6 best Irish pubs in Bristol: bars near me to visit on St Patrick’s Day 2022 - from O’Neills to The Shebeen

St Patrick’s Day is today - a date when people flood Irish bars to enjoy a nice cool pint of Guinness to celebrate - so where are the best Irish pubs in Bristol?

Even though pubs are commonplace in the city of Bristol, you might find it difficult finding an Irish pub to visit in order to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture in the name of their patron saint, St Patrick, who brought Christianity to the country in the fifth century AD.

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Celebrated on the anniversary of his death in the fifth century, the holiday always falls on March 17 - so this year it takes place on a Thursday.

As a way to mark this special day, people love to flood their local Irish bars to enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere, as well as sink a number of pints.

Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of the best Irish pubs to visit in Bristol to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Seamus O’Donnells

Not only is Seamus O’Donnells one of Britain’s oldest Irish pubs, but it is one of the most popular bars in the entire city of Bristol.

Renowned for its old-fashioned theme and friendly atmosphere, this pub is a testament to the Irish and, as expected, Guinness is their top seller.

Opening hours include: 1 pm to 11 pm (Mondays and Tuesdays) and 1 pm to 2 am from Wednesday to Saturday.

13 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1UE

O’Neill’s Bristol

Self entitled as ‘The Original Irish Bar in Bristol’, O’Neill’s is always a warm welcome and would be a great place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year.

Enjoy a nice cold pint and a tasty meal partnered with a buzzing atmosphere and great conversation.

Open from 12 pm until 11 pm (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu) and 12 pm until 1 pm (Fridays and Saturdays).

Visit the O’Neill’s website to not only book yourself a table, but to view the food and drink menu.

7-9 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1RU

The Birkett Tap Bristol

The Birkett Tap are going all out to celebrate St Patrick’s Day - so get ready for a fun-fueled party.

From Thursday, March 17 to Sunday, March 2o, the Irish bar is offering a Spin to Win competition to win yourself a cocktail kit.

Not only that, but there will be discounts on a range of products: from Jameson whiskey, pints of Guinness to even baby Guinnesses - so book now to take advantage.

Opening hours include: 12 pm to 11 pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 12 pm to 3 am (Fridays and Saturdays).

16 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1SE

The Star, Greene King Pub & Carvery

This traditional Irish pub might be a short drive from Bristol city centre, but it boasts the most friendly atmosphere that is perfect for St Patrick’s Day.

Not only that, but if you sign up for their newsletter by Tuesday, 15 March, you can earn yourself a free pint of Guinness ready to be enjoyed for when you visit - visit their website for more information.

With tasty food and live sport on offer too, make sure to pay them a visit during their opening hours of 11 am until 10 pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 11am to 11 pm (Fridays and Saturdays).

Booking a table beforehand is preferred, so make a reservation at The Star today.

Rhodyate Hill, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5AJ

The Shebeen

The Shebeen Irish Sports Bar has a selection of Jameson whiskey and Guinness ready to be lapped up in the name of Ireland’s patron saint.

Not only that, but St Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday this year - the same day of the week that The Shebeen hosts an entertaining cash prize quiz night!

Doors are open from 5 pm until midnight on Thursdays and Fridays, 12:30 pm to midnight on a Saturday and 12:30 pm to 10 pm on Sundays.

To make a booking and for any further information, telephone the bar by ringing 0117 317 9200 or keep updated through its Facebook and Instagram pages.

Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2PN

Coach and Horses

Coach and Horses is widely known for being a warm and welcoming Irish bar in the heart of Bristol - and they love celebrating St Paddy’s day too!

On Thursday, March 17, the pub will have live music from singers Chris Woodchuck and Chris James from 4 pm onwards.

Opening hours for this Clifton Irish bar range from 4:30 pm to 11 pm (Mondays and Tuesdays), 12 pm to 11 pm (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) and 12 pm until midnight on a Friday and a Saturday.

So after you have booked your table with them by ringing the bar at 07923 539805, wind down and relax with a pint of Guinness and enjoy the show.

25 Gloucester Lane, Bristol, BS2 0DP