you’re a first timer in the pub.

Order Drinks That Are Easy to Drink

For first timers, I’d definitely suggest beer because beer doesn’t hit that hard. Try out smooth and easy-to-drink beers such as Murphy’s Stout. This drink has really nice flavor and you definitely won’t get hit too hard.

Order Some Food While You Drink

If you want to stay intact while drinking, then you have to order some food. The secret to not getting tipsy would be to eat a lot of oily food while drinking because the oil absorbs the alcohol. My personal recommendation would be our world famous fish and chips.

Take it Slow

Time and time again, I would always tell my novice drinker customers to take it slow. Go slow if it’s your first time because if you go too fast, you’ll get hit fast too. Take your time, sip your drink slowly and have a chat with your friends. No one’s there to race with you anyway (unless you’re in a drinking contest).

Make Sure One of You Isn’t Drunk

When you and your friends go drinking, your gang has to make sure that there’s at least one person who isn’t that hit. He’s most probably the guy who’s going to drive all of you home. If one of your friends isn’t drunk, then at least there’s someone who can take care of the rest of you in case of anything.

Don’t Mix Your Drinks

Lastly, don’t ever mix your drinks. When I say mixing drinks, I mean don’t drink beer and then a whiskey after. If you start with beer, then you end with beer. If you start out with a whiskey cocktail, then you end with whiskey. Mixing different kinds of alcohol will hit you really fast and you wouldn’t want that.

A Guide to Some of the Best Irish Beer for St. Patrick’s Day

If you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, then you’re probably familiar with the tradition of chugging down a lot of delicious stouts, ales, and beers from the land of Ireland. Ireland is full of different and delicious beers that you can choose from. What makes Irish beer really well loved would be the special type of brew it has. Every drinker is crazy about it! If you really want to make the most of your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, here is a guide to some of the best Irish beers.

Murphy’s Irish Stout

First off, we have every St. Patrick Day’s staple, Murphy’s irish Stout. This drink is extremely popular because it is light and has a sweet flavor. This makes the beer very easy to drink as it doesn’t have the usual strong alcohol or yeast taste that most beers would have. Even non-beer drinkers can take this drink without much problem.

Smithwick’s Irish Ale

Smithwick’s Ale is known for its sweet taste and unique red color. The color comes from a delicious mix of certain fruits, malt, roasted barley and a bit of coffee. Combine all of that and you get a very unique tasting sort of ale that you’ll definitely enjoy.

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale

Kilkenny is known to be one of the most well known Irish beers in the world with its unique creamy texture. Although it is similar to the taste of Smithwick’s, it is known more for its distinct creamy texture which is something a lot of people enjoy.

Harp Lager

Harp Lager is a green and refreshing beer that isn’t too hard on the throat unlike most beers. This imported Irish lager is smooth down the hatch and actually quite easy to drink.


Lastly, we’ve got Guinness Draught known for its strong but smooth flavor. Guinness is more for the ones who want a stronger type of beer as Guinness does pack quite a hit as compared to other beers.

These are some of the beers that you will definitely encounter during St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to have a blast on your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, then you got to know your beers. When you see any of these five, go give one a try.