Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In San Diego
Guinness, corned beef, and Irish whiskey – you know what time it is! St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and with the holiday comes Irish food, drink, and culture. San Diego is about to get a whole lot greener!
Make your plans now – we anticipate that much of San Diego will be out looking for the luck of the Irish this year!
Pick One of San Diego’s Best Irish Bars!
For a more authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience, you can’t go wrong spending St. Patrick’s Day (or any day for that matter!) at one of San Diego’s great Irish bars!
You’ll definitely run into good crowds at any of our great Irish bars, so plan on a bit of a wait, but cross your fingers for some luck o’ the Irish. Many of them will open first thing in the morning for you ambitious revelers that want to start the day with an Irish breakfast!
41st Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Celebrate Irish heritage and community at the 41st annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival event honoring Celtic Culture, Commerce, and Community.
A Family event with a kids zone, food, variety of vendors, Irish music & dance on two stages, beer garden and parade.
2nd annual St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party
After a very successful first year, it looks like the St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party is going to turn into a San Diego tradition!
The second annual St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party is expecting over 10,000 party-goers, dressed in head to toe green, to gather at the Ocean Beach Pier Parking Lot for live music, green beer, cocktails and St. Paddy’s Day-themed games.
The first 500 attendees each day will receive a special experience.
The Luck O’ Loma St. Patrick’s Block Party
Luck O’ Loma returns for the 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Point Loma Block Party! Get ready for green beer, cocktails & festive foods + entertainment featuring live bands, DJs, themed games, local vendors, green stuff & more!
This dog-friendly, 21 and up event will transform the lot in front of GoodBar with a stage, bar, vendor booths, and YOU. The Luck O’ Loma block party ends at 10PM, but GoodBar will be open and serving until 1:30AM.
ShamROCK St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
Grab your fellow leprechauns and don your green attire! Tradition returns as an authentic Irish celebration takes over the streets of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter district.
Heading back to its roots, the 27th Annual ShamROCK provides a full lineup of the nation’s top Irish & Celtic Rock bands, iconic tribute performances and Irish dancers galore!
This San Diego tradition brings back more Irish faire, lucky libations and outrageous shenanigans than ever seen before in the Emerald Isle of the West Coast!
St. Patrick’s Day Party Cruise on Mission Bay
Break out your best green outfit and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style on the water with a special cruise on Mission Bay.
Departing from the Bahia Resort Hotel, the festive party boat features live DJs, a cash bar with drinks and snacks, and a photo booth to capture your St. Patrick’s Day memories. Boarding starts at 8:50 p.m. at the Bahia Resort Hotel and returns at 12:30 a.m.
Space is limited. Book your cruise today!
University Heights St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Join University Heights neighbors + friends for a fun St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl at these participating neigborhood bars/food trucks on Friday, March 17th from 5PM-9PM:
Gather your friends, dress festively in green, and pop by as many of the participating locations as you can!
St. Patrick’s Day at Seaport Village
St. Patrick’s Day at Seaport Village will be a full-blown family affair! A live band playing Irish tunes and Leprechaun buskers will fill the neighborhood with festive entertainment from 3PM to 7PM. Snap a selfie underneath Seaport’s ‘shamrock light tunnel,’ which will be glowing in vibrant shades of green.
For the hopheads, we’ve found your pot of gold! Mike Hess Brewing will offer a first-dibs taste of its newly-released Hooligan Irish Stout and a re-release of Habitus IPA. Limited-edition Hooligan t-shirts and green beer will also be available for purchase. More information can be found here.
At Your Favorite Bar…They Will All Be Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations won’t be contained to the Irish pubs – everyone will be getting in on the fun! So pick just about any of your favorite bars or restaurants, and they’ll likely be having a St. Patrick’s Day party and specials. Here are a few we recommend:
Whiskey Dinner at Vin de Syrah
This dinner will be hand-paired by Vin de Syrah’s in-house mixologists, chefs, and sommeliers to give you an amazing night filled with FIVE Irish whiskies that might leave you feeling a little frisky after. Limited seats are available. Reserve your spot now.
Get lucky at barleymash!
Feelin’ lucky?! Join barleymash this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, and party with the gang and enjoy their featured bites and cocktails. The celebration will feature Tullamore Dew & giveaways!
Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish at Park 101
At Park 101, enjoy seaside views of Carlsbad, cornhole, or one of their fire pits on the Tamarack Deck while celebrating the luck o’ the Irish! The 8,000 square foot complex is kid and pup friendly, combining Park Smoked Meats on the ground level, to-go deli bites from Deli & Dough, a vast menu of beers on tap, and of course – St. Patty’s Day specials. Sip on a Jameson & Ginger, Irish Slammer, Irish Bai, or a Guinness!
Kegs N Eggs at Belmont Park
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and Draft at Belmont Park is starting bright and early this St. Patrick’s Day as doors open at 5:30AM to host Rock 105.3 The Show’s 10th annual Kegs N Eggs event. The live broadcast will be from 6am to 10am with a limited breakfast menu and the social acceptance of drinking beer for breakfast.
As the live broadcast concludes at 10am, spend the rest of your St. Patrick’s Day enjoying local brews and views at the full bar or on the open-air patio. There will be plenty of food, fun and shenanigans, so don’t miss out!
Irish Food and Drink Specials at Duck Dive
Stop in to the Duck Dive and enjoy food and drink specials sure to make you feel lucky. Devour the Corned Beef & Hash breakfast special, made with corn beef, crispy potatoes, cheddar cheese, salsa verde, and two over-easy eggs. Or opt for the Traditional Corn Beef Hash, with cabbage and potatoes, available during lunch and dinner.
Sip on Jameson espresso martinis, Irish Slammers, green beers, and green tea shots! Not able to make It in that Friday? No problem! Duck Dive will celebrate St. Patty’s all weekend long, giving guests from Thursday, March 16th to Sunday, March 19th to get their green on.
St. Patrick Celebration with Mexican Flare at Go Go Amigo
Go Go Amigo will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their own Mexican-style flare. Go Go Amigo is bringing its own twist to the green-filled holiday we all know and love with its Spicy Leprechaun Shot, an infusion of tequila, lime juice, habanero simple syrup, muddled cucumber strained into a salt rimmed glass, and garnished with jalapeño and lime, available for $7 from March 17 through March 19.
Right across the way you’ll find The Presley, Point Loma’s dynamic outdoor bar and restaurant as they pay homage to St. Patrick’s Day all March long with a special menu feature. For the entire month, The Presley will offer a mouth-watering Corned Beef Reuben for $18, serving the classic hearty sandwich with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island, marbled rye, and steak fries.
Jameson Shots & Fruity Cocktails at Miss B’s Coconut Club
If your idea of a good St. Patrick’s Day is a fruity cocktail by the beach, head to Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach! Open from 11AM to 10PM that Friday, guests can enjoy the sea breeze while throwing back $7 Jameson shots and $10 Caribbean slammers. This laid-back hangout with an open-air bar is a perfect spot to celebrate!
Enjoy an Irish Concoction at The Smoking Gun
Stop in to the Gaslamp’s The Smoking Gun to enjoy the Irish Mule, with Slane Irish Whiskey, house ginger syrup, ginger beer, angostura bitters, and lime, along with the Irish Maid, a concoction made up of Jameson Irish Whiskey, elderflower, cucumber, and lemon.
Get Away for an Irish Weekend at Lakehouse Resort
Lakehouse Resort is bringing the luck of the Irish to your weekend getaway with various St. Patrick’s Day libations for the entire family to enjoy. Located on the 80-acre recreational Lake San Marcos, head over to the resort’s main dining outpost, The Grill, where they will be serving up a special menu with Irish cuisine and drink specials that will surely get you into the spirit.
The menu will be available all day on March 17th, with Corned Beef and Cabbage priced at $24 and Guinness Lab Stew for $19. Drink specials include Guinness Beer paired with a shot of Bushmills or Proper 12 Irish Whiskey for $12 and an Irish Mule made with Jameson, lime juice and ginger beer.
Delicious Corned Beef Specials at Ranch 45
Ranch 45, the local eatery and butcher shop known for sourcing only locally raised and hormone-free beef from Brandt Beef, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with three delicious corned beef specials. For those who want to enjoy a full corned beef dinner at home, pick up 2 pounds of Brandt corned beef, cooked, sliced ready to be reheated along with potatoes, cabbage, carrots and a house made mustard sauce ($45).
Feeling lucky and love a good corned beef special, at the restaurant guests can enjoy Corned Beef Hash and Pastrami Sandwiches on the menu all day. Wearing green isn’t a must to drive into these delicious offerings.
See you there, San Diego!