5 Places for Foodies to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, including foodies looking for a little Celtic fare and drink to celebrate. From traditional dishes of the homeland to the perfect pint of Guinness, we’ve rounded up a few spots on where to find the best bites through Monday.
With its original roots 9,300 miles across the Atlantic in Killarney, Molly Darcy’s is about as authentic as it gets for St. Patrick’s Day. In honor of the holiday, guests can enjoy happy hour prices on all pints of perfectly poured Guinness as well as live music and delicious food with an Irish flare. Go for a Reuben sandwich on grilled rye, cozy up to a rich bowl of Guinness beef stew or sink your teeth into their award-winning peppered tenderloin sandwich topped with crispy onion straws. 26 N. Meramec St., Clayton, 314.863.8400.
Those looking for a more subdued celebration should consider O’Connell’s, a Shaw neighborhood institution steeped in tradition since first opening up their doors in 1962. Peacefully enjoy their award-winning charbroiled hamburger along with a pint of Guinness since the pub will be free of blaring bagpipes or stomping dancers during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Be forewarned, the specials do draw big crowds so if you have your heart set on fish and chips for Friday or barbecue rib tips on Saturday, be sure to arrive a little early. 4652 Shaw Ave., Shaw, 314.773.6600.
Tigin’s Irish Pub
Say “top o’ the morning” while enjoying the delicious brunch offered by Tigin’s on Saturday, March 15 and again on St. Patrick’s Day. Try any of their traditional items like corned beef hash served with sunny side up eggs and house-made mustard sauce or an authentic Irish breakfast complete with black pudding, sausages and Guinness & cheddar bread. Watch European sports on TV while eating brunch and stick around for live music and great drinks throughout the afternoon and evening. 333 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.241.8666.
Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of all the action at the St. Patrick’s Day parade from the Three Sixty rooftop bar in Downtown. Doors open at 11am on Saturday, March 15, providing the ideal place for people to sip on a craft cocktail or grab a pint. Irish dancers will be performing throughout the day along with other St. Patrick’s Day-themed festivities. One S. Broadway, Downtown, 314.241.8439.
It’s only fair that we mention an Irish-themed dessert, considering all foodies aren’t fans of the standard corned beef and cabbage. The Cup is showcasing a St. Patrick’s Day flavor that’ll bring a new meaning to the saying, “kiss me, I’m Irish,” with their Minty O’Malley. The St. Patrick’s Day cupcake begins with a mint chocolate chip cake that’s topped with mint chocolate buttercream, bright green sprinkles and a pair of red sugar lips. The delicious combination might just be the sweetest kiss around St. Louis this St. Patrick’s Day. The Cup has multiple locations. 28 Maryland Plaza Rear, Central West End, 314.367.6111.