Every Saint Patrick's Day, I recommend two Irish pubs in Osaka -- Murphy's Irish Pub (in Shinsaibashi) and The Blarney Stone (in Umeda). Next year, there will be three choices – the new Blarney Stone in Shinsaibashi is opening tonight! (Click Here for a Map)
I went there last Thursday with a friend (Hi, Dave!), one of our students (Hi, Chie!), and a couple of her friends for a pre-opening party. It looks like it’s going to be a fun place to hang out! Check it out tonight – or any night this week!
The pub gets its name from the Blarney Stone, a real stone in a castle wall in Ireland. Legend says that if you kiss the stone, you will be given the gift of the gab (the ability to have interesting conversations with everyone).