Where To Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2023 in Nottingham

Nottingham will be turning to the Guinness and green to celebrate St Patrick’s day on Friday 17 March. Here’s a line-up of things happening in and around the city centre on the day of celebrating Ireland's patron saint…



The German-themed bar on Friar Lane is taking on dual nationality for the day. They’re opening from 11am with live music from the Hart and Stone band (12-2pm), The Rupert Stone Duo (3-5pm) and the Jacques Saviour Duo (7-9pm). Let's hope the Guiness will be available in their famous Stein glasses.




This Irish-themed bar on Beastmarket Hill are not only celebrating St Patrick’s Day, they’re making a whole week of it. Expect lots of Irish craic, exclusive drinks offers and a massive weekend of sport. Download their app for special offers on Guinness and if your name is Patrick or Patricia you can claim a free pint  of the black stuff at the bar (make sure you bring ID).

Market Square


There’s a free-to-all line-up of Irish performances in the Market Square, co-ordinated by Nottingham Irish Centre. The full line-up for the event is:

  • 1pm Welcome, speeches and official opening
  • 1.20pm Claire Regan Academy of Irish Dance
  • 1.40pm Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Nottingham
  • 2.05pm Glendarragh Academy of Irish Dance
  • 2.25pm Louie Walsh Band
  • 2.50pm Nottingham Irish Set Dancers
  • 3.10pm McManus Academy of Irish Dance
  • 3.25pm Kelly's Heroes
  • 4.30pm Close

Percy Picklebackers


This venue has become beloved by many late revellers as trusty late night venue that never takes itself too seriously. For those unaware, a ‘Pickleback’ is a a shot of liquor is chased by a shot of pickle brine. It’s the signature drink here and you can get them for £3 all day long. To celebrate St Patrick’s Day they’ve booked in free live music from comedy Irish rock band Shamus O'Blivion and The Megadeath Morrismen, followed after by DJ’s playing music by Irish artists until 3am.



The popular Friday night club night at Pryzm will be overtaken by an Irish theme and as they ask you to ‘Get Juiced Like The Irish’. One lucky ticket-buyer will also win a year’s supply of Guinness. The night has returned recently with a ‘New look! New Sound! New Style! New Attitude!’ However, we are told it’s the same old good vibes.


Raglan Road


This Irish pub in Nottingham is a fine community affair. With live music, live sport and a more authentic Irish feel it’s no surprise that they were nominated for “Best Irish Community Pub in the UK” in 2017. Their celebrations start at noon and include three bands, a DJ and Irish dancers. Irish food will be on the menu and there will also be face painting. The event is sponsored by Jamesons Whiskey so you can also expect plenty of giveaways.

Rescue Rooms


Ever watched It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia on Netflix? This year the Rescue Rooms have decided to take the ‘unsucessful Irish pub’ mantle from that show and run their St Patrick’s Day celebrations around it. Expect lots of silliness and to hear every song from that TV show ever, alongside tthe usual Rescue Rooms classics.

Rock City


Rock City are promising ‘an evening overflowing with Irish-ness’ including an Irish band, real life leprechauns, Irish themed drinks, excessive Irish decor and more. All tickets even come with a Paddy Bomb (which we are told is a ‘more Irish’ JagerBomb).

The reference might be lost on the current day Rock City club crowd, but Shamrocks and Shenanigans was a song by Irish rock-rap group House of Pain (who played this venue several times), originally released over 30 years ago. We’re guessing that tune might just be played on the night too.

Annie's Burger Shack


From Friday 17 March, you can enjoy a pint of the black stuff all weekend for just £2.90 with every burger meal purchased at Annie's Burger Shack.

What better way to spend the weekend than with a burger and a pint?

Give them a call to book a table: 0330 094 8200

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