St Patrick's Day celebrations at P.J O' Brien's Irish pub at Southbank, Melbourne. Picture: Ellen Smith

St Patrick’s Day –  P.J. O’Brien’s

Southgate Melbourne – 16th to 18th March

The one day of the year when everyone wishes they were Irish!

Australia’s leading Irish pub P.J.O’Brien’s is hosting Melbourne’s biggest party, transforming the celebration of St Patrick into a three-day extravaganza from

Friday 16 March – Sunday 18 March, at the country’s most authentic destination for St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

 Get your craic on early with a St Patrick’s Day Eve line up featuring three live music acts and all your favourite Irish food and drink, kicking off from 6pm and frolicking all the way to 2am on Friday 16 March.

 On Saturday 17 March, the main event will kick off from 9am with a traditional St Patrick’s Day Breakfast. In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, breakfast can be enjoyed with a pint of Guinness or a glass of sparkling for the special price of $28, while the little ones 12 and under can eat for $15.

 The live entertainment line up is guaranteed to keep revellers in high spirits. The popular Irish bands and musicians set to perform on the day include The Coogans, Pat McKernan, The Hijacked Penguins and Marty Kelly. Live Irish dancers from McAleer Irish School of Dance and pipers will keep the crowd entertained with face painting and craic all day long.

Sunday 18 March sees the family-friendly celebrations continue with Traditional Irish Breakfast served all day from 9am and an All Day Sunday Roast menu also on offer. The little ones will be entertained with face painting and live Irish music from 3pm until late, while the big kids will be kept happy with drink specials, making the most of the last day to celebrate the Emerald Isle.  


What: St Patrick’s Day at P.J.O’Brien’s Southgate

Where: Ground Level, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Opposite Flinders St Station on the banks of the Yarra River.

When: Friday 16 March – Sunday 18 March 2018

Friday 16 March

 6.15pm: Live Irish Music from The Bad Penguins until 9.00pm

 11.00pm: Live music from Marty Kelly and the Weekenders Celtic Rock Band until 2.00am


Saturday 17 March

9:00am: Full Irish Breakfast until 11am. Bookings essential. View Menu Book Online Now

 9.30am: Live music from The Coogans Irish acoustic duo on guitar and fiddle until 11.30am

 10.00am Face painting for all ages

10:30am: Irish Dancers from the McAleer Irish School of Dance

 12:00pm: Pat McKernan: Irish entertainer and singer of Irish ballads of popular tunes until 2.00pm

 12:00pm: Full lunch menu from 12pm – 3pm with dishes such as Beef & Guinness Pie, Irish Stew, McDonnell’s Irish Chicken Curry, Irish pork sausage, the new Irish Parma and other traditional dishes.

2:00pm: Live Irish Pipers

2:30pm: Live Irish music from Naomi Campbell Duo until 4.30pm

 4.30pm Irish Dancers from the McAleer Irish School of Dance

5:00pm: Live Irish Pipers

5.30pm: Live Irish music by The Coogans: Irish acoustic duo on guitar and fiddle until 7.30pm

8.00pm Live Irish Music from the Marty Kelly Duo until 10.30pm

11.15pm Live Irish music with The Hijacked Penguins until close

Guinness Pint Man special appearances all day!

Bar menu is available from 12pm until late.

 **Doors open 9am for St Patrick’s Day Breakfast. 11am Sittings now Sold Out with some availability for 9am sittings. Adults $28, the little ones $15 (12 years & under).

Sunday 18 March

  •  All day Irish Breakfast
  •  Face painting for all ages from 10am
  •  Sunday Roast from 12pm until Late

 3.00pm Live Irish music from Pat McKernan until 5.00pm

 5.30pm Marty Kelly Live until 8.30pm 

 9.30pm The Hijacked Penguins Live until 12.30am 

**Information & Image Courtesy of P.J. O’Brien’s/Fuller PR – Keshia Hutchens


Connie Lambeth

The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events




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