Top Pubs in Ljubljana for celebrating St Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17th, is primarily associated with Ireland and Irish culture. However, it has become increasingly popular worldwide, with celebrations taking place in many cities across the globe, including Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

While Slovenia doesn’t have a historical connection to St. Patrick’s Day like Ireland does, the holiday has gained popularity in recent years as a fun and lively celebration of Irish culture that people from all backgrounds can enjoy. It’s not uncommon to see people in Ljubljana wearing green attire or accessories and joining in the festivities to mark the occasion.

If you happen to be in Slovenia as the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, you might consider going pub crawling in Ljubljana. What better way to pay tribute to this great saint than by visiting some of the best Irish pubs in Ljubljana and be a part of the celebration, right? Here are our top recommendations for the perfect St. Patrick’s event in Ljubljana.

Saint Patrick is a well-known figure in history, revered as the primary patron saint of Ireland. He was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop who left an indelible mark on the Irish people. Today, St. Patrick’s Day, on the 17th of March, is a cultural (and also religious holiday) which is celebrated in many parts of the world – from parades to festivals, cultural events to music concerts, people come together to enjoy various celebrations in honor of the saint.

1. PIVNICA UNION

If you’re a beer lover, Pivnica Union is a must-visit pub in Ljubljana. While it may not have an Irish connection, this in-house pub of Union Brewery boasts the freshest beer in town. The lively atmosphere and excellent Slovenian pub fare make it a popular spot among locals and tourists alike. And if you’re planning to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to check out their special offers and discounts. Who doesn’t love a good beer at a discounted price? So head over to Pivnica Union for an authentic Slovenian beer experience that won’t disappoint.

2. SIR WILLIAM’S PUB

If you’re looking for a classy and sophisticated pub experience in Ljubljana, look no further than Sir William’s Pub. While it may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of St Patrick’s Day celebrations, this pub boasts one of the largest beer selections in town. From domestic to international beers on draught, there’s something for every beer lover here. And while the origins of the pub’s name remain a mystery, we like to imagine it’s named after none other than Sir William Wallace of Braveheart fame. So whether you’re looking for a quiet evening with friends or a night out on the town, Sir William’s Pub is definitely worth checking out.

3. CUTTY SARK

If you’re looking for a late-night party on St Patrick’s Day, Cutty Sark is the place to be. While it may not be the classiest or most sophisticated pub in town, it’s sure to be a lively and energetic spot come the wee hours of the morning. If you’ve been kicked out of other pubs or they’ve closed down too early for your liking, then head over to Cutty Sark and dance the night away. However, we must warn you that this is not a place for the faint of heart and bad decisions are likely to be made. So if anyone asks who sent you, it’s probably best not to mention our name. But if you’re up for an unforgettable St Patrick’s Day experience, then make your way to Cutty Sark and let loose.

4. PARLAMENT PUB

Parlament Pub is a unique and popular spot in Ljubljana that’s hard to categorize as either a café or a bar. With its shelves of books, shady characters, and student patrons, it has a distinct and quirky atmosphere that draws in the younger crowd. The pub is known for its cheap beer and cocktails, making it an affordable option for those on a budget. And with lively international parties happening almost every night, it’s the perfect place to start or end an evening out. If you’re looking for Parlament Pub, be sure to head to the back side of the building on Plečnikov Trg where you’ll find the entrance and terrace. So if you’re up for some affordable drinks and a unique atmosphere, make your way over to Parlament Pub.