St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a place to celebrate in Florence, then you’re in luck. Irish pubs across the city are gearing up for the festivities and there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for live music, traditional Irish food and drinks, or just a great atmosphere, there’s an Irish pub for you. Here we take a look at some of the best Irish pubs in Florence to celebrate Paddy’s Day this March 17.
Il Trip per Tre
This lively Irish pub (borgo Ognissanti 144R) offers a fantastic atmosphere for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. With traditional Irish music and rock and roll, this pub creates a fun and festive ambiance. Customers could also get their hands on a Guinness hat upon purchase of a pint. So, grab your friends, put on your green attire and ask for bartender Giuseppe at Il Trip per Tre.
Next up is Finnegan’s Bar (via S. Gallo 123R), known for its live music and vibrant atmosphere. This Irish pub is the perfect spot to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with friends. Finnegan’s Bar is offering a green shots and green beers promotion, plus live music from 8pm. Be sure to ask for Cormac, who will make sure you have a great time.
JJ Cathedral (piazza di San Giovanni 4) is another Irish pub in Florence that is pulling out all the stops for St. Patrick’s Day. Customers can buy three pints and get a free Guinness hat, making it the perfect opportunity to show off your festive spirit. JJ Cathedral is a great spot to enjoy a lively atmosphere with friends and get a fantastic view of the Duomo.
The Old Stove
The Old Stove (via Pellicceria 2) is another great option for those looking for a more relaxed St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This pub offers a laid-back atmosphere with live music from 9pm. So, grab a pint of your favorite Irish beer and enjoy the evening with some great tunes.
Fitzpatrick’s (via Ghibellina 152R) is an Irish-owned Irish pub that is offering a week-long celebration for St. Patrick’s Day. The celebration includes whiskey tasting paired with Irish food, Porterhouse beer brewery tasting, karaoke and a full set menu of Irish classic dishes on St. Patrick’s Day for 26 euro. Fitzpatrick’s is the perfect place to experience Irish culture and traditions in Florence.
Lastly, Michael Collins (piazza della Signoria 30) is an excellent option for those looking for a more interactive St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The pub is offering beer pong and karaoke, making it the perfect spot for some competitive fun and singing with friends.
Whether you’re looking for live music, traditional Irish food and drinks, or just a great atmosphere, these pubs have something for everyone. So, grab your friends, put on your green attire and head out to these Irish pubs for a memorable St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Florence.
Take the Irish Pub Tour in Florence
If you’re looking for a unique way to explore Florence, then look no further than the Irish Pub Tour. Led by Irish couple Cormac and Jane, this 2.5-hour tour starts in piazza Santa Maria Novella and takes you on a journey through four of the city’s Irish pubs. Along the way, you will enjoy samples of liquor and beer, games, quizzes, pour the perfect pint of Guinness, spot prizes, challenges, history rounds and make new friends. The couple have lived in Florence for the last year and have tested all 14 Irish pubs in Florence. They also host “The Irish Expat Podcast”, where Cormac and Jane share their experiences of moving away from Ireland and travel across Italy.
From our editors: other Saint Patrick’s Day events in Florence
Saint Patrick’s Day 2023 at the Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe goes green for Saint Patrick’s Day. Head to piazza della Repubblica on March 17 for a night of good Irish fun. The Shamrock Dance company of the Clover Irish Dance School will entertain guests with a performance of traditional Irish step dancing. While you tap along, enjoy a Guinness bacon jam cheeseburger.
Live music at Ostello Bello Firenze
Head down to Ostello Bello Firenze (via Faenza 56) from 9.30pm on March 17 to enjoy live music with both locals and backpackers. With its quirky mix of modern and historic interiors set in centrally located building, this is the perfect place to meet international visitors to celebrate St Paddy’s in style.
Jameson Saint Patrick’s Day in San Frediano
On March 17, Jameson Whiskey Italia has arranged a San Frediano bar tour with games, live music and unique cocktails, as well as a different form of entertainment in each bar. The festival’s main attractions are free and will take place between 7.30pm and midnight. Head to MAD for some magic tricks, The Stellar for stand-up comedy and Floreal for fortune telling, followed by live music and DJ sets at One Eyed Jack, NOF and Ostro. Jameson passports will be distributed during the festival.
Wine + painting at Vino & Vinci
If wine (with a side of arts and crafts!) is your preferred tipple, visit the Vino & Vinci studio (via Guelfa 114) between 7.30 and 10.30pm on St. Patrick’s Day for a night of tasting whilst painting. The team is giving access to their studio for you to have a go at painting anything you like.