Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Baltimore
St. Patrick’s Day is a day that celebrates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as the heritage and culture of the Irish people. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Baltimore, we have curated a list of some Irish bars, restaurants, and events, all not too far from your home here at Anthem House.
Irish Food and Drink
Check out these Irish pubs in Baltimore for a meal and a pint this St. Patrick’s Day:
The Canton Local is an Irish pub in Canton that focuses on serving Irish and American fare, as well as over fifteen different Irish whiskeys to try. Be sure to try their twist on an Irish classic — Bangers & Mash Egg Rolls.
In nearby Federal Hill, Delia Foley’s Pub takes pride in having over 35 different sauces for their wings, from mild, to spicy, to hot and everything in between, as well as an extensive selection of drafts. They also serve fried pickles, firecracker egg rolls, and Irish favorites, like their Galway Reuben.
For an authentic pub experience, check out James Joyce in Harbor East. Great for locals and tourists alike, you can enjoy live music while drinking from their selection of cocktails, such as the Irish coffee, or eat delicious Irish delicacies, like their Shepherd's pie.
On parade day, March 12, Mick O’Shea’s in Mt. Vernon will be playing live Irish music with Gaelic Mishap at 3pm, and on St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll have Donegal X-Press playing at 7pm. Don’t forget to try their Bangers and Mash while you’re celebrating!
Over on the waterfront in Fells Point, you’ll find Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant. This restaurant was featured in an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and is guaranteed to have a dish that will satisfy your hunger, such as their Irish Cheesesteak, as well as providing a great experience watching soccer or rugby.
Baltimore’s original Irish soccer pub, Claddagh Pub in Canton, is another great place to head down to for celebrations galore! Check out their happy hour menu, along with their twist on Irish food, like the Irish Reuben.
Celebrate the holiday with these fun-filled St. Patrick’s day parties in Baltimore:
The 2023 Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 12 at 2pm this year! If you wish to attend to watch the runners and floats, be sure to follow all road closures and parking restrictions before and after the parade. The 2023 Shamrock 5K Race will kick off with thousands of spectators, runners, and parade-affiliates. The race starts an hour before the parade, which starts right at 1pm. Road closures begin at 9am, so be sure to plan ahead.
There will also be a St. Patty’s day 5k in Patterson Park on the 17th. All participants get their own Moscow Mule Mug, and drinks will be served after the race! Everyone is welcome to wear their best St. Patrick’s day clothing!
On Saturday, March 18 at 2pm, the first ever Great Locust Point St. Patrick’s Day Green Machine Relay Race will be held! Starting at Diamondback Brewing Co and ending at The Local Oyster, participating teams will compete by drinking a pint of Green Machine, race on trikes, run without spilling drinks, and throw a half dozen oysters as fast as possible. All participants will receive t-shirts for the race and drink tokens, so don’t hesitate on heading down
The James Joyce Irish Pub will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast buffet starting at 8am. They will be serving food such as scrambled eggs, bread pudding, breakfast potatoes, and much more! Reservations include Irish coffees, as well as limited edition T-shirts. There will also be a St. Patrick’s Day Party later in the day at 11am, fit with live music, food specials and plenty of beer!
For a wide selection of drafts, check out Hoppy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Max’s Taphouse! The event lasts for three days, and Irish beers include Guinness Blonde, Kilkenny Irish Cream, Sullivans Irish Gold, and more.
The Point in Fells will also be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! For four days starting on March 16th, wear green and grab any of their Irish themed drinks, as well as a waived Bottle Club membership fee for any newcomers during this time.
If you’re interested in going on a bus tour around Baltimore, then a St. Patrick’s themed one will be held on Saturday, March 11 at 9am. Travel around Fells Point and look at antique shops, coffee bars, music stores, as well as over 120 pubs and more!
Power Plant Live will be hosting their Shamrocks & Shenanigans St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 17. Starting at 9pm, head over to Power Plant for St. Patrick’s themed drinks, music by DJ Precise and the Deux Twins, themed photo ops, and more!
St. Patty’s “Irish Goodbye” is sure to be one of Baltimore’s most festive nights with live music by Guyliner Band at Pariah Brewing Company. Head up to Pariah Brewing on the 17th at 7pm and celebrate with dancing, beer, and food by Hotdog Hideout. Check out the raffles and the prizes available while you’re out!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we hope that you find something fun to do for the weekend. Make sure you remember to wear green!