Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Tampa Bay

St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17th, 2012

It’s that time of year again.

Time to find all your green clothes, drink some green beer and pretend you’re Irish for a day.

Here’s what we think are the best places in Tampa Bay to celebrate good ol’ St. Patty’s Day!!

*1.)   MacDinton’s Irish Pub

405 S Howard Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33606

“The place to be seen in ur green..!”

Doors open at 8am

$10 cover starting at 11am (Cover includes Irish Buffet 11am-2pm)

Live Music noon until close

Irish Dancers and Bagpipers

Irish Whiskey Specials all day and night

Always a good time here. It’s gets busy early so if you plan on going to MacDinton’s, be sure to head out early.

**2.)  The Annual “Dyeing the Channel Green”

Channelside, Tampa
On Saturday, March 17th, the Garrison Channel goes green for the fourth year in a row, using an environmentally friendly liquid concentrate. Presented by Yacht StarShip, and media sponsor TBT and Tampa Bay Times. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Channel District will be the place to be. A whole day of activities and events, ending with a huge celebration in Channelside.

The fun starts at 1pm!

***3.)  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ybor City, Florida
March 17, 2012
Ride the streetcar to Ybor City to watch the parade. (Streetcar hours- 11am-2am)
Tampa celebrates the life of the patron saint of the Ireland with festivities. A parade with floats accompanied by green-clad dancers and traditional Irish music.

****4.)  Obrien’s Irish Pub

11744 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
(813) 961-4092 ‎
(also located in Plant City and Brandon)
They rope off an area in the parking lot and open up more bars in the outside area. There is also live music direct from Ireland, a Tampa Bay pipe band and it wouldn’t be a real party without Irish Dancers.

*****5.)  The Dubliner- (North and South Tampa)

South Tampa-

2307 W Azeele St,
(813) 258-2257 ‬‎
12836 Henderson Rd.
North Tampa-
12836 Henderson Rd
‪(813) 300-2076
Traditional Irish Breakfast Brunch at 10:30am
Outdoor Festival-Irish Dancers
Live Entertainment all day
Contests, Prizes and of course… GREEN BEER!

******6.)   Four Green Fields

205 West Platt St.
Tampa, FL
(813) 254-4444‬

*******7.)  Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Block Party

149 First Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
More Info
Durty Nelly’s is proud to announce our St.Paddy’s party will be sponsored by 98rock!!!! The Kage Kult Show will be broadcasting live on St.Paddy’s day. This great news since 98rock and their staff is like family to us.Free admission to the public!!!20 Plus Bands, Performers, and DJ’s!!Over 9 Bars to get drinks from!!One whole block and a huge parking lot!!

VIP Section with Private VIP Bar, Discounted Drinks, Free Food, and the nicest bathrooms!!

19 Hours of Drinking and ridiculous…..

Tons of Sponsors giving away free swag!!

Thousands of People!!

All ages welcome…..21 and preferred lol


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