Singapore may not have a huge Irish population, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all jump on the bandwagon and party in honour of St. Paddy. Lucky for us, the festivities fall on a Saturday this year, which means there’re no excuses when it comes to upping your Guinness game (and here’s where to grab a hair of the dog on Sunday). Time to dig out your best green threads, because you don’t want to miss these killer parties celebrating the Emerald Isle. From a massive street festival in Boat Quay to authentic Irish beers and bites in Clarke Quay and banging DJ sets that will have you dancing ‘til dawn, here’re Singapore’s hottest spots for St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans.
St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
The St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival is Singapore’s biggest Irish-themed party and it offers weekend-long revelry along what will be a blissfully car-free Circular Road. Brought to us by Singapore River One and sponsored by Guinness, this awesome outdoor event is fun for all ages with lively concerts, trivia games with great prizes, activities for little ones, and a huge parade on Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget to pop by Molly Malone’s; it ain’t St. Patrick’s day without a pint pit stop here.
St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival, Circular Road. March 16 – March 18
Paddy’s Fest at McGettigan’s
To really immerse yourself in all things Éire, make your way to McGettigan’s Irish pub in Clarke Quay when it’ll be offering fabulous specials on pints of draught, bottles of Magners, and Irish eats like steak and Guinness pie. Catch the famous Irish band The Broken Pokers playing in the evenings, and on Sunday afternoon there will be a special Irish dance performance.
McGettigan’s, 3A River Valley Road, Merchart’s Court, Singapore 179020. p. +65 6837 0577. March 16 – March 18
St. Patrick’s Party at VLV
Whether you’re flying solo or rolling with your mates, the St. Patrick’s day party at VLVwill give you plenty of opportunities to down a few with new friends and old. The party kicks off in the club lounge at 10pm with free entry for anyone wearing green, great drink specials, and big beats by DJ SNEO. Even better, the music won’t stop until 5am, so you can keep the craic flowing until the wee hours of the morn.
VLV, 3A River Valley Road #01-02, Singapore 179020. p. +65 6661 0197. March 17 from 10pm – 5am
St. Patrick’s Day at CÉ LA VI
Get ready to shake your shamrock at CÉ LA VI this St. Patrick’s Day when Ireland’s top club DJ, Frank Jez, will be hitting the decks. Frank is renowned for getting the crowds at Dublin’s hottest nightclubs bouncing to his funky house and hip hop beats, and he has opened for a multitude of artists including Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, and Lady Gaga. The cover charge for the evening is $28 per person and includes a glass of premium pour.
CÉ LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971. p. +65 6508 2188. March 17 from 10pm – late