Leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and freedom to pinch people if they aren’t wearing green: St. Patrick’s Day is full of fun traditions, no matter if you're celebrating in Ireland or here in Seattle. Here are the top 5 bars people celebrated at last year, and you can bet that they will be full of wacky outfits and tons of fun again this year.
Kells is many people’s go-to Irish bar in Seattle. Located in Post Alley right by Pike Place Market, it's always packed with both locals and tourists alike. This year they are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day festival beginning Wednesday, March 8th and running through the next Sunday, March 18th.
You don’t have to go far to find the next place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Fado’s Irish Pub is located just south of Kells near Pioneer Square. The party starts at 9 AM and goes all night. They have live music starting at 11 and the Seattle Fire Department Pipe Band will be performing twice.
If you're not feeling downtown, head to Seattle Center. Not only is the Irish Festival taking place all weekend, March 11-12, T. S. McHugh’s is right around the corner. They have a special menu stocked with traditional Irish favorites: corn beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness pie, and more. They will also have live music throughout the day!
Finn MacCool's is known as one of the top bars on the Ave year around, so you can only image on St. Patrick’s Day it will be even better! Last year their St. Patrick’s day celebrations included Highlanders: kilts, bagpipes, and all.
And last, but definitely not least is Murphy’s Pub, the first Irish bar in Seattle.
Wherever the night takes you, remember to wear green, have fun, and take a Lyft ride to get home safely!