Sláinte! Taipei's 8 Best St. Patrick's Day 2018 parties


The one day in the year when it’s perfectly OK to wear a green hat in Taiwan is upon us.

Get your Guinness on, wear as much green as you can to score  free whisky shots and definitely don't make plans for Sunday.

Here’s our list of the best St. Pat’s Day celebrations across Taipei (all on Saturday 17th of March).

1.  James Joyce Irish Bar

This charming Irish bar in Gongguan’s student area has a stellar weekend of top live music and drinks specials lined up from Friday to Sunday to celebrate all things Celtic. 

Owner and proud Irishman Mark says they're expecting over 1000 revelers. Entry is free, but it will be packed. Get there early and remember to wear some Green!!


•    Live Traditional Irish Music featuring over 15 musicians playing Irish Music
•    1st Live Band-Three Day Bender
•    Live Band 2- Balkazar- playing the popular Gypsy Balkan Funk Music
•    Live Band 3 - Mike Mudd – 2 hour Irish Set

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC? Live music and Irish shenanigans, all weekend!

2.    The Speakeasy

The Speakeasy is one of Taipei’s go-to Irish bars, with an older crowd.  It’s reasonably small and intimate, with super-friendly staff and regulars.

Come over for a great night of 'Craic Agus Ceoil' and enjoy their specials on Guinness and Irish Shots and Irish music on the stereo all night long!

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC? A slice of Dublin in Taipei.

3. Brass Monkey (Fuxing branch)

This popular Taipei sports bar uses any festive day as an excuse for a huge party drink-a-thon, and their St. Pat’s party is an annual highlight.

Entry is free and almost all Irish beers, shots and cocktails will be on special to get everyone properly sh*tfaced,  if manager Bob has his way with you.

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC? Been here on a Thursday?Then you know.

4.    Bobwundaye

This legendary live music bar near Liuzhangli MRT has a treat in store this Saturday for all.

Never was there a more perfect occasion for expat country band Twangover to grace the stage.
Get ready for a St. Patrick's day like no other,with some good drinkin' music all night. Whiskey shots until you pass out. A hangover that might make you think you caught the plague. Broo-ha!

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC? St. Paddy's, Texan style!

5.    BeerGeek

This British craft beer den of iniquity needs any silly excuse to get their drink on, so forget about the Troubles and come over. There will be draught Guinness and Foxes Rock, specials all night, free shots for those wearing GREEN, live Irish music and an inspired playlist !

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC? Beer, Brits and bulldogs!

6.    Carnegie's

Who's your Paddy??

As usual, Taipei’s grand dame Carnegie's will be lifting her skirt and throwing an Irish Party to (try and) remember! Irish manager Niall has Irish Ale Pie eating contests, beer-drinking competitions and other games to keep the night fun, as well as plenty of drink specials. 

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC? Facebook pics of you on the bar counter the next day!

7.    The Local

Shawn and Tristan, previously from Beer and Cheese, will be unleashing their latest brew,  the Belching Beaver Nitro Milk Stout on St. Paddy’s Day.  Wear green and get a FREE shot!
Bottles of Nitro Milk Stout and green pints of cream ales only 200NT and shots of Irish Whiskey 100nt.

WHAT'S THE CRAIC? The original craft beer guys

8.    The Park

This new spot from Gary O’Connor from DV8 will be toasting all things Irish with fine food and drinks, good craic and a gem selection of tunes from the Emerald Isle.

The Squire will be serving up a traditional lamb stew for just $250 and there'll be specials on Jameson, Baileys and Guinness all night long.

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC?  Your friendly new little neighbourhood bar!

8 (+1).  Patio 84

Tianmu's favorite bar has a full stack of Irish drink specials to keep you lubricated during St. Paddy's, so swing by if you're in the neighbourhood!

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