Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! So if you find yourself drinking too much, eating only potatoes, chatting more than usual and complaining about the weather, well then you’re in the right spirit. Shanghai celebrates the Irish national holiday with Gaelic Football, folk music, food, booze, Art and everything green. Join the Irish consulate for its most exciting week in 2016 and have a tipple or two in a good old Irish pub.
Hit all three Tap Houses at Yongkang, Taixing and Hongmei, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with a 3-day party from 6 PM every night. Pose as a leprechaun, paint yourself green, clutch your 4-leaf clover for luck and enter the Tap House photo competition to win prizes both big and small.
2 x Magners cider 50 RMB // March 16 – 19
XUHUI: 74 Yongkang Road, near South Xiangyang Road // 永康路74号, 近襄阳南路
JINGAN: Zhong Plaza, 99 Taixing Road, near Wujiang Road // 泰兴路99号, 近吴江路
GUBEI: 36 Hongmei Entertainment Street, Lane 3338 Hongmei Road, near Yan’an Road // 虹梅路3338号虹梅休闲街36号, 近延安西路
Sasha’s & Zapata’s
Get merry and bring on “the luck of the Irish” with St. Patrick’s Day Ladies Night at Zapata’s on Wednesday March 16, everyone dressed in green downs a free shot before 11 PM and ladies drink free margaritas until midnight! Stumble into Sasha’s for the St. Patrick’s Day garden party, Irish folk band The Boxty Rebellion play on Thursday and traditional St. Patrick’s band D’bize on Friday.
Guinness ¥55, Jameson’s ¥40 // March 16 – 18
5 – 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu // 东平路11号, 近衡山路
The Blarney Stone
The only Irish pub on Yongkang, The Blarney Stone kicks off its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a 4-day Craic of Irish music, Guinness and green Carlsberg! Joke around with the barman who speaks with a stella Irish accent, do a little jig on Friday with the live Irish band and recover on Sunday with all-you-can-drink Jameson’s whisky.
Guinness ¥40, Sunday all-you-can-drink Jameson’s ¥188 // March 16 – 19
77 Yongkang Road, near South Xiangyang Road // 永康路77号, 近襄阳南路
Yongkang Road builds up for the big day starting from March 11 at The Rooster, “Because one day isn’t enough!” All Irish booze is on special, drink Guinness, Jameson’s whisky, Irish Car Bombs and Paddy’s Day special green beer.
Guinness ¥40, Jameson’s shots ¥20, Irish Car Bombs ¥50 // March 11 – 19
51 Yongkang Road, near Jiashan Road // 永康路51号, 近嘉善路
Paddy’s 3rd Leg
Take on Paddy’s 3rd Leg challenge on Yongkang Road, strap your leg to the leg of a friend then 3-legged stagger into 6 YKL bars and down 6 beers as quickly as possible. If you’re still standing on all three legs by the end of the race you get a prize!
200 RMB incl. beers, games and prizes // Sunday March 20 (1 PM)
Little Mermaid Hotdogs, 146 Yongkang Road, near Jiashan Road // 永康路146号近嘉善路
Ireland’s Consulate in Shanghai unleashes a 10-day Irish extravaganza, Irish Week at Pudong Shangri-La, Feile family day at Jingan Kerry Centre and lots lots more. Join the Chinese-Gaelic clan in celebrating Ireland’s national day with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Ball at Pudong Shangri-La on Friday March 18.
St. Patrick’s Day Ball @ Pudong Shangri-La // March 11 – 21