For many, the month of March means one thing. St Patrick’s Day. Yes, it’s time to grab all your green garments and celebrate the patron the saint of Ireland. Not sure what the craic is in Manchester? Well, luckily we’ve rounded up some of the top spots in Manchester to spend St Patrick’s Day. Now, the big question is who’s getting the first round of Guinness?
This St Patrick’s Day MOTLEY in Manchester is going green. YOTEL Manchester Deansgate’s stylish bar and restaurant will be serving a one-off bottomless brunch menu this St Patrick’s Day, which includes free-flowing green beer and Pot of Gold cocktails. Taking place between the hours of 4.30pm and 7pm on Friday 17th March, guests can enjoy a feast of traditional Irish dishes with bottomless drinks for £35 per person. Sláinte!
2. 20 Stories
Manchester’s highest restaurant and bar, 20 Stories is celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style above Manchester. The 20 Stories team invites guests to cheers to a day well spent with their limited-edition cocktail curated by the bar team, named ‘Evergreen Bloom’ in celebration of the famous St Paddy’s Day. The cocktail is made up of Jameson, Double Jus, crème de menthe, Chartreuse Green Liqueur, lime juice and vanilla syrup to be enjoyed with a view of Manchester’s ever-expanding skyline and sounds from their resident DJ. The cocktail will be available on 17th March only so be quick!
3. Foundry Project
For this weekend only (Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March), Foundry Project will be offering bottomless Guinness as an add on to their bottomless brunch and lunch menus for just an extra £5. Elevate that shakshuka or smashed avo with pints of the black stuff- it’s a great source of iron, after all! Diners can also expect music from Naked Stereo on St Patrick’s Day between the hours of 5pm and 8pm. Foundry Project, Thomas St, M4 1BD.
4. The Refuge
The Refuge is hosting a a huge free party and free Jamesons cocktails for the first 50 people to purchase a ticket. Housed in Kimpton Clock Tower, Refuge will hold the celebrations in The Vault, the newly refurbished special venue specifically catered to events like this. The party will include a live band and entertainment from their talented DJ and Irish dancers, as well as stalls serving up Irish stew and posh pies from Great North Pie Co. Of course it goes without saying, there will be Guinness flowing by the barrel and cocktails galore courtesy of Jamesons. The Vault in The Refuge, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA.
5. Crazy Pedro’s
Guinness, is set to be at the centre of Crazy Pedro’s upcoming Paddy’s Day celebration and better still, it’s bottomless. Taking place on St. Patrick’s Day itself this March 17th, guests at Crazy Pedro’s will be able to get well and truly into the spirit, with bottomless Guinness flowing freely all. day. long. Serving up as much of the black stuff as you can manage for 90 whole minutes, the quintessentially Irish beverage will be gracing their bottomless brunch menu, alongside the likes of Hooch, prosecco and margs. Crazy Pedro’s, 55-57 Bridge St, M3 3BQ.
An iconic spot to spend St Patrick’s Day is of course one of the top Irish pubs in Manchester, Mulligan’s. Said to be serving the best Guinness outside of Ireland (what an accolade to have), Mulligan’s will of course have plenty of the black stuff on tap and more. Doors to Mulligan’s will open at 11am, with live music being performed from 1pm all the way through to midnight. The pub off Deansgate will be showing the racing and will offer plenty of atmosphere as you enjoy proper pints of Guinness with your pals. Entry is £10 on the door. Mulligan’s, 12 Southgate, M3 2RB.
7. Manchester Irish Festival
This year’s Manchester Irish Festival will run from Friday 10th March to Sunday 19 March. The ten day Irish Festival will feature a host of live Irish music, dance and community events with most of the events staged in its Irish venues free of charge making it one of the most accessible Irish Festivals in the world open to all. Plus, you can head to Hennigan’s Sports Bar in Levenshulme on Saturday 18th March to watch Ireland take on England as part of the final round of the Six Nations. A tournament win on St Patrick’s Day weekend? It might just be the luck of the Irish!
8. Salt Dog Slims
Salt Dog Slims is throwing its annual Paddy’s Day party on Friday 17th March. The party, sponsored by Slane Irish whiskey, will be the most epic night of festivities with Irish music, more Guinness than you can handle, Irish whiskey on tap, and loads of random prizes to be won throughout the night in true Salt Dogs fashion. They’ve even got their very own limited edition Paddy’s Day t-shirts available to buy onsite (profits going to charity). Tickets are not required. Salt Dog Slims, 17 Bow Ln, M2 4FW.
9. Albert’s Schloss
Albert Schloss will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day from Monday 13th to Friday 17th March with some cracking food and drink specials to coincide with the St Paddy’s celebrations. Guests can tuck into a Paddywurst; Cahill’s Irish Porter cheddar and jalapeño wurst, onion and bacon slaw and German mustard, served in a Colcannon potato roll, washed down with a Mandarin Highball or our Bear Trap Irish Koffee. Plus Albert’s Schloss will also be pouring Guinness all week ’til the taps run dry. And It wouldn’t be St Paddy’s Day without a good old fashioned knees-up, so the Peter Street venue will be putting together a cracking line-up to keep you up on your feet all night long. Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, M2 5QR.