Celebrate St. Patricks Day in St. Louis
St. Louis is a great place for the Irish, or even for just those wanting to be Irish for a day. What other city can claim to have two widely popular St. Patrick’s Day Parades?
Here are all the details on the the parades, plus recommendations on the area’s best Irish restaurants, pubs and shops.
St. Patrick’s Day Parades
The streets of downtown St. Louis will become a sea of green as thousands of visitors attend the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This family-friendly event features more than 120 marching bands, floats and giant balloons. The parade begins at 1 p.m., at 20th and Market Streets and makes its way east, ending at Broadway and Clark. Before or after the parade, stop by the Irish Village at Ballpark Village for food, shopping and live music.
Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, crowds flock to the Dogtown neighborhood for the Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade. You won’t see giant balloons or floats in this parade, but there are plenty of local Irish families who proudly march to honor their homeland. After the parade, the crowds stick around for a big street party, although it may be less rowdy than in years past. The parade begins at 10am and starts at Tamm & Oakland and ends at Tamm & Manchester
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.
Located on the trendy Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis, the Dubliner is also the “hip” Irish place in town. With the loft feel it makes it a great alternative to a cramped and smokey Irish bar. There’s live music on weekends and great Irish food.
If you’re looking for a true Celtic good times this St. Patrick’s Day, make Llywelyn’s Pub your destination – there are six to choose from! Enjoy Corned Beef and Cabbage specials, an Irish Menu, traditional Irish libations, and live Irish music that will have you dancing a jig!
Another popular spot for the after-parade party is Maggie O’Brien’s at Market and 20th. Aside from serving up some of the best food in downtown St. Louis, Maggie O’Brien’s has become a local hot spot for live music, pub theater, St. Louis sports, holiday parties and private events. In short, whether you’re a St. Louis native or just visiting for the weekend Maggie O’Brien’s is your St. Louis Entertainment Destination. You can never go wrong with any of our trademark dishes like the O’Hen-essy, Maggie’s St. Louis Style Ribs, Dexter’s Irish Beer Cheese Soup or the Paddy Babe’s Original Smoked Corned Beef.
Tigin Irish Pub
Tigín Irish Pub is once again the command center for Parade Day revelers! All are welcome to stop in for a pint and some food at the pub, which will be open during the parade as well, offering Pancakes and Pints until 11:00 a.m. and a full menu all day. As always, Tigín is the place to be post-parade – so come for a Guinness or Bailey’s & coffee to take off the chill! Live music and Irish dancers will hit the stage in our heated tent to keep your Irish Eyes Smilin’! $5 cover all day.