Where to party in Miami on St. Patrick’s Day

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Brush up on your Irish limericks, don green garb or a hat and prepare to knock back a few Guinness pints. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and no party is complete without any of these. Irish eyes will be smiling when you see what these places have planned.

1. Butcher Shop Beer Garden

Raise a glass or two at Wynwood’s spot for great beer and meat, an ideal spot to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Guinness Extra Stout is just $4 a bottle, Jameson Pickleback shots are $7 and a Guinness Swirl, a combo of Crown Royal Vanilla-flavored Whiskey and Guinness Draught Stout, will set you back $11. And what goes better with any of these than Irish Nachos made with house made chips, cheddar Bechamel, corned beef, caramelized onions and scallions – $12.

  • Nearby

11 a.m.-midnight at The Butcher Shop, 165 NW 23rd St., Miami; www.facebook.com

165 NW 23rd St., Miami

2. St. Patrick’s Day Block Party – Wynwood

Decked out in green for Wynwood St. Paddy’s Day block party.

Hailing themselves as the largest St. Paddy’s Day block party in Miami – apparently nearly 20,000 people came last year – so probably best to get there early. By early, we mean you’ll have to leave work around 3 p.m. because it starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 3 a.m. The event is free but they do have party packages for sale that include a Jameson Irish Whiskey shot, a beer, party hat, necklace and glow stick (in case you lost the one from Ultra). DJ’s, food trucks and street art of course, because Wynwood.

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4 p.m.-3 a.m. 2250 NW 2 Ave., Miami; RSVP or gets package tickets at http://stpatswynwood.com/

2250 NW 2 Ave., Miami

3. Fado Irish Pub

The crowds at Fado Irish Pub decked out in their best green garb.

Mary Brickell Village’s Irish spot hosts their own street party and it’s a big one. They take over and close down parts of Brickell so they can fit in the outdoor beer garden, cocktail stations and walk-up bars. $20 gets you a day-long pass to the green party madness but if you buy early it’s just $10. That’s just the entry fee though, drinks aren’t included.

  • Nearby

5 p.m. at 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; www.freshtix.com; $10-$20.

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami

4. John Martin’s

Paddy Kelleghan at the annual John Martin’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Yes, they’re tearing up Miracle Mile in Coral Gables a bit but that’s not stopping John Martin’s from hosting their huge party. It’s their 27th Annual Celtic Celebration. Paddy Kelleghan and J Don are performing and DJ Q is spinning while partiers imbibe on Guinness stouts and eat bangers and mash, Shepherd’s Pie and corned beef sandwiches. Get here early too because everyone knows about this party.

  • Nearby

Noon-2 a.m. at 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; www.johnmartins.com

253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

5. Game Time Miami

Gamers, if you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but still get your game on then Game Time at Shops at Sunset Place is the answer. March Madness takes on a double meaning here thanks to the 60 widescreen televisions showing college basketball and food and drink specials like a $12 Reuben burger, $6 Irish cocktails and $5 Guinness pints. You’ll get a free shamrock and mugs necklace with one drink purchase.

5701 Sunset Dr., #330, South Miami. www.facebook.com

5701 Sunset Dr., #330, South Miami

6. The Anderson

The Anderson

It’s not in Wynwood but The Anderson has that hipster vibe but they’re getting in on the St. Patrick’s Day action. They’re serving up Irish coffee martinis for $9 all night then for their late night happy hour from 2-4 a.m. $4 Guinness and $5 Irish whiskey shots. Soak up the alcohol with late night food specials mini empanadas and The Anderson patty melt.

709 NE 79 St., Miami; www.theandersonmiami.com

709 NE 79 St., Miami

7. Mike’s at Venetia

Native Miamians and long timers will know Mike’s at Venetia, the poolside spot with a great view that’s been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since they opened 28 years ago. Hang out at Mike’s and nosh on their award-winning Irish stew or try their Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread. Enjoy party favors while you drink Guinness, Bass Ale, Harp Lager or Smithwick’s.

555 NE 15 St., Miami. www.facebook.com

555 NE 15 St., Miami

8. The Irish Times Pub & Eatery

Erika Jimenez serves up some drinks at The Irish Times Pub and Eatery, 5850 Sunset Dr., in South Miami. Photo: Joshua Prezant.

South Miami’s having a block party too, at The Irish Times Pub & Eatery. It’s their Eighth Annual and kicks off at 5 p.m. ending at 2 a.m. Live bands Molly Take Down, Esco and Retro Sky will rock the stage. They’ll have plenty of green beer flowing and Irish faves available on their menu like fish & chips, perfect complement to the beer.

5 p.m.-2 a.m. 5850 Sunset Dr., South Miami; www.irishtimesmia.com

5850 Sunset Dr., South Miami

9. American Social

Should Mary Brickell Village be a bit overcrowded then head to American Social where there’s no cover and drink specials galore. $10 Irish car bombs, $7 Jameson, $5 Guinness and $4 green beer, your choice. And if that’s not enough, come back Saturday for the hangover brunch where for $24.95 it’s all-you-can-drink select beer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and complimentary bottomless mimosas for the ladies.

  • Nearby

11 a.m.-4 p.m. 690 SW 1 Ct., Miami; americansocialbar.com/brickell

690 SW 1 Ct., Miami

10. Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle

The St. Patrick’s Day dessert special at Bourbon Steak. For a bit more sophisticated St. Paddy’s Day celebration, the upscale Bourbon Steak is hosting a St. Pappy’s Day Tasting (yes, Pappy’s) from 7:30-9 p.m. For $200 per person they’ll feature tastings of Pappy Van Winkle’s family reserves and award-winning bourbons plus complimentary canapés. They’ll also have a St. Patrick’s Day dessert special of Guinness chocolate cake with Baileys ice cream, whiskey butter sauce & shamrock meringue for $12.

7:30-9 p.m 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura. www.eventbrite.com

19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura

11. Gulfstream Park's $2 Beer Crawl

Drink your way around the Champions Plaza on Friday, March 17. Beer will be available for $2 at six different restaurants:

  • III Forks
  • Cantina Laredo
  • Frankey’s Sports Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Mijana Lebanese Cuisine
  • ROK:BRGR Burger Bar + Gastropub

The regularly scheduled Family Fun Fridays will begin at 7 p.m. for the kids. Free face painting and other giveaways will be offered.

5:30 – 9 p.m. $2 Beer Crawl; 7 – 9 p.m. Family Fun Fridays at 901 South Federal Highway Hallandale Beach

901 South Federal Highway Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

12. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.

If you miss Miami’s Irish Bar Clarke’s here’s your chance to experience it again for one day only. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. is hosting a Pop-up event to celebrate St. Paddy’s day with Clarke’s signature Irish fare including corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips and Irish spring rolls all of which pair perfectly with a pint of Guinness. Performing live will be Brendan O’Hara with bag pipers and tap dancers. ​If you want a memento of the day, they’re engraving Guinness pint glasses at the Guinness stand.

Kicks off at 3 p.m., 237-B 20 St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8217, www.facebook.com

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