Eat, drink and be merry this St. Patrick's Day

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Eat, drink and be merry this St. Patrick's Day

Irish festivals, live music, specialty craft beers + more

Last updated: 13 March 2024

Here’s the go-to places to party this St Patrick’s Day, from an Irish festival with traditional dancing, foods and kiddies zone to live music by Nomadic Orchestra and Guinness beers. You don’t have to be Irish to have a good time at these parties. 


Nomadic Orchestra, Miss Jackson and Dave Ferguson...It’s at the gold pot at the end of the city-centre rainbow. Woodstock Brewery is hosting an Irish jol with specialty Irish craft beer, live music and food like burgers and platters all weekend. Find out more about the craft beers and beer hall at Woodstock Brewery

Date: Saturday, 16 March; 8pm and Sunday, 17 March; 12pm onwards
Cost: Free entry

252 Albert Road | Woodstock | @woodstockbrewery | Image: Woodstock Brewery


The Irish South African Association is hosting a festival at The Range with live music, Irish dancing and Irish food stalls. There’ll be traditional, folk and rock music, as well as talented Irish dancers. Plus kids' zone with jumping castles and games. So grab your best green outfit and have a lucky party. 

Date: Sunday, 17 March; 11am to 5pm
Cost: Non-members R120, members R100; book via Quicket

Orpen Road | Tokai | @irishsouthafricanassociation | Image: Unsplash


Dating back to 1852, Forester’s Arms in Newlands is one of the oldest and most popular pubs in Cape Town. And on St Patties Day they will be playing toe-tapping traditional and modern Irish tunes all weekend. While you’re there grab a Guinness, some great food, and bring your Irish cheer. There will also be draught specials, and prize giveaways throughout the weekend.

Date: 15 - 17 March
Cost: Free entry, WhatsApp 071 269 0898 to book a table

52 Newlands Ave, Newlands | @forries_sa | Image: Lara van Zyl


Restaurant & pub


Opening Hours

Contact details

The Dubliner 

251 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre

Sundays, 12pm - 4am


Locomotive Shed, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Sundays, 8am - 2am


Brazen Head

Seaside Village, Otto du Plessis Drive, Big Bay

Sundays, 10am - 10pm


O'kennedy's Pub & Grill

252 Main Road, Diep River

Sundays, 10am - 2am

021 715 4104

By Lara van Zyl



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