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Colourful Irish Parade for St Patrick's Day | © Giuseppe Milo / Flickr
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The Best Spots for Celebrating St Patrick's Day in Berlin

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Updated: 17 May 2018
Whether you’re an Irish native in the city, or just a fan of Irish whiskey and Guinness, celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Berlin is sure to delight. Jovial crowds, free-flowing booze and lively folk music at local Irish pubs will help you honour the Irish national holiday in style, while the official St. Patrick’s Festival promises plenty of traditional, cheerful and rowdy vibes. Here’s our pick of the best spots for celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Berlin.

St Patrick’s Festival Berlin

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A couple dressed up for St Partrick's Day
A couple dressed up for St Partrick's Day | © Garry Knight / Flickr
St Patrick’s Festival is the official and largest party to celebrate St Paddy’s Day in Berlin. Recently joining forces with Urban Spree at the RAW compound in Friedrichshain, the special day has a plentiful line-up of Irish food stalls, with all the classic favourites, including a few new vegan options, as well as lots of entertainment with an opening ceremony including a cameo from the Irish Ambassador to Germany, and free concerts from Berlin-based Irish musicians and dancers. Guinness and Bushmills Irish Whiskey support the event, so expect to join the jolly crowd with a pint in your hand. Bringing authentic Irish charm to Berlin, it’s the place to be on St Patrick’s Day.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly, Accessible (Deaf)

Services & Activities:

Free

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Photo Opportunity, Crowded

MacLaren's Pub

Gastropub, Pub, Pub Grub, Irish, $$$
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MacLaren's Pub in Friedrichshain, Berlin
MacLaren's Pub in Friedrichshain, Berlin | © MacLaren's Pub
MacLaren’s Pub is the How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM)-themed Irish pub located in the trendy neighbourhood, Friedrichshain. This quirky joint pays homage to the nine-season strong show, complete with tons of inside jokes that HIMYM fans will love. The Boxhagener Straße pub puts you close to the official St Patrick’s Festival, as well as close to some of the best bars in the city, making it the perfect Irish haunt to start or end your St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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Tue - Thu:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat:
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Atmosphere:

Quirky, Boutique, Unusual, Nightlife

Belushi's Berlin

Bar, Gastropub, Fast Food, $$$
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A group of friends enjoying whiskey | © kaicho20 / Pixabay
Belushi’s bar is known for throwing loud, rowdy and awesome parties for international celebrations. For St Patrick’s Day the bars put on a truly Irish and lively event, complete with Jameson Whiskey, baby Guinness shots and bottled Irish cider, a long happy hour and complete coverage of the Six Nations rugby. As night falls, live music lights up the stage, with a selection of acoustic acts, bands and DJs to keep the party going. The crowd is a mix of backpackers, locals and tourists, all dressed in their wildest green gear. With a young, vibrant atmosphere, it’s expats’ favourite spot on Paddy’s Day.
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Tipperary Berlin

Pub, Irish, $$$
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Irish pub in Berlin
Irish pub in Berlin | © Irish Typepad / Flickr
Tipperary, located on the border between Mitte and Wedding, is a classic Irish pub with freshly drafted Guinness. Hosting regular live music events, the pub comes to life in an exciting mix of well-priced Irish booze, live folk music and costume-clad bar staff and locals. If you’re looking for a more intimate but decidedly lively atmosphere, then this Irish pub is the place to head on St Patrick’s Day.
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Finnegan’s Irish Pub

Pub, Irish, $$$
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Irish folk music session at German-Irish pub
Irish folk music session at German-Irish pub | © Hinnerk R (Hinnerk Rümenapf) / WikiCommons
For authentic Irish beer, cuisine and charm on St Patrick’s Day, head to Finnegan’s Irish Pub. This lively pub has been around for over thirty years, so you can rest assured that they’ve thrown their fair share of Paddy’s Day parties. Offering authentic Irish grub, a selection of Irish and German beers, as well as original Irish folk jam sessions, this pub has everything you need to get rowdy for the special day.
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Mon - Sun:
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sun:
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Nightlife, Family Friendly, Loud, Relaxed

Kilkenny Irish Pub Berlin

Pub, Irish, $$$
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Kilkenny Irish Pub is perfectly located at Hackescher Markt
Kilkenny Irish Pub is perfectly located at Hackescher Markt | © Bernt Rostad / Flickr
Kilkenny Irish Pub Berlin is perfectly located in the heart of Berlin at Hackescher Markt and is one of the largest Irish pubs in the city. Promising a mix of locals and tourists, the well-sized joint puts on an electric St Patrick’s Day party, complete with a rowdy atmosphere, live music and special sports broadcasts.
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Mon - Thu:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat:
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sun:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Casual, Traditional, Nightlife, Loud, Relaxed

Irish Pub inside the Europa Center

Pub, Irish, $$$
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Europa Center in Berlin
Europa Center in Berlin | © Irish Typepad / Flickr
Year-round live bands rock the Irish Pub Berlin inside the Europa Center nightly, and St Patrick’s Day is no exception. Located in Charlottenburg, the West Berlin haunt offers cheap ale, a loud but friendly atmosphere and a huge selection of entertainment during the special day. If you’re looking to rock out with a pint of Guinness, this is the spot for you.
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