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 Pub405 S Howard Ave. Tampa, Florida 33606 (813)251-8999 www.Macdintons.com
“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 www.FuninTampaBay.com 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 ParadeYbor City, Florida March 17, 2012 www.Tampa-RoughRiders.org 8pm-9:30pm 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 Pub11744 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL (813) 961-4092 (also located in Plant City and Brandon) www.ObriensPubs.com 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 www.TheDublinerIrishPub.com 10:30am-3am 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 Fields205 West Platt St. Tampa, FL (813) 254-4444 www.FourGreenFields.com
*******7.) Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Block Party
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