South Florida is a cultural melting pot and with that comes a wealth of establishments that boast an Irish heritage. Of course, the super bowl of the Irish pub is St. Patrick’s Day and all of them have events planned to celebrate the big green day. Some are hosting block parties complete with beer gardens while others are mixing their drinks with traditional Irish fare. Whatever celebration you choose, it is important to drink responsibly, so be sure to either take a cab or establish a designated driver. For more St. Patrick’s Day ideas, check out the 2011 Guide To St. Patrick’s Day In South Florida.


Fado’s Irish Pub
2900 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 924-0972

Unlike Broward County, Miami does not have a designated citywide parade for St. Patrick’s Day, but it does have the next best thing. Fado’s Irish Pub is home to Miami’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration and for its fifth year, the organizers are doing it up big. Last year, the event started out one week before St. Patrick’s Day with drink specials, giveaways and the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event, where patrons raised money for cancer by shaving the heads of a chosen few. Then on March 16th (St. Practice Day), Mary Brickell Village was overrun with beer gardens and the sounds of DJs on two stages. Finally, on St. Patrick’s Day, the day began with a “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast and ended with more beer garden and DJ fun, proving that St. Patrick’s Day is way more than just a one day deal.


John Martin’s
253 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 445-3777

Last year, John Martin’s also had a week-long celebration with the last two days erupting into an awesome block party. St. Patrick’s Day 2014 began with a breakfast for paying patrons and then continued with a U2 cover band and all the beer attendees could handle. The 2015 celebration is going to be much of the same except that event organizers are not planning on shutting down the streets again. However, they are planning one heck of a party. Participants can check the website for more details, pricing and times to see what’s it’s like to attend a mean green St. Paddy’s Day party.

The Irish Times
5850 Sunset Drive
S. Miami, FL 33143
(305) 667-4114

At The Irish Times, you can have a double dose of fun this St. Patrick’s Day. The festivities run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 15th and 16th and feature both a DJ and live music. Most of the activities will take place on the street during the wild block party, but guests can also go inside the bar for authentic Irish food specials galore. Visit The Irish Times website to get the full play-by-play on St. Paddy’s Day.

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Maguire’s Hill
535 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 764-4453

Maguire’s Hill is putting its new outdoor patio bar as well as its giant tent to use this St. Patrick’s Day. The tent will house the guests for the traditional Irish breakfast in the morning. Then the party begins at 12 p.m. and guests will be filling both the patio and the tent to listen to the sounds of live music. Traditional Irish fare like shepherd’s pie and corned beef and cabbage will be available for purchase throughout the remainder of the day and there will be plenty of beer specials to keep your cups overflowing and your spirits high. So head on down to Maguire’s Hill for an unforgettable night that you probably won’t remember because you had way too good of a time.

Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
1921 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 921-2317

The city of Hollywood goes all out with a massive parade for St. Patrick’s Day and the best place for the after party is Mickey Byrne’s. It has food and drink specials that will hold you until the following week when the pub has its official St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The event features live music and the only thing that you have to do is arrive early with a designated driver and an empty stomach. See the website for more details and ways to make the most out of your St. Paddy’s Day.

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