Archived: St Patrick’s Day in the City

There are plenty of celebrations in the central city
6 March, 2018

It is that time of year again, the day the Irish (and everyone else who wishes they were), don their best green outfits and celebrate in style. So raid your wardrobe for any item in a gorgeous emerald shade, put on that ‘kiss me I’m Irish’ pin and head into the heart of the city for some great craic and where there's plenty of ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

St Patrick's Day at The Grill by Sean Connolly | 90 Federal Street

Join in the craic this St Patrick’s Day at The Grill by Sean Connolly. To be sure there is a one of a kind special on the day, with a homemade Ox Tail & Ale pie (just like your Ma would make) washed down with your choice of either an ice cold can of Guinness or a Bushmills cocktail for $28. If it’s a coffee fix you are after, the Bushmills Whiskey Irish Coffee cocktail is fair play.

O’Hagan’s | 103 Customs St W

Located on the busy Viaduct harbour, is one of Auckland's well-known authentic Irish pubs. Head to O’Hagans with your friends, grab yourselves a perfect pour of Guinness from their outdoor bar and a side of hearty and delicious Irish pub fare and get amongst a genuine St Patrick’s Day experience right by the water.

Ortolana | 33 Tyler St

If you’re not wanting to go too hard this St Patrick's day, you can at least dig in to Ireland's favourite food, potatoes. Ortolana, located in the heart of Britomart typically serve rustic Italian cuisine, but their side of potatoes are so delicious they will give you a reason to celebrate the luck of the Irish with a friend over a meal and some tasty potatoes.

Father Ted’s | 1 Wellesley St W

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by enjoying the festivities at the classic Irish pub Father Ted’s.

Join the many cheerful and proud leprechauns as they dance and sing along to traditional Irish music. With plenty of Guinness available, you are in for a great St Patrick’s Day.

The Glass Goose | 78 Federal St

After visiting your favourite Irish pubs, head to towards Federal St to see the Sky Tower light up the sky a brilliant green. While you are there, make your way into The Glass Goose, a nearby open rooftop bar and enjoy the green spectacle over a drink or two.

The Fiddler | 71 Victoria St W

The Fiddler is a small Irish bar located right in the heart of Auckland. With live music playing all day and into the evening, starting early Friday morning to late Sunday night, you’ll definitely be in for some Irish style fun. If you need a quick break from dancing, have a peak of the green Sky Tower from their upstairs deck.

Britomart Country Club | 31 Galway St

Britomart Country Club sure know how to get amongst the Irish spirit. Join in on the fun, and get a few friends to accompany you at this open courtyard bar. If you’re not a fan of Guinness, never fear, there’s fruity and flavoursome cocktail jugs for you to enjoy - we recommend the ginger berry punch!

Danny Doolans | 204 Quay St

Danny Doolans is another place that will be packed with punters celebrating this lucky day. Immerse yourself in the Irish spirit at Danny Doolans from midday. As an added bonus, there will be plenty of Irish treats and giveaways to get your hands on throughout the day.