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Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Toronto this weekend

Ainsley Smith Mar 13, 2018 11:51 am 1,285

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here, and chances are you’re still trying to decide how to spend it.

Whether you’re looking to party the entire day away or just enjoy a few pints of green beer, we’ve rounded up 17 St. Pat’s parties and events happening in Toronto.

Don’t forget, rides on the 504 King, 514 Cherry and 501 Queen streetcars are free on March 17 from 4 pm until 2:30 am to get you home safely.

Brazen Head

What: Start pretending your Irish early with a practice day, a full 24-hours in advance of St. Paddy’s proper at Brazen Head. On the big day: expect plenty of Guinness, great food and local, live music.

When: March 16 to 18
Where: 165 East Liberty Street
Price: Free admission

Grace O’Malley’s

What: Start your day with an Irish breakfast at 10 am followed by plenty of Guinness and Bushmills as live bands grace the stage from noon onward, at this local watering hole where anyone and everyone can pretend to be Irish for the day.

When: March 17, from 10 am
Where: 14 Duncan Street, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $20 at the door

Amsterdam BrewHouse

What: Spend St. Paddy’s day at this 14,000 sq. ft. facility on Toronto’s lakeside where festivities include live music from M.S.R. (Mama Said Revolution), plus plenty of good times and beers to go around

When: March 17, 11 am
Where: 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Dublin Calling

What: Look forward to a full day of dancing, DJs, swag, and beer during the shamrock shenanigans, kicking off at 11 am at this downtown bar.

When: March 17, 11 am
Where: 250 Adelaide Street West
Price: Tickets are $19.99

Saint Patrick’s Party

What: This epic bash hosted by Toronto-based experience app Jukebox, features an impressive lineup of events and activities to entertain Torontonians all day and into the night. Events include live music, Irish games, live art installations, and more.

When: March 17, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Rd.
Price: Tickets are $15

Big Rock

What: This St. Party’s Day beer crawl meets up for a few beers in Liberty Village before loading up a bus and heading to Henderson Brewery, then onto Black Oak Brewery, before capping the adventure off at Big Rock’s Etobicoke brewery.

When: March 17, 11:30 am
Where: Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty Street
Price: Tickets are $35

SPD Toronto

What: This St. Patrick’s Day, the fourth annual Guinness SPD will welcome 6,000 green-clad party-goers for a free pancake breakfast, live music, Irish fiddlers and dancers. There will also be tons of activities like life-sized games and foosball at a sprawling 45,000 sq. ft. party on Toronto’s harbourfront.

When: March 17, 11:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 11 Polson Street
Price: Available online starting at $15

Big News Breakfast

What: Big News Breakfast takes over the tap room, slinging delicious breakfast sandwiches and treats to accompany celebratory St. Patrick’s Day beers.

When: March 17, 12 pm
Where: Rainhard Brewing Co. 100 Symes Rd
Price Free admission

St. Patrick’s Day presented by Heineken

What: Brooklynn is hosting an all green party that runs all day and into the night. Partygoers can enjoy live music by The St. Royals, FREE BBQ, $5 shots of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, $6 pints of Murphys Irish Stout and Heineken, patio games, and an Irish themed Photo Booth.

When: March 17, 12 pm to 2 am
Where: Brooklynn Bar, 1186 Queen Street West
Price: Tickets are $15

Stout Irish Pub

What: Live Celtic music, $5 Jameson shots, and $7 Lucky Charm Lager, are all on offer at the St. Paddy’s Day Malarkey & Shenanigans happening at this Irish public house.

When: March 17, 1 pm to 1 am
Where: 221 Carlton Street
Price: Admission is free

Steam Whistle

What: This annual St. Patrick’s Day party at Steam Whistle Brewing will feature brewery-fresh pilsner, eats from the Irish Embassy, Irish dancers, foot-stomping, and more.

When:  March 17, 2 pm to 2 am
Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $24

Night Owl

What: The College Street bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with live cover music from Clever Girl, beer specials offered from 4 pm to 8 pm, and prize giveaways!

When: March 17, 4 pm
Where: 647 College Street
Price: Tickets from $15

Firefly Pub

What: Now in its third year, this decidedly queer take on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will take over The 519 for a bash complete with live music, Irish-style pub fare, a games room, and more.

When: March 17, 4 pm to 11 pm
Where: 519 Church Street
Price: Tickets are $20

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Mill Street Brew Pub

What: This St. Patrick’s Day bash will feature plenty of beer, great food, and live music. Come and enjoy an Irish inspired feature menu, which includes a hearty Ode to the Irish Stew and Stout Whipped Chocolate Cream Pie.

When: March 17, 5 pm to 2 am
Where: 21 Tank House Lane
Price: Admission is free

St. Paddy’s Day Mixer

What: Come and get into the Irish spirit at this festive mixer. A live band will be playing from 5:30 to 9:30, and there’ll be free entry and drink specials until 10 pm. Don’t forget to wear green!

When: March 17, 5 pm to 3 am
Where: 540 King Street West
Price: Free entry before 10 pm

Shamrock Shaker at Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon

What: Get lucky at this rowdy Shamrock Shaker celebrating the Irish holiday with a little country-style twang. Green beers, bull rides and dancing are on the agenda.

When: March 17, 6 pm to 2 am
Where: 250 Adelaide Street West
Price: $14 at the door

The Craft Brasserie & Grille

This St. Patrick’s Day, special guests Robbie & Matthew will provide the Irish-style entertainment to accompany the expansive selection of draft beers at this Liberty Village beer bar.

When: March 17, 10:30 pm
Where: 107 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto
Price: Free admission

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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