17 places to eat and drink on St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver

Mar 14 2017, 11:11 pm

It’s time to pull out all the crazy green gear you can find and toss on that old leprechaun hat, because St. Patrick’s Day is just around around the corner, and Vancouver is never one to miss this beloved holiday – especially when celebrating means eating and drinking delicious things.

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Get in on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at these awesome spots on Friday, March 17.

1. Railtown Cafe

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You can head to both Railtown Cafe locations (Howe Street and Railway Street) to enjoy $4.50 pints during happy hour and drink specials on all-day like Guinness, Jameson, and Real Irish Coffee. This spot will also have savoury items like Cottage Pie Croquettes and Irish Lamb Stew, along with desserts like Shamrock Cookies, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Housemade Sponge Candy.

Anyone of age with a valid Irish passport who heads to Railtown this day will get a perfectly poured Guinness and a shot of Jameson and the cafe owner will cover their bill – now that’s the luck of the Irish. 

Address: 968 Howe Street, Vancouver
Address: 397 Railway Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @railtowncafe

2. L’Abattoir

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Katie Ingram, Head Bartender at L’Abattoir, has created a drink for St. Paddy’s called “Bow Street and Back Again”, this beverage consists of Jameson Crested, Noilly Prat Rouge, Amaro Lucano, and Bittered Sling Arabica Coffee Bitters. 

Address: 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @labattoir_van

3. Glenburn Soda Fountain

Glenburn’s feature sauce for March is Salty Guinness Caramel. This can be drizzled on top of the ice cream of your choice or enjoyed as a sundae.

Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby

4. Sea to Sky Gondola

Enjoy a dinner with beer pairings from Howe Sound Brewing at the Summit Lodge. Tickets include a welcome treat and drink, as well as a three-course dinner and accompanying beers. Check out live music from Cam Salay and Sofie Hill, and be sure to get into your best green attire for the evening. Tickets to this event are $100 or $69 for pass holders.

To book call 604-892-2551.

Address: Summit Lodge, Squamish-Lillooet D
Instagram: @seatoskygondola

5. The Salted Vine

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The Salted Vine has created a special drink to be enjoyed on March 17 called “Another Man’s Gold”. This drink is named after a popular climbing route in Squamish, and it consists of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Golden Beet Shrub, Lemon Juice, and Egg White.

Address: 37991 Second Ave, Squamish
Instagram: @saltedvine

6. Dubh Linn Gate

Dubh Linn Gate Main Street is celebrating on March 17 from 11 am until close. This spot will have a limited lunch menu (11 am to 3 pm) and their regular menu will be available 3 pm to close. Expect Irish dancers and live music along with special drink and food features like this Baileys, caramel, and Guinness ice cream sundae.

There is a $10 cover charge here.

Address: 1601 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @dubhlinngatemainst

7. The Charles Bar

Patrons who head to The Charles Bar on St. Patrick’s Day can expect $3 shots of Jameson and $6 Guinness, all day and night.

Address: 136 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @thecharlesbar

8. Café Medina

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Marc Slingsby-Jones, the Bar Manager at Café Medina, has created the “Pecan Porter”, a drink made from Pecan-infused Jameson Irish Whiskey, Dr. McGillicuddy Intense Butterscotch Liqueur, McGuinness Crème de Cacao, and Four Winds Oat Porter.

Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @medinacafe

9. The Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone is kicking off their St. Patrick’s Day Festival at 9 am and it goes until 3 am. This outdoor festival features Irish pipers, Irish Dancers, stilt walkers, face painters, and of course, live music.

Tickets can be purchased via Showpass.

Address: 216 Carrall Street

10. Doolin’s Irish Pub

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Doolin’s Irish Pub will be open at 11 am to 4 pm this Friday for St. Patrick’s Day. There will be live bands, DJs, and lots and lots of beer.

Address: 654 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @doolins

11. The Cascade Room

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Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with food specials like Lamb Stew and Irish Soda Bread and Jameson Irish Whiskey features and cocktails, along with a special cask of Main Street Brewing Oxymoron Dry Irish Stout. Guests can also expect live music from the band Garran starting at 8 pm.

No cover and no reservations required.

Address: 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @thecascaderoom

12. Colony Main Street and Colony Kits

Patrons who head to both Colony Bar locations on St. Patrick’s Day can expect $3 shots of Jameson and $6 Guinness all day and night.

Address: 2904 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @colonymainst

Address: 3255 West Broadway, Vancouver

13. Johnnie Fox’s Irish Snug

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With a menu boasting Beer Battered Fries, All-Day Breakfast, and Johnnie’s Irish Nachos, this spot is kind of a no-brainer when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day.

Address: 1033 Granville Street, Vancouver

14. The Irish Heather

Guinness Pot Pie and whiskey as far as the eye can see – you can’t go wrong celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at The Irish Heather.

Address: 210 Carrall Street

15. The Wolf & Hound

Enjoy live music on St. Patrick’s Day from 5 pm to 12:15 am along with traditional food and drink at this Irish pub. This spot threw a “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party” – so you know it’s a great place to celebrate on March 17.

Address: 3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
Instagram: @thewolfandhound

16. Mahony & Sons

You’re sure to have a memorable St. Paddy’s day at Mahony & Sons. The pub’s three locations (Stamps Landing, Burrard Landing, and UBC) have food drinks and live music, and it’s first come first served.

Address: Multiple locations (check website)
Instagram: @mahonyandsons

17. Storm Social at Storm Brewing

Ice cream plus beer is truly a magnificent combo, and it so happens that East Van’s always irreverent Storm Brewing’s ice cream social event is going down on St. Patrick’s Day. Visitors can get one ice cream beer float when they visit for samples, growler fills, and special brews (but only one, because they aren’t a tasting room).

Storm Social takes place on March 17 from 6 to 9 pm

Address: 310 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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