St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s time to break out the green and get on the scene! We’ve rounded up a list of some of our favorite Irish pubs in JAX to help celebrate the big day. Keep reading to find out where to get a mean green beer, delicious fish & chips or a stout Guinness:
Opened in 1994, Lynch’s is a staple of the bar scene in Jacksonville Beach. Although it’s a great place to get drinks even on a regular day, they go all out for St. Patty’s Day. With indoor and outdoor activities, there are live bands throughout the day and a silent disco to wrap up the night.
Ready to get going early? Fionn Maccool’s opens their doors at 10:00 a.m., so get ready to spend the whole day in the “Emerald Isle.” Not only will there be live music, but the celebration will also feature $6 Green Guinness Blonde specials, Irish dancers and pipes & drums, too! Bonus points: they have a free shuttle for a safe ride home to/from select locations in Ponte Vedra.
The Stout Snug in Murray Hill is a homey, yet eclectic Irish pub with a great selection of food – from the cottage stout pie to the Irish chicken pasta, you’re sure to be satisfied. This St. Patty’s Day, they’ll have the Jacksonville Pipes & Drums to kick off the day, followed by local bands and live music. Get ready to rock with a Tully in hand as Blood Sweat & Whiskey, the infamous Irish punk rock band, takes the stage at 9 p.m.!
There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than at Culhane’s. With locations in both Atlantic Beach and Southside, their St. Patrick’s Day Monster Tent Party is a beloved tradition in JAX. Irish powerhouse games, like potato bowling, bingo, poker, shot potato and beer pong; costume contests; and so much more – there are activities and drink specials galore. Visit their website for a full schedule of events.
Known as “The Goat” by locals in Fernandina Beach, Emerald Goat has an awesome atmosphere and the bar is stocked with more than 70 whiskeys and 90 beers. Not sure what to try? Our recommendation is “The Emerald” – Jameson Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth and orange bitters which makes for a great St. Patrick’s Day cocktail.
“Eat, Drink, and be Irish!” is the motto of Meehan’s. Located on the waterfront in downtown St. Augustine, locals and visitors love their traditional Irish food and seafood dishes. This St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to try one of their signature dishes: corned beef & cabbage, fish & chips and Shepherd’s pie. Their bangers & mash dish is pretty out of this world, too!
Throughout the region, there are tons of places to get out with your friends and toast to a great St. Patty’s Day. May the luck of the Irish be with you and don’t get pinched!