Where to be in Toronto this St. Patrick’s Day
Written by Michelle Johannesson
St. Patrick’s Day is days away! Whether you celebrate this day to pay tribute to your heritage or simply for the beer and great parties, we’ve got you covered with the best St. Patrick’s Day events in Toronto! Keep reading for our complete guide about the best bars, parades and ticketed events that you won’t want to miss this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Starting around 12 noon on Sunday March 19th, Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is a huge community event that celebrates traditional Irish culture. Beginning on the corner of Bloor St. & St. George St., the parade weaves through the city spreading Irish cheer until ending at its final destination on Queen Street West. Pull out your shamrock-print attire, you won’t wan’t to miss this amazing community St. Patrick’s Day parade!
Get more info here: https://stpatrickstoronto.com/?gclid=CPGmpevDx9ICFcq2wAodvBMH_g
Stout Irish Pub
Nestled in Toronto’s Cabbagetown, Stout Irish Pub is founded upon a love for great food and fantastic craft beers. Open 7 days a week, this cosy spot offers delicious pub grub, a relaxed atmosphere and a wide selection of beers. What better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Check out Stout’s website: http://www.stoutirishpub.ca/
The word ‘céilí’ is an Irish word that describes a social get-together filled with music, song and dance. Queen St. West’s Céilí Cottage is the perfect pub to wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish spirit. The Céili Cottage is comprised of two rooms, one of which was built in the 1880s! Soak in the character of this awesome pub, featuring a wide range of premium Irish and Canadian craft beers, live music, great whiskies and spirits, and delicious food!
Browse Céilí Cottage’s website here: http://www.ceilicottage.com/
Located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, P.J O’Brien has been voted by National Post as the best pub in the country! Offering a delicious taste of Ireland, P.J O’Brien considers itself a true ambassador of Irish hospitality. Offering some of Toronto’s best pub fare and great draughts, P.J O’Brien is the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends while watching the soccer game!
See more here: http://pjobrien.com/
The McVeigh family has been an ambassador of Irish music & hospitality for over 53 years! Sporting a menu with delicious favourites like Beef Guinness Irish Stew, McVeigh’s offers great live music and a cosy authentic decor. Listen to Celtic tunes and share laughs with friends in one of Church St.’s true Irish gems.
Learn more: http://www.mcveighspub.com/
Amsterdam Brew House
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Ontario’s original craft brewery! Party with your friends in a 14 000 sq ft lake-side facility. This is one of Toronto’s hottest St. Patrick’s Day events and tickets sell fast! You won’t want to miss the chance to attend this event complete with a live band, video DJ battle, fiddler, free pancake breakfast, Irish entertainment and a BBQ!
Feeling social? Check out Toronto’s largest all-day St. Patrick’s Day party! Listen to live bands, D.Js and fiddlers, or watch talented Irish dancers! Feeling hungry? Feast at the free pancake breakfast and wash it down with some delicious Guinness! With fun activities like photo booths, face painters and balloon artists, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing St. Patrick’s Day at Toronto’s Guinness SPD.
Buy tickets here: https://www.ticketlabs.com/event/15232/
Our Toronto St. Patrick’s Day guide wouldn’t be complete without including Toronto’s Club Crawl! Tickets to the 10th Annual Club/Pub Crawl includes entry into Cube, Adelaide Hall, Rock n’ Horse, Set and Union. Party bus options, green drink specials and free St. Patrick’s Day hats position this event as the ultimate festive party to attend with your friends!
Find ticket info here: https://torontoclubcrawls.com/tickets/event/st-patricks-day-clubpub-crawl-2015-toronto/