Top 5 Irish Bars for St Patrick's Day in Edinburgh

17 March 2017

On any given day, 5.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed worldwide. But on St. Patrick's Day, that number more than doubles to 13 million! So make yours a Guinness and join the many people, Irish or not, celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh this year.

Check out our Top 5 Irish Bars in Edinburgh for plenty of craic this Paddy’s Day.

Biddy Mulligans

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JR


Biddy’s is bursting at the seams with Irish magic, Guinness and live music. This Irish charmer boasts a drinks list crammed with its home country’s tipples, including Jameson Whiskey and Magners. With great ‘craic’ and a friendly atmosphere, Biddy’s is certain to look after you this St Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh.

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 03:00

Finnegan’s Wake

9B Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HE


Finnegan’s Wake on Victoria Street is a music lover’s dream. With cheery bartenders and a full programme of live music, this is a top stop for St Paddy’s Day in Edinburgh. On the line up for Paddy’s are two Finnegan’s favourites, Irish and Scottish music band Absent Friends and folk group Folkin’ Shenanigans. Behind the bar till 3am expect purse-friendly pints and great student deals to quench your thirst between all that toe-tapping and knee slapping.

Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 18:00 - 01:00, Fri – Sat: 12:00 - 01:00, Sun:  13:00 - 01:00

The Three Sisters

139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS


Always a favourite for St Patrick's Day in Edinburgh The Three Sisters have got a huge line up of celebrations planned this year. The line-up includes Fringe favourites The Rubberbandits and former B*witched star Edele Lynch. All of The Three Sisters St Patrick's Day events are free so head along and celebrate the Emerald Isle’s favourite holiday here!

Opening Hours:  Mon - Sun: 07:00 - 03:00

Malone’s on the Mall

Waverley Mall, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ

Malones On The Mall

Sample some classic Irish hospitality in this Irish owned pop-up bar with a character matching any of Ireland’s pubs. Packing a whole lot of Irish spirit, Malone’s St Patrick’s Day festival will be an event not to be missed. Kicking off at 11am there’s a top line-up of live music on the stage including Craig McMorrow and Irish dancing from Rhythm Jig. They’ve also got a great selection of street food vendors to keep you going throughout the festivities.

Dropkick Murphys

7 Merchant Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2QD


Dropkick Murphys gets the Paddy’s Day party in Edinburgh started! With Irish fun and frivolity, there will be live music from 5pm with the line up including Jack McDonald, Leanne Smith and Steve J Ward. With a buzzing atmosphere, as well as a genuine Irish feel and staff who are always up for a party. Great craic is guaranteed!

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 20:00 - 03:00

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