St. Patrick’s Day, a day when people around the world wear green, is celebrated on March 17. That means lots of partying, beer, traditional Irish music, leprechauns and shamrocks.
Simply follow the famous leprechaun hats and you will find the party. If not, we suggest going to Irish pubs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Madrid, which is home to the largest Irish colony in Spain.
The Irish Rover
Located on Avenida de Brasil, the Irish Rover is one of the most famous pubs in the capital and home to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations for many years. On the first floor the décor makes one feel like you’re on an old Irish street. On the second floor you’ll find a small library and terrace. For St. Patrick’s Day, they host pop, rock and Irish folk concerts. Try their Irish dishes accompanied by a Guinness. It’s an atmosphere you won’t want to miss!
Av del Brasil, 7, 28020 Madrid
Molly Malone’s is the first Official Guinness Irish Pub in Madrid. Located on the edge of Malasaña, Molly Malone’s has two floors. On St. Patrick’s Day you can enjoy live music in a variety of styles. They also have several big screens to follow the latest football and rugby matches. Try one of the typical and affordable Irish dishes. Furthermore, in addition to dark beer, they hand out the green leprechaun hats on St. Patrick’s Day.
Calle de Manuela Malasaña, 11, 28004 Madrid
La Fontana de Oro
La Fontana de Oro is an old café located in the center of Madrid. Benito Pérez Galdós was a regular customer and named his first novel after this venue. The two-story building has an Irish character. It serves as a café, disco-pub and restaurant. On St. Patrick’s Day you can enjoy numerous concerts and, of course, beer!
Calle de la Victoria, 1, 28012 Madrid
James Joyce Irish Pub
The James Joyce Irish Pub is located next to the Plaza de la Cibeles and offers an authentic Irish atmosphere with its benches and windows. On St. Patrick’s Day they give away hats and offer typical Irish music, both modern and traditional. In addition, the pub has three big screens on which to follow the rugby matches. Don’t hesitate to order some scones to accompany your Murphy’s or Guinness and feel like a Dubliner.
Calle de Alcalá, 59, 28014 Madrid
Located on the Calle Velázquez, the bar Bo Finn looks like a house with its rustic décor, sofas, tables and bookshelves. You can have fun playing pool while following live rugby and football matches. They make delicious sandwiches that are a great accompaniment to the beer.
Calle de Velázquez, 97, 28006 Madrid