You don’t need the luck of the Irish to have a stellar St. Patrick’s Day. From Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, St. Patty’s Day events seem to be around every corner.
Whether you’re trying to find the pot o’ gold under the rainbow or be surrounded by copious amounts of green beer and Irish Car Bombs, here are eight lucky St. Patrick’s Day events in South Florida.
1. Duffy’s Sports Grill
Duffy’s Sports Grill on Clematis Street is sticking to a tried-and-true approach to St. Patrick’s Day: corned beef with cabbage and beer. Save up your gold coins and head to the sports eatery for $4 Guinness drafts and $5 Jameson shots. If you can’t make it out on St. Patty’s Day, don’t worry; the event will take place all weekend long, starting Friday, March 15.
2. Big City Tavern
If an Irish feast is what you seek, look no further than Big City Tavern. The Las Olas eatery will be serving up classic Irish fare on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Indulge in corned beef sandwiches with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and coleslaw, served with French fries ($16.50), or splurge with their weekend brunch special, which includes corned beef eggs benedict ($14.00). Down a Guinness Stout Pint just like the Irish do, and keep the glass for $1.
609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; bigcitylasolas.com
3. Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach
Catch some rays this St. Patrick’s Day at Waves Rooftop Pool Bar and Grill at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach. On Sunday, March 17, the free Irish soirée will feature copious amounts of green beer, Irish Car Bombs, Irish eats (fish and chips, beer-braised brats), samples from Wynwood Brewing Company and Blue Chair Bay Rum, and music.
4. Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach
What’s better than celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with delicious drinks in a gorgeous restaurant? We’ll answer that for you: nothing. The mixologists at Galley, Hilton West Palm Beach’s signature restaurant, have created three specialty cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy twists on classic drinks, like an Irish Mule with Irish Whisky, ($14); the Irish Float ($12) crafted with Guinness; and sweet Irish Coffee topped off with Bailey’s whipped cream.
5. The Field Irish Pub & Eatery
Spending St. Patrick’s Day at The Field Irish Pub & Eatery on March 17 is the closest thing to celebrating in the streets of Dublin. From live traditional Irish music on both an indoor and outdoor stage, Irish dancers and two outdoor tents, to fully stocked liquor bars, traditional Irish cuisine to Irish gifts, you definitely don’t want to miss this authentic St. Patty’s festival. Doors open at 11 a.m.
6. Legends Tavern and Grille
Enjoy Ireland’s favorite holiday and do good all at the same time. Enjoy a special St. Patty’s Day brunch at all three Legends Tavern and Grille locations (Sunrise, Deerfield Beach and Lighthouse Point), where proceeds will benefit the Florida Humane Society. Dig into authentic Irish meals, like corned beef hash ($14), a traditional Irish breakfast ($15), a corned beef Reuben ($15) and corned beef and cabbage ($15). Wash it down with a Jameson shot ($5), Irish Breakfast Shot ($7), Irish coffee ($7), or bottomless mimosas, bloody Mary’s, peach bellinis and legendary monks ($15 with the purchase of an entrée).
Locations vary; legendstavernandgrille.com
7. Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
Roam the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale decked out in your most festive St. Patrick’s Day gear at the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. The free event brings thousands of St. Patty’s Day enthusiasts to the 954. Embrace all things Irish at the festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., which includes the Leprechaun Leap Family Run, live music, a kids zone, exciting activities and Irish cuisine. From noon to 1:30 p.m., watch fun floats, marching bands and pipe and drum corps at the parade.
Call 954.314.8699 for more information.
8. O’Shea’s Irish Pub
If a St. Patrick’s Day bash for the family is what you seek, O’Shea’s Irish Pub in West Palm Beach has you covered with its free Weekend Street Festival from March 15-17. Activities kick off Friday evening with Guinness glass engraving, and continues for the following two days with street vendors, live Irish music, bagpipers, performances by the Aranmore School of Dance and a special kids zone, all on top of drink specials and a food menu with shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and bangers and mash.
9. American Social
Kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend on Friday, March 15 at American Social. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., feel lucky as ever with a special “Shamrocks and Cocktails Happy Hour,” featuring $3 Mi Campo margaritas and house wines, $5 specialty cocktails and happy hour bites. The night will still be young at the St. Patty’s Kick-Off Party from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Keep the party going on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 with American Social’s $4 Green Beer, $6 Guinness, $7 Jameson and green tea shots, $9 Jameson Caskmates Son, Irish Car Bombs and Irish Breakfast shots. If you feel luckier with mixed drinks, go all out with Sunday’s $20 bottomless mimosas special.
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