St Patrick’s Day is coming and yes, we know most of you will be finding a pub to celebrate. We have three events with a food and drink twist to get you through the weekend…
The Bán Poitín Party
Celebrate at Hackney cocktail bar and pub The Sun Tavern and get tasting Poitín, a traditional Irish spirit that ranges between 40-90% strength, with an illicit past. Fourpure Brewery will also be providing oatmeal stout. There’ll be special cocktails with Bán Poitín available for one night only at just £6. Go for a Galway Bay (Bán Poitín, homemade lime cordial, citric acid and bay leaf); and Power To Your Elbow (Bán Poitín, Amaro Montenegro, Black Sheep espresso and Fourpure Oatmeal Stout). Or opt for a more traditional Beer and a Bump with Fourpure’s Oatmeal Stout and a measure of Bán Poitín for £5.
And if you’re hungry local pie and mash shop, G. Kelly will be dishing out some free grub with Bán Poitín and jellied eels to live Irish music.
Where: The Sun Tavern | 441 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AN
When: Thursday 17 March, 6pm until 1am | Free entry
The Free Party: St Patrick’s Day Shindig
Get to Pop Brixton on Friday 18 March and start the weekend with a green hangover. From Irish dancing to Guinness punch and food specials, you can’t go wrong with free entry and an evening of live music.
Featuring live music from: Monster Ceilidh Band, Josh Flowers, Boondock and Hot Rock Pilgrims.
We hear there’s Japanese Panko fried Irish Oysters and Japanese whisky for a twist from Kyonocha, and some great foodie specials lined up.
Where: Pop Brixton | 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ
When: 18 March | Free entry | For more info click here
The Cocktail Masterclass
The Zetter Townhouses in Clerkenwell and Marylebone are both driven by a passion for cocktails and parties. Each month bar manager Matteo Malian and his team organise cocktail masterclasses and events in The Games Room at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, with a great line-up for 2016.
On Saturday 19 March head to the Irish Whiskey Cocktail Masterclass, with not a Guinness in sight. Learn how to make five cocktails during the class.
Where: The Zetter Townhouse | 49-50 St John’s Square, London EC1V 4JJ
When: Saturday 19 March, 2pm-4pm | Tickets here