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.
The Sun Tavern x Three Sheets
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 teaming up with Dalston cocktail bar Three Sheets this year makes it a must. The bar will be serving up five special Slane Irish Whiskey cocktails, including the Shamrock Gimlet (Slane Irish Whiskey, wood sorrel and white wine); Oyster Boy will be shucking free oysters; a live Irish trad band will provide the music during the day; and DJ Drew McConnell will hit the decks taking you through to the wee hours.
Tues 17th March 2020, from 12pm
441 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AN
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 14th March 2020
Camden Market, London NW1 8AF
All three Boxpark sites are getting in on the St Paddy's Day action with a RCRD Shop takeover plus Ceilidh With Us performance in Shoreditch; a special Irish pop and rock-themed Massaoke in Croydon; and Shamrock Sessions featuring Barn Storm performing live in Wembley.
Sat 14th & Sun 15th March 2020
Shoreditch, Croydon & Wembley
Milroy's of Spitalfields
Teeling Whiskey will be in the house at Milroy’s of Spitalfields on St Patrick's Day, with each floor serving a special Teeling Whiskey menu. It'll be kicking off in the ground floor whisky bar too with Mother Shuckers doing the oysters, fiddlers doing the music and Milroy's will be doing the whisky.
Tues 17th March 2020
76 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6LY
Do St Patrick's Day in style at Richard Corrigan's Mayfair restaurant. There's a special three-course lunch, with the likes of charred baby leeks with Irish wild mussels, Tipperary rib of Guinness-baked beef and the famous Corrigan’s Royal Fish Pie, with live Irish music to kick off the celebrations. Corrigan's will then be putting on Irish specials like collar of bacon with hispi cabbage, stewed Irish braised lamb neck, and Donegal Ct. bread & butter pudding throughout the week.
Sun 15th - Sun 22nd March 2020
28 Upper Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London W1K 7EH
Get ready to sing your heart out as Karaoke Rumble is taking over Peckham Springs with a special Irish-themed event that's a mix of karaoke and game show. Belt out your fave Ronan Keating, Bono, Westlife and Sinead O'Connor tunes and try to make it through to the final - you'll have to impress the audience and survive obstacles thrown by the host though.
Sat 14th March 2020
4-5 Dovedale Trading Estate, London SE15 4QN