Though St. Patrick's Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, it might as well be. After all, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day, and there are few professions that allow for drinking a beer and working at the same time.
Luckily, the holiday, celebrated March 17 in honor of Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, falls on a Sunday this year, which means there are a host of celebrations all weekend.
Whether you like green pancakes, corned-beef tacos, or boatloads of Guinness, break out the green and celebrate!
Saint Paddy's Day Pub Crawl
If you can't decide which pub you'd like to celebrate in, why not join this pub crawl? Pubcrawls.com is hosting crawls all weekend. Start at Five Bar & Lounge or Rokbar and enjoy drink specials at every bar you visit. Tickets are $20 per person, but Voice Daily Deals is offering half-priced tickets for a limited time only.
Saint Patrick's Day Brickellfest
Celebrate Saint Paddy's day at this giant block party in Brickell. On Sunday, March 17, from noon to 11 p.m., enjoy live music, green beer, whiskey shots, leprachauns (yes!), and food from El Vato, Ms. Cheezious, and Slow Food Truck. Tickets cost $25 for general admission, $45 for VIP. Click here to purchase in advance. 1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami
The Bar is celebrating Saint Patrick's Day all weekend with drink specials, giveaways, and a guest DJ. Live music Saturday, March 16, by Retro Sky.
Brickell Irish Pub & Segafredo
On Saturday, March 16, from noon to midnight, celebrate the wearing
of the green with a street party blowout. Live music, food specials,
and lots of green beer. No cover.
Specials include $5 picklebacks, Bushmill's, and Bailey's.
The restaurant is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day bash Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17. Specials include twofers on
green beer, corned beef and cabbage or a Reuben burger (your choice, $11.95 each), and giveaways. Plus, you can keep your souvenir "Shake
Your Shamrocks" cup!
at Blue Moon Hotel
Before you slug a bunch of green beer, you'll need a good base. We suggest these green velvet
pancakes with chocolate chips and mascarpone crème anglaise ($12), served Sunday, March 17, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fritz and Franz Bierhaus
Making the case that everyone is Irish
on St. Patrick's Day, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus is having a three-day celebration with live music, beer, and Irish food. Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight; Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, March 17, at 6 p.m., Gulfstream turns
green for its free Party at the Park. Live music, food and drink specials, and giveaways for everyone.
Irish Pub & Restaurant
The original and biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration in Miami is hosting a weekend-long celebration. On Friday, March 15, enjoy a street party featuring a U2 tribute band, Irish specialties such as fish 'n' chips, corned-beef sandwiches, and Irish beverages. Free and open to the public.
On Saturday, March 16, enjoy a prix fixe St. Patrick's Eve dinner with live Irish entertainment by Paddy Kelleghan, beginning at 6 p.m. ($30 per person).
On Sunday, March 17, John Martin's will host a breakfast buffet featuring a live bagpipe performance and live entertainment all day. The buffet will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with St. Patrick's Day specials continuing throughout the day. The price is $24.50 per person.
Reservations are required for Saturday's dinner and Sunday brunch. Call 305-445-3777.
The Shops at Mary Brickell Village
The multi-use complex is
throwing a block party Saturday, March 16, from 6 p.m. midnight and
Sunday, March 17, from noon to midnight. Expect restaurants such as Brother
Jimmy's BBQ, Burger & Beer Joint, and Fado Irish Pub to participate
with drink specials, music, and giveaways.
Mercadito's chef Patricio
Sandoval is celebrating St. Patrick's Day his way with house-made crispy corned-beef tacos with braised cabbage-potato slaw,
cured onions, and horseradish-habanero aioli. The special tacos cost $15.50 for an order of four and will be available this weekend only -- Friday, March 15,
through Sunday, March 17.
Before hitting the beach, stop by the Playwright, which starts partying Sunday at 10 a.m. Celebrate with green beer, Irish