St Patrick’s Day is always a stand out date on the calendar, and in a city with a high number of Irish people calling it home, there is plenty going on to celebrate.
Having a pint (or two) on 17 March is a tradition many will be taking part in again this year.
To help you decide where to pay a visit, here’s some of the many Irish bars and pubs located around Birmingham.
The family owned Digbeth pub has been a staple of the community for more than 25 years.
A hub of live music and entertainment, the pub also runs a weekly Monday Irish Club.
The upstairs of the pub is a BnB and every Sunday they host an open mic night.
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-4am, Sunday 12pm-11pm
81 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY http://kerrymanbirmingham.com/about
Described as ‘not another Irish bar’ on its website, Norton’s has got plenty of things lined up for St Patrick’s Day.
A host of musicians are down to play at the pub on 13 March, which is the day of the Birmingham St Patrick’s Day festival.
Tickets for this, and a folk music event on 18 March, can be purchased through the pub’s website.
Opening hour: Monday and Tuesday closed, Wednesday-Thursday 4pm-11pm, Friday 4pm-3am, Saturday 11am-3am, Sunday 11am-11pm
43-45 Meriden St, Birmingham B5 5LS https://nortons.bar/
O’Neills Broad Street
The Birmingham branch of the chain pub is always welcoming to people for a bit to eat or even just a drink.
With plenty of live music on offer, it could certainly be the place to be on St Patrick’s Day
Opening times:Sunday-Thursday 9am-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-2pm.
Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HG https://www.oneills.co.uk/national-search/east-and-west-midlands/broad-street-in-birmingham
Cleary’s Irish Music Bar
Having kicked off the Paddy’s day festivities early on 12/13 March, Cleary’s has a night of tribute to two classic Irish boy bands.
From 4pm-7pm on 17 March, tribute acts to Boyzone and Westlife will be rocking the night away.
Admission is £5 and you can enjoy the pub’s wide selection of drinks.
Opening hours: Monday 3pm-12am, Tuesday 3pm-11pm, Wednesday 3pm-12.30pm, Thursday 3pm-11pm, Friday 3pm-2am, Saturday 12pm-3.30am, Sunday 12pm-1am
128 Moseley St, Birmingham B12 0RY https://www.facebook.com/clearys.irishbar
The Spotted Dog is nestled in the heart of Digbeth and hosts live music from several genres each week.
Jazz, folk and Irish music brings hearty music to the pub, which can be enjoyed in its lovely beer garden with a cracking pint…or two.
Monday’s are best for Irish music, with Tuesday night being Jazz night.
The latest information about what’s on is available on the pub’s Facebook page.
Opening times: Monday-Thursday 5pm-11pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 3pm-10pm
4 Warwick St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0NH https://www.facebook.com/The-Spotted-Dog-151375524895881
If you are in the mood for a night of drink, food, music and comedy, then get yourself down to Hennessey’s in Digbeth this St Patrick’s Day.
The entertainment gets underway at 5.30pm but throughout the day there will be TV coverage of the Cheltenham Horse Racing festival, meaning you can make a real day of it.
To book a table, visit Hennessey’s website.
Opening times: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12pm-1am
30-31 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TJ https://hennesseysdigbeth.co.uk/event/st-patricks-day-2/
The Yardley pub is a hotbed of entertainment and good pints, and the venue has a night of music in store for St Patrick’s Day.
Live music from party band ‘On The Sesh’ gets underway at 8.30pm and there is free entry to the pub.
Opening times: Monday-Thursday 2pm-11pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-11am
327 Highfield Rd Birmingham, West Midlands B28 0BX United Kingdom http://djquinns.com/events/
The Irish Centre
The centre is located just six miles from Birmingham city centre and hosts live music regularly.
For a pint and plenty of good craic this Paddy’s Day, you wouldn’t go wrong with paying this pub a visit.
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm, Friday 2pm-12am, Saturday and Sunday 10am-12am
The centre’s Facebook page is the best way to keep up to date with events and to get in touch with the pub.
Opening times: Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm, Friday 2pm-12am, Saturday and Sunday 10am-12am
205 Wheelers Ln, King’s Heath, Birmingham B13 0ST https://www.facebook.com/westbourne.leisure/
The Old Crown
The Digbeth pub which is a self-confessed ‘Irish pub at heart’ was refurbished just over two years ago but has kept plenty of charm.
Digbeth is home to many bars and restaurants, and The Old Crown (which is the oldest pub in Birmingham) is a key addition to that.
Pop down for a Paddy’s Day pint and enjoy what this pub has to offer.
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-11.30pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12.30am, Sunday 12pm-11pm
The Old Crown, 188 High St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD https://www.theoldcrown.com/news/digbethstpats-the-craic-is-back