The luck of the Irish is truly with us this year: Saint Patrick’s Day is falling on a Saturday, and you know what that means! It’s time to don your best leprechaun costume and paint the streets green as you drink and gallivant your way around all of the best Irish pubs, street parades and Saint Paddy’s festivals Perth has to offer.
It might not be a public holiday, but since this weekend’s basically the only non-long weekend in March, we’ll take it. We hope you like corned beef, cabbage and Guinness: here are all the best places to celebrate this Saint Patrick’s Day in Perth.
You’ve gotta love the Irish. On Saint Paddy’s Day at Durty Nelly’s, you can get a $26 Irish Buffet Breakfast with Guinness, Club Orange or Irish Coffee from 7am. Yes—seven o’clock in the morning.There’s also local Irish entertainment throughout the day and prizes (for what, the mind can only begin to imagine).
The Irish Club of WA
In a similar fashion, The Irish Club of WA is serving up Irish brekky from 8am for Saint Patrick’s Day, with food available all day from then on, live music and the Six Nations Ireland v England game on live and loud for all the sports lovers out there.
Saint Patrick’s Day at The Dock
Jump on board the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations by hitting up The Dock, our fave port-side pop-up. They’ll have Guinness on tap, Tullamore Dew whiskey pouring all day long, and non-stop Irish hits for you to dance to (we’re not sure what those are, but we’re sure to find out).
Down at Paddy’s, they can’t even wait ’til the day of Saint Patrick’s itself to start celebrating. They’re running celebratory, countdown specials for the whole week leading up to and including Saint Patrick’s Day! Read: $7 Guinness Pints and $12 Guinness Pie with mash, pea puree and gravy. Mmm, hearty.
Saint Patrick’s Weekender At An Sabin
The fellows down at An Sabin are so flippin’ excited for Saint Patrick’s Day that they are throwing a whole weekend of festivities to celebrate. Head down for the pre-party on Friday and then early Saturday morning for Irish breakfast, partying into the day with live music and entertainment. Finish the weekend off and cure your hangover at their Sunday Sesh, 'Irish Style’—whatever that means!
Not an Irish Pub, but definitely a damn good place to hang out, Prince Lane is getting amongst the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Perth. They’re offering up a bunch of specials including $8 Guinness Pints and $7 Jameson’s. Located in the heart of Perth City, you can literally paint the town green from here.
One of Perth’s most loved Irish pubs, J.B. O’Reilly’s is throwing their doors wide open for Saint Paddy’s Day, open 7.30am ’til midnight with a full Irish breakfast, live music, and Irish dancers putting on four shows at intervals throughout the day. They’re even rolling into Sunday with breakfast rolls and Sunday Roast’s all day from 10am, to cure your hangover blues.
Saint Patrick’s Day Festival
Perhaps the most famous Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in Perth, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Family Fun Day is back taking over the streets of Leederville yet again this year. Follow the parade down Newcastle street and onto Oxford, before turning up Vincent street and heading toward Leederville Oval where food stalls and live music and entertainment await.
If the parade gets all too much, you can pull in at Fibber McGee's from 9am and celebrate Saint Paddy’s there instead. You know the drill by now: Irish beers, Irish food, Irish music, Irish dancers. They’ve also got a pretty sweet little alfresco bar so you can enjoy your morning Guinness while watching the parade go by.
Get out of the pub and soak up some early autumn rays at this Saint Paddy’s inspired festival at Mueller Park—Paddy’s Paddock. Think festival-style bars packed full of Irish favourites like Guinness, Kilkenny, Magners, Bulmers and Paddy’s Green Lager! Plus, entertainment from some of Perth’s best Irish acts and a bunch of Irish fare—think beef and Guinness pies, stews and roast meat rolls.
One of Perth’s original Irish Pubs, it’s hard to go past Rosie O’Grady’s as the spot to celebrate Saint Paddy’s. They’ll be open from 10am dishing out a bunch of food and beer specials, and live bands will be playing all day. Standard Irish shenanigans.
The Woodvale Tavern
If Irish breakfast and a whole day of partying isn’t your style, you might prefer Irish Night at The Woodvale Tavern. From 7pm there’ll be live Irish music and dancers, but be careful, because the $8 Guinness Pint offers only run for the first hour!
The Belgian Beer Cafe
Ireland’s biggest day out and Belgium’s best beers combine for this Saint Patrick’s Day blowout. It’s not every year that Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday but when it does, and you’re celebrating at a Belgian beer hall, you best be prepared.
Want more? Here are all our favourite Irish pubs in Perth.
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