Stuck for ideas on where to go for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? Hackney is chock-full of St. Paddy’s celebrations with its many Irish pubs and parties.
Whether you’re a traditionalist when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s or looking for a more modern twist, this list of where to go in Hackney has something for everyone:
Flynn’s pub, in Mare Street, is hosting its ‘biggest ever’ St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday. This party starts early in the morning with a hearty Irish breakfast, followed by a traditional Irish stew to ensure party goers are energised throughout the day and late into the evening.
Musical guest Mike O’Hagan will be performing from 3pm to 6pm after which the Paddy Pete Disco will go on until the wee hours of the night.
Fancy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a Shoreditch circus themed bar? Great Eastern Street’s Trapeze Bar in will be going all out with food and drink packages and the Six Nations Game: England vs. Ireland. Get ready to settle in for some fun, because the celebrations start at 1pm and will last until 3am.
Tickets range from free (for standing places) to £50 for a booth for five people.
It only makes sense to head to an Irish pub on St. Paddy’s Day, and as far as authentic Irish Pubs go, The Auld Shillelagh, of Stoke Newington Church Street, takes the cake. The Irish Times called it “The most authentic Irish Pub in the World outside Ireland”, so head to Shillelagh if you’re looking for some classic Irish fun this Saturday.
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Looking for a more chic venue for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Set in a New York-style loft space, Shoreditch Platform, based in Old Street, will be hosting a St.Paddies Loft Party on Saturday. You can anticipate feel-good house and disco music and positive vibes in this trendy East London spot.
Tickets start at £5 (with £1 booking fee).
Close to the Hackney border just behind Spitalfields market is The Ten Bells. Irish-owned, this three-floor bar is hosting a double-whammy celebration of St. Patrick’s day with Traditional Irish Music on Friday night, and England vs. Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday. Whether you prefer to drink your green beer Friday or Saturday, The Ten Bells is a spot you surely can’t miss.
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