The first pub we visited on our trip was Pj Murphy’s in Hong Kong. It is a basement bar below the Imperial located on Nathan road. The first thing that struck me as i entered was how good it is to have smoke free pubs in Ireland. The pub itself is quite big and the people serving behind the bar were English. I didn’t find it to be the friendliest place in the world and the drinks were expensive. I tried a pint of Guinness and like most places outside of Ireland, it was more like a youghart. I stuck with the beer after that. Stella Artois and it was grand. The pub serves food that appeared to be reasonably priced but we didn’t try it. There is internet access in the pub, 20 Hong Kong dollars for an hour and it wasn’t a bad spot to have a drink.
The toilets were small and very clean when i saw them. It was a sad sight to see an Asian girl standing in front of us for about a half an hour fixing her hair before approaching an older man at the bar who proceeded to buy her drinks. Being honest the area that the pub is in didn’t seem the nicest. Overall not a bad spot to enjoy a drink while in Hong Kong.
Toilet rating: 7/10
Pint rating: 5/10
Overall rating: 5.5/10
Final comment: I am sure that there are much nicer pubs in Hong Kong but being Irish we were drawn here.