Little green-frocked men come out of the woodwork once a year in honor of the Catholic icon, St. Patrick. History tells us ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­he was a 5th century Christian missionary who became the primary patron saint of Ireland. The lifting of Lenten restrictions on drinking contributed to the current fad of consuming quantities of beer. You can head over to the festivities taking place at the taverns below. But don’t forget the wearing-of-the-green yourself, or some mischievous Leprechaun might pinch you!

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Irish Sports Tavern

13067 S.W. 112th St.
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 382-1516
www.irishsportstavern.com

This pub, located in the Crossings Shopping Village, is said to host the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Miami. For the event they shut down part of the parking lot starting at 3:00 P.M. and set up tables loaded with plenty of traditional Irish food. Music is provided for your listening pleasure. And they’ll have on tap that St. Patrick’s Day favorite, green beer.

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Playwright Irish Pub

1265 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-0667
www.playwrightirishpubfl.com

The pub claims to be one of Miami’s most important bars serving such favorites as Irish Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Fish N’ Chips, and Shepherd’s Pie. With its hand-painted walls, wooden floors and timber beam ceilings, they invite revelers to join them for St. Patrick’s Day. They promise you’ll experience the hospitality of Ireland. Be sure to have your camera out when they bring on the kilts, tartans and pipers for Irish folk dancing.

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Briny’s Riverfront Irish Bar & Restaurant

One River Plaza
305 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 376-4742
www.brinyirishpub.com

Located in Ft. Lauderdale’s Las Olas Riverfront District, the bar is one of a string of Briny’s Irish bars in South Florida. You can get there by land or by water taxi to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pint of domestic or imported beer. Then let the view of the water relax you as you feast on steak, seafood or their traditional Irish cuisine. They also offer live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night for your enjoyment.

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Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

1921 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 921-2317
www.mickeybyrnes.com

Opened in 2008, Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub is named after a famous Tipperary hurling legend (an Irish field sport). Their aim is to bring a wee bit of modern Ireland to South Florida. You can down beers, like Guinness and Smithwicks, while sampling Irish fare such as Bangers and Mash, and Beef and Guinness Pie. Be sure to join them on St. Patrick’s Day for their smashing block party.

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The Field Irish Pub And Eatery

3281 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, Fl
(954) 964-5979
www.thefieldfl.com

The building seems more like a farmhouse than a bar, and purports to be “a piece of Ireland frozen in time.” They even boast that vintage books shelved on the walls could help you discover some of your own Irish heritage. And they invite everyone to join them for the best pint of Guinness in South Florida served during the holiday’s parking lot party. They’ll have face painting, and guys in kilts with bagpipes to accompany Irish step dancing. There is a $10 cover charge, but no need to call ahead for reservations.

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Ms. Clarke is an out-going, charismatic communicator and author of The Royalty Principle. Her personal testimony includes events which she refers to as “close encounters of the God kind.” She has published Flash Fiction stories with Splickety Publishing Group and contributes to Examiner.com. Dylyce resides in Cocoa, Florida.