Flannery’s: An Ex-pat’s Guilty Pleasure

So you’re in Chile searching for authentic Chilean experiences, the unique local culture that brought you here in the first place. There are times, however, when you may feel the pull of a pub: cozy wooden interiors, friendly ambiance and, above all, quality beer. Call it a guilty pleasure, but pubs are the proverbial wombs of comfort.

Santiago Chile pub review: Flannery's
Photo courtesy Kyle Weaver

At 8 p.m. Flannery’s pub was already full, complete with quite a rowdy atmosphere for a Tuesday evening. Things only got better over the next few hours. With a charming décor, good music and an extensive selection of beers, including Guinness, the other black gold, this Irish tavern is the perfect place to down a pint with friends.
Santiago Chile pub review: Flannery's
Photo courtesy Kyle Weaver

The beer menu includes a variety of import lagers from Ireland, England and Denmark, as well as a good house stout brewed exclusively for Flannery’s. The food menu is varied, with dishes ranging from fajitas and Ecuadorian shrimp to more traditional pub fare. True to Irish pubs everywhere, Flannery’s is on the expensive side. Expect to shell out CP$ 7,000-10,000 for a meal, though they do offer cheaper lunch specials for CP$ 3,000. Happy Hour runs from midday to 9 p.m., putting the price of a cold Guinness around CP$ 2,000 (approx. US$ 3.75)

Looking for a beer garden? This little piece of Ireland sports an open-air terrace from October to April perfect for live music and dancing –both Celtic and Chilean. For the singer at heart, check out Flannery’s karaoke night every Friday. Did I mention they have Guinness? It’s canned, but goes down smooth all the same.

Aside from great beer, Flannery’s gives you that warm feeling of familiarity amidst your travels abroad. Even the most adventurous of ex-pats need a common touch from time to time. This Irish pub serves up guilty pleasure by the pint. In an era where you can order Irish décor online, Flannery’s has managed to successfully transplant the soul of Ireland into Santiago.

Flannery’s
Encomenderos 83 Las Condes
Open from 12 to 2:30 a.m. Monday to Friday
17:30 to 3 a.m. Saturday
17:30 to 12:30 p.m. Sunday

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