Where to Celebrate

If you’re in Dublin on March 17th, you’re in for a real treat. Every year, massive celebrations break out in the Southern Irish capital thanks to their patron saint, St. Patrick. And boy, do the Irish know how to party.

Amidst all the leprechauns, shamrocks, public parades, funfairs, ceilis and big, green foam hats with outrageous ginger beards - there’s some serious drinking to be done. We’ve put together a guide of the best places to party in Dublin on St. Paddy’s Day - here’s to drinking our body weight in Guinness, and painting the town green.


The award winning Porterhouse, opened in 1996 in the famous Temple Bar district, is Dublin’s first pub brewery – and is a must stop on any St Paddy’s Day celebrations. Set over three storeys, the rustic pub boasts atmospheric lighting and wooden decor – but the jewel within its crown is, without doubt, the beer. With no added “extras”, no additives or enhancing chemicals in their beer, this is the place to come for a genuine, local and fresh hand-crafted beer or stout ale. Their extensive pub food menu is also worth taking a look at – with everything from Irish stews to bangers and mash.

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The Merry Ploughboy

The Merry Ploughboy pulls out all the stops on this special day, and is a perfect stop off after the exciting St Patrick’s Day parade. Voted best dinner and entertainment venue in Ireland five times, it’s no surprise why this authentic Irish haunt welcomes crowds through its doors each March 17th. With an all-day music session, boasting foot tapping, sing-a-long Irish songs - you’ll be able to drink, be merry and have a good bit of craic.

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Bad Bobs

The award winning Bad Bobs is not quite a pub, not quite a club – but the perfect hybrid. Spread across five floors, each with a unique vibe - this large, characterful venue is a hot spot for St Paddy’s Day partying. With live music every night – St Paddy’s Day being no exception – this is an awesome place to celebrate. With everything from liqueur filled Irish coffees, to a huge range of cocktails, to a full menu dedicated solely to whiskey. There’s even a lively roof terrace, where you can spill out with your tipple to continue the party outdoors.


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The Auld Dubliner

For the traditional Irish experience, this is the place for you. Nestled right within the heart of the famous Temple Bar area, as soon as you step foot through the door, you’ll be swept up amidst the warm and friendly Irish atmosphere. Renowned for hosting carefully selected Celtic live music and rustling up hearty Irish food – including the world famous Auld Dub All Day Breakfast – you’re sure to be well entertained here.

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Grogan’s Castle Lounge

Decked out with polished wood panels and quirky lighting, as well as eclectic and bizarre artwork lining the walls – this is one pit stop you won’t forget in a hurry. This traditional Irish drinking institution is a great little place to start your day – its relaxed, shabby-chic charm, attracts laid back regulars and visitors alike. Located on the vibrant Grafton Street, this is an ideal place to line your stomachs before a day of Paddy’s Day partying.

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Vintage Cocktail Club

This exclusive, late night cocktail bar in the heart of Dublin city centre is a must see on your St Paddy’s Day celebrations. Its refined, speak-easy vibe attracts varied clientele from across the city and further afield. Boasting a vintage ambience with its candle lit backdrop and retro surroundings, the Vintage Cocktail Club is a throwback to the golden age of prohibition bars and silent move starlets. The extensive, award winning cocktail menu is sure to have something for everyone, and is certain to kick start your St Paddy’s Day celebrations in style.

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The Long Hall

Long Hall is one unmissable boozer. As one of the oldest pubs in the whole of Dublin, it preserves a traditional Victorian atmosphere with its thick mahogany interiors, antique chandeliers and mirrored bar. Characterised by its jovial bar staff and characterful regulars - this is a great haunt to grab yourselves a Guinness or two, and soak up all that St Paddy’s Day celebrations.

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Last Updated - 09/10/2018