Shenanigans – Portsmouth
This pub is the perfect place to house your St Paddy’s Day shenanigans. They claim to serve the best Guinness on the South Coast, and who are we to argue?! You’ll definitely have to go there and see for yourselves! They also boast trendy Porter House stouts and ales, award-winning whiskey and ‘Dingle Gin’, so you won’t be short of tasty tipples to keep you hydrated as you party in style to live contemporary folk music!
McCafferty’s Irish Bar – London
We can’t really make a list of the best drinking spots without featuring this gem! With an infectiously friendly atmosphere and mouth-wateringly good food and ales, this one’s a must-visit if you live within a ten/twenty/fifty-mile radius of Seven Kings! It’s a little haven where rugby, GAA, soccer and food fans alike can unite, watch the sport and tuck into some fresh, home-cooked meals. Authentic, family-owned, ever-welcoming, every city needs a bar like McCafferty’s.
Ganley’s Irish Bar – London
Guess what! We’ve found the craic! It’s right here on Morden Road! The friendly staff at Ganley’s will welcome you with that famous Irish hospitality and before you know it there’ll be tunes-a-playing, feet-a-tapping, stout-a-pouring, and the St Paddy’s Day party will be in full swing. But you can’t drink the ‘black custard’ on empty, so be sure to get in on their delicious pub dinners. Grills, burgers, curries and fried and battered sides, you’ll be well and truly set up for a night of celebrating the saint.
Fiddlers Elbow – Brighton
Brighton, we have found your pot of gold, and it’s filled with music, burgers, and some of the best Guinness in the city. At Fiddler’s Elbow, they embrace all things Irish, so when St Patrick’s Day finally arrives it’s like Christmas Day down there! And, like Christmas Day, drinking in the day is totally acceptable in the name of St Patrick (thanks, man!). In the words of Martha and the Vandellas, ‘There’ll be swinging swaying and music playing, dancing in the street’ when the Fiddler’s open their doors and host one of their famous street parties!
Molly Malones – Brighton
On March 17th this charming little Brighton boozer paints the town green as dressed-up party people pile in and the stouts and ales pour out! What is usually a lovely little place to chill out, watch live sport and enjoy a refreshing drink is suddenly the place to party and bounce about on the wooden floorboards. Yes, this is home to some of the best Irish parties this side of the Emerald Isle… who needs Temple Bar, are we right?!
O’Neill’s – Oxford
Live music, sporting events, lip-smackingly good menus, we are slightly jealous of anyone who’s lucky enough to have an O’Neill’s as their local. On the lead up to the big day they’ll be kicking off the celebrations early with live music, Six Nations action, fancy dress (not required but h3ly encouraged) and some awesome food and drink offers. So dig those giant Guinness hats out your wardrobe and head on down, pronto!