Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! If you are not sure where to find the lucky leprechaun during this fun and exciting time of the year, then be sure to check out the list of events happening in and around the city. From Irish traditions and green beers to lucky ‘pots of gold’, there’s no reason for you to stay home on Saint Paddy’s 2018.
Saint Paddy’s Day Bush Pub Run
Surely drinking beer and running don’t go together – unless it’s at the annual Saint Paddy’s Day Bush Pub Run! This annual St Paddy’s Day event offers runners (and beer lovers) an 8km night trail run with four themed pubs en route. There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs for the best dressed runners, as well as great music and loads of food and drink available. There’s no better way to celebrate this great Irish tradition (even if you have to run!)
Friday, 16 March 2018 from 18:00
Huddle Park Golf & Recreation, Linksfield.
Ticket cost: R200 per person at www.webtickets.co.za. Ticket includes four complimentary drinks and headlamp or torch are compulsory.
St Patrick’s Day Street Party
Molly Malones in Fourways has an awesome line-up for you this St Paddy’s Day! Their Friday night St Patrick’s Day Street Party will feature food stalls, ice-cold drafts and some of SA’s top DJs including Chrizz beats Miami J’s, Rocca & Martini, Vin Grooving, Rikay, Double Hustle, Bhavs, Ian Morrison, Iconic and Ryan L.
On Saturday night, guests can expect plenty entertainment from live bands, food stalls and of course, ice-cold draughts of beer all day long.
Dates: 16 – 17 March 2018, Friday – from 17:00 and Saturday – from 13:00 pm.
Molly Malones, Pineslopes Lifestyle Centre, 14 Sunset Avenue, Fourways.
Tickets: Entrance is R80 per person at the door.
Green Beer For St Patrick’s Day
St Paddy’s is about all things green, so SAB World Of Beer will be hosting its annual beer tour where guests can explore the brewery and sip on a green Castle Draught in the Lion Bar. (Don’t worry, it’s just food colouring!) Not only will there be green beer, but there will also be hearty Irish dishes – St Paddy’s stout pie with dipping gravy and potato wedges; crispy pork belly with mashed cabbage potatoes and Irish Ale gravy; Irish Shepherd’s pie with Irish cabbage salad; St Patrick’s chocolate brownie trifle; or Apple berry crumble with Irish whisky cream. Yum! Join in the fun by wearing something green on the day – you know you want to!
Monday,13 – Friday, 17 March 2018 from 10:00 to 18:00.
SAB World Of Beer, 15 Helen Joseph Street, Johannesburg CBD.
Tickets: Tours cost R115 per person and include two beers, a commemorative glass, and a guided tour. To book, call (011) 836 4900, email email@example.com or visit www.worldofbeer.co.za.
Saint Patrick’s Day At Murphy’s Law
Murphy’s Law in Northriding will be celebrating St Paddy’s day with Guinness beer, Irish Car Bombs, as well as some awesome Irish tunes. Not only will you enjoy this Irish tradition but you’ll also have a great time with the best company possible. To add a little more Irish-ness to the festivities, wear something green!
Friday, 17 March 2018.
Murphy’s Law, corner Malibongwe Drive and Kapital Road, behind Builders Warehouse, Northriding, Randburg.
Tickets: Entrance is FREE.
Bottomless Beer Day at Mad Giant
To celebrate this Irish celebration, Mad Giant will be bringing beer lovers something truly outrageous this St Paddy’s Day! R200 gets you bottomless Clock Punch Porter for the ENTIRE day at their brewery in Joburg. Their freshly brewed nitro porter kegs will be filled to the brim and waiting for you to accept the challenge. It’s a no-brainer – book now!
Saturday, 17 March 2018 from 12:00 – 18:00.
Mad Giant, 01 Fox Street, Johannesburg.
Tickets: R200 per person from NuTickets.com.
Keg & Filly’s St Paddy’s Weekend Festival
Celebrate in true traditional Irish style at the Keg & Filly in Sunninghill Not only will there be an awesome vibe but you can also expect exciting paddy prizes, live bands, a Paddy Parade, photo booth, magicians, Irish dancers and a whole lot more! Make it a weekend you’ll remember (or not). Just remember to be responsible!
16 – 17 March 2018 from 12:00
KEG & Filly Restaurant & Pub, 04 Tambach Road, Sunninghill, Johannesburg.
Tickets: R50 Per person
Loopy Leprechaun Party at Chicago’s
Gather your mates, wear something green and head to Chicago’s Piano Bar for a fun evening filled with the St Paddy’s Day spirit. If you wear green, you could stand the chance of winning a R1 000 party voucher that will be awarded to the wackiest looking St. Paddy’s supporter. The Super Rugby will be screened live for those die-hard fans, so make sure you arrive early to secure the perfect spot. There will also be 40% off ALL booze until 18:00 followed by R15 Jaegermeister all night long. Party Band Southern Comfort and DJ Alan Lee will also be there and will be playing hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Early birds will receive complimentary ‘Pot of Gold’ surprise shooters at the door, as well as green face decor to get you into the spirit!
Saturday,17 March 2018 from 18:00 – 02:00.
Chicago’s Piano Bar, corner Beyers Naude & Duiker Steet, Johannesburg.
Tickets: Entrance is FREE.