St Patrick’s Day is one of the wildest party nights of the year – and we’ve rounded up seven Edinburgh pubs where you can enjoy this raucous celebration of all things Irish.
Every March 17, millions of people across the world raise a glass to Ireland’s patron saint – and the Capital isn’t short of Irish pubs where you can order a pint of the black stuff in traditional surroundings. If you’re in Edinburgh or visiting, take a look through our photo gallery to discover seven pubs where you can enjoy a perfect pint of Guinness on St Patrick’s Day this Friday.
1. The Three Sisters
Where: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS. Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Cowgate, which was once known as “Little Ireland”, The Three Sisters has five levels of fun, along with a huge courtyard for sunny days. It's also the location of the Capital's largest St Patrick's Day festival, with live bands, drag queens and 'craic'aoke' and competitions. Photo: Third Party
2. Biddy Mulligans
Where: 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR. Situated in the Grassmarket, this pub is always packed to the rafters any time you visit - never mind on St Patrick's Day! Boasting an impressive drinks list (including a huge selection of Irish whiskies) and a friendly atmosphere in great surroundings, it’s the perfect little bar to take in the celebrations. You can even enjoy drinks in ‘the Paddock’ – Biddy’s beer garden – a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Best of all the bar has a range of live music for this St Patrick's day. Photo: Daniel McAvoy Photo: Daniel McAvoy
Where: 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN. Malone’s is something of a Edinburgh institution and will probably be the first recommendation locals give when asked for the best Irish bar in town. Irish owned and Irish run, you’re sure to enjoy a brilliant St Patrick’s Day here. Photo: Third Party
Where: 2-4 Broughton Rd, Edinburgh EH7 4EB. O'Connor's is known impressive range of whiskies from Scotland and Ireland. This St Patrick's Day they'll have live music from 5-9pm and a menu that includes Irish stew and chicken fillet rolls. Tables can be booked now via their website. Photo: Third Party