26 Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Spend the holiday at a pub, restaurant or brewery serving the frothiest beers, the tastiest corned beef and cabbage and the heartiest shepherd’s pie around.
Spend the holiday at a pub, restaurant or brewery serving the frothiest (green) beers, the tastiest corned beef and cabbage and the heartiest shepherd’s pie around.
1. Aidan’s Pub
Aidan’s in Bristol isn’t just home to one of the best bowls of clam chowder around, but it also takes the cake for some of the most authentic Irish dishes in the area. The Dublin pot pie, meatloaf mountain, potato cakes, fish and chips and O’Shea’s corned beef sandwich can all be paired perfectly with one of over eighty-eight beers. Thursday is also corned beef and cabbage night where you can get a heaping portion for $12.99. Plus, at 10 p.m., karaoke starts.
On St. Patrick’s Day only, Angelo’s is serving shamrock shaped cheese ravioli in Alfredo sauce and green beer on draft.
The Brazen Hen in Westerly puts Guinness beer and Irish whiskey right into some of its dishes including the Guinness French onion soup and the Irish whiskey flat iron steak. Other Irish dishes include shepherd’s pie and Irish bangers and mash. There is something for the whole family to enjoy!
4. Buskers Pub
In addition to the extensive drink menu, which includes twenty different Irish beers and one of the largest selections of whiskey in Newport, Buskers Pub also puts its own spin on some well-known Irish dishes. Some of the standouts are Scotch eggs wrapped in Irish sausage and covered in breadcrumbs, a classic Reuben and Seamus’ Irish breakfast. View the menu online here. Plus, on March 15, join Buskers for an educational tasting on Slane Irish Whiskey.
Head over to Cranston for corned beef sandwiches, hot dogs and Irish bread on March 17 at the Irish Ceilidhs Club from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, a raffle, music and step dancing entertainment. The event is free to attend.
The tavern is hosting its sixteenth annual “Not Officially Irish, but Happy to Fake it” St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17. The restaurant will be open starting for brunch with dishes including the Irish Benedict made from Irish soda bread, corned beef hash, poached eggs and tomato hollandaise and more. Plus, sip a ‘sparkling shamrock’ drink made from champagne and melon liqueur. Later in the day, professional Irish step dancers and live music will provide entertainment while guests sip green beer. Click here for more information.
Party-goers don’t have to worry about the mid-March cold weather because County Cork Irish Pub in Warwick is setting up a heated tent with a beer bar for guests to take the party outside. Doors will open on March 17 at 9 a.m. Fill up on beer and Irish pub food while listening to live music all day long.
8. Dublin Rose
The Dublin Rose, a traditional Irish sports pub in Seekonk, Massachusetts, is throwing their biggest party of the year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Live music will be performed from noon-12 a.m. and offerings like the Irish sausage sandwich, shepherd’s pie and more will be served.
Get into the Irish spirit by joining Finn’s Haborside in East Greenwich at the annual St. Patrick’s Day party on March 16. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. Irish food will be served all day long, music will be playing and Finn’s will be pouring drink specials and Guinness beer, plus green shamrock Jello shots will be served. Visit their Facebook page for additional information.
West Warwick’s sixtieth annual St. Patrick’s Day parade promises to be a traditional, family fun-filled day. The Parade starts on the Coventry/West Warwick town line at the intersection of Washington Street and West Warwick Avenue. Road closures begin as early as 11 A.M. for the 1 P.M. kick off time, so arrive early for the best spot. For more information, clicks here.
Take the party outside and celebrate St. Patty’s Day on March 17 on George’s of Galilee’s outdoor deck. Live music by the Islanders will provide entertainment from 1-4:30 p.m., traditional Irish fare will be served and $4 green Guinness drafts plus $5 Jameson Whiskey shots will be poured. For additional information, click here.
12. G Pub
Join the G Pub in Providence for St. Patrick’s Day festivities on March 17 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Food and drink special will be offered, live entertainment will be played and giveaway will be given to people dressed in green garb.
13. The Guild
Head to the Guild craft cooperative brewery in Pawtucket on March 16 beginning at 2 p.m. for a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring the release of the taproom-exclusive, Irish stout. Bagpipers will play and Chomp Kitchen and Drinks will also be serving up special menu items for purchase. Learn more here.
14. Ja Patty
After watching the parade in Newport, stop by Kaffeology for a magically delicious milkshake. Blended with Lucky Charm cereal, topped with whipped cream, marshmallows and green cotton candy, you’re sure to find a no sweeter treat.
Ladder 133 Sports Bar and Grill in Providence is hosting their tenth annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy the Irish-inspired food, sip green beer and do a little jig on the dance floor. For more information, click here.
This weekend-long celebration begins on Friday, March 15 at noon and doesn’t stop until March 17. Savor delicious corn beef and cabbage, listen to traditional Irish music
including the Rhode Island Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums, sip on Guinness and Jameson Whiskey and more. For additional information, click here.
Market Street Pub and Grille in Warren is gearing up for a St. Paddy’s Day Bash on March 17 by booking several bands for all-day entertainment. They will be serving corned beef and cabbage and beer while supplies last. More details can be found here.
19. McBride’s Pub
McBride’s Pub in Providence is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long. On March 15 engrave a Guinness glass with your name and listen to the tunes of live music. Continue the party into Saturday with more live music. Then, on Sunday, begin your day early with a $10 breakfast buffet from 8–11 a.m. Switch over to the traditional and non-traditional Irish dishes that they serve all year long for lunch and dinner. The menu highlights items like the Irish nachos, Irish quesadillas, bacon potato cakes and corned beef and cabbage. Live music will have you doing an Irish jig all night. More information can be found on the website.
Join What’s Up Newp on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 15, at Midtown Oyster Bar in Newport for the fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. There will be Irish food, live Irish live music from Newport RI Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipes and Drums, AOH Men’s Singers and more. Plus, Ragged Island Brewing Company will be launching their new Fifth Ward Dry Irish Stout. This is no cover charge and the event remains family friendly until 9 p.m.
Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Co. (formerly known as Newport Storm) is once again the official beer of the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade. To celebrate, the brewery is offering their 1639 Pale Ale with Blue Curacao at a number of locations in the area.
On Saturday, March 16, the city of Newport is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with their sixty-third annual parade. It will begin at 11 a.m. at City Hall and will include pipe bands, marching bands, fife and drum corps, a host of local, state and regional organizations and more.
On Sunday, March 17, Ogie’s Trailer Park in Providence will be serving frozen Irish coffee, shamrock shakes, shepherd’s pie tater tots and more. Plus, Narragansett Beer will providing some brews. Live music will also be performed. Learn more here.
24. Providence Bagel
Begin your Saturday and Sunday morning with a green rainbow bagel from Providence Bagel. Plus, smother it in shamrock cream cheese.
25. The Pub
Dress in green garb and march in (or watch!) the shortest parade of your life. The fifth annual parade, hosted by The Pub in Matunuck will last only a few minutes and begins at noon at Ocean Mist just down the way on March 17. The celebrations will continue after the parade with Irish coffee, live music, delicious fare and prizes for costumes.
You may not find any green beer at South Kingstown’s Sons of Liberty, but you are sure to have whiskey in your glass. From 1–5 p.m., guests can enjoy Irish fare from Eddie’s BBQ including dishes that feature delicious pulled pork. Click here to learn more.
Reporting by Samantha Labrecque and Alyssa Anderson.