Known for their tough livers and love of potatoes, the Irish know how to have a good time. So it only seems right that we give you guys the low down on where to eat, drink and be merry this St Patrick’s Day in Sydney. Don your green get-ups and settle in for the long haul with a beef and Guinness pie and a pint of dark brew, cause it’s gonna be a looonng day, to be sure, to be sure.
Keg & Brew
The Keg & Brew team are putting a bit of an Irish twist on their menus for the day with a Guinness beef pie served up with champ mash and minted mushy peas and gravy making an appearance this week. If you're feeling a little crazy (and hungry) you can make that pie into a double stack for only $16.50! Couple that with a Guinness (schooners are $6.50 and pints are $8) and you'll have yourself a very jolly St Paddy's Day.
A troupe of Irish dancers from the Eastern Suburbs’ Callanan Academy of Dance will be jigging their way to The Dog this St Paddy's Day from 5.3pm - 8.30pm. There'll be a "jig for a jug" competition where you could win jugs of beer as well as a whole lot of Irish glory.
St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
Kicking off your Paddy’s Day celebration at The Mercantile Hotel, Australia’s longest standing Irish pub is absolutely a no-brainer. Famous for a reason, breakfast will set you back $50 and includes a traditional Irish feed, all the drinks you desire, great tunes throughout the day and a performance by the Currie-Henderson Academy of Irish Dancing.
To celebrate this year, The Glenmore is launching a rooftop Guinness pop-up bar, complete with Irish food specials and live entertainment. The Guinness will be flowing from 5pm… need we say more?
The Wild Rover
After such a raging success last year, The Wild Rover is bringing back their winning formula for celebrating St Patrick’s Day. By that we mean a menu packed with freshly shucked oysters and spuds doused with Guinness gravy as well as a cocktail list starring Jameson Irish whisky to get the party started. Kicking off at 2pm, there will be live music and good times all afternoon and well into the evening.
Arguably the best way to celebrate St Paddy’s Day is at an authentic Irish pub, right? It’s a classic for a reason, people. Well, this Thursday it’s business as usual at Trinity Bar, who are doing what they do best; supplying the Irish charm and shenanigans all damn day. Their Irish lamb stew is back on the menu and just in time because it goes perfectly with a pint of Guinness and head to toe green.
Dove & Olive
St Patrick’s Day has taken over the Dove & Olive with food with an Irish twist (give us ALL the Guinness beef pies) as well as Guinness schooners for $6.50 and pints for $8. There'll also be the ever-comforting curry chips which is a match made in heaven when washed down with some of the "black stuff".
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