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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

Irish heritage not required.

By | [email protected] | March 15, 2019 10:36am

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Buenos Aires probably isn’t the first place you associate with St. Patrick’s Day, but this city does it up surprisingly big in the patron saint’s honor. Our sources (ok, Wikipedia) tell us that the world’s fifth-largest Irish community in the world resides here in Buenos Aires. It’s also the largest Irish community in a non-English speaking country, so it’s no surprise that this city takes St. Patty’s seriously.

So break out that seldom-worn green t-shirt (it’ll get you discounts at many events) and order a round of pints—Buenos Aires is honoring the Irish this weekend, and you don’t want to miss out. Below, find The Bubble’s picks for celebrating Emerald Isle-style.

Buenos Aires Celebra Irlanda

One of the capstone cultural events for the weekend is BA Celebra Irlanda, an open-air festival that will take place on Avenida de Mayo. The event is sponsored by the city government of Buenos Aires which celebrates different immigrant communities. This weekend’s festivities will honor Irish culture with a U2 tribute, folk dancing, traditional Irish food such as boxties (potato pancakes), and of course, Irish beer. At 3 PM, the annual St. Patrick’s day parade will begin on Avenida de Mayo. Attend to learn more about Irish customs and community—it’s more than just leprechauns and pubs, after all.

1 PM – 7 PM | Sunday |  Av. de Mayo y Bolívar | More Info

Posted by The BA Kings on Sunday, March 10, 2019

Chicken Bros

Everyone’s favorite American-owned restaurant and sports bar is hosting a thirteen-hour long St. Patty’s party—it’s a marathon, not a sprint, guys. They’re urging you to don your “shamrock swag” which is probably best, as pints will go for AR $60 if you show up wearing green. Other draws include a beer pong tournament, complete with Argentina beer pong prizes, whatever that is. Beer will be dyed green, and Irish breakfast (fried eggs, fried beans, fried tomatoes, multiple types of sausage) will be served. Irish Car Bombs, a pint of stout mixed with Jameson and Bailey’s, will also be making an appearance. This will be some beer-fueled revelry you won’t want to miss.

12 PM – 1 AM | Sunday | Chicken Bros – Thames 1795 More Info

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Buller Brewing Company

Buller Brewing Company is decking out their Recoleta location for St. Patty’s. A DJ will spin tracks on their famed rooftop, and green balloons will cover the main floor. Look out for a green clover in your drink, which you can exchange for a pint. One lucky attendee will win a beer barrel. We didn’t ask for this, but now we need it.

12 PM – 4 AM | Saturday | Buller – Junín 1747 | More Info

St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl

If you can’t choose just one place to party, consider bar crawling all over Palermo in the name of St. Patty. From 10-11 PM, prepare for the night ahead with free wine, beer, and pizza at Burkina Bar. Then, begin your crawl—you’ll receive a welcome shooter at every bar and at the end, immediate entrance to the disco club Jager. This is a great option if you’re indecisive, as it allows you to get a taste of many different celebrations in the city. Just remember to stay hydrated and have a glass of water every now and then.

10 PM – 2 AM | Saturday | Burkina Bar – Honduras 5296 | Regular ticket – AR $300 Green top discount – AR $200 | More Info

PRATA Cervecería

The beer hall PRATA is honoring St. Patty’s with all-night happy hour. DJ MT will play a set, and all attendees will be greeted with a welcome shot. Come to dance to electronic music, while sipping on one of the 15 craft beers on tap. There’s no place more appropriate to celebrate St. Patty’s than a beer hall, after all.

From 10 PM | Sunday | PRATA Ceveceria – Malabia 1781 | More Info

☘☘☘Vení a festejar #SanPatricio en @PRATA con #HappyHour ALL NIGHT☘☘☘Este domingo te esperamos con una increíble…

Posted by PRATA on Thursday, March 14, 2019

The American Club

Last but not least, don’t forget about the American Club, which will be putting on a lunchtime family-friendly celebration, featuring live music by the Irish-Argentine band Fist and Chips. Check out our write-up about the event here.

12 PM | Sunday |  The American Club – Viamonte 1133 | Adults – AR $1500, Kids – AR $850 |More Info