We're all for drinking with mates and celebrating a good time, so get yourself to one of these venues tomorrow wearing your best green attire.
For the celebration of the national saint of one small but beautiful country, St Patrick’s Day found its way far beyond Ireland’s borders to become a worldwide, annual event.
Traditionally a dry holiday, Irish law (between 1903 and 1970) made St. Patrick’s Day a religious holiday for the entire country, which meant pubs were closed for the day, according to Catholic Online. Today, however, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the largest drinking holidays with an estimated $245 million spent on beer for the day in Ireland – been one of the most celebrated events in the world.
Here are some of the best spots to get to tomorrow:
Elephant & Castle St.Patrick’s Day Party
The Elephant & Castle Hotel will once again be hosting its annual party to celebrate the life of Ireland’s favourite saint.
Anything green or gold, shamrocks and luck, and of course, Guinness represents St Patrick’s day – and this beloved pub party is sure to have all of it. Running from 11:30am right up until 9:30pm, local revellers are encouraged raise a pint to this famous Irish holiday. Along with the cold Guinness, Irish food and free entry, the party will be featuring live entertainment from Intrepid Soul for the whole day in the main bar, as well as an Irish acoustic set from Just Phil in the Beer Garden (5 to 9pm).
For an authentic way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, join the party, get your hands on a pint of Guinness and enjoy the festivities in one of Geelong’s most beloved pubs. Sláinte!
Where: 158 McKillop St, Geelong
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The Deck St. Paddy’s Day Party
Since its killer makeover a couple of years ago, The Deck on Gheringhap Street has quickly become a favourite amongst locals looking for a cold beer, quality meal and decent tunes to see them through the week.
Known to host one helluva party, the crew at The Deck are colouring the day green tomorrow with a party of their own.
Running from 9pm ’til late this Thursday, The Deck will be delivering all the good vibes with delicious drink specials. $4 Green Sunrises, $6 green beers, $6 Midori lemonades and $6 Somersby schooners. Everyone’s favourite Irish Seccy will be judging best dressed on the door (wear green for cheap entry), and pre-sale tickets are available now for even cheaper entry.
Where: 2-4 Gheringhap Street, Geelong
Murphys St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day has been a day of celebration since the 17th century – and every year on March 17th, the Irish, or Irish lovers join in on festivities that colour the day green.
If you’re on the hunt for one of the best St. Paddy’s events across our region this year, you can’t go past Murphys in Geelong. Previous named Irish Murphys, the pub has had a long history with the Irish, transforming into different venues but ultimately returning to its Irish roots. Priding itself on having the best Guinness in Geelong, as well as celebrating authentic Irish culture, where better to partake in the celebrations than Geelong’s original and only Irish pub?
Kicking off at 11am and running until late, Murphy’s will be giving patrons a hell of good craic. There’s live music all day in the Front Bar and on the Rooftop, food and drink specials, whiskey tastings, giveaways, and all the Guinness and Kilkenny your heart desires.
If you haven’t been before, this year is your chance to join in the celebrations and have a look at what Murphys biggest day of the year is all about.
All Roads lead to Murphys this St Patricks Day! Don’t sleep on it!
Where: 30 Aberdeen St, Geelong West
Sweet Cheeks Cocktail and Dessert Lounge Themed Drink Specials
Lording it over the rest of the city, drink in hand, is truly one of life’s great pleasures, especially on St. Paddy’s Day!
Providing us all an escape and the chance to indulge in the echelons of summer (autumn) delight where a cool breeze and a chilled beverage provide the ultimate refreshment high above the steamy streets below, the recently reopened Sweet Cheeks Cocktail & Dessert Lounge are also hosting their own St. Paddy’s Day do.
Running for three days, kicking off today, the venue will be celebrating the occasion with all things Green. You’ll find themed (and green) drinks, cocktails and sweets. Book your table and prepare to be blessed with sweet Irish luck.
Where: 71 Yarra Street, Geelong.
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The Green Room Wine and Whiskey Bar
Any venue with the word green in their name just had to get behind St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, right?
Celebrating all day long, here you’ll find Guinness on tap, Killkenny beer, Irish Flag shots and Irish music followed by an Irish flavoured Open Mic and Karaoke night that will continue into the evening.
Best of all, it’s free entry!
Where: 94 Pakington St, Geelong West
Bobby Dre’s Drink Special
Bobby Dre’s has been gracing Geelong with tacos and burgers to die for and now they’re joining in on the St Paddy’s Day fun.
Running across all their locations in Sunbury, South Morang, Werribee and Geelong, the Cali-Mex restaurant is slinging a special $10 Midori Margarita on Thursday to help you celebrate as the Irish do!
Pair your green margs with a plate full of tacos, Nachos, burgers, or loaded chips, and you’re in for a pretty good time.
Where: 359 Pakington St, Newtown
If you’re looking for a day in Ocean Grove for St Patrick’s Day, BrewiColo Brewery should be the top of your list.
Opening back in 2018 by the combined powers of local lass Kay Godfrey and her partner Chilla, the was born from the love of beer, and the sentiment of bringing something new and refreshing to the Ocean Grove community. Inspired by Chilla’s Fijian background, the pet-friendly brewery represents everything you would expect with its chill vibe, fun palm tree logo, large outdoor area and of course the delicious craft beer.
To celebrate St Paddy’s Day, the local brewery is turning beer green for the day, kicking off at 4pm. Be sure to dress in your best green outfit for your chance to win a free beer and fill up on Brewi Bites which opens from 5pm.
The green beer is of course optional but it’d be rude not to give it a go.
Where: 32 Marine Parade, Ocean Grove
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