6 spirited Vancouver pubs to hit up on St. Patrick's Day

Mar 13 2019, 1:30 am

By the luck of the Irish, this year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday.

Whether you’re planning on day drinking pints of Guinness or aiming to chow down on some traditional snacks inspired by the Emerald Isle, there is plenty to keep you occupied in Vancouver on March 17.

See also

Here are some spirited Vancouver pubs to hit up on St. Patrick’s Day.

Johnnie Fox’s Irish Snug


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Johnnie Fox’s Irish Snug (@johnniefoxes) on

Good news, the most authentic Irish pub in Vancouver is actually right on Granville Street. Johnnie Fox’s Irish Snug is more than just a cozy hole in the wall, they have acoustic bands playing classic Irish drinking tunes, plus the bar’s central location draws in all types of crowds, perfect for grabbing a pint of Guinness with some new friends.

Address: 1033 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-4946


Shamrock Alley


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Shamrock Alley (@shamrockpub_) on

The West End isn’t known for its wide selection of pubs, but Shamrock Alley, located right on the water at English Bay, is not to be overlooked. Their classic Irish dishes and selection of Irish whiskeys and ales (including their great house beer, Shamrock Lager) are sure to keep you partying till the wee hours.

Address: 1184 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-4414


The Irish Heather


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by The Irish Heather (@theirishheather) on

You can’t go wrong hitting this authentic Irish Pub on March 17. The Irish Heather even has a whiskey house (the Shebeen Whiskey House) in the back of the bar, and it will also offer a two-course family meal experience, at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm for $45 complete with a beverage and live music on the 17th.

Address: 210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-9779

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Blarney Stone


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Blarney Stone Gastown Official (@blarneystonevan) on

The Lamplighter is back with its outdoor St. Patrick’s Day festival which kicks off March 16 (the day before) from 11 until 3 am. On March 17, head to this Gastown pub starting at 10 am and enjoy a stilts walker, hula hooper, face painter, Irish dancers, and live music until 2 am.

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

Facebook | Instagram

Donnellan’s Chipper


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Donnellan’s Chipper & Bar (@donnellanschipperbar) on

One of the newer bars on our list for 2019, Donnellan’s Chipper will patrons all-day breakfast on March 17 along with the chance to win a trip to Ireland among other things.

Address: 1224 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-331-4302

Facebook | Instagram

Dublin Calling


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Dublin Calling Vancouver (@dublincallingvan) on

The Shamrock Shakedown at Dublin Calling is a 19+ ticketed event. Running from March 15 to 17, this spot promises “a weekend full of shenanigans” for ticket holders.

Address: 900 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 236-886-4729

Facebook | Instagram