St. Patrick's Day In Greater Fort Lauderdale

Shamrocks, Celtic music, step dancers and plenty of green — St. Patrick’s Day is back! This year, the holiday lands on a Friday, kicking off a weekend filled with fun for everyone under the sun. From a spirited 4-mile run, parade to a bar crawl and drinks at our favorite Irish pubs, here’s your guide to all things St. Patrick’s day in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Sláinte Mhaith!

What to Do

St. Patrick's Day Parade

If you like to earn your beer, sign up for the 10th Annual Fort Lauderdale Shamrock Run on March 11. The 4-mile run begins at 7 a.m., and at the end runners can redeem their bib ticket for a beer. Kids can take part in the fun, too, with a Little Lucky Leprechaun Dash for children up to 11 years old at 8:30 a.m.

The festivities start early with Fort Lauderdale’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival taking place on March 11. The party is from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park (The LOOP), with live music, games, food and drink, cultural activities and a kids zone. For the parade, the floats, marching bands, Irish dancers, street performers and other participants will be traveling southbound on A1A from Terramar Street to Las Olas Boulevard. 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Fort Lauderdale — on the riverfront! The Wharf is hosting the St. Patrick’s Riverfront Festival with live entertainment, music, and plenty of drink specials. That includes a free Harp Lager for every shot of Irish whiskey.

The St. Patrick’s Day fun is spread over two days with the St. Patty’s Day Bar Crawl. On March 17 and 18, head to Himmarshee Street for drink specials at Backyard, Booze Garden, Lucky’s Tavern, Munchie’s Pizza Club, and more. For the after party, jam out to a special guest DJ at Booze Garden.

Can’t-Miss Irish Pubs

While these Irish bars in Greater Fort Lauderdale may be hosting special activities for the holiday, it’s truly St Patrick's Day all year round here.

The Field

The Field Irish Pub

One of the most iconic Irish bars in Greater Fort Lauderdale, the party begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes until late with traditional Irish music by The Banyans, performances by the Drake School Irish dancers, and three meal seatings.


Happy Hour is celebrated seven days a week at this Fort Lauderdale bar, which is always sure to have the biggest rugby and soccer matches on the tv sets. Irish beers are on tap, as well as brews from Germany, Belgium, England, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, the US and local Florida suds.

Mickey Byrne’s

Bar fare is about as Irish as it gets here, with corned beef and cabbage, steak tips, cream of potato soup, and more. It all goes great with a full bar, especially a shot or two of Jameson. The crew here is so excited for St. Patrick’s Day, in fact, that they throw a Halfway to St. Patty’s Day party in September. 

Briny Irish Pub

Belfast comes to the beach at this Pompano Beach bar, serving up plenty of beers paired with fare like fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash.

Kelly Brothers

This Fort Lauderdale pub has something for everyone, with open jam nights, a dart league, comedy night, live DJs, and bands. With Happy Hour kicking off at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday, consider taking the day off on St. Patrick’s Day and starting early.

McSorley’s Beach Pub

Three bars, more than 40 televisions, and a rooftop deck? This bar on Fort Lauderdale Beach checks all the boxes. Live music and DJs are scheduled each week, and you can also watch rugby and the Premier League while you’re here.

Tipperary Pub

You can’t miss this bar at The Cove in Deerfield Beach, thanks to the giant “cocktails” sign out front. Happy Hour is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every single day, where guests enjoy a full liquor bar, American and Irish dishes, pool tables, dart boards, ring toss, and a shuffleboard table.


Irish Pubs