Can’t-miss St. Patrick’s Day events in and around Philly

Bailey Irish cheesecake, anyone? | Provided

St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday and Philadelphia is one of the best places you can be to celebrate it. From feasting on a traditional Irish breakfast to enjoying performances from Irish bands and Irish dancers, it’s time to dress yourself up in your finest green and make merry.

Nick’s Bar and Grille
16 S. 2nd St.
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Karaoke
Saturday, March 17
11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Hungry for homemade Bailey’s Irish cheesecake, mini-grilled reuben and corned beef and cabbage? Nick’s Bar & Grille is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with festive food, beer bucket specials, karaoke and more! Get five 16-oz cans of beer to share with friends for only $12 and choose from Bud Lite, Rolling Rock, Miller Lite or Yuengling Lager. There’s also an Irish cheesecake shot that you need to try.

Mad Rex
Battle of Dublin: St. Patrick’s Day Party
1000 Frankford Ave.
Saturday, March 17
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

If you’re looking to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day fun a little later, head over to Mad Rex in Fishtown for their “Battle of Dublin” party. Enjoy a plethora of food and drink specials, games like beer pong (the winner gets free beer!) and a leprechaun walking around the space all night long. For only $3, get green Bud Light Beer and for only $6, get Paddy Wides (PBR and Jim Beam). You can also get a $10 Pot of Gold, which is a bucket of five Miller High Lifes.


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John Henry’s Pub
St. Paddy’s Day Party
98 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Saturday, March 17
All day long

Out in the burbs? There’s lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun to be had in Ardmore. John Henry’s Pub will have an Irish band playing from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Irish dance performers all day long. There will also be Ireland-inspired food specials available throughout the day and specialty Irish beers on draft like Guinness Stout, Smithwicks Ale, Harp Lager and Magners Irish Cider.

McCloskey’s Tavern
Irish breakfast
17 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Saturday, March 17
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fuel up for a day of St Patrick’s festivities at McCloskey’s Tavern in Ardmore. They will be  serving up a hearty Irish breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for the full breakfast menu announcement.

Jack McShea’s
All Day Party at Jack McShea’s
34 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
Saturday, March 17
All day long

Jack McShea’s has been partying all week long in advance of St. Patrick’s Day, but the big one is on Saturday. Enjoy Irish food for breakfast lunch and dinner as well as dance performances from the McDade Cara Dancers. You can also get free St. Patrick’s day t-shirts with your food purchases on a first come, first served basis. 

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