Best Birmingham pubs to throw down on St. Paddy’s Day

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Who’s ready for Saint Paddy’s Day? Photo via Innisfree Irish Pub’s Facebook page

Don that green, it’s time to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. For awesome food, Irish-inspired drinks and more, check out these poppin’ pubs around Birmingham.

Be smart! If you plan to drink during Saint Paddy’s Day, be sure to play it safe and secure a designated driver or called call an Uber or other RideShare service.

Brennan’s Irish Pub

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Get that Guinness. Photo via Brennan’s Irish Pub’s Facebook page

On Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17, Brennan’s is your ultimate spot for food, pints and great fun. Be sure to wear some green and plenty of shamrocks. You don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb, do you?

This year, Brennan’s Irish Pub is offering VIP passes to their annual celebration and they are sure to knock your suspenders off.

Here’s what they include:

  • Parade day buffet on Saturday, March 14. (Free food from 2-8PM.)
  • Admission on Parade Day and Saint Patrick’s Day ($18 value).
  • A swag bag with Brennan’s Irish Pub’s new T-shirt design.
  • Access to VIP tent area with separate bathroom.
  • A free to-go cup.
  • 10% off your meal on Saint Patrick’s Day.

And it’s all for just $50. That’s a shamrock-in’ great deal! Don’t be a slow poke—VIP passes are limited.

To purchase, just send the crew at Brennan’s an email and they’ll take care of the rest.

Address: 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Date:
Tuesday, March 17-18
Time: 10AM-1AM
Price: March 14 – $10 cover | | March 17 – $8 cover | VIP – $50

Carrigan’s Public House

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I want every bartender I meet to be this excited. Photo via Carrigan’s Public House’s Facebook page

If you’re looking for upscale pub fare and a totally cool atmosphere, Carrigan’s Public House is the perfect spot for some St. Paddy’s Day celebrating.

With items like mac and cheese, burgers and fried chicken, there’s no doubt you’ll spark happiness in your belly.

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Gimme, gimme. Photo via Carrigan’s Public House’s Facebook page

You can also boost your luck by adding some green to your plate. Carrigan’s offers some tasty side items like roasted Brussels sprouts with mint (double green score!) and pork collard greens.

Address: 2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11AM-11:30PM | Friday 11AM-12:30AM | Sat. 11AM-Midnight
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Get Wild at Innisfree

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Photo via Innisfree Irish Pub’s Facebook page

Let your inner leprechaun out for some mischief this Saint Patrick’s Day with 24 Hrs of Madness at Innisfree.

Start this green-filled day at 6AM with a Kegs and Eggs breakfast served by Chris Z’s in Lakeview. Then continue the party all day with:

  • Green beer
  • Live music
  • DJs
  • Bagpipes
  • Giveaways
  • Irish car bombs
  • And more!

Address: 710 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Tuesday, March 17-18
Time: 6AM-6AM

The Anvil Pub

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Peri Peri Fried Chicken Sandwich. Photo via The Anvil Pub’s Facebook page

Seasonal cooking with a global twist? Consider me intrigued.

The Anvil Pub and Grill is one of the newest spots in Birmingham. With its upscale, yet easy-going modern vibe, and a menu with delicious choices, locals are all about it.

On the menu, you’ll find a range of choices for brunch, lunch and dinner. Here are some to consider:

Shephard’s Pie: Braised lamb, onions, peas, carrots and potatoes
Price: $18

The Anvil Burger: 8 oz. Angus beef, Brioche bun, Stilton or Cheddar cheese, caramelized onion + pickles with choice of chips or side salad.
Price: $15 (Add egg and bacon for additional $3.)

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Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice. Photo via The Anvil Pub’s Facebook page

Chicken Tikka Masala: with creamy curry sauce and basmati rice
Price: $18

The Anvil Pub also serves tasty bar snacks, making it the perfect place to gnash and dash. Here are a few items items to consider:

  • Charcuterie ($18)
  • Duck liver mousse ($9)
  • Gochugaru Popcorn ($3)

Address: 611 Doug Baker Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Hours:
Mon.-Thurs., 11AM-11PM | Sat. 9AM-Midnight | Sun. 9AM-10PM

Farrelly’s Southern Bar and Kitchen

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Pimiento Cheese Dip. Photo via Farrelly’s Southern Bar and Kitchen’s Facebook

If you haven’t heard of Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen in Hoover, Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to put it on your radar. They offer all sorts of delicious items, from shareable snacks to amazing desserts.

Consider these tasty dishes:

Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip with toasted bread points.
Price: $9

Seared Wagyu Meatloaf: mashed lima beans, roasted Brussels sprouts and house “bbq” sauce.
Price: $20

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White chocolate cranberry bread pudding. Photo via Farrelly’s Southern Bar and Kitchen’s Facebook

White Chocolate and Cranberry Bread Pudding with vanilla anglaise.
Price: $9

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Farrelly’s Irish Mule. Photo via Farrelly’s Southern Bar and Kitchen’s Facebook page

Be sure to try their Irish Mule. It includes Jameson Irish whiskey, ginger beer and apple cider and is served in a copper cup.
Price: $9

Address: 5532 Grove Blvd., Hoover, AL 35226
Hours: Sun. 10AM-2PM | Mon.-Fri. 4-10PM | Sat. 10AM-2PM, 5-10PM

The Red Shamrock Pub

Cheers to Saint Paddy. Photo via Facebook

Experience two days filled with leprechauns and rainbows at The Red Shamrock Pub. On Saturday, March 14 and 17, there will be:

  • Live music
  • St. Paddy’s-inspired drinks
  • Pingpong
  • Darts
  • And more!

The bar and kitchen will open at 11AM on March 14 and 2PM on March 17, so feel free to order some grub.

Here’s who’s playing live each night:

March 14: Kevin Harrison (3-7PM) | Paul Sisson (8PM-Midnight)
March 17: Matt Broach (3-7PM) | Storm N’ Time (8PM-Midnight)

Address: 42 Manning Pl., Birmingham, AL 35242
Date:
Saturday, March 14 + Tuesday, March 17
Time: Noon-1AM
Price:
No cover

Beef ‘O’Brady’s

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Rock on. Photo via Beef’s At The Grove’s Facebook page

Let the shenanigans roll St. Paddy’s style at Beef ‘O’Brady’s in Helena. On Saturday, March 14, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Listen to live music.
  • Drink green beer.
  • Take part in kids activities like a bouncy house and face painting. 

Address: 4300 Helena Rd., Helena, AL 35080
Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: Noon-11PM | Helena – Noon-11:30PM
Price: $10 – Adults | Kids 12 and under – FREE

Don’t forget! If you plan to drink during Saint Paddy’s Day, be sure to play it safe and secure a designated driver or called call an Uber or other RideShare service.

Where will you be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this year? Let us know your favorite pubs to rock those Shamrocks in Birmingham on social @bhamnow!

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