Walking into Pogue Mahone’s is like finding a small piece of Ireland in the centre of Milan. It’s not your typical Italian wannabe Irish pub where the décor is pretentious and the atmosphere typically Milanese. Here people from all walks of life prop up the bar and drink pints often alongside a rowdy pub crowd – it’s the real McCoy. The first thing you’ll notice is how small it is, but there’s plenty of standing space with a few tables surrounded by picture-covered walls creating an authentic Irish atmosphere. Pogue’s is one of the few sport oriented pubs in Milan, showing live sport 7 days a week on 2 large TV screens, usually with English commentary. This is complemented by a large selection of beers ranging from Guinness to McEwans. On Sundays their equivalent of a full English breakfast is a brunch of sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, baked beans, mashed Potato and Prague roasted ham, particularly comforting for those who may feel home-sick.
A little further north, near the Duomo you may also want to consider The Football English Pub which offers you a warm welcoming atmosphere to enjoy an evening of sports entertainment with friends or family Sky sporting events: football, rugby and much more are shown while enjoying a choice of over 35 whiskeys or international beers. They transmit any football match scheduled during the day (for important events a reservation is recommended). Snacks are available anytime based on English breakfast or American style dessert, hamburgers, hotdogs or a variety Italian sandwiches.