barcelona-saint-patricks-day-1St Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the world and Barcelona is certainly no exception. With a wealth of Irish bars all over the city, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to somewhere to spend St Patrick’s Day. And don’t think hitting up a bar for the celebrations means the little ones won’t be welcome. Most Irish bars are very family-friendly and put on a host of special activities just for the kids to enjoy on this special day. Hotel Grums is a great solution if you are looking for family hotels in Barcelona.


There are loads of amazing places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Barcelona. Image via Flickr, Sonny Abesamis, CC 2.0

If you’re getting ready for your spring Barcelona holiday and plan to be here on March 17th, here are the best places to go foran amazing St Patrick’s Day that will be fun for adults and kids alike:


There will be face painting for the kids at Kitty’s Pub. Image via Flickr,, CC 2.0

Kitty’s Pub

Said to be the very first Irish pub that opened up in Barcelona 19 years ago, Kitty’s Pub is the most popular place to spend St Patrick’s Day. This year the bar will be celebrating the Irish holiday all the way from Friday, March 10th until Saturday, March 18th with a huge programme of events brimming with things to do for the whole family. Expect loads of Irish dancing, traditional Irish food, live bands, a parade and street parties along Numancia street and loads of children’s activities, including face painting, mini rugby games, temporary tattoos and storytelling. The grand finale will take place on March 18th with a giveaway that will see one lucky winner walk away with a free trip to Ireland!


Expect some extra-special green drinks at Flaherty’s Irish Pub

Flaherty’s Irish Pub

This family-owned Irish bar located just off Las Ramblas is best known for its amazing gastropub-style food and for showing all the best live sporting events. But come March 17th, the bar takes it to the next level and hosts one of the best St Patrick’s Day parties in Barcelona. With plenty of dressing up, special green drinks, competitions, giveaways, face painting, amazing entertainment, the most important sporting events broadcast live and even more delicious Irish food, everyone’s sure of a good time here.


Start your day off with a huge Irish breakfast at Wild Rover. Image via Flickr, little-phoenix, CC 2.0

Wild Rover

The Wild Rover along Carer de Santa Monica is another fantastic place to celebrate. On March 17th, the Guinness and Irish whiskey (of which they have many varieties) will be flowing, while the bar’s very own leprechaun makes his rounds and entertains the kids by singing and dancing along with the live music. Entertainment will go on all day and well into the night with tribute acts doing the best of everything from the Dubliners to U2. There are full Irish breakfasts available to help you kick the day off in the right way, plus a free hat with your first pint of Guinness and a professional makeup artist to make sure everyone looks the part.