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

POPNYE

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 Brixton49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ 

When: 18 March | Free entry | For more info click here

The-Zetter-Townhouse

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

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