Where to find Irish food and drink on St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle


Outside of, you know, Ireland, Seattle is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Why? We are a very green city: both wooded and environmentally conscious. We have a sister city in Galway, Ireland’s third largest city. And heck, Seattle is called The Emerald City. Case closed.

So here’s a rundown of some great places around town to sham-rock and roll all night long (or until about 8:00 p.m. because it’s still only Thursday).

Pub crawls and bar events

At Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day: Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Company will be throwing a party like no other on March 17 from 6-11 p.m. The night includes live music from The Scuppermonkeys, a beer garden, and delicious N. Alaskan food.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl: March 17, 5-10 p.m. An evening of pub crawls and shenanigans from the Pine Box Bar. From there, it’s up to you with participating bars (like Garage, Capitol Cider and Elysian Brewing) offering drink specials.

Kiss Me, I’m Irish Pub Crawl: March 17 from 6-11 p.m. from Spin located at 1211 6th Ave.

Comedy and anecdotes

Shamrock Stand-Up Showcase: Club Comedy is hosting this topical comedy night on March 17, featuring features including Chad Opitz (San Francisco), Kyle Adams (Portland), Vanessa Dawn (Seattle via Oklahoma) and more.

Dog Yard is hosting its own St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Party on March 17, where teams of four compete for fun, prizes and bragging rights. Dogs are welcome and humans enter for free!

Favorite Irish haunts

While some Irish pubs and restaurants have permanently closed in recent months, others will take advantage of this time to do what they do best: traditional Irish food. These include:

Food and drink promotions

Six Seven, the restaurant with stunning views at The Edgewater on Seattle’s waterfront, is offering several St. Patrick’s Day specials this year:

“Six Seven is expanding its regular fare with fun one-day-only specials this St. Patrick’s Day. From 3-10 p.m. on March 17, guests can enjoy Slow Cooker Corned Beef Sliders (with melted Tillamook cheddar and braised red cabbage coleslaw; $14), Irish Soda Bread (served with Irish butter and beer/cheese fondue; $11) and savory fries with Guinness sauce and Beecher cheese curds ($10 Drink specials include the Shamrock Sour ($13; made with Irish whiskey, lime juice, lemon juice) and the Irish Maid ($13; made with Irish whiskey, lime juice, fresh cucumber. Also available: Classic Irish Coffee ($14).”

Woodinville’s Hollywood Tavern is offering two St. Patrick’s Day specials this year, with a unique twist.

The Shepherd’s Pie Burger is a “delicious patty of ground lamb, seasoned with tomatoes and spices and topped with parmesan cheese and breaded panko potato, pea and carrot cake ~ all served on potato bun Tavern’s Grand Central land with rosemary-thyme aioli, caramelized onions and fresh arugula.” The Shepherd’s Pie Burger is available until March 20.

The Tavern also offers a special stout from Geaux Brewing, “aged for approximately 10 months in Woodinville Whiskey Co. casks. It was brewed with blackstrap molasses, roasted malts and rich base malts. At around 10, 2% ABV, Woodinville #4 is a nice robust stout to celebrate all things Irish.”

Or take your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to one of Elysian Brewing’s Seattle locations, whether you’re joining an organized or casual pub crawl:

  • Capitol, 1221 Pike Street
  • Elysian Taproom, 5410 Airport Way S.
  • Champs Elysees, 542 1st Ave S.

So happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let the road rise to meet you. Have fun and please celebrate responsibly in The Evergreen State!

Seattle Refined freelance writer Jeff Totey contributed to this report. See more of his work here.


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