It’s finally the time of year when you’re expected whip out your best emerald green gear (or whatever you can find in your cupboard that you haven’t worn since last year’s messy merrymaking), pop on your Guinness hat and proclaim you are going to “drink until you can’t feel your toes”. To mark the upcoming boisterousness of St Patrick’s day, we have rounded up the top five places to begin your celebrations, before they inevitably spill out onto the streets of Brighton…

St Patrick's Day

  1. Fiddler’s Elbow

Fiddler’s Elbow claim St Patrick’s day to be the “best day of the year”, so in celebration are hosting 4 days of live Irish music, DJS, BBQs, dancers, stew, and, of course, gallons of Guinness. As if that wasn’t enough, they are also throwing a two-day street party on the 16th and 17th, for those who aren’t partied-out by the weekend.

  1. Lucky Voice

Love singing and drinking your body weight in beer? If you book a karaoke booth in advance for St Patrick’s day, you’ll be treated to a complimentary bucket of beer to help you celebrate. If there’s any night of the year to let your inner Westlife out, this is it.

  1. Molly Malone’s

Molly Malone’s are determined to make the most of the entire day, opening their doors at 7am to treat the first 100 people through the door to a souvenir shirt. Across three floors and an outdoor tented area filled with Irish bands, dancers, food and drink, you can close your eyes and pretend you’re in the Emerald Isle itself.

  1. Freemason’s Tavern

Party until the wee hours of the morning at the Freemason’s! With DJs, emerald giveaways and a party spirit that just won’t quit, the beloved tavern is a sure to be a great start to the night. Paint a shamrock on your face and dance until late.

  1. The Bugle

If you want more of a traditional Irish feel for St Patrick’s day, visit The Bugle. Try their huge selection of real ales and beers to keep you fuelled throughout the night, enjoy the cosy atmosphere and kick back to some customary Irish tunes to wind down your celebrations.