The Sheffield guide to St Patrick’s Day 2017
What’s the craic? The places to visit in Sheffield on St Patrick’s Day, to be sure.
The Irish Triangle
Three old-school Irish pubs serving the best Guinness you’ll find in the Steel City. Traditional music is played throughout the day and night – and best of all, they’re situated mere yards from each other. Sláinte!
Owned and ran by the longest serving publican in Sheffield, The Grapes on Trippet Lane is one of the most famous pubs in the city. This is largely due to it being the spot where the Arctic Monkeys played their first gig – not to mention acts such as Plan B, Maximo Park and Muse also treading the boards there. The gigs finished some years ago now and the pub has returned to its musical roots: traditional Irish music. Get yourself down for a pint and a singalong in the Kennedy Room.
The Dog & Partridge
Also situated on Trippet Lane, the Dog & Partridge is another Irish pub promising a hearty welcome. If you grow tired of the black stuff, there’s always a range of hand-pulled ales and craft beers to choose from.
Behind Trippet Lane, a mere stroll down to Broad Lane will see you arrive at Fagan’s, one of the city’s cosiest pubs. Wonderfully old-school and packed to the rafters on Paddy’s evening, there’s sure to be live music in its famous music room – which has seen the likes of regular punter Richard Hawley knocking a tune out in there on more than one occasion.
The bar on Carver Street is also getting in on the celebrations, although having its roots in Australia rather than Ireland. Free hats are to be given away when you purchase a pint of Guinness. Offers on Jameson & Ginger Ale and Jameson Barrel will be on; bowls of Lucky Charms cereal will be available for £2 and there will be a mix of some Irish classics in with the usual floor fillers.
Located on Glossop Road and a stone’s throw away from the University of Sheffield, The Harley offers a St. Patrick day’s alternative with a performance from firm NLR favourite Auntie Flo. Team Rice and Saul will be supporting.
Calling Matilda Street its home, Propaganda will be hosting its own St. Patrick’s day celebration from 11pm and promises a huge rock n’ roll party. Tickets are £4.
The Big White Tent
As per, the Big White Tent on Fargate will be welcoming punters with live music showcasing the cream of the local crop. Schedule as follows…
On St. Patrick’s Day, traditional and modern Irish music will be performed in the tent and will be hosted by Celtic rock and pop band Celtic Fling from Limerick, Ireland. The band will be supported by a variety of Sheffield’s own talented musicians throughout the day.
Live rugby games will be shown throughout the day. The games include Scotland vs Italy at 12:30pm, France vs Wales at 3:45pm and England vs Ireland at 5:00pm. Following the rugby, live music will be performed by the likes of Polkadodge, Leathernecks, Take The Seven, Blind Saints, Velcro Teddy Bears, Sumo and Undercover.
It’s Soul Sunday! Featuring northern soul DJs and soul band North City Beat. DJs include Mopsey, Nigel Filmer, Soul J, Stevlor, Bobby T, G.T, Barry KGB Holland, Malio, Dan Gerous, Pete Angus, Johnny Green, Rellorts and Dean Fox.
And if you’re getting your Paddy on until the wee hours of the morning, here’s what the clubs are offering…
Paddy’s North v Mids V South Bar Crawl
A chance for students to represent their roots with a monumental bar crawl down West Street before finishing the night at CODE: nightclub.
Get On It – St. Paddy’s Day Special @ Area Sheffield
Four rooms of music playing the best in RnB, hip-hop, house, grime and more! Get. On. It.
Socialite Paddy’s Day @ Crystal
Dress to impress and enjoy the best in RnB from the unrivalled DJ Tango Williams. Guaranteed glamour and good vibes!