St. Patrick’s Day: Tampa Bay’s Irish Pubs – Part Two

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Photo by Peter Muhly/Getty Images

Photo by Peter Muhly/Getty Images

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon on Sunday, March 17th. Are you looking for family-friendly events for the holiday but still want the authentic Irish experience? Tampa Bay has several Irish Pubs just for you and your family to celebrate the green-packed holiday.

Mulligan’s Irish Pub: Located in the heart of Pebble Creek, this pub has food, drinks and live music.  However, this pub isn’t having your ordinary “drink-til-you-pass-out” St. Patty’s day event.  This year, Mulligan’s is hosting their 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament at the Pebble Creek Golf Club beginning on Saturday, March 16th.  The event is sure to keep the fun rolling with two days of golf and green beer! Stop by the pub to register for the event!

  • 10550 Regents Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33646
Photo Credit: Yelp.com

Photo Credit: Yelp.com

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Cricketer’s British Pub: Now I know I promised authentic Irish Pubs in Tampa Bay, but this British Pub will be partying like they’re Irish this St. Patrick’s Day.  Cricketer’s Pub will be hosting their annual “Parking Lot 3-Day Party” with four tents and a large stage filled with food and drinks.  And if you’re looking for live music on this greenest of days, look no further.  This year the live entertainment includes: Strange Brew, Four Star Riot, Shenanigans, the New Rulers, and The Greg Billings Band.  Events for the kids include a costume contest with a $100 cash prize and free face painting.  Not to mention a photo booth filled with green props to commemorate this year’s St. Patrick’s Day.  

  • 2634 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL

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Flanagan’s Irish Pub: This year Flanagan’s will host a street festival in downtown Dunedin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This event will include traditional Irish food and drinks as well as two stages for live entertainment.  The event is free and fun for all ages.  So “get your green on” and join Flanagan’s beginning on Saturday, March 16th for their two day festival.

  • Pioneer Park Downtown –  Dunedin, FL

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The Pub – Tampa Bay: This chain pub, recently named Best Pub Grub for Yelp in 2012, is famous, obviously, for their endless menu of Irish foods from Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to the Full Monty.  This year, The Pub will be the best place to go to eat all the Irish food you’ve always wanted to try.  Get out of your Fish ‘n’ Chips comfort zone! It’s all about the blood sausage! Don’t worry, they have tons of different kind of beers for you to try and celebrate with.  And this St. Patrick’s Day, their two day event will feature many drink specials, including $3 Green Bear and $5 Guinness.  So bring the family for a nice meal in the International Plaza to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

  • 2223 N. West Shore Blvd.
Photo Credit: Facebook.com/PubTampa

Photo Credit: Facebook.com/PubTampa

Check out Tampa Bay’s other Irish Pubs on the Part one post here.

Kristel Lugo/ CW44 Tampa Bay

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