8 St. Patrick’s Day parties to shamrock out at this weekend

Whether or not you’re a keen supporter of celebrating Irish culture, Mar 17 is a day held in high regard by boozy party-goers everywhere. Saint Patrick’s Day actually commemorates the death of Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland; somehow, we don’t think he’d approve of the reckless drinking that takes place annually in his name. But hey, when in Rome (or Ireland)—so put on your finest emerald threads; here’s where to spend your St. Paddy’s 2018.

St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Mixer

Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is starting the celebrations early—today, actually, with a special happy hour mixer at the Music Room. Starting from 6:30pm, enjoy drink specials all night—namely 1-for-1 Tiger draught beers, house pour spirits and wines. Cocktails start from $15. Mar 15

St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2018

, 8 St. Patrick’s Day parties to shamrock out at this weekend
St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2017

The annual three-day revelry along Circular Road is back, courtesy of none other than Guinness themselves. Come join the car-free fun complete with live musical performances, street games, and plenty of Guinness; the Parade itself starts on Sun from 2:30pm. Sign the St. Pat’s Pledge and you’ll even receive a 1-for-1 Guinness e-voucher; so your friends don’t have an excuse to bail on you last-minute. Mar 16-18

St. Patrick’s at Molly Malone’s

Everyone wants a piece of the Saint Paddy fun, so Molly Malone’s Irish Pub is joining in the Circular Road madness with deals of their own. Singapore’s OG Irish pub will be serving up traditional Irish food along with specials on beer, gin and vodka, while live Irish music will keep you boisterous through the night. They’ve even got a Guinness special going on for the month of March—ice cold pints for just $11, all-day. Mar 16-18

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at BQ Bar

A little way down at Boat Quay, there’s BQ Bar, which has already kicked off the festivities with booze deals since Mon (Mar 12). All through Sun, Guinness and Magners (Original/Berry/Pear) will go for $13 nett and $10 nett respectively. Come the weekend, Gerry Cox & Friends will perform live Irish music on the riverside terrace; rugby fans can catch live screenings of the last 6 Nations matches inside. Mar 16-18

Paddy’s Weekend Party at McGettigan’s Irish Bar

, 8 St. Patrick’s Day parties to shamrock out at this weekend
Celtic band Gan Ainm

It doesn’t get more Irish than McGettigan’s. Over at the Clarke Quay bar, catch an actual Celtic band performance (think Irish traditional and contemporary folk music), Irish dancers, and draught beers and Magners for just $14. They’ll be serving up hearty Irish eats like beef & Guinness pie, lamb shank and Shepherd’s Pie too. Mar 16-18

Singapore St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Who else but Singapore Pub Crawl to enlist some of the island’s best Irish pubs on a pub crawl? It’s the same three-bars-one-club situation, but with a festive focus on Guinness. You’ll also get complimentary St. Paddy’s accessories, and if you come decked in green you might just walk away with a Best Dressed prize. Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day feat. Frank Jez

After the daytime drinking, take your partying over to Ce La Vi Singapore. Sparing no expense, the club is flying in Ireland’s hottest club DJ Frank Jez—who has opened for the likes of Calvin Haris, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and queen Beyonce herself— to spin for this one-night only bash. $28 gets you entry and a glass of premium pour. Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Party at VLV

In the heart of all the action, VLV is throwing a shamrock-studded bash at their Ultra Lounge. Come wearing green and you’ll get free entry all night long.

[BONUS] Free ice cream from Creamery Boutique

, 8 St. Patrick’s Day parties to shamrock out at this weekend

If you prefer your alcohol consumed cold, creamy and sweet, Creamery Boutique Ice Creams is giving out free alcoholic scoops to customers who turn up in green the weekend of St. Patrick’s. Pick from the Black Dog Ice Cream made from Guinness stout, and the chocolate-based Sex Bomb Brownie Ice Cream featuring a boozy kick of Myer’s original dark rum. Mar 16-18