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Mar. 13, 2024

Your guide to the best pubs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day downtown

Les meilleurs endroits pour célébrer la Saint Patrick au centre-ville

Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day is on a whole other level. Think city-wide green explosion, an electric vibe that just pulls you in. This weekend, Montreal flips the switch, rolling out the green carpet for everyone to strut their stuff in emerald hues, sing along to Irish jams, and soak up that legendary Montreal warmth and hospitality.

Ready to dive headfirst into the festivities? Let’s hit up some of downtown Montreal’s most legendary pubs. These places are where the magic happens, mixing Irish traditions with addictive tunes, great company, and, of course, endless beer. It’s where unforgettable moments are made. Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!

McLean’s Pub

McLean’s Pub is more than just a spot for sports fans and beer lovers – it’s a symbol of tradition and togetherness. With massive screens airing important games and delicious culinary delights, it’s a haven for all.

Come St. Patrick’s Day evenings, the pub is alive with an electric energy, filling the air with excitement. And if you venture upstairs, you’ll find a laid-back atmosphere perfect for a game of pool or darts, or just hanging out with friends and soaking in the good times. It’s the ultimate spot to celebrate the Irish spirit and create lasting memories.

1210 Rue Peel

McLean's Pub, pour célébrer la Saint-Patrick au centre-ville de Montréal
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La Maison Publique McLean’s

This cozy spot, a sister venue to McLean’s Pub, offers a more intimate vibe without skimping on the festive fun. During St. Patrick’s weekend, it’s like stepping into the heart and soul of Irish culture.

Get ready for classic Irish dishes, a wide range of beers, and creative cocktails featuring Jameson. Make sure to try their special weekend treat: the Jameson Moscow Mule, a must-try while it lasts.

And the music lineup? It’s top-notch. Gary White gets things going on Friday at 5 pm, followed by Mark Baker on Saturday at 7 pm, treating us to some soulful tunes straight from Ireland. Then, on Sunday, Gary White returns to wrap up the weekend perfectly starting at 3 pm. It’s going to be a weekend to remember!

1420 Rue Peel

La Maison Publique McLean's, sur la rue Peel au centre-ville de Montréal
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Ziggy’s Pub

Ziggy’s Pub embodies the essence of a laid-back, no-fuss pub, making it the ultimate hangout for anyone seeking a relaxed spot to raise a glass on St. Patrick’s Day. Forget fancy menus – here, it’s all about straightforward drinks in a casual atmosphere.

If you’re after an authentic Irish pub experience without any fuss, Ziggy’s is the place to be. It’s all about genuine vibes and good times here. And hey, even rapper Drake gives it a nod of approval, so you know it’s got serious cool points.

1470 Rue Crescent

Ziggy's Pub, pour célébrer la Saint-Patrick au centre-ville de Montréal
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McKibbins Irish Pub

A genuine slice of Ireland in the heart of Montreal, McKibbins is known for its traditional decor and authentically Irish spirit.

St. Patrick’s festivities are taken seriously here, with a special program that includes live music, folk dances, and, of course, a generous offering of Irish beers. It’s the ultimate destination to dive headfirst into Irish culture and soak up the festive atmosphere of St. Patrick’s Day.

1426 Rue Bishop

McKibbins Irish Pub, pour célébrer la Saint-Patrick au centre-ville de Montréal
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Le Vieux Dublin

Seeking an authentic Irish party vibe? Look no further than Montreal’s oldest Irish pub, Le Vieux Dublin, where a weekend packed with festivities awaits.

Boasting 28 draft beers, an astounding selection of 700 scotches, live music, and a menu filled with traditional Irish fare like Irish stew, Le Vieux Dublin guarantees an unforgettable St. Patrick’s experience.

636 Rue Cathcart

Le Vieux Dublin, pour célébrer la Saint-Patrick au centre-ville de Montréal
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Hurley’s Irish Pub

Established in Montreal since 1993, Hurley’s Irish Pub is getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an exciting lineup. Step into this cozy space adorned with brick and wood walls, and you’ll find an abundance of draft beers, single malt whiskies, and mouthwatering cuisine.

Famous for its laid-back vibe and a clientele that includes stars like Steve Nash and Ewan McGregor, Hurley’s proudly holds the title of North America’s top seller of Guinness.

St. Patrick’s festivities at Hurley’s promise an authentic experience complete with live music and the welcoming atmosphere the pub is renowned for. It’s sure to be a celebration to remember!

1225 Rue Crescent

Hurley's Irish Pub, pour célébrer la Saint-Patrick au centre-ville de Montréal
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Ye Olde Orchard

Ye Olde Orchard doesn’t just celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th – they extend the festivities throughout the entire month of March! With a special menu, exclusive drink deals, and ongoing celebrations, there’s something exciting happening every day.

Mark your calendar for March 17th because that’s when the party kicks into high gear with live music starting at 4 pm, featuring Ray Howard and special guests.

Situated in a historic building nestled between René-Lévesque and Sainte-Catherine streets, this spacious pub warmly welcomes all who appreciate Irish culture to join in the month-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the true spirit of the occasion!

1189 Rue de la Montagne

Ye Olde Orchard, pour célébrer la Saint-Patrick au centre-ville de Montréal
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