WHERE TO CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY

It’s that time of year where everyone claims to be a little bit Irish – yes a great, great grandma on your dad’s side does count – and therefore, spends all day drinking. Hey we don’t make the rules. Heading to your local for a pint or five of the black stuff is great but if you want to take things up a notch, these are the best places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Homeboy

Why limit celebrations to one day when you can do St Paddy’s week? Homeboy is doing just that with five days of fun, including pop-ups from Slane Whiskey, Jawbox Gin and Silkie Whiskey. On the day itself, the bar will be hosting a boozy Irish brunch with bevs from Roe & Co Whiskey and live Irish music. Or you could just head to London’s smallest Irish pub hidden in the back of the bar for Guinness and some Six Nations action.

Weds 13th – Sun 17th March 2019
108 Essex Road, London N1 8LX
homeboybar.com

The Sun Tavern

With their epic selection of whiskey and poitin, The Sun Tavern is an obvious place to spend St Paddy’s Day but the fact they’re putting on a big ‘ol party makes it a must. The bar will be serving up three special Slane Irish Whiskey cocktails, including the Ryanair made framboise, strawberry jam, lemon and absinthe; Oyster Boy will be shucking free oysters; a Cèilidh band will lead the dancing; and then Suggs from Madness will hit the decks taking you through to the wee hours – yes, even on a Sunday.

Sun 17th March 2019, from 12pm
441 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AN
thesuntavern.co.uk

Peckham Springs

Jameson is teaming up with Peckham Springs to celebrate St Paddy’s Day – although they’re doing it a day early to coincide with the Six Nations. As well as watching the rugby, you can sip on Jameson cocktails and boilermakers, feast on whiskey-infused street food from The Suya Factory and enjoy some friendly competition with a load of retro games with live music keeping the party going post-final whistle. Oh and it’s FREE entry.

Sat 16th March, from 12pm
4-5 Dovedale Trading Estate, London, SE15 4QN
peckhamsprings.co.uk

Camden Market

Camden Market is playing host to an all-Irish music trail, featuring live performances in six locations across the Market. The food traders are getting in on the action too with themed specials, including a vegan steak and Guinness pie from Young Vegans, an Irish roast in a Yorkshire pudding wrap from Yorkshire Burrito, and Lucky Four Leaf Clover ice cream and chocolate stout sauce on a potato cake from Chin Chin Labs.

Sat 16th March 2019
Camden Market, London NW1 8AF
camdenmarket.com

Borough Market

As part of its nine day pop-up of Northern Irish food and drink, Borough Market will open especially on St Paddy’s Day. As well as the likes of Shortcross Gin, Millbay Oysters, Hillstown Brewery, cheese collective Indie Fude, Irish Black Butter and more showing off their produce, there’ll be cooking demos from celeb chef Paula McIntyre and Irish dancing to keep you entertained…perfect if you’re celebrating with the fam.

Sun 17th March 2019
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
boroughmarket.org.uk