9 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Birmingham

Green beer in Ghost Train cup
We’re hoping last year’s green brew from Ghost Train makes an appearance. Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s Facebook

Ready to wear your green and have a day of luck? We’ve got your guide to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Birmingham—read on for everything from outdoor events to delicious sweet treats.

Outdoor Events

1. ShamROCK at Cahaba Brewing Co., March 13

Man holding six pack of Irish Stout
Add the Irish Stout to your “must try” list for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Co’s Facebook

What better way to celebrate a day of luck than by enjoying beautiful weather and great brews? Head to ShamROCK at Cahaba Brewing Co. on Saturday, March 13 from 12PM-10PM.

You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite food trucks like Milo’s Burger Bus and Tamale Queen, plus live music.

  • Where: 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • When: Saturday, March 13 12PM-10PM
  • Website | Facebook

2. St. Patrick’s Chili Cook-Off at Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co., March 13

Glass and bottle of clear ginger beer - St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham
Finish off your chili with a unique ginger beer. Photo via Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co.’s Facebook

Delicious chili? Check. Unique ginger beer? Check. Live music? Check. This chili cook-off will really have it all. Head to Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co. on Saturday, March 13 to sample and vote for your favorite chili.

  • Where: 260A Regency Park Drive, Alabaster, AL 35007
  • When: Saturday, March 13 2PM-6PM
  • Price: $5 to sample chili
  • Website | Facebook

3. St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Tin Roof, March 13 + 14

Patio of people sitting outside
Claim your spot on the patio for St. Patty’s Day Brunch. Photo via Tin Roof’s Facebook

If your ideal way to celebrate a holiday involves brunch, head to Tin Roof on Saturday or Sunday. Enjoy drink specials ($3 mimosa, anyone?) along with live music. Plus, you can sit on the patio.

  • Where: 2709 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • When: Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14 11AM
  • Website | Facebook

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4. St. Patty’s Day Celebration at Back Forty Beer Co., March 13 + 17

Two cups of beer at Back Forty Beer Co. - St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham
Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day. Photo via Back Forty Beer Co.’s Facebook

Get ready for a shamrockin’ good time at Back Forty Beer Co. On Saturday, March 13, they’ll serve their popular Dry Irish Stout, Emerald Mile, with Irish bands playing virtually all day.

Head back on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th for Emerald Mile on tap.

  • Where: 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • When: March 13 11AM-10PM; March 17 11AM-9PM
  • Website | Facebook

5. St. Patrick’s Day Party at Ghost Train Brewing Co., March 17

Man filling up a glass of beer - St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham
Not feeling a green beer? Ghost Train has plenty of options. Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s Facebook

Make sure you’re wearing your favorite shade of green, then head to Ghost Train for a fun event on St. Patrick’s Day. They’ll be serving up green beer, green jello shots, delicious food from Porky’s Pride and more.

  • Where: 2616 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • When: Wednesday, March 17 3PM-10PM
  • Website | Facebook

6. St. Patrick’s Day Specials at Habitat Feed & Social, March 17

Rooftop setting with purple chairs on green lawn
Pull up a chair and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day drinks on the rooftop. Photo via Habitat Feed and Social’s Facebook

Even if you aren’t feeling lucky, you can feel full after a delicious meal from Habitat Feed and Social. Head to their gorgeous rooftop for drink specials to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Birmingham in style.

  • Where: 2655 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • When: Wednesday, March 17 4PM-10PM
  • Website | Facebook

Food and Drinks

7. Matcha Latte, Birmingham Coffee Shops

Looking for a green drink that’s perfect for a mid-work break? Try a matcha latte from one of Birmingham’s coffee shops. Bonus—no need to wear green if you keep your drink with you.

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8. St. Patrick’s Day Cookies, Crafted by Georgie

St. Patrick's Day cookies
Have you ever seen cookies so beautiful? Photo via Crafted by Georgie

Need a good luck charm for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further than cookies that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. You can order homemade cookies from a local Bham maker, Crafted by Georgie, for a sweet treat that will have your friends green with envy.

The hazelnut espresso cookies have coffee royal icing and are decorated perfectly for St. Patty’s Day. Order a dozen for $30 or a half dozen for $15 and enjoy contactless pickup on Monday, March 15 to Tuesday, March 16.

  • When: Cookies will be available for pickup on Monday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 16
  • Where: Maker will message address

9. Key Lime Pound Cake, Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes

Case of pound cakes from Emily's Heirloom Pound cakes
I’ll take one of everything. Photo via Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes’ Facebook

Looking for a green sweet treat that’s as refreshing as this weather? Try out Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes flavor of the month, key lime. You have different options for shopping, including online ordering and pickup or their kiosk in the food court at the Grand River Outlet.

How are you celebrating St. Patty’s Day this year? Tag us on @BhamNow on social to let us know.

Cecilia Wood
Cecilia Wood
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