This year, the Dogtown St. Patrick's Day parade is starting earlier than ever before
— which leaves you plenty of time to party afterwards! Whether you're staying on Tamm Avenue for Dogtown's festival, heading downtown or going to one of the area's myriad bars, we've got you covered.
Our list includes the bars and restaurants that have let us know about their specials; if yours isn't on the list, feel free to let us know about it in the comment section.
Alton St. Patrick’s Festival:
From green beer to corned beef sandwiches, Irish drinks to fiddle music, the businesses along Third Street, Broadway and State Street in Alton will pull out all the stops. Participating businesses include Bluff City Grill, Bottle & Barrel, Catdaddy’s, Chez Marilyn, Firehouse Tavern, Hops House at Argosy Casino, Johnson’s Corner Restaurant, Morrison’s Irish Pub, Old Bakery Beer Co., Ragin Cajun Piano Bar, State Street Market and Tony’s Third Street Cafe. Argosy Casino will provide a free shuttle throughout the event. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. altonstpats.com/
Big Daddy’s Big St. Paddy’s Weekend:
Enjoy two nights of parties at Big Daddy’s on the Landing, with DJs, green beer and specialty drinks Friday. Come back Saturday for Irish-inspired food and cocktail specials all day, plus free shuttles to the downtown parade from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special $50 premium Irish package on Saturday gets you unlimited beer, food and unlimited use of the shuttle until 5 p.m. Big Daddy’s-The Landing, 118 Morgan St., St. Louis, 314-621-6700.
Dogtown Irish Festival:
The Ancient Order of Hibernians and Dogtown United have teamed up to revamp the Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day parade. This year’s celebration is more family-friendly, with a 10 a.m. parade start time and an 8 p.m. closing time for establishments on Tamm Ave. A merchant village on Clayton will feature vendors and live music from Rusty Nail from 1 to 5 p.m. www.dogtownunited.org. 1200 Tamm Ave., 1200 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, 314-623-2120.
Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
The 2018 parade steps off at 1 p.m. from 20th and Market Streets and proceeds east on Market and then south on Broadway where it will disband at Clark Street. Market Street will be closed at 7:30 a.m. from Compton to Broadway. The parade, also known as St. Louis’ “Rite of Spring,” will feature more than 130 units, including floats, bands, marching units, large helium-filled balloons and more than 5,000 marchers. www.irishparade.org. Aloe Plaza, 20th St and Market St, St. Louis.
Empire Groove St. Patrick’s Day Party:
Sat., March 17, 9 p.m., $10. Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.
The Irish Tenors:
The Irish Tenors — Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan — have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With ten best-selling CDs to their credit, they share company with the Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented. 8 p.m., $49.50-$89.50. Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, 2300 W. Clay St., St. Charles, 636-949-4433.
Pot of Gold Party:
Beginning at 8 p.m., join Ballpark Village in the Crown Room of Budweiser Brew House for the city's biggest indoor St. Patrick’s Day party. Arrive early to receive party favors and swag and be entered into our pot-of-gold giveaway. All-night drink specials include $4 Michelob Golden Lights, $5 Goldschlager & Applesauce cocktails and $5 shot specials. Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, 314-345-9481.
St. Patrick’s Day at McGurk’s:
McGurk’s celebrates 40 years this year, and St. Patrick’s Day is as good a day as any to pay your respects. Mark the occasion with good craic and live music from Keepin’ it Reel (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Ladlane (4 to 8 p.m.) and Falling Fences (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.). John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub, 1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-776-8309.
St. Pat’s at Pat’s:
The Pat Connolly Tavern celebrates the big day with a 6 a.m. opening and $7 breakfast plates, live Irish music inside all day starting at 8 a.m. and an outdoor party tent with food, drinks and live music. Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, 314-647-7287.
St. Pat’s Run & Parade Day Bash:
Enjoy green beer, Irish whiskey and a live DJ. With free parking on the Syberg's lot, the Syberg’s shuttle will run to and from the Blues game. 10-1 a.m. Syberg’s on Market, 2211 Market, St. Louis, 314-231-2430.
St. Pat’s Whiskey Festival:
Enjoy an intimate setting with whiskey reps showcasing a few of their top brands from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission fee gets you fifteen tasting tickets (additional tickets can be purchased). A portion of the proceeds benefit local charities. $28-$80. Lucas Park Grille, 1234 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-7770.
St. Pat's Bar Crawl:
Package includes two $5 gift cards, drink specials and a St. Pat’s shot glass medallion. There’s no cover (you may still have to wait in line). Photo hunt and online contest for best green group photos. Registration is open from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., March 17, noon to 6 p.m., $15, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-st-louis-st-pats-bar-crawl-saturday-rescheduled-event-tickets-41909099244. Lucas Park Grille, 1234 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-7770.
St. Patrick’s Day Party:
At Atomic Cowboy, DJ Uptown spins 10 p.m. to close in the lounge. Monkh And The People (Funk) 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Bootleg. 21+. No cover. www.facebook.com/events/1943689939277864/. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314-775-0775.
Tigin’s St. Patrick’s Day Party:
Get a jump on your day with pints and pancakes from 7 to 11 a.m., Irish breakfast and live music all day in the heated tent. $5 cover. Tigin Irish Pub & Restaurant, 333 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-8666.
Tin Roof St. Paddy’s Party:
Enjoy live tunes from noon to 3 a.m. www.facebook.com/events/1281729561927970/. Tin Roof St. Louis, 1000 Clark Ave, St. Louis.
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