St. Patrick's Day in Miami: Bike Crawls, Block Parties, and U2 Wannabes

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Green beer, Guinness, and U2 tribute bands. That's a party.
Saturday, March 17 is Saint Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of Patrick, a fifth century Welsh slave who's legendary feats included driving all the snakes out of Ireland, talking about shamrocks, and making a stick into a living tree. And so, because of that, on the anniversary of his death, we drink ... and drink ... and drink.

While Miami doesn't have the large Irish population of New York, Boston, or Chicago, we still do like a good party. We've compiled a list of places throwing St. Patty's Day parties. Remember to wear green.

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant is holding an all day Paddython on March 17. This outdoor street festival starts at 8 a.m. (because you have to start early if you're going to drink all day) and features rugby on large screen televisions, $10 pancake-and-beer specials, Irish dancers, music, bag pipes, and a U2 tribute band at 8 p.m. $10 cover starts at 11 a.m. for inside the bar. No cover for the outdoor street party.

The Lucky Clover
is celebrating Fiesta Saint Patrick, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with an outdoor block party and live music featuring Mad World Orchestra, a (guess what) U2 tribute band. Drink specials and no cover charge. After 11 p.m., the party moves indoors, where it continues until the last leprechaun is left standing.

Wood Tavern
is celebrating not only St. Patty's Day, but their newly expanded beer garden and a dozen fresh new beers including Monk in the Trunk, Magic Hat #9, Hoegaarden, Pilsner Urquel, Blue Point - toasted lager, Southern Tier 2 X IPA, Blue Point - Hoptical Illusion, Cigar City Maduro, Rogue - Shakespeare stout, Boulder Beer Sweaty Betty, Sam Adams lager, and Harpoon - UFO. Specials include $4 draft beers and well drinks and $5 Jameson shots.

Waxy O'Connor's
on the river is breaking out the green beer! $5 green beer specials all day. $5 Guinness and $4 Jameson shots from 6 to 8 p.m. Speaking of Jameson, get ready for a visit from the Jameson girls at 8 p.m. DJ starts at 8 p.m.

John Martin's Irish Pub
is taking over Salzado Street and Aragon Avenue with an outdoor block party starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Live music, drink specials, and (there's a theme here) -- U2 cover band, UV at 9 p.m.

660 at The Angler's is having a St. Patty's party with some great drink specials.  Join mixologist Fabio O'Toole (yes -- that's really his name) as he serves all your favorite Leprechaun libations including the Irish cactus, the emerald, and the nutty Irishman ($8 each). $3 Jameson shots and $ Guinness and Boddington's makes this a great place to have a more sophisticated party.  Sop up the booze with shepherd's pie, lamb stew and onion soup from 5 - 11 p.m.

Brickell Irish Pub
and Segafredo are hosting a St. Patty's Day street festival, attracting over 10,000 partiers.  From noon - midnight enjoy six live bands, DJ's, green beer, food specials, and lots and lots of Jameson. 

Dune Oceanfront Burger Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is holding a fancy-schmancy party -- just in case drinking green beer until you puke isn't your style, ya know? Starting at 3 p.m. on March 17, enjoy specialty green cocktails lovingly crafted by mixologist Geno Marron.

Whoever said "don't drink and drive" was correct. You should drink and bike, according to the Beer Snob Pub Crawl people. And to prove it, they're having a special St. Patty's Day bicycle pub crawl, starting at 4 p.m. at Zeke's on Lincoln Road. Bring a bike lock and some cash, because after Zeke's you'll be heading to The Abbey, Wood Tavern, The Corner, and The Filling Station. No charge to participate, but pay as you go at the pubs.

Pubcrawl of Miami
is having a Coral Gables crawl on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Meet at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus and visit about five different bars. $50 per person includes one drink (beer, mixed drink,or shot) at each bar. Use code "hello25" for the discounted price of $40. Call 1-800-838-3006 for tickets.

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Location Info

Map

Fado Irish Pub

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

The Lucky Clover - CLOSED

1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Wood Tavern

2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub and Eatery

690 SW 1st Court, Miami, FL

Category: Music

John Martin's Irish Pub

253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Music

Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL

Category: General

Zeke's Roadhouse - CLOSED

625 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

660 at The Angler's

660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Brickell Irish Pub - CLOSED

1451 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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9 comments
Irish Girl
Irish Girl

The coloquial Irish term is Paddy's day, not Patty's day!

Katiuska30
Katiuska30

Irish Tavern and Grill9821 Southwest 184th Street Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 (305) 256-4560

C_andrews1010
C_andrews1010

Your blurb on Google says March 27th instead of 17th......Have you started the party early, laddie?

u2tributeband
u2tributeband

Come out and see U2 tribute band UZoo at Fado's in Miami March 17th at 8:00 PM. Visit our website at www.u2act.com.

Mary
Mary

You can still get a DUI on a bike.  Seriously.

Max Vasquez
Max Vasquez

Dear Liver,

Be prepared...

Sincerely,Brain

Jessica Marie06
Jessica Marie06

St. Patricks Day is on the 17th not the 27th like your article states.

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