Get ready to celebrate all things Irish this Friday as St. Patrick’s Day will be hitting the heart of the city once again. There’s plenty of fun to be had and to help you make the most of this awesome day we’ve curated a list of some great spots where you can enjoy a Guinness and some fun.
O’Hagans Irish Pub
Start the day off properly with a traditional Irish breakfast down at O'Hagans Irish Pub from 7.00am. Dig into a plate that comes complete with breakfast sausages, bacon, baked beans, hashbrowns, mushrooms, tomato and scrambled eggs to make it a cracking start to the day.
Then follow up this hearty breakfast with a stopover at Danny Doolans and celebrate St. Patrick's Day from 11.00am with live music, traditional Irish folk dancing and some great giveaways.
It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a visit to Father Ted’s on Wellesley Street who’ll be hosting an epic day with plenty of live music and great drinks specials. If you’re wanting an authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience then it doesn’t get any better than Father Ted's.
The Empire have one very epic giveaway up for grabs with two return tickets to Ireland. Irish violinist Shimna will also be performing and they'll also be a number of drink specials to take advantage of.
If all that Guinness begins to make you hungry then head along to Velvet Burger on either Fort Street or Federal Lane and get 20% off your order when you use the code: ‘StPaddys’. We suggest you fill up on either the Big Brown or The Gonebuger with this fantastic deal.
Enjoy some a terrific cocktails down at Sardine at the waterfront in celebration of St. Patrick's Day such as the Cumcumber Gimlet for $18 or the Goldfashioned with Jameson Gold Reserve for $20.
Coley & Punch
Head along to Coley & Punch and treat yourself to some smooth Irish whiskey with their Jameson Caskmates & Emerson’s 1812 Boilermaker for $16.
Britomart Country Club
If you’re around the Britomart area then make sure you head long to Britomart Country Club and enjoy some of their awesome St. Patrick’s Day specials such as their Irish combo of Jameson and Fries for $10. They’ll also be plenty of great live music from artists including Arii Jade, Same Lovli, Grantis, TDK and Knoxbeats.
Not only does Sammy’s Place have some terrific live music from Lee Grey from 7.05pm – 8.35pm and 2Fold from 9.05pm until 12am, but they’ve also got some terrific drinks specials as well. Treat yourself to the Irish Mule which features Jameson whiskey, fresh lime, ginger beer, honey and bitters or sample the Currant Affair which includes Jameson whiskey, crème de cassis liqueur, apple juice, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. Both are available for $12 each.
If you like live music then TwentyOne is the place to be this St. Patrick’s Day. Prepare for three great DJ acts that include DJ Karn Hall from 8.00pm until 11.00pm, DJ Ziesha Fremaux from 11.00pm until 1.00am and DJ Russell Hodgson from 1.00am until 3.00am.
The Shakespeare Hotel and Brewery
And finally make sure you sample the Guinness down at The Shakespeare Hotel and Brewery which will be open all day and which will feature plenty of live music from The Plastic Paddies at 2.00pm followed by the Recliner Rockers at 7.00pm. For more details on the days events click here.