1) “Why don’t you serve Guinness warm?”
Despite popular belief, warm Guinness is not an Irish tradition. They do serve it cold! Yes, Guinness is great even at room temperature, but it’s meant to be poured cold, into a room-temperature glass. Check out the video below for proof.
2) “Where’s the shamrock in my Guinness head?”
C’mon, shamrocks are for tourists. Why mess with the perfection of a properly poured pint? If you watch the video below, you’ll notice that the head brewer and spokesman for Guinness did not put a shamrock on his pint.
3) “What do you think of the troubles of the IRA?”
4) “G’day, mate!”
5) Anything about politics or religion.
Please: Save the serious subject for somewhere else. Or, find a private snug area with close friends. When things get heated, order a round of cold ones!
6) “Why don’t you serve green beer?”
Green beer is for rookies!
7) “Irish music is for old people.”
Most people think that Irish music is all fiddles and flutes, but the Irish listen to modern music, too, and it’s pretty awesome. Check out the top 20 in Ireland.
8 ) “I’m not attracted to redheads.”
Chances are that there are at least three of them in earshot.
9) “I’ll have a SMITH-WICKS!”
Just so we’re all clear, the “proper” way to pronounce Smithwick’s is “smiddicks.” And Hoegarten is “hoo-gar-duhn.”
10) “I thought I was getting potato chips.”
Traditional chips in Irish pubs (as in fish and chips) are french fries…if you were expecting potato chips, don’t admit it!