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The 6 best Irish bars to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Newcastle

St. Patrick’s Day is world-renowned as one of THE parties of the year. So, whether you’re fully Irish or a ‘Plastic Paddy’, here’s where to go in Newcastle for a pint of the black stuff with a side of the craic.

The Dubliner

12 Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RE

The Quayside bar which calls itself ‘a taste of Temple Bar on the Tyne’ is a HLN favourite for all sorts of celebrations – and it has big plans for Paddy’s weekend.

Soak up the authentic, Dublin atmosphere with live music every night and extended opening hours until 2am all weekend long.


Katie O’Brien’s Irish Tavern

20 Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1JF 

With no less than 14 different live acts performing over the weekend, Katie O’Brien’s is the place to be for a pint of Guinness… or a shot or two of the baby variety.


The best Irish bars in Newcastle

The Points

3-4 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1UW

Sit by the fireplace in this New York Irish themed bar on the Bigg Market, where the decor and surroundings will transport you to another time and place.

A winner with us on any given weekend, it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. With live music and plenty of delicious drinks to choose from, you’ll be singing along to Tell Me Ma and Whiskey in the Jar in no time.


Tyneside Irish Centre

43 Gallowgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG

For a slice of authentic Irish hospitality, give the Tyneside Irish Centre a go.

The centre is members-only and is a cornerstone of the Irish community in Newcastle, promoting Irish values through music, language and sport.

The bar is open daily, and there’s a whole host of St. Patrick’s Day activities scheduled, from family fun to free live music.


The Hancock

2a Hancock Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PU

Although it’s not strictly an Irish bar, The Hancock is famous for its yearly St. Paddy’s celebrations.

This year they’re ‘painting the town green’ all week long, with live music, entertainment, sport and big St Patrick’s Day and St Patrick’s Eve parties.


Grace Kelly’s Irish Lounge and Bar – Tynemouth

We love the warm and cosy atmosphere of this authentically Irish lounge and bar on Tynemouth’s Front Street.

Tuck into delicious pub classics and enjoy fantastic live music and great company – furry friends welcome!


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