From James Joyce to Guinness, from The Dubliners to Bono, Irish culture has a rich, cultural history, and it is a tapestry that is woven into Mancunian history. Luckily for you Mancunians, Manchester will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day this year in style. We have selected some of the best events taking place in the city to mark the occasion, and you can check out the craic below! Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!

Enjoy the St Patrick's Day Parade | Starts at Irish World Heritage Centre | Sun 15 Mar | 11am - 2pm | Free

What better way to kick start the St Patrick’s Day festivities than with a parade? The Manchester Irish Festival team will be bringing this colourful celebration of all things Ireland through town between 11am – 2pm on Sunday 15 March, promising a party atmosphere that will start at the Irish World Heritage Centre and continue up Deansgate, ending near the Science and Industry Museum on Liverpool Road.

Starts at Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE, Tel: 0161 205 4007
Party All Day at Manchester Irish Festival | The Union Inn | Tue 17 Mar | 11.30am - late | Free

Join Mary and the gang for this free St. Paddy’s Day party at The Union Inn in Levenshulme. There will be a free concert with Mike Fox crooning some Irish classics, to be followed by a St. Paddy’s disco in celebration of Manchester Irish Festival’s 25th anniversary. Not to be missed.

845 Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3PW, Tel: 0161 224 1271
Indulge in Boozy Bottomless Brunch | Revolution Deansgate | Sun 15 Mar | Various Times | From £20

If getting tanked up on an infinite amount of stout – among other drinks – is your thing, then Revolution on Deansgate Locks are hosting a bottomless brunch to get you in the festive mood. Slots can be booked via Skiddle. Remember to wear green!

Arch 7 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5LH, Tel: 0161 839 7558
See Live Music and Sports | Bierkeller | 13 - 17 Mar | Noon - Late | Free

Bierkeller are hosting a St Paddy’s Day weekender from Friday 13 – Tuesday 17 March. The entire venue will be adorned in Irish decor, and there will also be a special St. Paddy’s offer: £10 for an Irish pie and Guinness.

The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS, Tel: 0161 839 8293
Get Shamrocked with Guinness & Bacon Jam Cheeseburgers | Hard Rock Cafe | 13 - 18 Mar | £27.50

If all that St Patrick’s Day partying has made you work up an appetite, get yourself down to the Hard Rock Cafe. Between Friday 13 and Wednesday 18 March, they’ll be serving up a limited edition steak cheeseburger topped with Jameson bacon jam and Guinness cheese sauce. As if that wasn’t enough, you can wash it all down with their St Paddy’s Day shake made with creamy vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies and a touch of mint.

Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 2BS, Tel: 0161 831 6700
Have a weekend blow out at Waxy O'Connor's

Kicking off with an afternoon of live music on Friday 13 March courtesy of Ronan Keating’s guitarist Jimmy Docherty, city centre Irish bar Waxy O’Connor’s will keep the party going by screening the Wales V Scotland match on Saturday. Once you’ve enjoyed the parade on Sunday, you can head back to the venue to hear some more live music and indulge in some Irish favourites like Homemade Irish Stew. On the big day itself, you can get a photo of yourself printed on the top of your Guinness pint, while Waxy’s dishes out a handful of Guinness give-aways alongside more live music until late.

The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BS, Tel: 0161 835 1210
Visit One Manchester's Many Irish Pubs

Manchester has a rich variety of authentic Irish pubs in the city centre. Some of these include – though not limited to – Waxy O’Connor’s, Mulligans, Kielys Irish Bar, Fiddlers Green, The Lass O’ Gowrie and Duffy’s Bar – so you’re certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2020 in Manchester.

Various Venues
Tue 17 Mar
Will Stonier
Published on:
Wed 11 Mar 2020