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Downtown Gets in the St. Patty’s Day Spirit

March 12, 2021 /   St. Patrick's Day Dog

2019 photo courtesy of the Westown Association

Lucky for us, many downtown businesses are in the St. Patty’s spirit this year with Irish meals and deals ready for you.

Missing Milwaukee’s traditional annual St. Patrick’s Day parade? Instead of a cancellation, it’s been postponed to September 25 as a “Halfway to" St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with plans for the fan favorite Shamrock Shuffle to happen September 18.


On St. Patrick’s Day, stop by for classic Irish fare. From traditional corned beef and cabbage to unusual Irish tacos, grab a pint and kick back!


Looking to stay in for the night? Order Flannery’s carry out Dinner for Two for a meal of Irish stew, Reuben rolls, corned beef and cabbage, with an Irish brownie for dessert. The package also comes with a 4-pack of Guinness and two souvenir glasses. Their St. Patrick’s celebration goes on from March 16-31, so you can relish in special drinks and Irish eats for the rest of the month.

County Clare Irish Inn & Pub

Stay a weekend at County Clare Irish Inn & Pub for a traditional Irish experience - they’ve got great room deals for March. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, County Clare will have live music this weekend, March 12-13, with drink specials ready for you.

The Mecca Sports Bar and Grill

Join The Mecca Sports Bar and Grill for $5 Jameson Mixers and a Reuben sandwich special on March 17 from 4-10 p.m. It's sure to be a shamrockin' good time!

Nicole’s Third Ward Social

Indulge in a full craft Slane Irish Whiskey cocktail flight plus a choice of a sweet treat at Nicole’s Third Ward Social! Grab your ticket now for either March 20 or 21. 

Mo’s Irish Pub

Mo’s Irish Pub is staying socially distanced with three spread out parties for St. Patrick's Day. Choose between March 13, March 17 and March 20, but enjoy live performances, green beer and Irish dancing at each event. Reserve your ticket today. 

The Harp Irish Pub & Trinity Three Irish Pubs

It’s an Irish Intersection! The Harp and Trinity are teaming up to host two St. Patrick’s parties. Get in the spirit on Saturday, March 13 with the Trinity Irish Dancers, a special menu and giveaways. Then, wake up early on March 17 for brunch, live music and a DJ at end of the night. 

Red Lion Pub

Stop by Red Lion Pub for an early St. Patrick's Day pint Saturday, March 13! Soak in the sun on their outdoor patio while you sip a Guinness or take a shot of Irish Whiskey. Make sure you’re in your seat when the live music starts at 2 p.m.

Celtic MKE

Celtic MKE helps us celebrate Milwaukee’s Irish community each year with Irish Fest, and they’re going above and beyond this St. Patrick’s Day. Check out their website for online performances, shows and programming celebrating Irish culture - peruse their list and stream!

Want more ways to celebrate the shamrock? Check out Westown's St. Patrick's Day Guide. 

Downtown Milwaukee restaurants are committed to Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely. Remember to mask up as you visit these great downtown businesses. Check out each restaurant's website or call for open hours, and takeout, curbside or delivery options.

About the Author: Terese Radke is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Special Events & Marketing Intern with Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, advancing downtown's strategic priorities through marketing, events and social media.

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