Here’s the thing, the best party is a subjective thing. But I’ll guarantee this will be a recipe for a one hell of a day If you are lucky enough to be spending your St. Patrick’s day in Dublin, here’s what I suggest. You possibly have had a few drinks the night before and you have a long day ahead of you, so let’s sort out a great breakfast first. This coffee shop is one of my regular spots, The Busyfeet & coco cafe at the corner of a South William street and Chatham row. They do great breakfast and good coffee
Then Make sure you make it to the north side of the Dame street (Temple bar side) before the parade starts. Head in front of the central bank building, this is a good spot to watch the parade pass by. Also the Foggy Dew is just there, great pub to pop in for your first pint of the day, if you get cold. The parade usually runs about two hours and it is great. My favourite is always the visiting marching bands.
After the parade most of the Temple Bar gets pretty busy. So just before it is over I recommend you make your way to the Ha’penny Bridge inn. This is another pub most tourists miss. It is a great pub.
From here you should make your way to the north of the river. As I said it is going to be a long day, so I recommend some lunch. Head to the Millennium walkway, just behind the Jervis centre. Here you will find the Boojums burrito bar. There will be queue, but it will be worth the wait, I promise
And after your launch it is time to head back in to the Temple bar and in to The Porterhouse, where Sliotar will be performing from 5-11pm our legendary St. Patrick’s day set. Get your self a pint of plain and head upstairs before it gets too packed to get in This is always a great spot with a great party atmosphere, but just that little bit more civilised than most places around the area.
And if you last the night, I recommend you try a Lamb donner from the Zaytoon’s across the road. Hope to see you in The Porterhouse
J.P. Kallio from Sliotar