St. Patrick's Day 2013: Where to eat, drink and celebrate

[All events on Sunday, March 17 unless otherwise noted]

Head to Brickell Fest (1001 S. Miami Ave.) for an evening filled with food, drinks, 11 hours of muic and plenty of green beer. The event starts at noon; kids have to pack up by 6 p.m., though. Tickets $25-$45 at

Brickell Irish Pub hosts its fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Fest Saturday, March 16. Celebrate with live music and drink and food specials throughout the day. 1451 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-381-6651

Brother Jimmy’s is partnering with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey to host its first St. Patrick’s Day festival. Look for $6 Pickleback ice shots, servers dressed in green body paint and lots of green beer. Festivities are planned for noon-10 p.m.. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami

Clarke’s is open from 10 a.m.  to 11 p.m. and offering $5 shots of Filthy Dickle Picks Backs, Bushmill’s and Bailey’s. 850 First St., Miami Beach; 305-538-9885

Duffy’s is hosting its annual St.Patrick’s Day bash March 16-17. Invest $11.95 and “feast like an Irishman” on  corned beef & cabbage or a Reuben burger. Wash it all down with 2-for-1 green beers in take-home “Shake Your Shamrocks!” cup. Various locations, get info at

Essensia at the Palms hosts a party March 17 featuring ½ off all beer at Essensia lounge from noon to midnight. 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-908-5458

Fadó Irish Pub (900 S. Miami Ave, Miami) boasts a week of festivities March 11-17

  • Monday: Guinness perfect pint contest at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Irish out quiz at 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Bushmills at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: Guest bartending event to benefit “Patches” Children’s Charity starting at 6 p.m.
  • Friday: “Lucky Pint” night from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: Saint Practice Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Sunday: 3rd annual outdoor street festival, 8 a.m.-on

at Blue Moon Hotel is treating guests to $12 green velvet pancakes with organic raspberry Chambord glaze & chocolate chips from 7-am-11pm on Sunday, March 17. 944 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 305-673-2262.

The Hoxton celebrates Sunday with live music, caddy carts shuttling guests around Brickell and traditional Irish eats like corned beef & cabbage sliders, fish & chips and bangers & mash. 1111 SW 1 Ave, Miami

J.G. McGuinness celebrates with its second annual three-day Irish Fest from March 14-16. Friday from 8pm-12 enjoy bagpipers & live music; Saturday head to the Irish block party from 3pm-12am for face painting, a bounce house, live music and Irish dancing; and Sunday feast on pints & pancakes from 8-10am, live music from 12-4pm and additional live music from 8pm-12am. 1744 Main St, Weston; 954-349-2100

JohnMartin Irish Pub & Restaurant (253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) gets in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day starting on Friday with a street party along Salzedo and Aragon with live music starting at 5 p.m. Saturday feast on a fixed price menu while enjoying traditional Irish entertainment. Sunday kick off the day with a breakfast buffet and enjoy the live entertainment all day long.

Don’t leave Fido behind when celebrating this Sunday because Lauderdale Pet Lodge (2604 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day BYOB & D (Bring Your Own Bottle & Dog) mixer from noon-2 p.m. Let the pooch run wild at this state-of-the-art animal funhouse while the owners kick back and relax with their favorite bottle of hooch. $10 per dog, RSVP at 954-765-6899.

Maguires Hill 16 presents live music Friday & Saturday nights and all day Sunday. Kick off the party early on Sunday with a traditional Irish breakfast beginning at 8am. Live music, bagpipers, step dances, clog dancers, face painters and traditional Irish eats available all day Sunday. 535 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954-764-4453

Playrwight kicks off its party Sunday at 10am. Pop by all day and night for green beer, a special food menu, pints of Guinness and giveaways. 1265 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-0667

The Pub at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens are hosting a two-day party Saturday & Sunday featuring live music; $3 green beer (while it lasts), Bud Light cans and Jello shots; and $5 Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp, Irish Car Bombs and Jameson shots. 237 SW 145 Terr, Pembroke Pines

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with with a boozy stroll to several venues in South Beach Friday through Sunday.  Start off at Five Bar & Lounge (448 Ocean Dr.) or Rok Bar (1905 Collins Ave.) and enjoy drink specials like 2-for-1 well drinks, $4 draft beer and $7 shots at participating watering holes like Dal Toro, Sushi Rock, Playwright, Catalina Rooftop Pool & Lounge, and Red Bar. Tickets $5-$10 at

RADIO Pop Up Bar celebrates with live music, an outdoor BBQ and $5 specials on Jameson, Irish Car Bombs and Guinness. Party runs 4pm-5am. 814 1 St, Miami Beach

Smashburger celebrates with specialty mint Oreo milkshakes available for a limited time. The shakes blend Häagen-Dazs ice cream, mint flavor and Oreos. Various locations, visit for details.