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10. March 2008
Could you tell me about Paddy’s Pub in Keflavík? What kind of music do they play?
I was just wondering if you could give me some information on Paddy’s Pub, Hafnargata 38, Keflavík. Some of my friends were there and told me it was a good place to go at the weekend. Is there any music? If so, what kind do they play?
Bernie Ward, Dublin, Ireland
Answer: I’ve never been to Paddy’s Irish Pub in Keflavík myself, but from what I’ve read, it’s a pretty cool place to hang out.
Your fellow countryman Danny (he might even be one of your friends who went there) rated Paddy’s with five pints of beer on ratepubs.com, saying the atmosphere was “great” and the live bands “grand.”
On TheRealIrishPubs.com, a Nik Shamrock (who seems to be a bit subjective) said, “Visitors say Paddy’s creates the feeling and hospitality of a true Irish pub,” adding that Paddy’s offers an exceptional, international variety of beers and ales, that it offers great music every night of the week and live bands two to three nights a week. Also, during weekends, “You can come and enjoy all the best European Premiership matches live on our projection screen with some of the most colorful people you can possibly find,” Shamrock concluded.
In a post in an Icelandic chatroom by the band Hellvar, Paddy’s is also given a great review. They say it’s a place that the “alternative” crowd and foreigners like to visit, adding that it hosts a pub quiz every other Thursday. In terms of the music played there, I’m under the impression that it is mostly rock.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z also seem to like Paddy’s; they went there to watch American football during a stop over in Iceland in January.
Paddy’s Irish Pub in Keflavík is only five minutes away from the international airport, but about 45 minutes away from Reykjavík.