The luck of the Irish has delivered St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday this year. So to help you in your quest for the best place to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of the top locations to trade your gold coins for Guinness pints and Jamesons shots, while you kick your heel together to some great music:


1. Irish Times Pub

  • What: Socially acceptable day drinking begins at 9AM with live bands throughout the day and night: 11:30AM Calvin + Jeremy ; 3:30PM Knackers Yard; 6PM Shag Harbour ; 9PM – close Black Angus. The beautiful talented Irish Dancers will also be preforming all day. Wear your kilt, join the party! $20 cover after 2PM, with entry to win prizes.
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 9AM – 12AM
  • Where: 1200 Government Street

2. St. Paddy’s Day at The Strathcona Hotel

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  • What: Victoria’s Biggest St. Paddy’s Day Party! $8 cover gets you entry to 4 different parties: Clubhouse, Games Room, Maple Room, Sticky Wicket.
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; Starts at 8PM.
  • Where: 919 Douglas St

3. Yates Street Taphouse

  • What: Live fiddle music 12PM-1PM and again 5PM-7PM. No Cover, No Tickets and No Green Beer, just lots of fun and music!
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 11:30AM – 1AM
  • Where: 759 Yates St

4. Darcy’s Pub Downtown

  • What: $4 sleeves, $4.50 Jameson, live music starting at 3PM!
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 11AM – 1AM
  • Where: 1127 Wharf Street

5. Bard & Banker

  • What: Well stocked with Guinness, Kilkenny, Jameson and Phillips Odyssey Nitro Porter for St Patrick’s Day! Come in for the celebrations with live music and Irish Dancers!
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 11AM – 1AM
  • Where: 1022 Government Street

6. The Duke Saloon

  • What: The Tumblin’ Dice will be playing LIVE. Drink Specials: $4.50 Jameson, $4.50 Duke Lager Pints
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 8PM – 2AM
  • Where: 502 Discovery Street

7. The Penny Farthing Public House

  • What: The Olde English Pub in the heart of Victoria’s Oak Bay Village will celebrate with live music from 4PM-close.
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 11AM – 11PM
  • Where: 2228 Oak Bay Avenue

8. St. Paddy’s Party ft. Crikey Mor

Getting jiggy with it #irishstyle #stpattysday

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  • What: The five-piece Irish band will get you dancing with their rousing reels, jigs, polkas and more! No Cover, and $6 ‘Brewmaster’s Choice’ Pints.
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 9PM-11:30PM.
  • Where: Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street

9. St. Paddy’s Day Party with Ivonne Hernandez & Friends!

  • What: Catch 2017 Juno Nominee & 5 time Grand North American Fiddle Champion Ivonne Hernandez! All ages show, dance and party away, with great food and drinks at Hermann’s.
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; Doors 6PM, show 8PM. Tickets $20 ($15 students).
  • Where:  Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street

10. St. Paddy’s Day Rock & Roll – The Bad, Dylan Stone, Winter Willows and Sam Lynch

My log drank something. #twinpeaks #yyj #loglady

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  • What: Celebrate the grand tradition of drinking on March 17 with some Rock&Roll at The Copper Owl. Four awesome bands and good times all around.
  • When:  Friday March 17, 2017; Doors 8PM, show 9PM. Cover $8.
  • Where: Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas Street

11. The McGillicuddys, Pirate On the Inside, and Broken Shoes

#themcgillicuddys #stpatricksday #greatband #music #livemusic #victoriabc

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  • What: Join in the St. Patrick’s Day party at Logan’s Pub, with everyone’s favourite local Celtic punks, The McGillicuddys headlining. Solo folk punker Broken Shoes will open the night, and coming down from Nanaimo will be folk punk duo Pirate On The Inside.
  • When: Friday March 17, 2017; 9PM – 12:45AM. Tickets $12 at the door.
  • Where: Logan’s Pub, 1821 Cook Street