Whether you’re Irish or not, celebrating St Patrick’s Day is one of the highlights of the year.
There’s nothing quite like covering yourself in Shamrock green clothing and face paint, and hanging out with your friends while trying out traditional dishes.
Here in Bahrain, Paddy’s Day is a big thing, with plenty of brunches and drinks deals going on.
Read on for our round up of all the best St Patrick Day events going on in Bahrain this year.
Bahrain Bay Kitchen
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than by eating traditional dishes like Boxty, stew and desserts infused with classic Irish beverages, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Bahrain Bay Kitchen this year. You can expect a proper party, and plenty of green outfits.
BHD30 (soft drinks), BHD43 (house beverages), BHD15.2 (kids six-12). Fri Mar 13 1pm-4pm. Bahrain Bay Kitchen, Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5500).
Buffalo Wings & Rings
There’s a huge population of Irish people living in American, so it’s no wonder that the U.S. goes big for Paddy’s Day. Head here on Thursday March 12 and you’ll enjoy traditional Irish games, karaoke, and bingo – all while sipping on green hops.
BHD14.99 (house beverages), BHD20.99 (food and house beverages). Thu Mar 12 8pm-midnight. Buffalo Wings & Rings, Adliya (1710 4994).
ART Rotana’s brunch will be getting an Irish twist this St Patrick’s Day. You’ll get all the usual international dishes and live cooking stations.
BHD25 (soft drinks), BHD36 (house beverages), BHD12.5 (kids six-12). Fri Mar 13 12.30pm-4pm. Choices Restaurant, ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
If you’re planning on going all out this Paddy’s Day by wearing lots and lots of green, make sure you head down to Harvesters where you’ll get a free Irish short drink. Between 7pm and 8pm, there’ll be free Irish short drink tastings, and it’s buy one get one free on the most iconic branded Irish short drink all night. If you’re peckish, you can enjoy the buffet for BHD10 too.
BHD10 (buffet). Tue Mar 17 7pm-11pm. Harvesters, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (3992 0163).
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain is putting on a themed brunch this month at La Med. You’ll enjoy all the classic Irish dishes, and be surrounded by green.
BHD30 (soft drinks), BHD38 (house beverages). Fri Mar 13 12.30pm-3.30pm. La Med, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 6499).
If you’re looking for a proper Paddy’s Day experience, you can’t really go wrong at an Irish bar, and McGettigan’s is one of our favourites. There’ll be live music from resident band Roadhits, and lots of traditional. Plus, the craic is guaranteed, according to the organisers. Not one to miss.
BHD18 (soft drinks), BHD29 (house beverages). Fri Mar 13 noon-4pm. McGettigan’s, Adliya (1700 0415).
The Sofitel Bahrain’s brunch, which is held across three restaurants, is going all out for St Patrick’s Day. There’ll be loads of traditional fare, and a live band playing tunes that’ll get you on your feet.
BHD28 (soft drinks), BHD35 (house beverages, BHD14 (kids six-12). Fri Mar 13 12.30pm-4pm. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa (3888 5789).