Get lucky at one of these gay St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

Why go into a random Irish pub when you could cheer your green beers with fellow queers? These five St. Patrick’s Day events around the world all bring a different kind of party. Whether you’re looking for full-out festival fun or casual pub specials, there’s something for everyone at the end of this rainbow.

Mother presents: MÁTHAIR

Dublin, Ireland


No one does St. Patrick’s Day like Dublin, and the Irish St. Patrick’s Day festival kicks off with a queer club show and dance party hosted by Mother, hostess of the city’s hottest LGBTQ clubbing events. The whole festival is free, including this 18+ event that will feature Mother’s hottest DJs alongside other queer performers. Just show up at the National Museum, Collins Barracks at 7 pm on March 16th, and make sure not to miss the after-party at Lost Lane.

Dirty Thursday: Get Lucky at House of Yes

New York City

Spend St. Patty’s in New York City with a night of festive games and dancing at House of Yes! This dance party extravaganza features interactive art, showgirls, and St. Patrick’s Day debauchery. Make sure to wear all green and you’ll score a free drink ticket.

Sydney Queer Irish presents St. Patrick’s Gay

Sydney, Australia

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Sydney Queer Irish, a group for LGBTQ+ Irish people living in or visiting Sydney, is hosting St. Patrick’s Gay with Irish inspired drag performances, DJs, traditional Irish dancers, and more. The event takes place Saturday, March 19th from 9 pm to 3 am in the downstairs of the iconic Imperial Hotel Erskineville, you can buy tickets here.

St. Patrick’s Day at Scarlet

Chicago, IL


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Follow Chicago’s green river down to Boystown this St. Patrick’s Day for a night of partying and deals at Scarlet. They’ll be serving up $6 Guinness, $7 Jameson, $8 Irish Car Bombs, and $12 Green Pitchers all night long.

Nellies DC St. Patrick’s Day

Washington DC, USA


Follow the rainbow to Nellie’s in Washington DC this St. Patrick’s Day with all your favorite holiday drinks at deals that will save you a pot o’ gold. Grab a classic Irish Guinness for $5 or Jameson for $6, or go green with Green Nellie’s Beer for $3 or Green Jello Shots for $2.

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