Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Toronto 2020

Mar 12 2020, 1:15 pm

Get out your best green outfit, because St. Patrick’s Day is almost here.

The annual celebration falls on a Tuesday this year, which means you have an excuse to cheers your nearest and dearest all weekend — and on a weeknight too.

Here’s where to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Toronto on March 17 (and beyond):

Petty Cash


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This downtown spot will host a day-long celebration of all things Irish this year. Live music performances, DJs, and an extended ‘Appy Hour are on the docket, starting at 2 pm. Enjoy $6 mixed drinks and appetizers until 8 pm, and be sure to grab a pint of your favourite Irish stout to wash it all down. Head there early to snag a seat, or visit pettycashtoronto.com for reservations.

When: March 17 from 2 pm
Where: 487 Adelaide Street West


Assembly Chef’s Hall


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Beginning at 4:30 pm on March 17, Assembly will be offering eats, drink specials, and live music. There will be whiskey tastings by Tullamore Dew, and a feature tap of O’Hara Irish Stout. No reservations are necessary; walk-ins will be welcome for the evening!

If you want to get in on the fun early, the food hall will be hosting a THYRST Brunch featuring Scheana Shay from Vanderpump Rules on Saturday, March 14. Anticipate a live Q and A, solid eats, and epic drag performances. Tickets, $89.00, include a brunch buffet, two vodka-based welcome cocktails, and plenty of fun.

Where: March 17 from 4:30 pm
When: Assembly Chef’s Hall — 111 Richmond Street West


The Pint Public House


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This spot is serving up a five-day extravaganza from March 13 to March 17, and it’s going to be filled with Irish-themed activities and $8 Guinness, all weekend long. The fun begins Friday with a DJ night, and on Saturday, The Pint gears up for the France vs. Ireland game, playing with sound-on. Upstairs, go-go dancers and a live band will get you moving from 10 pm to midnight, followed by a DJ. Sunday will slow things down with live music from 2 pm to 5 pm, and on the official St. Patrick’s Day, Irish musician Mossy will play live from 8pm to 10 pm. A DJ will take the stage afterwards. Events are first-come, first-served, so arrive early to guarantee entry.

When: March 13 to 17
Where: The Pint Public House — 277 Front Street West


Union Chicken


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With three locations to choose from, Union Chicken has you covered no matter where across town you reside. Specials begin on March 13 and will carry through to March 17, including Guinness Tall Cans for $7 and shots of Jameson for $5. Chicken Pot Pie, made with hand-pulled chicken, fresh vegetables, black pepper gravy, and crisp, flaky puff pastry will be on special for $12.95. If you prefer the spicy side of life, the spot’s Green Jalapeño Tabasco buffalo wings will also be on special for $11.95. Reservations are recommended for groups of eight or larger, and can be made at www.resy.com

Where: Toronto Union Station; Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall; 17,600 Yonge Street
When: March 13 to 17




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Let’s hope the luck of the Irish is on the Leafs’ side this St. Patrick’s Day! The home team will be suiting up in their green and white St. Paddy”s uniforms on March 17, and you can get a front-row dinner seat to watch the action unfold. RS Restaurant will be hosting an ultimate Leafs viewing party, including special guests, a live game feed from the arena, contests, and giveaways. Reserve your table to save your seat.

When: March 17 from 7 pm
Where: Maple Leaf Square — 15 York Street


Northern Maverick Brewing Co.


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Ideal for a large celebratory St. Patty’s gathering or a chill stout with pals after work, Northern Maverick has got you. The King West spot will be serving up Irish food specials including Stout Stew, while the bar will be offering $5 Tulamore Dew Whiskey shots and $5 stout. At 3:00 pm a DJ will take the stage, playing a mix of Irish tunes and popular tracks that’ll strike a chord with everyone.

When: March 17
Where: Northern Maverick Brewing Co. — 115 Bathurst Street

Steam Whistle


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Partake in Steam Whistle Brewing’s 19th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 14! Two time slots and three ticket types are available — VIP and General Admission from 1 pm to 5 pm, or General Admission only from 7 pm ’til midnight. Whatever you choose, there will be plenty of pilsners, and food provided by Steam Whistle’s Biergarten and Food Dudes. Vegan options will be on deck, and drinks will go for $7.

When: March 14 from 1 pm
Where: Steam Whistle Roundhouse — 255 Bremner Boulevard
Tickets: Available online

Longo’s Liberty Village


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Ever celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in a grocery store? There’s a first time for everything. Longo’s Liberty Village is celebrating on March 17 with a menu special and live music. The delicious and carby deal includes a regular pasta and 6oz wine for $15, or a premium pasta with a 6oz wine for $17. The evening will be first-come-first-served, so arrive early to grab a table.

Where: 1100 King Street West




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Promising “fast lines, more beer, organic vodka,” and giveaways, stackt market is offering guests the opportunity to celebrate the day of drinking in one of the city’s most innovative spaces. The brewery you’ll find on-site is first-of-its-kind, in that it’s a premium, small-batch brewery built inside of three shipping containers. Gear up for great brews in great company.

When: Saturday, March 14 from 1 pm
Where: stackt market — 28 Bathurst Street
Tickets: Available online


Guinness SPD


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Now in its eighth year, Guinness SPD returns to Toronto this month, transforming the city’s waterfront into a sea of festivities for 6,000 green-clad party-goers. Dubbed as the city’s largest St. Paddy’s Day party, SPD features an all-day celebration, so you can drink green beer and act like a leprechaun from am ’til pm.

When: March 14, 11:30 am to 9 pm
Where: Polson Pier — 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online


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