Saint Patrick’s Day festivities have been ramping up this weekend, with the main day taking place this Wednesday 17 March, and we’re jumping for joy like the jolly little leprechauns we are. It’s time to trawl your wardrobes for green, fill your pockets with gold and skip on down to all of the best Irish pubs and dance floors Perth has to offer.
We hope you like Guinness, here are all the best places to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Perth.
Get your Irish on at Durty Nelly’s this Saint Paddy’s day. Celebrating their 23rd St Patrick’s Day, for the first time in history, they’re taking over Shafto Lane with a Guinness Garden, allowing punters even more space to enjoy perfect pints, live music, Irish dancing & more.
Pull up a seat at Fibber McGee’s in Leederville and enjoy an epic feed and a few rounds of drinks while taking in live Irish music, dancing and more. It is Saint Paddy’s day so drinking lots and lots of Guinness is applauded, we suggest taking a pitcher—it lasts longer.
The Irish Club of WA
The fellas down at The Irish Club are giving us a full day of Irish bliss this year. With live bands playing from 8am and dancing from 9am, you can start soaking up the music, dancing, and food bright and early.
The Galway Hooker
Head down to the beach to shake your shamrocks at The Galway Hooker’s Saint Patrick’s day party. Come for the Irish buffet brekky at 8am and stay for the giveaways, dancing and Irish tunes. Happy Saint Paddy’s Day to us.
We’re pretty sure we’ve struck gold with this venue, a local treasure as far as Irish pubs go. Call in sick to work because you’ve got a date with JB O’Reilly’s and it’s set to be a big one considering they’re open from 8am until midnight. They’ve got a grand lineup of dancers and live music so be sure to head in early or you might miss the craic.
Johnny Fox’s is throwing open their doors for a full day of celebrations. Drop by early for the full Irish breakfast, face painters and photobooth, then stick around to watch Irish dancers and live music from headline act, Fieldsy, who have a set list packed full of heart-swelling Cranberries and Corrs covers.
The Woodvale Tavern
On Saint Paddy’s Day at The Woodvale Tavern, dressing up is highly encouraged if not insisted upon—and we’re totally here for it. Embrace your inner leprechaun, order a grand Irish fare and enjoy $8 Guinness specials or Irish themed cocktails. There’s a glorious lineup of live tunes and an appearance by the talented dancers from The Keady Upton Academy. They’re pretty fantastic, so we don’t recommend challenging them to a jig-off.
Fenians Irish Pub
Our favourites down at Fenians are giving us all the emerald isle-worthy celebrations with Irish food, Irish music and Irish dancers. Thirsty? Order one of Fenians famous Irish Cocktail Towers, it’ll knock your green socks off.
The Island Brewhouse
Spending St Pat’s day on an Isle at an Irish owned brewery? How very Irish of us. Skip on down to Elizabeth Quay after work for a pint of Guinness and some live music. Or just ditch the 9-5 gig altogether and make the most of the special whiskey tasting.
We’ve found it; the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s at An Sibin in Northbridge. Gather all ye Irish folk dressed in emerald green and dance a jig or two. With live bands and breakfast on ‘til 1pm, you really can't go wrong.
Want more? Here are all our favourite Irish pubs in Perth.
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