St Patrick’s Day, Saturday17th March 2018 - Even if you’re not Irish, the communal craic happens only once a year and everyone is invited. There really is no excuse not to release your inner leprechaun, don a silly hat, and sink a few pints of the black stuff. Before deciding which pub is the best pub for Guinness and your fine attempts to become Irish, take a look at this guide to the best bars and pubs in London for St Patrick’s Day.
West End / Bar / Cuisine: Pub
At Waxy O' Connor's, St Patrick's Day celebrations are never confined to just the one day! Expect a whole week of celebrations to unfold at one of London's favourite Irish bars which kicks off on 12th March with a spot of whiskey tasting and is followed by a variety of events throughout the week. Saturday is the big day live music and of course the Six Nations rugby on the big screens and Sunday rounds off the celebrations with a St Patrick's Day Parade after party and live Irish music. Download
The Leopard Bar and Cigar Lounge
Bloomsbury / Bar / Hotel / Cuisine: British
Tuck into a fabulous array of traditional Irish dishes created by Chef Martin Halls at the Leopard Bar within the lovely Montague at the Gardens. Available from 17th-19th March, guests can tuck into classic Irish recipes including a hearty Irish stew with dishes starting from a very reasonable £10.
Shoreditch / Restaurant / Cuisine: Irish
Head down to Niall Davidson's latest venture NUALA over on City Road and enjoy their all-day St Patrick's Day celebrations. Kicking off at 9am tuck into an Irish seafood breakfast featuring oysters, mussels and crab claws accompanied by that all-important pint of Guinness all for just £25. If that's just far too early, drop in later in the day where the downstairs bar will serve up some fantastic live Irish music and gallons of Guinness.
The Piano Works
Clerkenwell / Bar /
Piano Works on Farringdon Road is all set for a fun filled St Patrick's Day celebration with their brilliant "Can't Dance Ceilidh" party. Put your dancing skills to the test with live music until 1am playing nothing but requests from the audience. It doesn't end there either, there's a DJ until 4am for those who make it to the end! Download
Canary Wharf / Bar / Restaurant /
If you find yourself anywhere near Canary Wharf this St Paddy's Day, then Drake & Morgan's The Parlour is where you'll want to be. Watch the England V Ireland Six Nations Rugby game and knock back the Irish cocktails courtesy of St Jameson's Irish Whiskey. The party continues after the game with live Irish music and there's a great all-day menu to keep those hunger pangs at bay.
Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House
Soho / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Seafood
Head to any Wright Brothers restaurant this St Patrick's Day and take advantage of a great special offer in honour of the day. Two guests ordering a platter of 12 oysters will each receive a complimentary pint of Guinness. Available from 12pm-6pm. To claim, just quote "St Patrick's Day platter" (offer subject to availability, does not included £1 oysters and can only be used once). Download
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Brasserie
Broadleaf, Bishopsgate's new restaurant, bar and sports lounge, are dishing up a delight this St Patrick's Day with their St Paddy's Day Bottomless Brunch. Tuck into two courses for £35 or three for £40 and enjoy classic Irish dishes such as beef and Guinness stew whilst bottomless drinks include Prosecco, Bloody Mary's, bottles of Heineken, house wine or Black Velvet cocktails (champagne and Guinness). Maximum time two hours on unlimited drinks. You can catch all the Six Nations rugby action there too! Download
West End / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
A hidden gem of a bar within St Martin's Lane London, Blind Spot have created a very special cocktail especially for St Patrick's Day. Get into the sprit of the occasion with the "Dublin Ireland" cocktail- a rich concoction of Jameson whiskey, Guinness reduction, apple compote, orange juice and Drambuie. Sounds good doesn't it! Download
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: Brasserie
In honour of its New York counterpart and the legendary St Patrick's Day parade held in the city every year, Balthazar London has created a variety of Irish specials in addition to their usual menu, to be served in both the bar and the restaurant from 16th-18th March. Download
The Ten Bells
City of London / Bar /
East London legend The Ten Bells celebrates its Irish heritage with a fantastic St Patrick's Day party planned for 2018. They've got "more craic than an Irish building site" so head on over and dance away to live Irish music, knock back pints of the black nectar and catch Ireland V England in the final round of the Six Nations. Download
Fitzrovia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Scandinavian
It may read Nordic in the name, but this London bar is as Irish as can be on St Patrick's Day with their fun filled St Paddy's Day bash. There's free shots of Guinness for bookings of over 6, a gold coin toss with prizes to be won and lots more craic along the way. Download
Clapham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
Get set for an almighty St Patrick's Day party at top Clapham party spot Gigalum this Saturday 17th March. DJs Hilton Caswell and Ben Yong will be providing the party tunes and there's special offers on Guinness and Irish cocktails to be had. With free entry, this place is going fill up fast. Download
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