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The Best Irish Restaurants and Bars in Phoenix to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

March: the first streams of hope pour in promising the beginning of spring. The grass begins to grow back, replacing the brittle brown remnants of years past. While one of my favorite March rituals is grabbing a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds, we have been blessed with the luck of the Irish with St. Patrick's Day falling on Friday, March 17! While many of my friends love to go out when there is an occasion, I need it to fall on a weekend because I am one tired girl. With all that being said, here are my top Phoenix recommendations ahead of the greenest holiday of the year.

The best restaurants, bars and pubs to visit in Phoenix for St. Patricks Day 2023.
Cheers to a successful St. Patrick's Day in Phoenix.

Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub

18 W Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery

11a-2a, Happy Hour 4p-7p

Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub is a high-energy Irish pub with numerous Scotch & whiskey choices, classic bar food and live music. It is a prominent downtown Phoenix eatery with an amazing location, next to a Valley Metro light rail station, making it incredibly easy to get home safely without risking the roads. The pub has televisions propped at all angles and "craft beer selections to bring out your inner Irish," according to their website. There are four private spaces available for lunch, dinner or at other times like receptions, presentations or brainstorms. In addition the restaurant is available for private hire.

O'Conners Pub

2601 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Dine-in · Outdoor Seating · No Delivery


This basic Irish-themed pub features darts, video games, pool & a calendar of music events. For St. Patrick's Day 2023, there will be 12 hours of live Irish music from noon to midnight, featuring the Noble McCoy Band, Open Beta, and The Big Fellahs. There is a $5 cover for the evening with Guinness, Slane and Tullamore D.E.W. promotions.

The Dubliner Irish Pub

3841 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032

Dine-in · Takeout · No delivery Mon - Fri: 11a-2a, Sat - Sun: 10a-2a, Happy Hour: Mon - Fri: 4p - 7p

Located in Paradise Square in Phoenix, this festive tavern showcases Irish & American recipes and drinks. From filling appetizers, traditional Irish fare and a number of healthy options, there are options for everyone. Regular entertainment ranges from nightly live music to big-screen sports. On March 17, the Dubliner will begin their St. Patty's Day party at 9 am with a $10 cover after noon. All day entertainment runs from 10am to 9pm, featuring bagpipes, Irish dancers, the Pete Diggers, Crystal Baller and the MCHAELS. On that Friday, the regular menu will not be offered and instead they will offer lunch tickets: $9 tickets for brat sandwiches $14 tickets for Irish food choice of Shepards pie, corned beef and cabbage, or Irish beef stew

Wally's American Pub 'n Grille

5029 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Dine-in · Takeout · No delivery

11a-8:30p, Happy Hour 3p-6p, closed on Sundays

Wally's American Pub 'n Grille is a family-owned, local neighborhood restaurant serving up delicious American comfort food since 2002. Known for homemade specialties like savory meatloaf, tender prime rib sandwiches, mouth-watering burgers, crispy fish and chips, and fresh and flavorful salads, the casual and eclectic Irish-pub style atmosphere makes Wally’s the perfect place to meet friends for a laugh over a pint. The pub has indoor and patio dining, as well as take-out. This will be a much more laid-back experience than a full-blown pub, with their main St. Patricks day celebration happening on Monday the 13th with Corned Beef and Cabbage and $5 green beers on draft!

No matter where you choose to celebrate the Irish in the most American way possible, indulge in an Irish classic and a pint of beer to get a start on the St. Patty’s day Phoenix experience.


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