The Ultimate Guide to St Patrick’s Day in Newcastle

Listen ‘ere ya young lads and lasses. If you’re lookin’ for wee patch of ground for a bit of riverdancin’ and Guinness drinking on St Patrick’s Day (Thursday March 17), then ye come to the right place. Here you’ll find our picks of where to spend St Patrick’s Day 2016 in Newcastle.

FogHorn Brewhouse


WHAT’S ON: FogHorn Brewhouse will be launching thier new dry Irish stout: The Dubliner, and playing host to “The Lucky Stouts” featuring FogHorn favourites Kieran Glasgow and Gleny Rae Virus among others. Irish music all night, Irish specials from the bar and Irish specials from the kitchen including black pudding and stout and beef pie.

WHERE TO FIND IT: 218 King St, Newcastle

Albion Hotel

Albion St Patricks day

WHAT’S ON: The Blarney Bros will be playing melodies of the homeland from 6:30pm. Fancy a treat? The Albion will also be serving an Irish Menu on the day!

WHERE TO FIND IT: 72 Hannell Street, Wickham

Northern Star Hotel


WHAT’S ON: Live music! See the lineup below…


11.00AM – 2.00PM McNamee Brothers
3.00PM – 6.00PM Paddy’s Craic
7.00PM – 10.00PM Hugh Gordon Trio


3.00PM – 5.00PM Marty & James
5.30PM – 8.30PM Sailors Grave
9.00PM – 9.45PM Greg Bryce


12.00PM – 2.00PM Paddy’s Craic
6.30PM – 8.30PM Greg Bryce

WHERE TO FIND IT: 112 Beaumont St, Newcastle

Crown & Anchor Hotel

Crown and Anchor

WHAT’S ON:  St Patrick’s Day, “To Be Short” Contest. The Crown & Anchor Hotel is presenting a stand-up talent competition for St Patrick’s Day. The Thursday night will be hosted by some of Sydney’s classiest comedy talent, Alex White and Gearard McGeown. The contest itself will be open for anyone to enter. Each comedian will receive 60 SECONDS to show off their talent, it is stand-up meets extreme sports. The comics with the highest approval ratings from the audience will win cash prizes, with the ultimate champion earning the Leprechaun’s pot of gold.

WHERE TO FIND IT: 189 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Finnegan’s Hotel


Bistro open all day, serving delicious Irish specials. Then live Irish entertainment kicks off in the Main bar at 5:30pm. DJs on both levels till late.

WHAT’S ON: Bistro open all day, serving delicious Irish specials. Then live Irish entertainment kicks off in the Main bar at 5:30pm. DJs on both levels till late.

WHERE TO FIND IT: 21 Darby Street, Newcastle

Gunyah Hotel


WHAT’S ON: Guiness Pie ,Pint and Cap $17. Also available spray on shamrocks for a gold coin donation raising money for kids with cancer,Swansea branch.

WHERE TO FIND IT: 644 Pacific Highway, Belmont

Strike Bowling

WHAT’S ON: $8 Shamrocktail cocktails!!

WHERE TO FIND IT: Charlestown

Harrigan’s Irish Pub


WHAT’S ON: Live music & traditional dancing, surrounded by authentic Irish décor, beautiful gardens, vineyards & mountains.

WHERE TO FIND IT: 2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Written by Newcastle Live

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