Based on stats from recent years, on the average day,
perhaps just your garden variety overcast Wednesday, Guinness sells about 7.6
million glasses of its beverage the world round. Though on one special day in
March, that figure explodes in a dark geyser to nearly double. As the Chicago
River runs green in celebration, over 13 million glasses of the black gold goes
down the hatch on St Patrick's Day, nearly two full sized Olympic swimming pools
of the stuff. This guide is designed with those looking to do their part in
emptying said pools in mind, who need to find a St Patrick's Day celebratory hot spot,
to eat, drink and laugh away the day.
NewBliss | Brisbane QLD
Get the day off to a flying start with a traditional brekky
feast. Those who enjoy a hearty breakfast can devour the Irish breakfast roll
with pork sausages, bacon and eggs with black and white Clonakilty pudding
served in a fresh baguette. The day after, a full Irish breakfast will also
work toward curing the effects of a late night St Patrick’s day celebration.
Lounge | Melbourne VIC
of Melbourne’s premier nightclubs for over 20 years, Chaise Lounge is still
keeping it real with an RnB and hip-hop vibe underground on Queen Street.
Chaise Lounge is pressing pause on all that for one day in March and going all
out for St Patrick’s Day. Hang out surrounded by plush, elegant lounges till
late, taking advantage of the St Patrick's Day drinks specials.
Hotel | New Farm QLD
Sarah Calderwood Duo will be laying down some traditional Irish folk tunes at
the Brunswick, while the crowd wave around creamy Kilkenny pints and sample
hearty Irish fare. In an effort to raise the level of shenanigans, a four-leaf
clover has been hidden somewhere inside the venue, the finder of which will win
a prize. Unwind in the vibrant hotel’s plush dining room or soak up the
pulsating Brunswick Street vibe outside in the airy timber-lined garden bar.
on Wygonda | Roleystone WA
An authentic, traditional Irish buffet is lined up at
Windows on Wygonda, bringing in the hungry locals and St Patrick's Day celebrators to
dine with songs of the Irish hillside in their ears. Patrons can look forward
picturesque views of tree-filled hills and nearby valleys through floor to
ceiling glass windows.
Last Jar | Melbourne VIC
looking for an authentic Irish pub in Melbourne’s CBD for St Patrick's Day celebrations, jig on in to The Last Jar on Elizabeth Street. Irish breakfast will be
hitting tables from 8am, live Irish music will fill the air all day long and of
course Guinness, Kilkenny and Magners will be flowing like a wild river.
Tuck’s Irish House | Mandurah WA
the ultimate Irish indulgence, it’s hard to go past a hearty grill feast with
juicy steak, Irish pork sausages, rashers and black pudding. What better day to
loosen the belt slightly and partake in a proper Irish meal? A pint of Kilkenny
might be called for afterwards too.
Irish Bar & Restaurant | Mt Tamborine QLD
up hearty meals at the top of the Gold Coast hinterland is Clancy’s Irish Bar
& Restaurant, sitting mighty and proud on Main Street in North Tamborine. Likely
to be filled with cheerful St Patrick's Day revellers, the usual lively vibe will be
turning up a notch. Enjoy an Irish coffee in the charming timber setting and
toast to old Saint Patrick.
you’re in search of more St Patrick’s Day events, see
our further guide here.