Sláinte! How to Celebrate This Year Saint Patrick’s Day in Prague

St. Patrick, or Paddy, patron saint of Ireland, is coming to Prague for a visit this week. The festivities, that have been around for centuries -St. Patrick was born in the late 4th century in Roman Britain-, pretend to attract Irish music, sports and culture to the Czech capital.

Everyone is invited to join the festival and have a chance to win one of their great prizes and contribute to charity. No one needs to buy a ticket for Prague St.Patrick’s Festival, all that is needed is the desire to enjoy the day throughout the city’s venues and entertainment events.

Besides winning a prize for being the best dressed in town, the festival includes all kinds of unforgettable experiences. Traditional Irish food and drinks, accompanied by live music, karaoke and sports on TV every night in the city center is awaiting you. To immerse yourself in St. Patrick’s Day, find one of the participating pubs, grab a beer and start.

Be ready because the festival is going to start tomorrow at Rocky O’Reilly’s, Durty Nelly’s and Caffrey’s at 14:30. The official website of the festival has all the info you need in order to enjoy this emblematic celebration: programs, venues and all sorts of events

James Joyce Irish Pub

Another great Irish pub, loved among the local expats crowd is the James Joyce Irish Pub in old town Prague. Live music at the Joyce starts at 6 pm, and of course, you can enjoy a great pint of Guinness or a whiskey from their great collection on offer. As they are part of the Guinness trail, there is also a chance to win some great prizes.

Beckett’s Irish Pub

Throughout the weekend they will have offers on all Irish drinks, Irish food specials as well as festive green beer!

The weekend will also see the culmination of this year’s 6 Nations tournament. Beckett’s will also organize lots of games and contests.

JJ Murphy’s

This pub is located across the Charles Bridge in the Mala Strana area of the city. Stop by for a pint of Guinness, ere is where you can get excellent Irish fare as well as traditional good craic.

The Three Fiddles

This pub offers a truly Irish experience serving traditional Irish food and Irish beers found on Draught in Ireland. They also have on tap a selection of International Beers and Ciders to suit your taste. The Three Fiddles has a beer garden and smoking area that is split into two levels.


Merlin offers several types of draft beer – Guinness, Pilsner Urquell, Velkopopovický Kozel, Merlin, Brewers’ Choice, Kingswood and a large selection of several types of Irish whiskey. On the menu, you can choose among an excellent roast knuckle, burgers, ribs, crispy wings, and a large selection of steaks.

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