3 Great Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day In St. Louis

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St. Louis has a rich Irish history and our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are some of the biggest in the country. Read on for three local bars worth checking out after the big parade.


Reserve a front row seat at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dogtown on Monday, March 17. The parade route kicks off at The Pat Connolly Tavern at the corner of Tamm and Oakland. Back under original Connolly family ownership, The Pat Connolly Tavern has organized a hopping St. Pat’s Day with four bars inside and outside with Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s all on draft. Grab a bite to eat under the tent outside and enjoy a great view of the lively parade.

The Pat Connolly Tavern
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6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139


In the heart of The Grove, O’Shay’s is everyone’s neighborhood pub. They proudly serve house-cured corned beef, smoked brisket, ½-pound Angus burgers and more than 40 beers. Wanna play? Try their BuzzTime, TouchTunes, darts or shuffleboard games. In more of a spectator mood? Sit back and watch the game. Make them your Grove neighborhood stop for St. Patrick’s day or stop in anytime you need a wee bit of wit and wisdom!

Visit O’Shay’s online.
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4353 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110


Soulard staple John D. McGurk’s has been a favorite St. Patrick’s Day stop for St. Louisans for years. They open at 10am on Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17, so the shenanigans can begin early. Guinness, Jameson and all of your Irish favorites will be flowing at all six of their bars, inside and outside.

John D. McGurk’s
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1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104

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