Best Irish bar outside of Ireland opens doors in Estepona

With champagne bottles, Guinness and Elvis impersonator at the ready, Healy Mac’s cut the ribbon in style

LAST UPDATED: 1 Jun, 2016 @ 15:57

photo 3 (3)THE best Irish bar outside of Ireland has officially opened its doors on the Costa del Sol.

With champagne bottles, Guinness and Elvis impersonator at the ready, Healy Mac’s cut the ribbon in style.

Unveiling a new deck area, the popular watering hole in Estepona port now boasts three separate terrace areas to enjoy the view out to sea.

As well as its picturesque setting, Healy Mac’s is also the best place to watch sport, with several flat screens accessible both inside and out.

Add in Stelvis (British Elvis impersonator, real name Steve) and a stellar menu – look out for the chicken goujons and filet steak – and Healy Mac’s ticks all the boxes.  

photo 1 (3)A family owned business established in Cork, Ireland, Healy Mac’s set up shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2009 where it was crowned ‘the best Irish bar outside of Ireland’.

Bringing several members of the Malaysian team over to Spain, Healy Mac’s is already going down a hit with expats and is bound to be full come the Euros.

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    • Agreed Jen. What’s with the UK obsession with dank pubs, flat beer and drunken bad manners? UK folks complain about ‘foreign ghettos’ in English cities, yet create foreign ghettos here in Spain. Is the only value of these expats cheap alcohol, sun burn, streaming video and a pretense to some kind of by-gone colonial ‘good life’?

  1. Different strokes for different folks jen. Just walk past. To the nearest All Day British Breakfast caff.
    We’re talking The Costa Del Sol here.

    • Didn’t mention Brits jen, just Union Jacks. If you want to fool yourself that you can avoid (your?) countrymen, you’ll need to go MUCH deeper into the campo, but then there’ll be no Corte Inglese or Mercadona for you.

  2. Chas,
    visited Lugo, up in the hills in northern Galicia, by the gods it rains there. An Irish pub, packed out and apart from ourselves not a Brit or any other foreigner in sight, anywhere, just Celtic gallegos. Spoke to the owner,anyone mentions flamenca, they get their lights punched out.

    Sang a few Irish/Scots anti English Imperialist songs, went down a treat, could’nt buy a drink, left very mellow and it was still b@[email protected] raining. Personally I can’t see the attraction of ‘the Irish pub’ but I think a lot of Europeans would disagree with you and I mean non Brit or Irish Europeans.

    If you should ever get to the UK, south, try the Basketmakers in Brighton, been a wonderful pub for nearly 3 decades, say hello to the guvner ‘Blue’ for me. BTW the beer is’nt flat and it is’nt crap like commercial American beers.

    • Yes, I have been in few northern English pubs and Scottish pubs in very rural areas near Hadrian’s wall in February. Speaking of rain!.
      Lovely people and places. But that kind of open community hospitality isn’t easy to find in southern Spain. More likely the Disney version.

        • We have no problem with the Brits. We’re speaking of some of the southern coastal expat-tourism communities who leave the lovely parts of British culture back in the UK. Pretty transparent to ‘get’ what they are up to.