The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in New West This Weekend

Kelly/CarlosObryans_NewWestThis year St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Saturday and New West is THE place to celebrate. New West has plenty of bars and pubs featuring live music and festivities, so we’ve rounded up just a few ways you can celebrate the night in New West!

Hop Aboard the 19+ Adults only PaddleWheeler Pub Night

Celebrate on the Fraser River with a side of Green beer at the 3h PaddleWheeler St. Patty’s Day Cruise. Hop aboard and celebrate all things Irish! Get your drink on with Willie the bartender, as he mixes up great drink specials. Groove the night away with dance party favourites and Celtic selections, and check out the Irish Pub-Style features from the PaddleWheeler Galley between songs. Spots are limited and going fast! Click here for more info and to book your tickets today.

Get Lucky at Kelly/Carlos O’Bryan’s Pub

Steel&Oak_DistrictTapHouse_NewWestThe countdown is on! New West’s newest Irish pub promises a hopping beer infused night of fun this St. Paddy’s Day. Their Countdown to Green contest ends Saturday so be sure to drop in beforehand and enter for your chance to win a variety of Irish themed goodies, just ask your server for details!

Dress Up at Hops Pub

Wear your best St. Paddy’s Day costume for a free shot at Hops Pub on Saturday. Celebrate with fantastic food specials and on tap Guinness, as well as DJ from 6 pm till late.

Party at Sapperton District Tap House 

Put a little craft beer in your St. Paddy’s plans at the District Taphouse’s Paddy’s party. Woop it up with Irish food and drink specials, prize giveaways and DJ Salim spinning 9 pm onwards!  Follow @sapdistricttap on Instagram for more.

Learn a Little Something at the New Westminster Museum

The New West Museum and Archives are hosting Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City Exhibition until March 25th! Take a look at New West’s Saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and stories through the years. Click here for more info.

Insider Tip!

The City of New Westminster teamed up with New West Tourism to launch the ‘not-so-sober’ drinking tour on the Neartuit app (for IOS or Android). Download the app today to take a self-guided walking tour through the streets of New Westminster to discover historical saloons and popular modern-day watering holes.

Other great pubs and destinations in New West include The River’s Reach Pub, The Union Jack Public House, Terminal Pub, PaddleWheeler Pub, and Judge Begbie’s Tavern.