Craic Dealers - The Best St Paddy's Parties in Town

Shake your shamrocks at these epic Irish-themed events.

Any excuse to get on the Irish coffees before midday. These places are bringing the craic for St Patrick's this year, so don't miss out on the shenanigans. Warning: you might need the luck of the Irish when Wednesday morning rolls around...

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with Phileas Fogg - Tuesday 17th March

He travelled the world in 80 days, but we reckon Mr Fogg took an extended vacay on the Emerald Isle for the craic, cos why wouldn't he? He's bringing the spirit of Ireland to London with the ultimate St Patrick's Day celebrations across his venues.

Rock up to Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration and prepare for a right ole' St Paddy's Day knees-up. An Irish fiddler will be getting you into the groove as you sip on Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, refreshing Guinness stout, and Hop House larger.

Or sail over to Mrs Fogg's Dockside Drinkery where you'll be treated to a live traditional Irish Ceilidh band to get those toes tapping. If you wanna hit the treble, head to Mr Fogg's Tavern to check out the delicious Tullamore D.E.W Irish whiskey menu which'll wash down Fanny McGee's Guinness Lamb Stew a treat. 

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration,1A Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HH
Mr Fogg's Tavern, 58 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4EA
Mrs Fogg's Dockside Drinkery & Distillery, 37 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS

Learn more about all of Mr (and Mrs) Fogg's intrepid bars here

The Little Yellow Door's Paddy's Portobello Crawl - Saturday 14th March

If there's one day of the year that lends itself to an almighty bar crawl, it's St Patrick's. Grab yer wan and get ready to party down Portobello Road in search of Paddy's Pot of Gold. The Little Yellow Door joins forces with local Notting Hill icons for the ultimate West London craic. Start the day with their outrageously fun brunch French Toast Jenga, anyone?) then get on the sauce with a series of one-off rainbow coloured tipples in some of Notting Hill's most notorious bars, from The Ginstitute to Trailer Happiness, before finding that pot of gold back at The Little Yellow Door (which looks a lot like a glistening Golden Martini made with Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey, if you ask us.) 

The Little Yellow Door, 6-8 All Saints Road, London, W11 1HH  

Read more about The Little Yellow Door here

The Sun Tavern X Three Sheets X Slane Irish Whiskey - Tuesday 17th March

This Bethnal Green bar celebrates Irish Whiskey 365 days a year, but when it comes to St Patrick's Day, they go HAM. This is one of the busiest days in The Sun Tavern's calendar, and the party vibes are pretty much endless. This year they've teamed up with Slane Irish Whiskey and award-winning bar Three Sheets to create a limited-edition cocktail menu, and an Oyster Boy will be on hand from 7pm - 9pm to dish out free oysters for anyone looking to get lucky with a good shucking this Paddy's. Plus for one night only, there's Guinness is on tap. Get ready, this is gonna be the right old knees up to end all knees ups!

441 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN

Wanna know more about The Sun Tavern? Read our low-down over here!

Mark's Bar St Patrick's Feast - Tuesday 17th March

We get it, St Patrick's is all about the boozing. But you don't wanna over-do it and be passed out in the corner of the pub before the sun has even set, so filling up on delicious grub is essential. Mark's Bar has you sorted with their special menu of four Roe & Co Irish whiskey cocktails paired to a menu of mini Irish-inspired dishes. Expect treats like an Irish Highball with stout-battered Dublin Bay prawns and The Dubliner cocktail alongside Glenarm Estate striploin and bearnaise sauce. Our kinda Celtic celebration. 

Tickets £45 each. Mark's Bar, 16 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS

Wanna know what else you can expect from Mark's Bar? We got you.

Homeboy's Week-Long Celebration - Friday 13th to Wednesday 18th

This St Paddy's day, it's go big or go Homeboy. If you choose the latter prepare to embrace the craic for a whole goddamn week. Makes sense, it's arguably the best Irish bar in London. They're teaming up with some of Ireland’s best whiskey brands for nightly cocktail takeovers, tastings, live music, and epic Irish hospitality. If you make it to St Paddy's Day you'll find Roe & Co cocktails, spoken word poetry, music... you name it. These guys aren't messing about, neither should you. 

108 Essex Rd, Islington, London N1 8LX

Learn more about this epic Irish bar over here

Boxpark Turns Irish - 14th/15th March

You want to get into the St Paddy's day spirit. But you're also not the kind of maniac that gets trounced on a Tuesday night. BOXPARK has your back by bringing its Irish celebrations to the weekend. Ceilis, comedians and Jameson cocktails - what more could you want? They've got a bunch of fun stuff happening across their Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley sites on 14th & 15th, so check the events on their website to see what's going down.  

Feast of St Patrick at Balthazar - Tuesday 17th March

It makes sense that this mega swish brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden would wanna celebrate St Patrick's Day in style. It hailed all the way from NYC, and we all know everyone in NYC thinks they're Irish. We can get on board with that wishful thinking. Their celebrations are manifesting themselves in one helluva Irish feast, including a platter of six Carlingford oysters to be washed down with their Black Velvet cocktail specially mixed Guinness and Blanquette de Limoux. 

4-6 Russell St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ

Learn more about Balthazar London over here. And if you're intrigued by the NYC original, tap over here.

Club de Fromage St Patrick's Day Party - Saturday 14th March

Say you will, say you won't... but we reckon if you love a dose of hardcore cheese, you absolutely will f*cking love this party of Irish guilty pleasures heading to the Islington Academy for St Patrick's Day. Dig out your green (it's basically mandatory) and get ready to dance the night away fueled up on Guinness to the likes of Westlife, Boyzone, B*Witched, The Corrs and Jedward. It's gonna be wild, and you might get lucky and pull a leprechaun. C'est la vie!

O2 Islington Academy, Angel, N1 0PS

Smith & Wollensky + Slane Irish Whiskey St Paddy's Party - 17th March

Ain't no party like a Slane Irish Whiskey party 'cos a Slane Irish Whiskey Party brings ALL the Celtic vibes. We're talking live music by stomping Irish band Blag who will be belting out all the Irish classics, PLUS a sh*t loada Irish food, like whiskey cured gravlax and John Stone Swinging Tomahawk steaks served bowl-food style. Hell yeah! And just cos this is an Irish Whiskey party doesn't mean there won't be plenty of Guinness to keep you going. It all kicks off from 6:30pm at Smith & Wollensky and tickets are £25 each and include two cocktails and food. 

Smith & Wollensky, John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6HT

Guinness Takeover at The Taproom, Brixton - 12th-17th March

It's not a St Patrick's Day celebration without plenty of the black stuff, baby. For 5 days at Brixton Village’s Taproom, they're putting an Irish twist on their line-up of South London craft beers & hosting a bad-ass Guinness takeover. They'll still be running an awesome roster of beers from suppliers within the local community, but it's gonna be topped up with fun hats, bunting, 3D foam printing (ever wanted to see your face on the head of your Guinness? Now's your chance!), samplings of Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, Hop House 13 Irish lager, and of course, plenty of Guinness. Sláinte!

Taproom Brixton Village, Unit 43-44 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8PR