St Paddy’s Day in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Green Beer, Guinness, Jameson..It’s all available on St Patrick’s Day.  Here is a guide to some fun things to do throughout the weekend in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Keegan’s Pub– Keegan’s is a 2 day affair 3/16  Open for Breakfast 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Special St Patrick’s Day menu all day.  Tent Party 4:00 PM – 10:00pm with music from the Minnesota Police Pipe Band at 4:45 and Four Pints Shy 7-10 pm.  3/17 Open for Breakfast 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Special St Patrick’s Day menu all day.  St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party 4:00 PM – 10:00pm with music by Erin Rogue at 6 pm

Kieran’s Irish Pub – Kieran’s has big plans for St. Patrick’s Day. A large, heated tent will keep attendees warm and toasty as live Irish music and a DJ keeps the tunes gong all day from noon until 1 am. Live bands include Romantica, Sweet Colleens, Reverse Cowboy, Jud’s New Harmony, Alicia Corbett, and more! Don’t forget to grab some authentic Irish pub fare in between sets!

Merlins Restaurant and Pub– They offer a wide selection of whiskey, ideal if you’d like a change from green beer. Don’t worry if not – beer is definitely on offer too. There will be Irish food from breakfast and all day, and pipers will be in attendance while you eat your corned beef and potatoes. They open on St. Patrick’s Day at 9am.

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub– O’Donovans in downtown Minneapolis is another destination on the parade route. O’Donovans is holding an all-day tent party, with live music from Traveled Ground and The Wild Colonial Bhoys. $5 cover.

Ogara Bar and Grill– St. Patrick’s Day has finally arrived! Join them for this annual celebration of beer, shamrocks and everything Irish. Live music begins in the outdoor tent at 3pm, The Shamrock Room at 4pm, and the DJs will Shake The Shanty all night long!

Tent Line-up:
3:00-5:00pm – Todd Douglas
5:00-7:00pm – Will of Dazy Head Mazy
7:00-9:00pm – The Joe Carey Trio

The Shamrock Room:
4:00-9:00pm – Mark Starry Duo
9:00pm-1:00am – Bill & Tom Show

The Shanty:
3:00pm-2:00am – Fulton Productions

Patrick McGovern’s Pub– In downtown St. Paul, Patrick McGovern’s is a popular destination after the St Paul St Patrick’s Day Parade.  Parking at Pat McGoverns is $10 but it comes with a $10 voucher that can be spent at the pub. Enjoy the music and Irish atmosphere.

Shamrock’s Grill and Pub – Shamrocks has big plans for St. Patrick’s Day, boasting the biggest tent celebration around. Live Irish music is scheduled to begin at 10 am on Sunday, March 17th, and various bands – including Tom Dayhill, the Police Pipe Band, the Brian Boru Pipe Band, and more! – can be enjoyed throughout the day. Grab a plate of corned beef and cabbage dinner and drink green beer to your heart’s content. And don’t forget to check out (or perhaps even enter) the Leprechaun Look-A-Like-Contest!

The Local– On the route of the Minneapolis St. Patricks Day Parade The Local is sure to to be packed with Irish revelers on St. Patrick’s Day. The Local is screening the finals of two fine Irish sports tournaments that morning, the Hurling and Irish Football championships, both games are in the morning.

Get Home Safely – Had one too many green brews? Need a sober ride home? Once again Miller Lite will be sponsoring the Free Rides program with Metro Transit and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes offering free rides beginning at 6 pm to go through the last scheduled trip. Celebrate responsibly and plan ahead: visit to plan a safe (and free!) ride home.

Can’t miss Guinness spots in Minneapolis/St. Paul


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