Your guide to St Patrick’s Day in Brighton

For Plastic Paddies in search of the best pint of Guinness in town


It's nearly that time of year again when everyone scrambles to claim a single drop of Irish blood in their veins as an excuse to get ridiculously pissed.

St Patrick's Day! The annual day of drinking enjoyed by both non-Irish folk as well as those, like me, blessed with Irish roots and a name with more silent letters than audible to prove it.

And for those who cannot make it to the homeland this year and are left in Brighton for the big day, here is a list of what is on in town.

St Patrick's Festival and Street Parties

Hosted by Irish pub The Fiddler's Elbow, a festival is being held over the St Patrick's weekend, including four days of live music as well as a two-day street party across the 16th and 17th.

Lucky Voice Brighton St Patrick's Day Bottomless Brunch and Karaoke

Found near The Lanes, Lucky Voice is a karaoke bar that is providing a 'Bottomless Brunch Karaoke' event in the name of St Patrick's Day.

Although not held on the actual day itself (On the 30th of March), the day provides not only food but also a complimentary BUCKET of beer whilst you sing along to the classics from well loved Irish pop bands.

What more could one want to celebrate the occasion? Tickets are available to book for the event now!

St Patrick's Day Ceilidh

Held at Fabrica on Duke Street, a St Patrick's Day Ceilidh is being held featuring an evening of dancing, live music as well as plenty of booze. There will even be step-by-step instructions for first time dancers so don't be shy! Tickets are available now and all proceeds go to charity.

Molly Malone's Brighton

One of Brighton's most notable Irish pubs, Molly Malone's is hosting events across the weekend in celebration.

Beginning on Friday the 15th and continuing until the day itself, the pub is showing sporting events such as the Cheltenham Racing as well as all Six Nations rugby games, and in the evenings live music will be presented.

And if that did not persuade you enough already, face painting will also be provided!

Walkabout Brighton

The sports bar near Brighton seafront, Walkabout, are holding a 'St Paddy's Weekender' across the weekend of the 15th to the 17th.

There are irresistible deals on drinks are available of just £3.50 for Jameson's Ginger and Lime and also only £3.25 for a Baby Guinness Shooter. Allowing you to get cheaply bevved in true Irish fashion.

St Patrick's Day #SundayFunday at Revolution

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Brighton's bar Revolution is hosting a St Patrick's themed Sunday Funday event with Industry Sundays, at which they are offering insane deals on booze.including 50% off drinks, £1 shots, £3 beers and 2-4-1 cocktails. Allowing you to get ridiculously trollied AND with money to spare for the bus home!

Big Night on Campus x St Paddy's Day Special

If you're the flatmate who turns down every night out because you're "too skint to even afford the bus journey", Falmer Bar leaves you with no excuse this year as they hold another Big Night on Campus in celebration of the day. With just £3 entry and £1 drinks, you would be crazy to not book your tickets now!