This interactive map shows the best St. Patrick’s Day parties in Vancouver

Mar 7 2019, 5:39 am

What started out as a religious feast day in honour of the patron saint of Ireland is now a lively celebration of Irish culture around the globe. For those of us an ocean away from the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for wearing green shirts and shamrock necklaces while we sip Irish whiskey and beer.

Jameson is sharing some of that famous luck of the Irish with Vancouverites this St. Patrick’s Day, with the famed whiskey distiller putting together a list of the best St. Pat’s celebrations across the city.

This handy map will lead you to Vancouver’s greatest (and greenest) celebrations, so you can kick back with a Jameson, Ginger & Lime cocktail knowing that your whole evening is planned out for you.

Here are 10 of the best pubs to ring in another St. Patrick’s Day this year:

Dubh Linn Gate


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Who knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day better than a legit Irish pub? Dubh Linn Gate Vancouver is the second location to spring up from the original pub in Dublin, located near the brewery where Guinness has been made since 1759. It doesn’t get much more Irish than that. Plus, they serve up Irish pub fare and jaunty live music in true Celtic tradition.

Address: 1601 Main Street
Phone: 604-449-1464

The Blarney Stone

Every weekend feels like St. Patrick’s Day at The Blarney Stone, so you can bet there’ll be a major buzz there on the big day. Kick off the festivities with a Jameson dinner on March 12. Then, on the evening of March 17, take in live music, Celtic dancers, stilts walkers, and more. 

Address: 216 Carrall Street
Phone: 604-687-4322



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The spirit of the Irish will take over this maritime pub during their St. Portside event, featuring free samples of Jameson while supplies last. And if you miss the samples, the iconic Irish drink will be on special all night. The Shenanigans, local cover band, will perform live at 5 pm, and you can dance into the night to whatever the DJs happen to be spinning. 

Address: 7 Alexander Street
Phone: 604-559-6333


A Kitsilano institution, Elwoods is a local watering hole with a laid-back vibe. Head here for an Irish whiskey, a burger and fries, and the sort of hospitality rarely found outside of a small town. If you’re looking for a quieter venue to enjoy some quality conversation with pals, this is the place for you.

Address: 3357 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-4301

The Score


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The Score on Davie is a prime destination for those seeking a St. Pat’s celebration with an edge. Treat yourself to a Jameson, Ginger & Lime at the “Best of Vancouver” award-winning bar located smack dab in the middle of the city’s diverse West End. And if you need a little hair of the dog the morning after, you could always go back for one of their famously outrageous Caesars.

Address: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-632-1646

Elephant & Castle

Located in a stunning prohibition-era building downtown, this British favourite offers a dizzying food menu. Grab a whiskey and fuel up on a plate full of delicious bangers and mash — potatoes are pretty Irish, right?

Address: 385 Burrard Street
Phone: 604-696-6730



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One of Vancouver’s oldest pubs, the Lamplighter gets its name from the workers who once lit the gas street lamps in the city in the late 1880s. Come soak up a little history (and a drink or two) at this iconic spot, which will be slinging $6 Jameson all day.

Address: 92 Water Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-4424

Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill

Located just a few blocks from Rogers Arena and BC Place, Shark Club is a primo sports bar and pre-game spot — a great option if your St. Patrick’s weekend ideally involves catching a game on the flat screen while sipping a Jameson cocktail and grabbing a bite to eat with your buddies!

Address: 180 W Georgia Street
Phone: 604-687-4275

The LOCAL Gastown

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A selection of rotating taps and spirits and a gourmet take on pub fare make the LOCAL Public Eatery in Gastown a great spot to bring your green-clad pals. They’ll have a DJ spinning tracks until 6 pm, an open patio with a view of Gastown’s iconic Maple Tree Square (weather permitting) and, of course, Jameson on special.

Address: 3 Alexander Street
Phone: 778-737-4277

El Furniture Warehouse – Hastings

Warehouse’s “premium dive bars” are known for their superbly cheap eats. Every dish costs $5.95 — we’re not kidding. Head to their Hastings location for an affordable meal and a few Irish-inspired bevvies to ring in the evening.

Address: 156 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-1560

All the venues on this map are easily accessible by public transit. Plus, each of these fabulous bars will be serving up beer and cocktail specials to get you into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!

Wherever you end up celebrating, Jameson has you covered.

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