Food & Drink

St. Patrick’s Day in Sydney

Get out your best green clothes, memorise a limerick or two and get ready to appreciate some Irish culture.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Australia are jampacked with great banter, delicious traditional Irish tucker, drinks and folk music, bringing people of all walks together for the Irish holiday. But where is the best place for you to be part of the festivities? We’ve got you covered with our top Sydney picks.


The Buena Hotel

The Buena Hotel

Mosman’s favourite pub is really getting into the Irish festivities. Get yourself a pint of Guinness or an Irish Espresso Martini to go with your mouth watering Angus Beef and Guinness Pie. Or, go for the Slow Roasted Lamb with all the trimmings! This beautiful and well-known establishment is a brilliant option for all of your Paddy’s Day celebrations.

76 Middle Head Road, Mosman
The Royal Leichhardt

The Royal Leichhardt

The Royal Leichhardt is channelling their inner Leprechaun, serving Irish Coffee’s and Guinness, and of course a traditional Beef and Skillet Pie. Where better than the Royal to celebrate a fantastic day? The gorgeous venue is a Leichhardt staple and has been at the height of the Leichhardt hospitality business for over 125 years.

156 Norton St, Leichhardt
The Australian Heritage Hotel

The Australian Heritage Hotel

The Australian Heritage is celebrating Irish Heritage! Get ready to experience all things Irish with Irish Folk Music. Tuck into an Irish Coddle and wash it down with an Irish Guinness. Also, be there to win prizes in competitions running on the day. This is sure to be a great day out at the Australian Heritage Hotel, don’t miss out on this fun-filled event at this brilliant venue.

100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
The Glenmore Hotel

The Glenmore Hotel

The rooftop to be at for St Patrick’s Day. The Glenmore is celebrating the luck of the Irish, and where else would you want to be? The Glenmore boasts one of the best views in Sydney, and is sure to have an energetic atmosphere to enjoy all things Irish. The Rocks will be booming on St Patrick’s Day and this venue is sure to be a great celebration.

96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
The Mercantile's St Patricks Day George Street Takeover

The Mercantile's St Patricks Day George Street Takeover

The Mercantile are taking over George Street for a huge St Patrick’s Day takeover. With pop up bars serving any Irish beverage imaginable and food stalls cooking up Irish foods, you really cannot go wrong here! To really immerse yourself in Irish culture, there will be Irish music and Irish dancers performing throughout the day. St Patrick’s Day will be in full swing.

25 George Street, The Rocks
St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

The St Patrick’s Day festival is placed in Dawes Point Reserve just under the Harbour Bridge and the parade will go through the Rocks and right close to the reserve. The festival is a family friendly event filled with activities for kids, and food and beverages for adults with the best Irish Folk musicians in Australia performing throughout the day. For a great day out of Irish family fun, be sure to visit the St Patrick’s Day parade and festival.

Dawes Point Reserve, The Rocks
P.J O'Brien's St Patrick's Day Weekend

P.J O'Brien's St Patrick's Day Weekend

P.J O’Brien’s is a famous Irish Pub and it will be a perfect venue to embrace the Irish culture with its festivities. Starting with a traditional breakfast at 8:00 am and carrying on all through the night, with Irish dancers and some brilliant Irish musicians, P.J O’Briens is going to make sure you get your dosage of Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day.

57 King Street, Sydney
P.J Gallagher's Irish Pub

P.J Gallagher's Irish Pub

A true Irish pub with true Irish celebrations. Guinness and Kilkenny on tap, and serving an Irish Breakfast as well as the traditional Irish Coffee. P.J Gallagher’s Irish pub has been a Sydney staple for many years and the Irish vibes really pour out of this establishment. To experience these vibes on a day like St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to visit.

1 Bent Street, Moore Park

Bavarian Restaurants

Munich Brauhaus, The Bavarian and The Bavarian Beerhaus are unveiling an exciting line-up of bang-for-your-buck lunch deals, St Paddy’s day antics and a two-day festival in honour of Bavaria’s strongest beers. Feast on Sloppy Fries, topped with chilli con carne, cheese and onion, tuck into a Southern Fried Chicken burger or a flakey and fragrant spice packed curried veggie pie – better yet all for $10. On St Pat’s Day, each of the restaurants will be turning green and serving their famous 1 Litre green beer glass boots ($25) and Irish loaded Schnitzels($30).

More info

The Bavarians, Australia Wide From March 11 - 17
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