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EatBeat: St. Patrick’s Day Fetes

March 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment


Get your green on around town at any number of spots for St. Paddy’s Day activities. Since the true day falls on Sunday, it’s going to be a two-day affair everywhere we’ve seen. Irish pubs should be happy.

Here’s a short list of the Irish pubs that do a bigger party; worth the trip.

North to South county:

Rooney’s in Abacoa, Jupiter. Street party and revelry with bands, beer, and special menu. Helps if you’re an Irish Steeler’s fan; this guy owns the NFL  team.

Paddy Mac’s in the Publix plaza on PGA and Military. Big tents, bands, several bars, and a special menu. Plenty of Guinness. Owned by an Irishman who retreats for a week afterward.

O’Shea’s on Clematis Street, downtown. They close off the 500 block of Clematis for this two-day Paddyfest. Bands, dancers, kids’ area, beer, and more. Plenty of fun.

Slainte (say “slancha”) in Boynton’s Renaissance Plaza on Gateway Boulevard at Congress. A major redo of the place will excite last year’s St. Pat’s goers. Bands, beer, dancing, big partying in the parking lot.

Tim Finnegan’s on South Federal in Delray Beach. Irish breakfasts, dancers, bands, more. (Delray Beach’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Saturday this year -is the largest in South Florida.)

The Dubliner in Boca’s Mizner Park. One of the many Irish pubs within the downtown area, so if you don’t like what they’re doing here, meander over to the Black Rose, Holloway’s or the Wishing Well all nearby.

Because they’re funny

The Pampas Grill at CityPlace is doing green Caipirinis. Irish Car Bomb Jell-O shots are at 75 Main in Delray. The Ritz-Carlton in Manalapan is serving Green Eggs and Ham.

Tags: Holiday cooking · Sips: Drinkables

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  • 1 Stan // Mar 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I missed all the St. Patty’s day celebrations, but that is the start of the festival season. Slainte is within an easy drive of the Pompano Beach Golf Club, and in April the Las Olas Wine and Food festival comes to the same area! A great reminder of why to go to Florida, bot that you ever need a reason!

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