Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2016 in Boston
In case you haven’t heard, St. Patrick’s Day in Boston is a pretty big deal. Like, best city in the country to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day kind of big. Since there is so much to do on St. Patrick’s Day and the weekend that follows, we figured you could use a little assistance in figuring out what your plans are.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 20, 1pm
This huge South Boston parade starts at the Broadway T station on the Red Line and attracts a lot of spectators. You’ll get to see big colorful floats all the Irish culture you could ask for including pipe and drum bands. Should be a good one this year!
Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues
March 17 – March 19, various times
It just doesn’t feel like St. Patty’s Day without our favorite Celtic jams from the Dropkick Murphys who always come back to Boston to perform various concerts at the House of Blues. These performances usually sell out quickly, so you’ll want to grab your tickets soon.
Enjoy Irish Food, Music, and Fun
March 17 – March 20, various locations
Some of the best Irish cuisine is made right here in Boston, which makes this week the ideal time to head down to some of our favorite spots to partake in the celebrations.
- The Kinsale is one the most authentic Irish pubs in the city with a killer burger made with real Irish cheese. There’s live music in the bar area and a weekend brunch to soak up the Guinness from the night before.
- The Black Rose serves up one of the best Shepard’s Pie, which is what we always order. There is Irish music every night and usually in the afternoons on Saturday and Sunday.
- JJ Foley’s Cafe is one of the old school spots in the South End with a great selection of Irish beers. The fish and chips are to die for as well as the Banoffi Pie for dessert.