Every card carrying boozer knows that St. Patrick's Day is all about day-drinking, live music, good vibes and community. We've put together a stellar list of green-blooded events to make the patron saint of the Emerald Isle proud this weekend.
Whether you are in the mood for delicious green brews, comedy shows, extended happy hours or live music, we've got it all here in our St. Patrick's Day event guide.
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Swing by 622 this weekend and enjoy all of Guangzhou-based brewery Bravo's draft beer for just RMB35 a glass. Including Wizard of Oz green beer, rain flower imperial IPA and dreamcatcher pale ale, among others, now is your chance to taste the fantastic brews from our lovely neighbors to the West.
Fri-Sat Mar 15-16, 8pm-1.30am; free entry. 622 Beer Warehouse.
Head down to the Baishizhou venue and enjoy 20 percent off all stouts on St. Patrick's Day. Take the opportunity to try out their brand-spanking new collaboration with Craft Head, called Banana Nights Stout, which combines the fruity flavor of banana, with a distinct dark chocolate (cacao) flavor.
Sun Mar 17; free entry. Bionic Brew.
The Brew welcome two visiting bands from Hong Kong this Saturday with the folk punk Pirates of Ballychunder, followed by the return of ska sensations The Red Stripes, while Sunday will see the guys from Brew Balls take to the stage. The outlet will also have a ton of Irish food specials, drinks specials and lots of merchandise giveaways from the good people at Guinness and Jameson.
Sat-Sun Mar 16-17; free entry. The Brew.
This Friday, join the folks at Internations for their first annual St. Patrick's Day event. Enjoy live music, a lucky draw and a host of awesome drinks deals. With an extended happy hour, in which revelers can buy one drink and get another free, as well as welcome drinks available, this is another fantastic event not to be missed.
Sun Mar 15, 7pm; RMB30 albatross member, RMB60 AustCham member, RMB100 basic member, RMB130 not signed up for event. Champs Bar & Grill.
Over the weekend Craft Head will present a range of boozy, Irish-themed drink and food options. Their Pot O’ Gold Pilsner (RMB35) will be an inline infusion of their delicious Bucket List Pilsner with golden kiwifruit and honey dew melon. Also grab one of their two special cocktails – Bailey’s Midnight Mint or the Old Thyme Sour, made with famed Irish whiskey Jameson. Among food options will be delicious beer cheese soup served with Guinness bread, meat or vegetarian shepherd's pie and Bailey’s brownies for dessert. Yum! Cap the weekend off on Sunday with a Celtic open mic.
Sat-Sun Mar 16-17; free entry. Craft Head Tap House.
Eden Garden are giving revellers a bargain deal this St. Patrick's Day (depending on how quickly you can drink, that is.) With a two-hour free flow of green beer up for grabs, and with special gifts for attendees who wear green or can show of shamrock elements in their outfit, you don't want to miss out on this one.
Sun Mar 17; RMB98 early bird, RMB118 at the door. Eden Garden.
Head down to Evil Duck in Shuiwei this weekend and grab three pints for just RMB100, indulge in delicious Darby O’Grilled cheeses, little mix shamrock cookies and brown bread with smoked salmon (Irish as ‘F’). Get in on the festivities with wigs and t-shirts and generally just enjoy a fun-loving Irish atmosphere.
Sat-Sun Mar 16-17; free entry. Evil Duck.
This British pub will celebrate the day of the Irish with classic green beers and a selection of themed shots. Don't miss out on the chance to fill your stomach full of verdant alcohol.
Sun Mar 17; free entry. George & Dragon.
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On Saturday evening swing by Glass Hammer from 6-8pm and enjoy their happy hour special, where you can buy one 500-milliliter beer and get one free (don't miss out on their leprechaun beer.) Make the trip down on Sunday and you can enjoy 20 percent off the outlet's food menu.
Sat-Sun Mar 16-17; free entry. Glass Hammer.
Eat, drink and be Irish this weekend at King's Bar, which is open all the way from 10am until late in the evening. If St. Patrick's Day is about day-drinking, it's also about live music, so don't miss King's Bar's live music jam from Mr. Mark's Jam featuring Tatak. Don't forget to fill your veins with some good old black and white, with Guinness on special offer all day.
Sun Mar 17, 10am-late; free entry. King's Bar.
Lucky Clover Bar Run
The folks at Crafty are putting together another fantastic Paddy's Day bar crawl, this time hitting up Xpats, Teqo, McCawley's Irish Pub Futian and Foam Heaven, with crawlers having the chance to win RMB250 at each bar.
Sat Mar 16, 8pm; RMB50. McCawley's Irish Pub Futian. To register add WeChat 18676718130.
Hit up your local McCawley's this weekend and spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday drinking Guinness (four for RMB200) and Jameson Irish Whiskey (six shots for RMB150), while chowing down on Guinness beef stew (RMB68) and Guinness-basted chicken (12 wings for RMB88). Enjoy live music at their outlet in Futian on Friday and Sunday evening, and in Sea World on Sunday evening.
Fri-Sun Mar 15-17; free entry. McCawley's Irish Pub.
Celebrate the festival of St. Patrick with The Terrace and enjoy special deals on Jameson Irish Whiskey, with two bottles going for just RMB1099, including your choice of eight soft drinks. Also snag some green beer and delicious food while you are at it.
Sat-Sun Mar 16-17; free entry. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar.
Shuiwei-based British outlet Trafalgar will be doing Guinness and Jameson specials throughout the weekend, while delightful Irish music and a delicious Irish menu will be available for all comers.
Sat-Sun Mar 16-17; free entry. Trafalgar.
ZIP Improv Comedy: St. Patrick’s Day Show
ZIP Improv is back from their holidays and inviting you to Sculpting in Time Café to enjoy the improvised scenes along with some tasty food and beverages. They need your suggestions to turn them into hilarious jokes and they always have the give away prizes for the most active guests.
Sat Mar 16, 8pm; RMB80 pre-sale, RMB100 at the door. Sculpting in Time Café (Shekou).
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