The best bars to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Pubs

Authentic Irish pubs are always a great option for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Look for pubs that go all out with Irish food, music, and decor.

  • · Kelly’s Irish Times (Seattle) – This pub has been throwing a massive St. Patrick’s Day party for over 30 years.
  • · The Plough and the Stars (San Francisco) – Touted as the most authentic Irish pub in San Francisco.
  • · Fadó Irish Pub (Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia) – A chain of Irish pubs known for their big St. Patrick’s bashes.

Bars with Block Parties

Many bars and breweries host large outdoor block parties and festivals for St. Patrick’s Day.

  • · The Pourhouse (Minneapolis) – Huge St. Patrick’s Day tent party with bagpipers, bands, and Irish food.
  • · Downtown Brewry (Las Vegas) – Annual Lepre-con block party with games, music, and green beer.
  • · McGillin’s Olde Ale House (Philadelphia) – One of the longest-running St. Patrick’s Day parties, dating back to 1860.

Quirky Themed Bars

For a fun and unique experience, check out bars that go over-the-top with wacky St. Paddy’s themes.

  • · The Drunken Munkey (New York City) – This bar transforms into a St. Patrick’s leprechaun world with crazy decor and costumes.
  • · The Diva’s Lustreian Irish Pub (Boston) – Dress up and sing at this diva-themed Irish karaoke pub party.
  • · The Celtic Bayran (New Orleans) – An Irish/Cajun fusion bar and music club.

The key is to find bars offering live music, Irish dancing, food and drink specials, outrageous decor and lots of St. Patrick’s Day revelry! Check local listings as many popular bars require advance tickets for their St. Patrick’s Day events.