How to Have an Irish Pub Night At Home

Recreate the warmth of an Irish pub St. Patrick's Day celebration without leaving the house! Make some magic with this roundup of our favourite traditional drinks and dishes.

Some Tips for an Authentic Pub Experience

1. Keep it lively with Irish music — add in a few traditional dance moves, and you've got a ceilidh, a friendly Gaelic jamboree.
2. Did you know that a proper pint of draught Guinness can take up to two minutes to pour?! At home, this can be done in thirty seconds flat. Simply crack a can, quickly turning it upside-down and placing it inside a pint glass. When the flowing beer reaches the can, slowly lift the can, pouring out the remaining beer while creating that iconic creamy beer head.
3. Comfort and craic (meaning "fun" or "a good laugh") are at the heart of the Irish pub experience.
4. Traditional pub fare is hearty for a reason — not only is it comforting, but eating before and while you drink is also a great way to enjoy responsibly.

 

Online Exclusives

Classic Beers

Toast the day with one of these Irish brews – all of these make a great pick for an at-home pub-night!

Irish Whiskey

Brush up on your knowledge of Irish Whiskey while sipping on these fantastic finds.

Celebratory Cocktails

Toast the occasion with one of our favourite St. Patrick's Day cocktails. 

" "

Spring Mist

Try Irish gin when putting together this spring-garden-in-a-glass libation.

 

" "

Irish Manhattan

This Irish twist on a Manhattan is smooth, balanced and perfect for sipping at a spring celebration.

" "

Irish Coffee

Get cozy with a steaming mug of this sweet, warm java.

 

" "

Irish Eyes

Celebrate in Irish style with this excellent combination of Irish whiskey and chilled tea. Full of flavour, it will also pair nicely with St. Paddy’s snacks such as potato cakes, corned beef or shepherd’s pie.

Irish-Inspired Dishes

This traditional feast is excellent for a festive meal.

" "

Brown Bread with Cashel Blue Cheese

This classic bread is synonymous with Irish cooking and is more commonly known as soda bread in North America. Our version is delicious with Irish blue cheese.

 

" "

Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs and Colcannon

Tender short ribs are the perfect main to enjoy with Colcannon —  a traditional Irish peasant side dish that is a mix of cabbage and potatoes (of course).

 

" "

Seared Beef Tenderloin with Spiced Guinness Reduction

This recipe has all the best elements of a sumptuous Irish stew — beef, beer and potatoes — but the upscale result makes it celebration worthy.

 

" "

Corned Beef with Cabbage

Simplicity is at its best with this classic-style recipe.