Located in historic downtown Lakeland, Molly McHugh’s is Lakeland’s first and only Irish bar.

Since opening on St. Patricks Day on March 17th, 1996, Molly McHugh’s has been a Lakeland mainstay for almost 20 years. As one of downtown Lakeland’s most recognizable businesses and bars, Molly McHugh’s is a destination for music, entertainment, fun, and nightlife. With daily specials, promotions, and events, you’re always in for a good time.

Gerry McHugh, a native of Galway, Ireland, had a unique dream for downtown Lakeland. After years of neglect and being rundown, Gerry and Molly, and their businesses became an anchor and catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Lakeland. Their passion and drive to make downtown Lakeland an entertainment and cultural destination has certainly been realized. Their work and drive has led to many other businesses to relocate and open downtown. Molly McHugh’s is proud to call downtown Lakeland home, and we hope you love and enjoy it as much as we do.

The goal of Molly McHugh’s is to bring people together. With no TV’s and the music kept low, our goal is to engage people and create an environment for people to interact and enjoy each others company. There is really nothing better than catching up with friends at the end of a long day and sharing a drink and stories. With all the noise and distractions around us, Molly McHugh’s is your oasis while downtown Lakeland. Whether you’re shopping, taking in the sights and events downtown, or just ending a long day, make Molly McHugh’s your number one stop when it’s time to wind down and have some fun.

Next time you’re downtown, check us out. We know you will feel at home and will be in for a great time.

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