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A Texan An Irish Pub And Ten Pints Of Guinness

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Here’s a good joke about a Texan, an Irish pub and of course the best drink in Ireland, Guinness.

Oh who am I kidding! It’s a terrible joke, but keep reading friends and I will do my best to coax a laugh out of you.

So, a Texan was visiting Ireland and being a gambler, he couldn’t resist challenging some Irishmen to a bet, one that he felt sure that he would win and have a good laugh at the same time.

The Texan walked into a pub and cleared his voice with a loud cough to attract the attention of the crowd of drinkers. He said to them in his larger than life Texan drawl, “Say, I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers. I’ll give a thousand American dollars to anybody in here who can drink ten pints of Guinness back to back without pausing”.

The room went quiet and much to his surprise, no one in the pub took up the Texan’s offer. Even Murphy, the hardest drinker of them all, just walked out of the door.

Well, about thirty minutes later, Murphy walked back into the pub and he tapped the Texan on the shoulder.

“Is your bet still good?” Murphy asked him.

“Sure it is”, the Texan replied and he asked the bartender to line up ten pints of Guinness on the bar.

Immediately, Murphy picked up one of the pints of Guinness, raised it to his lips and drank it down in a matter of seconds.

He then proceeded to put the pint glass down on the counter and picked up a second pint of Guinness, which he again downed in a matter of seconds.

Murphy repeated this again and again, finally slamming the tenth empty pint glass down on the counter.

The pub erupted with tremendous applause as all the customers stood up and cheered, while the Texan just sat there in disbelief.

Well, the Texan had no option but to hand over his $1,000 to Murphy, but before he left, he had a question for him.

“If you don’t mind me asking”, the Texan said, “where did you go for that 30 minutes after I made the bet?”

Murphy replied, “Oh that. I had to go to the pub down the street to see if I could do it first”.

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