Irish Food and Drink Favorites for St. Patrick’s Day


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional and less traditional Irish food and drink at these Long Island restaurants and pubs.

Corned beef and cabbage and other authentic Irish dishes

Paddy’s Loft in Massapequa

1286 Hicksville Road, Massapequa

If you like authentic Irish cuisine, you are in for a treat by visiting Paddy’s Loft in Massapequa. Dine in or take home appetizers and traditional Irish dishes including Irish Potato Soup, Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes, Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Killarney, bangers and mash, Irish soda bread, etc. Take-out drinks are also available — grab four draft beers for $20. Enjoy traditional Irish music on March 15 and 16 from 5-7 p.m.

Traditional Irish Beef Stew and Irish Poutine

The Mad Irishman

323 Main Street, Farmingdale

It’s always a fun time at the Nutty Irishman, a lively and friendly pub in downtown Farmingdale. On St. Patrick’s Day, sample traditional Irish dishes such as Irish Beef Stew, Irish Poutine, Corned Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes and Carrots or try the burgers including the Danny Boy Burger with American, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, a mix of Guinness burger, onions, bacon and garlic mayonnaise. 12X will perform live with dance sets from DJ Billy starting at 7 p.m.

Irish style ale and Irish stout

Long Ireland Beer Company

817 Pulaski Street, Riverhead

Long Ireland, a craft brewery specializing in Irish beer, opens early for St. Patrick’s Day revelers. Stop by from 12pm-9pm to celebrate with beer bucket specials, giveaways, Irish favorites from the Grillin Villain food truck and Irish tunes from 4pm-7pm with Danny Donnelly. 21+ event. Try their flagship beer, Long Ireland Celtic Ale, a classic example of a traditional Irish-style beer, and Hooligan Irish Stout, described as “a rambunctious take on the traditional dry Irish stout you grew up on.”

Green bagels

bagel pattern

Locations across Long Island

Green bagels are back at Bagel Boss, the home of the traditional New York bagel made by fourth-generation bagel makers. Stop by your local Bagel Boss and grab a dozen (or two) – with cream cheese of course.


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