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Where to get your sweet treats, Irish eats and green beer on March 17.
You know what they say: drink your greens. If you’re looking to go out this St. Patrick’s Day, check out this roundup of local restaurants and bars with special events on March 17.
Get your green beer on at either the False Creek or Downtown location of Mahony’s. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and starting at 4:00 p.m. there will be live music. They’ll be giving away a stocked Guinness branded fridge to a lucky patron as well.
Where: Mahony’s False Creek and Mahony’s DowntownCost: Á la carteMore Info: Reservations available until 4PM mahonystavern.com
Brace yourself. The Blarney Stone’s doors open at 9:00 a.m. so you can get an early start to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. There’ll be live music all day, Celtic dancers and a bunch of outdoor entertainment. Plus, some good old-fashioned beer and brunch.
Where: The Blarney StoneCost: $25 before 2:00 p.m.More Info: Minors allowed before 5:00 p.m. with legal guardians. Book your tickets through blarneystone.ca
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Railtown Café is offering a bunch of tasty treats. Pair your favourite sandwich with a chocolate pistachio cupcakes or sugar cookies that are hand painted with lucky motifs (perfect for gifting!).
Where: All Railtown Café locationsCost: Chocolate pistachio cupcakes are $4.50 and sugar cookies are $5.50 for a bag of two.More Info: railtowncafe.ca
Fable Diner & Bar put together a festive menu that includes Irish stew ($15), colcannon ($6) and Irish cream cookies and cream ($10). Plus, they’ll be offering a full Irish breakfast which consists of two fried eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, breakfast potatoes, blood sausage, toast and jam ($21).
Where: Fable Diner & Bar When: March 15-19Cost: à la carteMore Info: fabledinerbar.com
Celebrate St. Patty’s with Paddy Waggin’, an Irish Canadian folk-rock band. The show is at Lana Lou’s and you can expect Irish cuisine and drink specials in addition to some great tunes.
Where: Lana Lou’sWhen: Doors open at 8:00 p.m.Cost: $11.62 for tickets, drinks and food not includedMore Info: eventbrite.ca
For a limited time, Temper Chocolate & Pastry is offering adorable clover leaf peppermint patties ($5.25) so that you can indulge your sweet tooth (and maybe harness some luck!) while celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Where: Temper Chocolate & PastryCost: $5.25More Info: temperpastry.com
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by rocking out to a Pogue’s tribute band, Shane’s Teeth. Other special guests will also be there, and of course drinks will be flowing!
Where: The WISEWhen: 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Cost: $22.23More Info: eventbrite.com
Gotham is serving up a special cocktail from the 13 to 19 of March. The “Smoky Aye” has Bushmills Black Irish whiskey, absinthe, fresh ginger shrub, smoked honey syrup and fresh lemon juice.
Where: Gotham Steakhouse & BarCost: $17More Info: gothamsteakhouse.com
Spend St. Patrick’s Day at one of the best pubs in the city, that just so happens to be Irish! Incredible food (hello stacked corn beef hash sandwich!), drinks and their Shebeen whisk(e)y menu are sure to get you in the Irish spirt.
Where: The Irish Heather ShebeenCost: á la carteMore Info: Make reservations via irishheather.com
BC Kitchen is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a special menu that includes Irish pie ($14) and Irish beef stew ($12). They also have special drinks on offer like their Luck of the Irish Beer Board ($12), which is a dealer’s choice selection of draught beer.
Where: BC KitchenWhen: March 16-20Cost: à la carteMore Info: parqvancouver.com
Centre Bar is hosting an all day St. Patrick’s happy hour that features $7 Guinnness pints, and their classic Irish cocktail (1oz Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, .25oz Absinthe, .25oz Grand Mariner, Luxardo Maraschino, Angostura Bitters, lemon twist and cherry).
Where: Centre BarWhen: March 17Cost: à la carteMore Info: parqvancouver.com
Get into the St. Paddy’s spirit March 16-20 with Celtic Fest Vancouver’s showcase of a Celtic music, dance, film, food and fare – plus the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There’ll be a big beer tent for adults, but also a kids zone (with face-painting!) for those looking for a more family-friendly outing.
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ SquareCost: FreeMore Info: celticfestvancouver.com
Hy’s is pouring the “Irish Kick” this week (that’s Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey, Drambuie, simple syrup, lemon juice and Angostura bitters). Cheers!
Where: Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail BarCost: $17More Info: hyssteakhouse.com