Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Philadelphia

St. Patrick's Day Philadelphia 2024

It’s that time of year again when the city turns green, and if you’re looking to celebrate the lucky holiday, we’ve rounded up some of the best events happening over the weekend. Here’s where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Philadelphia in 2024. 

Iron Hill Brewery

From March 14 to 17, Iron Hill Brewery’s locations will be celebrating St. Patty’s Day with a themed menu and the release of the O’Sullivan Stout, Iron Hill Irish Red Ale and ‘Other Beers are Green with Envy’ beer flight. The latter features the Stout, Red Ale, Philly Phavorite, and Pig Iron Porter for $9, but Philadelphians can also pair these pours with the venue’s new offerings of Irish favorites. 

Menu additions for the lucky holiday from Iron Hill include the potato leek soup, fried cheese curds, potato croquettes with corned beef, cabbage, white cheddar and horseradish cream, shepherd’s pie, Irish beef stew, plus corned beef and cabbage with Vienna Red Lager-braised red cabbage, parsley potatoes and baby carrots. 

These new menu items and pours will be available at the venue until March 17. 

St. Patrick's Day Philadelphia 2024

Various locations, ironhillbrewery.com

Green Elephant 

The Green Elephant is taking over the previous home of Blume and the preceding White Elephant at Christmas and Pink Elephant for Valentine’s Day limited-time experiences. But this one will be full of Irish fare, green decor and lots of themed cocktails. The design features a green sparkly new bar, leprechaun hats and four-leaf-clovers peppered throughout the venue, Irish scenes on the televisions, Irish tunes in the air, and even a new water feature behind the bar.

Food-wise, Philadelphians can find the Guinness Smashburger (served with cooper cheese and marinated whiskey onions on a brioche bun), Yuengling beer battered pickle chips, corned beef and cabbage eggrolls (served with Russian dressing), fish and chips, a Bavarian pretzel, chicken tender and fry plate, and a dessert of Irish potatoes with brownies and ice cream, to finish everything off on a sweet note.

Bar-wise, locals can find Irish beers on tap and variations like a Black & Tan, Snakebite, Blacksmith and Half & Half. Cocktails will span a variety of themed offerings including the Irish Mule (Jameson Orange, lime juice and ginger beer), Drunken Irish Potato (Rumchata, Malibu, Beach cinnamon whiskey and a cinnamon sugar rim), Blarney Stone Sangria (white wine, Kettle One botanical grapefruit, orange liquor, ruby red grapefruit, pink glitter and a lemon wheel), and more.

St. Patrick's Day Philadelphia 2024

1500 Locust St., @GreenElephantPHL

City Works Eatery & Pour House 

The King of Prussia establishment is celebrating the holiday by offering a limited-time menu spanning a shepherd’s pie flatbread, corned beef hash and Irish mac n’ cheese. Drinks-wise, Philadelphians can also sip on the Jameson Honey Mule (Jameson, lemon juice, honey syrup, orange bitters and ginger beer), a Grasshopper topped with Lucky Charms (Bailey’s, creme de menthe and heavy cream), Baby Guinness Shots and Guinness blends (like the Dark Side of the Moon, Snakebite and Voodoo.) 

These specials are available at the location from now until March 17. As a special bonus, guests can also tag City Works in their green gear this Sunday for a chance to win a $100 gift card. 

St. Patrick's Day Philadelphia 2024

220 Main St., King of Prussia, cityworksrestaurant.com

Evil Genius Beer Company 

The brand is celebrating the holiday with the debut of a new beer. Officially titled “Magically Delicious” the new brew incorporates Lucky Charms into its recipe. The 7.0% ABV green IPA is brewed with heaps of malted and flaked oats then dosed with boxes of the oat-based cereal, then balanced out by a big dry-hop of Mosaic.

This hyper-limited-brew is available in 32-ounce crowlers, exclusively at their taproom location, The Lab, for $13.25. 

St. Patrick's Day Philadelphia 2024

1727 N. Front St., evilgeniusbeer.com

Hard Rock Cafe 

For St. Patrick’s Day in Philadelphia, Center City’s Hard Rock Cafe will be offering a special menu on March 17. The Irish Burger features stacked burger patties topped with Dubliner and Guinness pub cheeses, smoked Applewood bacon, pickles, a cabbage bacon chutney then served with seasoned fries, while the Pub Cheese Crudite boasts house made beer cheese featuring Guinness, sharp cheddar and cream cheese. The dish is then served with grilled naan bread, toasted lavash and fresh seasonal vegetables. 

Drinks-wise, Philadelphians can sip on an Irish Coffee, Guinness drought stout and an Irish Apple Crush (made with muddled green apples, Jameson Irish Whiskey, a pinch of sugar for good luck, apple juice, a squeeze of fresh lemon then topped with Seagram’s Ginger Ale.) 

1113 Market St., cafe.hardrock.com