What To Do on St. Patrick’s Day in Boston & Best Irish Pubs

Boston has cheap flights to Ireland for a reason. We love our Irish culture! Year-round we have awesome Irish pubs, there's a lot of Irish history on our famous Freedom Trail, and in our neighborhoods there are genuine Irish pubs that have yummy food and a fun culture, not just in Southie!

If you’re brave you may go to Southie on St. Paddy’s Day but we don’t blame you if you run the other way scared — there’s a large crowd and general ruckus although the Police are often in on the fun. So get out your green shirt and start saying “wicked pissah”:

​Here are some of our favorite things to do on St. Paddy’s Day in Boston and also our Top Irish Pubs:
What To Do on St. Patrick's Day in Boston & Best Irish Pubs


Southie’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade


The craziness officially starts at Saturday at 1pm by the South Boston Broadway T Stop but you’ll probably hear it coming from miles away.



Our Favorite Irish Pubs in Boston:


  • The Burren (Davis Square)
  • The Druid (Inman Square)
  • The Asgard (Harvard Square)
  • Matt Murphy’s (Brookline Village)
  • Lincoln Tavern (South Boston)
  • Worden Hall (South Boston)
  • Paddy’s and O’Hara’s (Newton)
  • Galway House (Jamaica Plain)
  • Cornish Pasty (Back Bay)
  • The Pour House (Back Bay)
  • The Gallows (South End)



Listen to the Dropkick Murphy’s

They often ship up to Boston and play live at the House of Blues!



Drink some Irish beer – anywhere!

Check out our post on craft breweries in Boston.


Ready to have fun? Our Boston Food Tours and Chocolate Tours run weekly. Check out our Tour Calendar to book your experience this weekend.

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