Grab your green and get out to one of many celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day in Minneapolis.

Image by Chris Gallevo/flickr

By Nora Allen

As a city known for its great food and beer, it’s no wonder we’re putting on quite the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. From live music and drinks to food specials galore, there will be fun in store for everyone.


Shamrock Stumble Bar Crawl
March 11 from noon – 8 p.m.
Brothers Bar and Grill, The 508 Bar, Cowboy Jack's, The Pint, Hubert's Sports Bar & Grill, The Pourhouse and The Exchange
As the largest pub crawl in celebration of St. Paddy’s Day, this is surely an event you don’t want to miss. Take shots of Jameson, drink Guinness beer, and sample drink specials at The Pint, Cowboy Jack’s, The Pourhouse or one of the many other participating locations. Don’t forget to wear green!

St. Patrick’s Day at Brit’s Pub
March 17 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Brit’s Pub
Brit’s Pub is more than lawn bowling and good food. Stop by to take part in their fun happenings, including bagpipers and The O’Hammer band. Don’t forget to take advantage of their Corned Beef and Cabbage special.

Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pre-Party
March 17 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Shindig Event Space
Preparation is key, and what better way to prepare for the main event than with a pre-party. Gather with friends and enjoy Jameson drink specials and Jameson swag. With its downtown location, getting to the parade will be breeze.

Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Minneapolis
Since its beginning in 1968, this parade has been bringing Irish pride to Minneapolis. Join in the festivities with The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association as a sea of green floods Marquette Ave. with celebration and excitement.

Quest for Morrissey’s Magical Medallion
March 17 at noon – March 18 at 2 a.m.
Morrissey’s Irish Pub
Test your luck at Morrissey’s Irish Pub in Uptown as you follow a scavenger hunt for a chance to win $500. Grab your first clue at Morrissey’s when you get a drink, then hop over to Bryant Lake Bowl, Muddy Waters and Tinto-Cocina Cantina for three more clues. Gather your final clue when you return to Morrissey’s, then let the hunt begin.

St. Patty’s Day Show with Dance Assault, Dennis and The Nunnery
March 17 at 9 p.m. – March 18 at 1 a.m.
Day Block Brewing Company
Do and Irish jig and dance like a leprechaun at Day Block Brewing Company. From all day pints of Irish stout and pub ale to Dublin Coddle and Irish Soda Bread, you’re sure to satisfy any Irishman. Head over to enjoy the music and shake your shamrock!

Need Transportation?
Metro Transit is kind enough to offer free rides on any Metro Transit route from 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. Get home safe!

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