Five Pubs To Sink Your Pint In This St. Paddy's Day

Nicki Alchin
25th Feb 2016

PJ O’Brien’s “The Irish Pub”
Located in the heart of the CBD, PJ O’Brien’s is the perfect place to start off your St Paddy’s Day with its Big Irish Breakfast from 8am to 11am. You will be set for a day in the office after drinking a pint of Guinness or glass of house wine, and eating a delicious morning repast of pork sausage, black and white pudding, hash brown, grilled tomato, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, scrambled eggs and toast. Cost is $25 per person. Bookings and pre-payment is essential and can be made on line.

Celebrations continue with live Irish music, Irish dancers and plenty of Guinness flowing throughout the morning, day and night. PJ’s full lunch menu will be available from 11am to 3.30pm and bar snacks will be served from 4pm to midnight. Call (02) 9290 1811 to make a lunch booking up to 12.30pm.

The Cock n Bull Bar at The Grand Hotel "Where County Bondi Meets”
For all of you in the East, you can give praise to St Pat at The Cock n Bull Bar from 8am till 2am. A full Irish breakfast (including a complimentary Cock n Bull Bar t-shirt) is available until noon. Live music starts up around 11am and finishes up at 1am to be followed by DJs. For further details visit the Cock n Bull website or give them a call.

The Mercantile “Australia’s Longest Running Irish Pub”
It wouldn’t be St Patrick’s Day without a visit to Australia’s longest running Irish pub, The Mercantile Hotel located in the historic Rocks. This year sees The Merc celebrate its 100th St Paddy’s Day. The week long festival starts with a family day on Sunday 13 March 2016.

On Thursday, 17 March, you can join in the festivities by attending the Famous St Patrick’s Day Breakfast from 7am to 9am at a cost of $50 per person. As well as a hearty full Irish breakfast, all drinks (including an Irish coffee) are included in the price. Traditional Irish music and live Irish dance performance will also be on offer. Bookings for the breakfast are advised and can be made by emailing the pub at

The Rag and Famish, North Sydney
For office workers in North Sydney you can get into the Irish spirit with a visit to The Rag and Famish. An Irish menu will be available from 11.30am and the good times continue with live Irish music from 2pm. There will also be giveaways and Guinness specials to inspire your feelings for all things Irish.

The Glenmore, The Rocks
From 11am to midnight you can give a stylish cheers to Saint Paddy with a Guinness from the pop up bar on the roof of The Glenmore Hotel as you overlook Sydney Harbour. With the drink situation in hand, you will be pleased to know that the kitchen is serving up an Irish special of pork and fennel sausages, colcannon and peas complete with Guinness gravy for $23. Entertainment needs have also been attended to with Irish music starting at 5pm.