Be “Irish” in your own borough: St. Patrick’s Day Guide for BK

Are you interested in parading around Manhattan in cheap, metallic shamrocks while drunk? Then, this list isn’t for you. Be tipsy in your own borough like a proper Brooklyn resident. Here’s a list of what’s going on for this Saturday, March 17th, when we all pretend to be Irish.

Northern BK / Northwestern BK / Central BK / Southwestern BK / Southern BK


Photography courtesy of Brooklyn Public House

Brooklyn Public House

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Brooklyn Public House in Fort Greene. With a large portion of their staff hailing from the isle of Ireland they know a thing or two about good Irish cheer, having fun and just enjoying life. Stop by throughout the day to try our authentic Shepherd’s Pie, bangers and mash in the morning, and Irish beers and whiskey throughout the evening.

Cost: No Cover
Address: 247 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone:  (347) 227-8976
Website: Brooklyn Public House
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Northern BK

Midnight Market (Greenpoint): An alternative to the expected bar scene, this popular Jersey city based 21+ Foodie Nightlife Event is hopping across the Hudson and East River and landing at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse on 73 West St for St. Patrick’s Day.

Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg): Celebrate Irish heritage by viewing THE DEPARTED at brunch; or stop by post pub crawl for their midnight showing of LEPRECHAUN 4: IN SPACE.

7th Annual St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl (Williamsburg): Williamsburg’s longest running St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl returns for a 7th year on Grand Street. Enjoy $3 shots from Redd’s Tavern, eat free pizza, and enjoy unique combos like Los Tacos & Mcondo’s Jameson and taco special for $7.50.

Shayz Lounge (Greenpoint): Laid back Irish pub with Guinness on tap run by two Irishmen. With a homey vibe, this neighborhood bar is great for locals looking to keep it low-key. Read a full review from our archives here.

The Craic (Williamsburg): An Irish/Scottish pub with everyday specials like $7 beer + shot. Known for their whiskey list, a pool table and large comfortable couches with chill atmosphere.

Kent Ale House (Williamsburg): This is a pub with a sports focus, so on St Patrick’s Day they’ll be showing Six Nations Rugby, EPL and Champions League Soccer. Check out their beer list with 24 craft beers on tap, 30+ bottle, and emphasis on keeping it NY local.

Lucky Charms Vegan Shop-up (Bushwick): Come channel your distant Irish roots or fondness for green hued foods at this vegan market that provides treats like tacos, nachos and chocolate caramel Easter bunnies. Open from 11am to 5pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Techno (East Williamsburg): For one night only, Irish deejay/producer Jon Hussey, “one of the longest serving true purveyors of Techno in Ireland”, will be spinning.

PIXELaTED the Party (Bushwick): Get weirdly lucky at this warehouse dance party, “where art and music meet your wicked imagination.” Starts at 10:30pm.

Northwestern BK

Brooklyn Public House (Fort Greene): Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at Brooklyn Public House. With a large portion of their staff hailing from the isle of Ireland they know a thing or two about good Irish cheer, having fun, and just enjoying life. Stop by throughout the day to try our authentic Shepherd’s Pie, bangers and mash in the morning, and Irish beers & whiskey throughout the evening.

Hartley’s (Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy): With Irish soda bread made daily, this pub features Irish comfort food with your pints o’ beer. It’s a fresh, modern take on the Irish pub set in Brooklyn.

Irish Stroll Pub Crawl (Park Slope): From noon to 8pm, visit all the local pubs in and around Brooklyn, starting at Paddy’s of Park Slope. Expect Emerald Isle festivities and exclusive specials for this long day of drinking.

The Commissioner (Park Slope): Irish music all day and DJ all night, $5 Guinness, $5 Tullamore Dew Shots and $3 Potatoes (fries and tots!)  Follow their Instagram @thecommissionerbk for updates.

Irish folk @ Smith’s Tavern (Park Slope): One of Brooklyn’s oldest pubs, Smith’s Tavern, will have The Shanties back for the third year in a row for traditional and modern Irish folk. Music starts at 8pm, the beer will be cold, and the music will be SHANTASTIC.

Paddy’s of Park Slope (Park Slope): Local Irish pub with friendly, welcoming bartenders, 7 TV screens (for sports, obviously), and a dart board available to play.

Rocky Sullivan’s (Red Hook): An Irish bar with a sports obsession, it’ll be serving corned beef and cabbage starting at noon and featuring a free show of Chris Byrne and the Lost Tribe of Donegal at 8pm.

Greenwood Park (South Slope): Park Slope’s own DJ Mikey Palms will be creating the soundtrack to your St. Patrick’s day debauchery, while you down Jameson shots & Brooklyn Lager.

Central BK

Celtic Rock at The Way Station (Prospect Heights): A special double set from Celtic inspired rock/bar band, the Waysties (also known as the The Way Station’s house band). Starts at 8pm.

Farell’s Bar and Grill (Windsor Terrace): Dating back to 1933, this bar is the second oldest of its kind in Brooklyn. A good, classic Brooklyn pub much beloved by generations of locals.

Union Street Pub (Crown Heights): A great low-key bar with a decent beer list and small bar snacks. For St. Patrick’s day, take $2 Off Guinness or Red Ale all day long.

773 Lounge (Flatbush): This local Irish pub features jukebox, darts, bottles, drafts, cocktails, and standard bar fare (with cheesesteaks!). For Saturday the 17th, they’ll be doing their weekly night of live music.

Southwestern BK

Irish Haven (Sunset Park): As seen in “The Departed,” this neighborhood staple is an honest, Irish pub set in Brooklyn. Don’t get fancy – order a beer and drink like an adult.

Soccer Tavern (Sunset Park): This Irish pub has been in operation since 1929, and is run by a local Irishman. Naturally, their Instagram has gone green with Guinness, whiskey, and corned beef with all their excitement.

BeeBaa’s Karoke Dance Party (Bay Ridge): Bring your green attire and begin celebrating St. Patricks Day night by singing karaoke with BeeBaa in this classy steak house. It’s a 2 drink minimum to sing, so prepare your drunken ballads now.

The Wicked Monk (Bay Ridge): If a sports bar landed in an Irish Monastery, it would look like this. You can get a full review of this space with our archived article here.

Kitty Kiernan’s (Bay Ridge): The most authentic Irish atmosphere (and best Guinness) you can get, according to an actual Irishman. You can get a full review of this space with our archived piece here.

Southern BK

Tamaqua St. Patrick’s Day Party (Gerritsen Beach): Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Music, Irish dancers, and live music from Little Sister & The Rolling Machine. Starts at 2pm and the band goes on at 7pm.

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