By Tere Scott

Don your green t-shirts, leprechaun hats, or clover-shaped buttons. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Local celebrations take over the city awash in green. Take in the Dog Town or downtown parade, or meet friends to celebrate the ‘Luck ‘O The Irish’ for one day in March. Satisfy your corn beef and cabbage or bangers and mash cravings served with a traditional pint of Irish beer in an authentic setting at these best St Patrick’s Day bars in the area.

Seamus McDaniel’s
1208 Tamm Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 645-6337

Even if you’re not Irish, put on something green and enjoy the day. After taking front and center seat for the Dog Town parade, find the most delicious St. Patrick’s Day food in the area located directly on the parade route. The place has been a favorite of locals since 1985 even when it is not a holiday. Even though there is an authentic Irish pub feel, the place focuses on being a family restaurant that has become part of the local landscape.

Maggie O’Brien’s
2000 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 421-1388

Throughout the year, when a home team is playing in town, the first and last stop is always this popular Irish pub on Market Street. Buses shuttle back and forth to and from the games. The place also comes alive during St. Paddy’s Day when you will find traditional bangers and mash as well as house specialties of corned beef and cabbage. If you prefer, sink your teeth into an Irish-themed sandwich like the fighting Irish specialty Reuben or the shamrock, which is tenderloin medallions served on a house roll.

Helen Fitzgerald’s
3650 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63127
(314) 984-0026

When the ‘luck ‘o the Irish’ hits, locals know where to gather with friends for live music at a place that reflects its Irish roots. St. Patrick’s Day is their favorite time of the year. The day starts with a ‘Kegs and Eggs’ beginning to your day. The day continues into the night with live Irish music. Of course, green beer and Irish cocktails are always part of the tradition with plenty of delicious food to help wash down.

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John D. McGurk’s
1200 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 776-8309

Step inside, and you’re going to forget you’re in the Soulard neighborhood of town and not an authentic pub in Ireland with exposed brick and wooden floors. Authentic beers from Ireland are always on tap along with traditional foods. Dance away to live Irish music with the crowd inside. When you want to kick back a bit, grab a breath of fresh air or enjoy some quieter conversation outside on the spacious patio.

Tigin Irish Pub
333 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 241-8666

The diverse menu and eclectic atmosphere reflect its Dublin roots. The place is always open while the downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade is going strong, often they even offer a tent on the parade route where you can step in out of the weather. Stop in and you will be offered pints and pancakes for a small cover fee. Also, enjoy a full menu all day long.

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