Scruffy’s Short-Listed For 4 Irish Global Awards

Published on 21st September 2018 by Stickboy BKK

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Beating out a field of nearly 25,000 entrants, Bangkok’s Scruffy Murphys has been short-listed for four Irish Pubs Global Awards for its excellence in entertainment, sport, whiskey and management.

The distinctive red-fronted Irish pub in the heart of Thailand’s capital was nominated for Best Sports Experience, Best Whiskey Experience, Best Entertainment Venue and Best Bar Person – General Manager Eoin O’Ceallaigh – for Irish Pubs Global’s Asia, Africa, Middle-East & Pacific region. The winners will be announced at an Oct. 9 ceremony at the Galmont Hotel in Galway, Ireland.

Scruffy Murphy’s on Sukhumvit Soi 23 is the latest chapter in the history of a brand that dates back to 2001 in Phuket. Scruffy Murphy’s has now established itself as Bangkok’s premier Irish pub and is the only one in the Thailand’s capital to be nominated for the prestigious global awards.

“We’re very honoured to be short-listed for this award. It wouldn’t have been possible without the great support from the Irish community here in Bangkok, plus all the hard work by our dedicated team to make us No. 1,” said O’Ceallaigh. “Go raibh maith agat!”

Irish Pubs Global recognised Scruffy Murphy’s for its reputation as the best place for sports, entertainment, whiskey and staff in a region spanning three continents.

The Best Entertainment Venue award honours pubs that provide the best entertainment experience for customers, including traditional Irish music, local talent and Irish acts. It also is the centre for events and celebrations including the Bloomsday Festival, Galway Oyster Festival, Taste of Ireland Week and, of course, the biggest day of the year, St Patrick’s Day.

The Best Sports Experience award recognizes pubs that showcase Irish sport at its best with a regular schedule and range of sporting events including GAA, rugby and football. Scruffy’s also catered last year’s Asian Gaelic Games in Bangkok.

The Best Whiskey Experience prize goes to the pub demonstrating the best Irish whiskey has to offer, with a wide range of Irish whiskey offerings, food pairings and product knowledge.

Scruffy Murphy’s features the largest selection of whiskey in Bangkok, from the popular classics Jameson and Tullamore Dew to boutique brands like Teelings, Pogues and the West Cork series. The bar also stocks many selected single-malt and small-batch distilleries from home.

Finally, the Best Bar Person award recognizes the manager or owner who best demonstrates the understanding and level of service expected of a leading bar person amongst his and her peers, showing responsibility and leadership skills while also being a reliable team player.

For more about Scruffy Murphy’s Bangkok, visit its Facebook page at

Three of the videos submitted for award consideration are available on Scruffy Murphy’s YouTube channel at

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