The luck of the Irish is truly with us this year: Saint Patrick’s Day is falling on a Sunday. 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.
We hope you like corned beef, cabbage and Guinness, here are all the best places to celebrate this Saint Patrick’s Day in Perth.
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. Plus, you can get into the spirit early this year by heading down on Friday and celebrating with $6 Guinness pints.
The Irish Club Of WA
In a similar fashion, The Irish Club of WA is celebrating with three days of great Irish food. Plus, they’re kicking it up a notch on Saturday and Sunday with amazing Irish bands and dancing. On St Pat’s Day, you can even treat yourself to a full Irish brekky (pint included, of course).
Saint Patrick’s Weekender At An Sabin
The fellows down at An Sabin are so 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 stay all weekend for the rugby and Gaelic football. There’s live music and entertainment all weekend long, so you’re never short of a good time.
Not an Irish Pub, but definitely a damn good place to hang out, Prince Lane is getting among the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Perth. They’re offering up a bunch of specials including $6 pints of Guinness, Kilkenny and Jameson. 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. They’re open 8am until midnight with a full Irish breakfast, live music and Irish dancers putting on four shows at intervals throughout the day. They’re even open on the Friday and Saturday with a host of Irish bands getting you excited for St Patrick’s Day.
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 towards 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 outdoor 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 in 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. Stop by their St Pat’s party, which runs from midday to late, and take in the live music while you enjoy their food specials and other amazing giveaways.
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 12pm there’ll be live Irish music and dancers and $8.50 Guinness and Kilkenny. If you’re really feeling the spirit, you can even dress up in the orange, white and green.
Osborne Park and Subiaco
Formally Paddy Maguires, this Irish pub goes hard with both their amazing food and their love of Irish culture. Now open in Subiaco and Osborne Park, Mooney’s has traditional Irish sandwiches as well as Irish breakfasts and dinner foods that'll keep you happy on Saint Pat's Day.
Want more? Here are all our favourite Irish pubs in Perth.
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