St Patrick’s Day 2017 specials

As most of us know, St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture and is celebrated annually on 17 March. It honours St Patrick, Ireland’s primary patron saint. While the Irish pubs are generally packed on this joyous occasion, South African’s are a bit tamer and don’t offer as many specials.

However, there are some to take note of. Here Moneybags writer, Alina Hardcastle compiles a list of lucky deals to indulge in this Friday.

The President Hotel  (Cape Town)

Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day at the President Hotel. Enjoy a three course meal valued at R200 inspired from Guinness at the Island Restaurant. To get into the spirit of St Paddy’s day, the starter is a pint of Guinness; your main course is a braised steak and Guinness pie accompanied by roasted vegetables and fries; and for dessert you have a choice of an Irish car bomb , Bailey’s sponge with whisky gel or whisky parfait, and Guinness mousse.  This special will be served from 12:00 until 22:00 on 17 March. Booking is essential, T&C’S apply.


Beerhouse  (Cape Town and Johannesburg)

The hub of all things beer, Beerhouse, is offering a beer and deer special this St Paddy’s Day. Get your hands on a 500ml of Kilkenny or Guinness and Jägermeister shots which will be on promotion R50. There will also be a DJ and a photo booth to capture the festivities.


Krispy Kreme (Johannesburg)

If you have an avid sweet tooth, visit your nearest Krispy Kreme store on 17 March, dressed in green and be rewarded with the complimentary doughnut for your efforts.


St.Paddy’s Day Night Fight  at the Armoury Boxing Club (Cape Town)

Are you looking to do something different this St.Patrick’s Day? Then head over to the St Paddy’s Day Night Fight at the Armoury.  Enjoy green beer, punch-ups and Irish tunes. Tickets are R100 for bookings made in advance and R120 if you purchase at the door. The event starts at 23:00.


Foresters Arms Pub and Restaurant (Cape Town)  

Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Newlands, Foresters Arms Pub & Restaurant, also known an as Forries, will be going all out with live music and festivities on St Patrick’s Day. Guests can enjoy Irish themed food specials such as a green 1895 tank beer served with a deluxe burger on a green roll for R120 or you have a pint of Guinness served with a potpie and chips for R120. For those who want to get the party started, make sure to order the Mean Green Cocktail for R60 which consists of Spice Golden Malibu rum, pineapple juice and Blue Curcao which is served in their jug glass.

St Patrick’s Day at Randpark Golf Club (Johannesburg)

This St Patrick’s Day, Randpark Golf Club will be hosting its own lively festivities. Enjoy a Hunters pie served with savoury rice, vegetable bake and side salad for R75.00, bangers and mash served with vegetable bake and side salad for R65.00; fish and chips with a side salad for R75.00; as well as Irish stew on a bed of savoury rice, vegetable bake and a side salad for R75.00.  If you arrive in your finest green attire then you can stand a chance to win a voucher for two to Spice up Sunday lunch and a bottle of wine. All you have to do is a take a picture of yourself and use the following hashtags #goGreen #Randparkgolfclub @Randparkgolfclub.


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