Here's What's On Near You for St Patrick's Day

Here's What's On Near You for St Patrick's Day

15 March 2020 • 8 min read

Looking for somewhere to spend Paddy’s Day? Here's what’s on near you 👇

Paddy's Day is on 17th March this year, meaning it's not long now until the festivities begin.  With plenty of venues celebrating the day with giveaways, dancing, traditional Irish food, traditional music and plenty of alcohol, there's bound to be something on near you. So check out our list of events on near you this St Patrick's Day.


  • North vs Midlands vs South Bar Crawl

The legendary North vs Midlands vs South bar crawl is back. Hosted by CODE, tickets for this Paddy’s Day event start from as little as £3. It’s always a massive do, so if you’re up for taking part in the best bar crawl in Sheffield – make sure you grab some tickets here.

  • Bar One Celebration

The University of Sheffield’s Student Union is putting on an all-day St Patrick’s Day celebration at Bar One, with a bunch of different Irish drinks offers, Irish burgers and a few giveaways. It’s deffo worth a visit. Head to the Union from 11am onwards for some great craic. Find out more here.

  • Cocktail Masterclass

Hallam Union’s Hospitality Society is teaming up with Kettle Black to put on a cocktail masterclass from 7:30pm, including prosecco on arrival and two cocktails/mocktails of your choice (what a winner!). Want to get involved? Get tickets here.


  • All-Day St Patrick's Day Festival

Beckett’s all-day St Patrick’s Day Festival is definitely worth a visit. From midday on the 17th March, the festival has everything from themed live bands, giveaways, DJs, performers and discounted food and drink. There’s even free Guinness on offer for the first 200 people (so get there early!). If you’re at a loose end this Paddy’s Day, definitely check it out.

  • St Patrick's Day Ceilidh

Fancy doing something different this Paddy’s Day? Why not head down the Refectory for a St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh? Hosted by Leeds University Student Union’s Irish Dancing Society, the ceilidh is your chance to learn traditional Irish dancing - and there's no better time to learn. All profits from tickets are donated to Leeds Irish Health and Homes, check it out here.

  • Bongo’s Bingo

Bongo’s is back and better than ever. This St Patrick’s Day Special is on for two days, for both the 17th and 18th March (meaning double the fun). Grab some tickets and have an absolute blast (if you can find any tickets left). Find out more here.


  • Student Union Celebration

Newcastle University’s Student Union’s legendary Paddy’s Day event is back. Celebrate the best day of the year with live Irish buskers on all day, live DJs, free Guinness, karaoke and much more. With drinks from £3, it's the place to be this St Patrick’s Day. Head to Luther’s Bar at the SU from midday. Find out more here.

  • Paddy's Day Party

Hosted by Northumbria’s Student Union and Habita, this Paddy’s Day Party celebrates all things Irish. The event has live music, face painting, street food, and even a glitter station (what a winner). From 11am until gone midnight, it’s deffo worth a visit. Find out more here.

  • Blanc

If you fancy getting on it earlier, Blanc is open from 10:30am for their Paddy’s Day celebration (bingo). With an ulster fry up and free themed merch, it’s definitely worth heading down. Bar Blanc is open until 11pm, so you can literally stay out all day. Find out more here.

  • Filthy’s

Filthy’s is open from midday until the early hours of the morning, so if you fancy an evening do - it’s perfect. Pints are just £3 all day if you get a wristband, so head to their Facebook page to reserve a spot. Entry is free all day, and you can even reserve a table for up to 20 people for free!


  • Damn Good Does Paddy's Day

Head over to Damn Good to celebrate St Patrick’s Day the right way. Hosted by the University of East Anglia, Damn Good always gets it right. Plus, you can get in the spirit and wear some green clothing to join in with their fancy dress. Tickets are going fast, so grab some while you can here.

  • BrewDog

Head down to BrewDog on Queen Street for their Paddy’s Day party. Showcasing their fave Irish Beers, BrewDog is the perfect place to go if you fancy spending the day day-drinking with some quirky brews. Find out more here.


  • Bongo’s Bingo

Had a go at Bongo’s Bingo yet? If not, then now’s your chance! Bongo’s is famous up and down the country for their alternative take on traditional bingo, and their St Patrick’s Special is deffo the place to be this year. Head down to the Rialto Plaza for a fab night. Find out more here.

  • Impulse

For Paddy’s Day this year, Club Impulse are putting on a DJ from 2pm to celebrate. With mini Guinness shots, drinks offers and loads of fun, Impulse is the place to be. Find out more here.

  • BOOM

BOOM are pulling out all the stops this year, and have even got a real life Leprechaun for the celebrations! With £1.60 drinks, a bunch of free giveaways, free sweets and music for everyone, BOOM has got it all going on this Paddy’s Day. Head down to JJ’s to celebrate.

  • Greene King

If you’re looking to spend the evening out, head down to the Greene King Pub. They’re putting on a massive Paddy’s Day themed disco and karaoke night, so warm up your vocal cords, grab your best mates and sing the night away. Find out more here.


  • Cheeky Tuesdays

The only thing that makes Cheeky Tuesdays at Oceana even cheekier is combining it with St Patrick’s Day. With green confetti, free shamrock sunglasses, free leprechaun hats and even glow-sticks, Cheeky’s has everything you need. Plus, there’s 50% off all drinks before 11pm… what a winner.

  • Popworld

Popworld are putting on a St Patrick’s special, which is perfect for those on a budget. With £1.50 drinks, £1 tickets and buckets loads of Irish music, how can you say no? Find out more here.


  • Bingo Lingo

Is there a better excuse for Bingo Lingo than Paddy’s Day? With dance-offs, prizes and ridiculous rounds, there’s a bunch of excitement on offer. Doors open from 6pm, with the first game from 7pm. Head down to Komedia for the best way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Find out more here.


  • Molly Malone’s

The king of Irish pubs, Molly Malone’s, is bringing us the ultimate St Patrick’s Day party. With a (really) long weekend packed full of activities, including raffles, freebies and even impersonators, you’re bound to have a blast. Find out more here.

  • Irish Open Mic at The Lion and Lobster

Fancy doing something different? Try the Irish Open Mic night at the Lion and Lobster. With a bunch of great entertainment, and slightly more chill vibes than the usual club night, this is the perfect way to spend the evening. The pub’s pen from 11am, with entertainment from 7pm. Find out more here.


  • St Patrick’s Day Big Night Out Tour

Why go to one place for Paddy’s day, when you can go to them all? Portmouth University’s St Patrick’s Day Big Night Out Tour is back, bringing you access to five venues across the city. With tickets at only £6, it’s deffo the place to be. Find out more here.

  • St Patrick’s Day Quiz Night: The Jolly Sailor

If a night out isn’t your scene, why not head down to the Jolly Sailor? Their St Patrick’s Day Quiz Night is running from 8pm, and is the perfect way to celebrate all things Irish. Brush up on your knowledge, grab your pals and head down for a chance to win the £100 cash prize! Find out more here.

  • The Brewers Tap

The Brewers Tap are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with tasty beer and live Irish music. With Irish beer on tap and free entry, it’s worth a visit. Head down from 5pm for the festivities. Find out more here.


  • The Siren’s Calling

With authentic Irish music and traditional Irish dancing, head down to The Siren’s Calling in Portishead for a blast this Paddy’s Day. With Green Beer, Irish Stout, Bailey’s and Irish whiskey all available, it’s bound to be a blast. Find out more here.

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