Guinness Index

Irish pubs are like seasand in a bikini – you find them EVERYWHERE! – so we’ve started compiling a comparative pricing index of what we’ve paid for a pint of Guinness around the world.

  1. ZAR 265.85: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana (The Lucky Screw; Apr 2017) R$56
  2. ZAR 172.09: South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam (Dublin Irish Pub; Sep 2019) KRW 13800
  3. ZAR 168.66: Dubai Intl Airport (McGettigan’s; Apr 2017) AED45
  4. ZAR 156.12: Denmark, Copenhagen (The Dubliner; Jun 2016) – Kr65
  5. ZAR 155.13: Reunion, Saint Gilles (Chez Nous; Dec 2018) – €9 Adjusted from bottles at €6 for 33cl.
  6. ZAR 140.53: Japan, Sapporo (Brian’s Brew; Sep 2019) – ¥970
  7. ZAR 139.78: Sweden, Stockholm (Skeppsbar; Jun 2016) – Kr74
  8. ZAR 133.50: St Tropez, France (Kelly’s La Grotto; Jun 2019) – €8
  9. ZAR 130.55: Iceland, Reykjavik (The Dubliner; Oct 2015) – 1200ISK.
  10. ZAR 129.70: Finland, Helsinki (Molly Malone’s; Jun 2016) – €7.60
  11. ZAR 126.54: Japan, Hamamatsu (The Lord Nelson; October 2019) ¥900
  12. ZAR 117.41: Kowloon (PJ Murphy’s; Mar 2014) – HK$83
  13. ZAR 116.79: Spain, Toledo (O’Brien’s; Sep 2013 ) – €8.50
  14. ZAR 114.32: France, Nice (Paddy’s Pub; Jun 2019) – €7
  15. ZAR 113.55: Ireland, Dublin (Oliver St John Gogarty, Nov 2017) – €6.50
  16. ZAR 112.90: Australia, Sydney Circular Quay (PJ Gallagher’s; Feb 2016) – AUS$10
  17. ZAR 110.96: USA, Santa Monica CA (Ye Old King’s Head; Oct 2016) – US$8
  18. ZAR 106.09: France, Reims (The Sherlock; Aug 2015) – €6.90
  19. ZAR 103.84: Italy (Sicily), Taormina (O’Seven; Jun 2017) – €7
  20. ZAR 103.20: New Zealand, Auckland (Carpe Diem; Feb 2016) – NZ$9.60
  21. ZAR 102.51: Holland, Amsterdam (Slainte; Jun 2018) – €6.50
  22. ZAR 97.83: Ireland, Dublin (Bad Bob’s; Nov 2017) – €5.60
  23. ZAR 97.07: USA, Napa CA (Bounty Hunter; Oct 2016) – $6.48 *and a 2-4-1!!
  24. ZAR 96.99: Italy, Rome (Scholars Lounge; Jun 2017) – €6.50
  25. ZAR 96.85: Ireland, Dublin (Guinness Storehouse and Brazen Head; Nov 2017) – €5.50
  26. ZAR 92.95: Japan, Tokyo (End of The World; Jan 2015) – ¥905
  27. ZAR92.60: Ireland, Dublin (O’Neill’s; Nov 2017) – €5.30
  28. ZAR92.45: France, Cannes (Morrison’s; Jun 2019) – €5.40 *happy hour special, usually €6.90
  29. ZAR 90.85: Ireland, Dublin (Mulligan’s; Nov 2017) – €5.20
  30. ZAR 90.32: Australia, Port Douglas (Paddy’s; Jan 2016) – AUS$8
  31. ZAR 90.16: Italy, Sorrento (Shannon ; June 2017 ) – € 6
  32. ZAR 88.42: USA, San Francisco (Larocca’s; Oct 2016) – $6
  33. ZAR 87.14: Italy, Naples (Les Belles Choses; Jun 2017) – €6
  34. ZAR 83.69: Latvia, Riga (Egle; Jun 2016) – €4.90
  35. ZAR 82.23: Ireland, Limerick (Flannery’s; Nov 2017) – €4.80
  36. ZAR 82.11: Ireland, Kilkenny (Tynan Bridge House Bar; Nov 2017) – €4.70
  37. ZAR 81.98: Ireland, Cork (Corner House; Nov 2017) – €4.80
  38. ZAR 80.09: Ireland, Limerick (The Locke; Nov 2017) – €4.70
  39. ZAR 79.40: Ireland, Kilkenny (Hibernian; Nov 2017) – €4.60
  40. ZAR 78.40: Ireland, Limerick (Nancy Blake’s; Nov 2017) – €4.60
  41. ZAR 76.76: Ireland, Galway (Tig Coili; Nov 2017) – €4.50
  42. ZAR 74.20: Ireland, Killarney (O’Connors, Reidy’s and Laurel’s; Nov 2017) – €4.60
  43. ZAR 73.39: Ireland, Galway (Sally Long’s; Nov 2017) – €4.30
  44. ZAR 73.04: Ireland, Doolin (Gus O’Connor’s; Nov 2017) – €4.30
  45. ZAR 70.98: Ireland, Killarney (Murphy’s; Nov 2017) – €4.40
  46. ZAR 68.95: Estonia, Tallinn (Albion; Jun 2016) – €4
  47. ZAR 68.09: UK, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Copperfields; Oct 2015) – £3.20
  48. ZAR 65.24: Malta, Valetta (The Pub; Jun 2017) – €4.50
  49. ZAR 57.19: Malta, Gozo (Gleneagle, Mgarr; Jun 2017) – €4
  50. ZAR 44.00: South Africa, Somerset West (Old Bridge; Dec 2017)
  51. ZAR 43.00: South Africa, Robertson (Bourbon Street; Nov 2021)
  52. ZAR 40.00: South Africa, Umhlanga (Lucky Shaker; Oct 2017)
  53. ZAR 36.00: South Africa, Johannesburg (The Baron on Witkoppen; often)
  54. ZAR 35.00: South Africa, Bathurst (The Pig & Whistle; Nov 2020)
  55. ZAR 34.00: South Africa, Durban (The George; Aug 2016)
  56. ZAR 32.83: Bali, Gili Trawangan (Tir Na Nog; Jun 2015) – 36,000Rp
  57. ZAR 32.05: Poland, Krakow (Mbassy; Jun 2014) – 10zls
  58. ZAR 30.00: South Africa, Johannesburg (Rand Club; Nov 2018) 440ml cans

PS: The index is ordered from highest to lowest in South African Rands, our home currency, at the time that the pint was procured. Bar tabs are used for local currency amounts and credit card billings are used where possible for ZAR amounts, so that both are actuals. Our currency is a highly volatile (mostly in a depreciating direction), so it makes for a wild ride on the index.

GUEST INDEXING

Australia, Melbourne: AU$11 (Casino; Jul 2016)