9. Pub Etiquette
- DO ask for a glass of something if you want a half-pint, though pints are more the norm.
- DO understand that asking for a “drop” of something (i.e. whiskey) means that you're actually asking for a glass of it, not simply a drop!
- DO buy drinks for people. If someone has done you a favor, ask the bartender to send over a drink. They don't have to tell who it's from. It's also common to buy drinks for musicians playing in a pub.
- DO learn the Irish system of buying ‘rounds’. It’s considered rude to leave the pub before buying everyone in your ‘round’ a drink.
Although Ireland is a very laid-back place to visit, you'll blend in much better if you know a bit about their etiquette. So leave the loud clothes at home, pack some tweed clothing, and be prepared to have a pint or two. Have a wonderful trip to Ireland.