St. Patrick’s Day Events Guide

Green beer, corned beef, Irish breakfast and many more ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

By Amber Jorgenson, Joseph Boyle and Jonathan Powell

2 Gingers St. Paddy’s Day Party (Red Lion Pub)

The Red Lion Pub is celebrating their western neighbors by hosting a 2 Gingers St. Paddy’s Day Party on March 17. The event starts at 8 a.m. (an excuse to drink their Irish coffee) with specials of Irish favorites, including Guinness, whiskey and plenty of corned beef sandwiches. Festivities continue into the evening with giveaways, Leprechauns and most importantly, more booze. (AJ)

St. Patty’s Day Celebration (McBob’s) 

McBob’s on North Avenue doesn’t mess around with St. Patrick’s Day. Their events, spanning more than one week, are being kicked off on March 11 with a Pre St. Patty’s Day Parade Eve. The celebration continues with live music after the city’s parade on March 12, bands starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday and, if you’re still not done celebrating, a Post St. Patrick’s Day Saturday. (AJ)

Celtic Tree of Life (Splash Studio) 

Combine your creative side with your St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Splash Studios, a Milwaukee painting studio featuring a full bar. A residential artist will guide you in painting the Celtic Tree of Life while you sip on green beer and rock out to Irish music. The session runs from 2–5 p.m. and could fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended. (AJ)

Mulligans St. Patrick’s Day Bash (Mulligans Irish Pub and Grill)

Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill is opening their doors at 6 a.m. for their St. Patrick’s Day Bash. Enjoy an Irish breakfast then head outside to their heated beer tent where live music will be playing from 11 a.m. on. Bagpipers, Irish dancers and drink specials will continue through the day along with a menu of Irish specialties. (AJ)

5th Annual St. Patrick’s Festival (A.J. O’Brady’s)

J. O’Brady’s is offering breakfast as early as 6 a.m. (with FREE Irish Coffee until 8 a.m.), and Dublin’ down with Guinness Toast starting at 9 a.m. that includes a free half “pint of plain” to boot. Plus, they’ve got a special St. Patty’s Day menu from 11 a.m. to close and a DJ dance party and Kilt Contest that kicks off at 10 p.m. (JP)

St. Patrick’s Day Charity Event (County Clare)

With rasher, bangers, pudding and fritters, the County Clare has got all the classic fare for their Full Irish Breakfast, served from 6 – 10:30 a.m. They’re also launching more than 12 hours of Irish music and dancing starting at 10 a.m. with a combination of traditional and newly composed Irish dance tunes from the guitar, fiddle and bodhràn trio, àthas. The event benefits the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. (JP)

St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2016 (Mo’s Irish Pub)

If you can’t make it for St. Paddy’s Day itself, Mo’s Irish Pub is offering three full days of celebration, starting with a priest’s blessing and breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday. Featuring live music every day through Saturday, patrons will get to enjoy trinity dancers, bagpipers, green beer, and the chance to win a year’s supply of Bailey’s. (JP)

St. Paddy’s Green Beer (Miller Valley Green Beer Sampling)

St. Patrick’s Day is your last chance to catch this year’s Miller Valley Green Beer sampling. Starting on the 12th and taking place over the next five days, each Miller Brewery Tour will end with a sampling of green Miller Lite. However, there’s really no better day than St. Paddy’s to knock back a green brew, so if you want to add an extra festive kick to the day, make sure to stop in on the 17th. (JB)

Trinity Three Irish Pubs 

Soak up the spring weather and some Jameson whiskey at Trinity Three Irish Pubs. Their no cover St. Patrick’s Day event will include live music throughout the day, Trinity Irish Dancers and a live DJ for those who make it into the evening. Their everyday menu items of Irish nachos, shepherd’s pie, and corned beef and cabbage will satisfy your inner Irishman. (AJ)

Looking for more events? Check out this week’s Music Notes blog for a list of live music options on St. Patrick’s Day or add an event on our Events Calendar