Boston is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s day and with good reason – The city is known for its long-standing Irish heritage, the energy in the city around the holiday is amazing, and the list of things to do is endless! Here are a few suggestions if you are looking to celebrate around Boston;
- Check out Boston’s own Irish-punk group, the Dropkick Murphys! They will be playing a series of 6 p.m. shows on March 13, 14 and 15 and a noon show on Saturday, March 14 at the House of Blues. There are still tickets on Stubhub but if you can’t get into the show you can listen to their Spotify St. Patrick’s Day Takeover Playlist!
- Try a St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl – the city is a ton of fun on St. Paddy’s day but lines can be long and drinks can be expensive. Sign up for a pub crawl for easy access to explore some of the best bars. One option is the Boston Leprecrawl on Saturday which kicks off at noon from The Wild Rover, and spreads to some of Faneuil Hall’s best bars. With a ticket you won’t have to pay cover or wait in line anywhere, and your ticket includes a free raffle ticket!
- Stop by Lansdowne Pub, they have dedicated a full week to St. Patrick’s day full of live performances and authentic Irish food and beer. Festivities begin the 13th and last through the 17th, you can see the schedule on their facebook page.
- Visit the 3rd annual Radio BDC Irish Breakfast, presented by Guinness at the Black Rose on St. Patrick’s Day! Doors open at 8 a.m. and the first 100 people through the door get a custom engraved Guinness pint glass and an Irish breakfast sandwich. There also will be Irish tunes and giveaways all morning.
- Head to Southie for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The Parade is listed as the 2nd largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to one million people every year! The parade starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015 beginning at the MBTA station on West Broadway and ending in Andrew Square. Getting to Southie can be difficult on parade day so plan head over early! The Boston Globe came up with a few suggestions where to eat on parade day, see their Restaurant Tour Along the Parade Route.
(Joining in on the Southie Parade a couple years ago! What are the chances we will be out in t-shirts this weekend?!)
Still need ideas check out this list of 30 Boston Area Irish Pubs
How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s day this weekend? Comment below or tweet @yoprobtg using #yoprobtg
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