The Carouser’s Bar Editor Daniela guides you through St Patrick’s in London.
When I think about St Patrick’s Day, I often think of drunken leprechauns with ginger beards dressed in green. That and half-naked drunk Irish men running around the streets of their native land… I am not complaining. However, the origins of this celebrations has nothing to do with drunkenness, nakedness or leprechauns. This is a religious day set to mark the death of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. But, let’s face it drinking is much more fun so we can see how the festivities have derailed. Here are The Carouser‘s recommendations for how to get green this St Patrick’s Day.
12pm-1am Monday 13- Sunday 19 March (check website for opening times for specific days)
Join Waxy O’Connor’s on celebrating St Patrick’s Day (more like week). Expect whisky and Guinness tastings, live music, rugby and even a parade throughout the week. If you want to celebrate all week, Waxy’s got you covered.
7pm-10pm, Friday 17 March – $1-5
Celebrate Paddy’s day with the best of Father Ted. We are told to expect G & Tea cocktails, Mrs Doyle’s cakes, prizes for best character costumes and the view of one of London’s biggest screens. What is even better is that you have the opportunity to see 3 episodes of your own choosing -vote in the poll on the event wall.
8pm till late Friday 17 March, $5
If you, like us, are a fan of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ this might be the event for you. The Windmill bar is transforming into the famous Paddy’s Pub featuring a talent show, live covers of Irish artists from Thin Lizzy to Rubber Bandits and more. There will also be an Irish Dancing Competition, so bring along your best dancing shoes.
Dress code: Green (Man)
8pm-3am, Friday 17 March, Free entry
If you rather stick to what you know, the Big Red is celebrating St Patrick’s shenanigans, with live music and DJs playing your favourite Punk Rock, Celtic, traditional and folk tunes. I’ve also heard there will be green pints? Let’s go find out.
10pm-3am, Friday 17 March, $3
Head over to Slim Jims and try out The Pogues’ very own blended whisky, The Carouser team have already tried it and we highly recommend it. To compliment your whisky, expect giveaways and a special Paddy’s day playlist, with plenty of Irish themed tunes.