Don't be green with envy this St Patrick's Day, head to one of our local pubs. Ah, to be sure...

Updated: Mar 15, 2018


Looking for a great place to drink green beer, listen to Irish music, and do a jig this St Patrick's Day?

Try one of these great pubs...


The Bennett Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday 17 March

  • Live music with The Real McCoy's from 3pm

  • Live music with Shamrock from 7pm

  • Prizes and promotions

Sunday 18 March

  • Traditional Irish music from 4pm


Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie, Largs

Friday, 16 March

  • Karaoke from 8pm

  • Irish-themed menu running all weekend

  • Lucky Leprechauns prizes


Calendonian Hotel, Singleton

Saturday 17 March

  • Irish band Vevyla from 12pm

  • $6 Guinness pints


Caves Coastal Bar and Bungalows, Caves Beach

Saturday 17 March

  • Home-made beef and Guinness pie from Executive chef Will O’Brien

  • Guinness

  • Kids face painting

  • Kids jumping castle

  • Live Irish music from 12pm till late night.


The Family Hotel, Maitland

Saturday 17 March


  • Drink specials

  • $12 Irish meals

  • $6 Jamesons

  • $8 Guinness cans


Finnegan's, Newcastle

Friday 16 March

  • Irish lunch menu

  • Entertainment from 8pm

  • $5 spirits

Saturday 17 March

  • Doors open at 11.30am

  • Irish-themed menu all day

  • Live music with Bushin Behnes Irish band from 5.30pm

  • DJs from 8pm across three rooms


George Tavern, Green Hills

Saturday 17 March

  • Guinness and green cocktail drink specials

  • Happy Hour from 2pm-3pm

  • Monster Tray meat raffles from 3.30pm

  • Live music with Arley & I from 8.30pm 'till late


Grain Store, Newcastle

Saturday 17 March

  • 17 taps pouring Irish-style beers and ciders

  • Irish-themed menu all day


Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday 17 March

  • Doors open at 10am

  • Guinness on tap

  • Irish-themed menu

  • Green cocktails

  • Live music with Mojo Bandits from 8pm


Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Saturday 17 March

  • Drink specials

  • Prize give-aways

  • Irish pipe-band from 4pm

  • $9 pints of Guinness, Kilkenny and Magners

Irish bands:

  • Live music with Get Jiggy from 1pm

  • Live music with Black Creek from 5pm

  • Live music with Purple Rain from 9pm

Irish dancers:

  • 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm


Sunday 18 March

Irish bands:

  • Live music with Celtic Connection from 1pm

Irish dancers:

  • 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm


Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Saturday 17 March

  • Food and drinks specials

  • Give-aways

  • Live music with Him & Hawke from 8pm


The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, 17 March

  • Guinness on tap

  • Soloist from 4pm

  • Dj from 9.30pm

  • Live music with Overload from 10pm


Northern Star, Hamilton

Saturday 17 March

  • Breakfast from 8am

  • Lunch and dinner - bookings required

  • 3 stages

  • Best-dressed competitions

  • Live music from 9am

  • Live Irish dancers

  • Roving Irish Leprechaun


The Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

Saturday 17 March

  • $15 Boilermaker

  • Live music with Guinnes and Jameson


The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday 17 March

  • $200 prize for best dressed

  • Live music with Jarred Taylor from 8pm

  • Cans of Guinness available all day


Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Saturday 17 March

  • Best-dressed prizes

  • Live music with DLove Duo from 5pm in the courtyard

  • Live music with King Shakey and Driver 8 from 9pm in the main room


Shenanigans at The Imperial, Maitland

Thursday 15th March

  • Traditional Irish open-mic night with Kent Daniel and the crew. Registration from 6.30pm


Friday 16th March

  • Irish bar snacks at 5.30pm

  • $6 Pints of Kilkenny and Guinness 3-6pm, plus a chance to win Guinness merchandise just by enjoying a pint

Saturday 17th March


  • Special Irish food fare (bookings essential)

  • Irish vreakfast 9.30am to 11.30am

  • Snack menu 3pm-5pm and dinner from 5.30pm- 9pm

  • Win Guinness merchandise all day just by enjoying a pint

  • Live music with Erin Re Jigged from 12pm - 4pm

  • Maitland Pipe & Drums Band from 5.00pm-5.30pm and 7.00pm-7.30pm

  • Live music with Murphy O' Toole from 8pm till late

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday 17 March

  • Green beer

  • Face painting from 11.30am to 1.30pm

  • Irish bag pipes by local patron Jock

  • Live Irish music with Phil McKnight from 2pm to 5pm


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