It’s that time of the year again when all-things Irish takes centre stage. Happening on March 17 this year, St. Patrick’s Day is always a jovial affair filled with the imbibing of stouts and whiskies. Most events and venues are even extending the celebration past a single day through to the weekend and beyond. Below, we list down some of the city’s highlights.
Heart of Darkness Singapore (Mar 17-31)
At the famed Saigon craft brewery’s Singapore restaurant and bar, get to try Ireland’s own Teeling Whiskey paired with elevated bar grub through an exclusive tasting menu (S$168 for two, inclusive of five drinks and five dishes) that’s designed to be shared. Each person gets to enjoy a flight of four whiskies, including Teeling’s classic small batch, a peated bottling, one that’s finished in rum casks, and even their 18 Years Old single malt. A bottle of their limited-edition stout barrel-aged in Teeling whiskey casks will be served too. Have it with the saucy and fatty char siew beef short ribs for a guaranteed good time.
Republic (Mar 17-19)
It’s been almost a year since the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore cocktail bar came onto the scene. One of the most popular items on the menu is the Satisfaction, a tipple based on the classic Irish Coffee template. So this St. Patrick’s Day, they’ve decided to offer an exclusive menu that offers more of what people want, with their very own Irish Coffee Cocktail (S$25), a warm and creamy drink sure to perk you up. If you’re looking for something more refreshing, the Tipsy Leprechaun (S$25), an apple and melon highball made of Jameson whiskey, is the drink to go for instead. Pair them with an Irish Hot Cross Bun (S$18), a pork belly burger of sorts, and you’re all set.
Good Luck (Mar 17-20)
The Haji Lane stalwart is celebrating St. Paddy’s right with stout launches, exclusive cocktails, and even a lucky draw. The General Brewing Co’s Irish You Good Luck (S$17/pint), a cold brew Irish stout, is the easy drinking stout to go for first. Then give the event exclusive Snakebite cocktail – a concoction of Irish stout, hard cider, and Jameson whiskey – a go. The highlight has got to be the launch of Brewlander’s Not Your Average Stout, a luscious and experimental imperial stout only available at Good Luck and sister bar Good Intentions. Drink enough and you’ll get a chance at the lucky dip, where the top prize of a bottle of whiskey awaits.
Guinness (Mar 17-19)
The drink of choice on St. Patrick’s Day is undoubtedly gonna be Guinness. The Irish dry stout is one of the best known beers in the world, and at six of Singapore’s top Irish pubs – Molly Malone’s, Muddy Murphy’s, The Penny Black, The Drunken Poet, Scruffy Murphy’s and The Hidden Pipe – you can expect pints of Guinness to be going at great prices all St. Paddy’s weekend. Get S$5 off your first pint by redeeming it online.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl (Mar 17)
Just visiting one bar on St. Patrick’s Day seem a little too quiet for you? Why not have yourself a DIY bar crawl instead, at not two, not three, but four participating venues – Sago House, Honcho, Heart of Darkness, and Employees Only – that are all conveniently located within walking distance of each other. Go on your own time to each of these bars that will be serving up special Teeling whiskey cocktails and flights, and while you’re at it, collect Teeling merchandise along the way too. The party starts the moment each bar opens for the day.