After years of either no celebrations or dialled back celebrations, this year we can finally properly celebrate Saint Patrick's Day! Even better, St. Paddy's falls on a Friday this year! Bars all over Halifax and the surrounding area will be serving up Irish beer and live music all day and night, keep reading to plan your best Saint Patrick's Day yet!

Celtic Cross in Downtown Halifax

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse

5136 prince street, downtown halifax | Doors open 7am

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse's famous Saint Patrick's Day Craic is finally back this year! They'll be opening at 7am with live Celtic music and will be serving up their famous Irish Breakfast. Indulge in St. Paddy's Day only drink specials (non-alcoholic options included) and get your face painted on the house! See the full St. Paddy's Day lineup here.

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub

1656 argly street, downtown halifax | doors open at 7am

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub throws one of the best St. Paddy's day parties in town! Doors open at 7am, live music will begin at 10am and continue all day and night until 1:30am! Wear your Durty Nelly's 7am Pin for a free breakfast from 7am-8am. Full breakfast service will be offered until 12pm, and a short breakfast menu will be served until 5pm. See the full schedule of events here.

Durty Nelly's Downtown Halifax

The Pint

1575 Argyle Street, Downtown Halifax | doors open at 10am

The Pint's celebrating Saint Patrick's Day all weekend with drink specials, live music, and Six Nations Rugby playing on their HDTVs. Doors open at 10am on the 17th and the first 50 patrons will get a free breakfast sandwich with their Guinness! Party on the Pint Rooftop from 2pm-10pm with live music by Tommy Green Jr. and friends.  Find all the details on The Pint's Instagram.

Maxwell's Plum

1600 grafton street, downtown halifax | Doors Open at 10:30am | $5 Cover after 12pm

Maxwell's Plum is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with live music all day and night (beginning at 12pm) and $2 off PBR pints and Proper Twelve shots and drinks. $5 cover at the door starting at 12pm, with $1 going to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. Find all the details here.

Finbar's Portland Hills

635 Portland hills drive, dartmouth | Doors open at 11am | $10 Cover at the door 11am-8pm

Finbar's Irish Pub in Portland Hills is ready to celebrate the big day with three live music shows! Kyle Boudreau and Mac & Hawes will be performing between 11am and 8pm with $10 cover at the door.

Farewell Town will take the stage at 9pm, $15 tickets must be purchased IN ADVANCE. Call Finbars at 902-444-7340 to purchase.

Jamieson's Irish Pub

5 Cumberland Drive, Dartmouth | Doors open at 11:30am | $5 Cover

Jamieson's Irish Pub will host two Saint Patrick's Day live shows this year! Alycia Putnam & Family will perform from 1 to 3pm, then The Hangashores will take over from 6 to 10pm. $5 cover per person.

TAPestry Beer Bar

833 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville | doors open at 12pm | $10 cover after 7:30

TAPestry Beer Bar will be serving up $5 Guinness all day long on Saint Patrick's Day! Live music featuring Tom Bedell from 7:30pm-10:30pm with $10 cover.

Parkside Pub & Smokehouse

14 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth | doors open at 12pm | no cover

Join Parkside Pub and Smokehouse for a full day of free live music this Saint Patrick's Day! HomeGrown will perform from 12pm-4:30pm, a Special Guest DJ from 4:30-6pm and Port Malcolm will take the stage from 6pm-12am.

The Carleton

1685 Argyle Street, Downtown halifax | doors open at 3pm | $10 cover

The Carleton has some awesome shows lined up for St. Patrick's Day this year, including Wendy MacIsaac, Brennan MacDonald, and Kolten MacDonell! Find all the details at

Gus' Pub

2605 Agricola Street, North End Halifax | Live Music 5:30pm onward | Free 5:30-7pm, $5 7-9pm, $10 after 9

Gus' Pub has fantastic lineup of local music planned for St. Paddy's this year. Featuring Topless Models, Lizard the Birth, Zenith, Lloyd's Money and more! Admission is FREE from 5:30-7pm, then $5 from 7-9pm and $10 after 9pm. See all the details here.

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No matter where you end up this Saint Patrick's Day, we hope you have a great one! Don your best green outfit, dance like no one's watching, be safe and enjoy!

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