It's March and spring is coming so soon we can almost smell it! Before green grass blades break through the soil, something else that's green will pop up – St. Patrick's Day! Ready to celebrate? These pubs around town are the perfect spots to enjoy St Patrick's Day in Calgary this year.
James Joyce Irish Pub
If you're looking for an authentic, dare we say elegant, Irish pub experience – complete with outstanding food and drink options – James Joyce Irish Pub is the place in Calgary. Located in the Old Molson Bank Building (114 – 8th Avenue), James Joyce Irish Pub boasts the taste and feel of a real pub in Ireland. Sip on a perfectly poured Guinness, or an Irish whiskey, while you tuck into a hot meal. They have a great menu full of creative dishes like their Colcannon Potato Croquettes and Dublin Dates. Be sure to take home a ready-to-bake McCaffrey’s Irish Wheaten Bread.
Kilkenny Irish Pub
If you want a warm atmosphere, friendly service, a hearty classic pub style meal (bangers and mash, fish and chips etc.) and great pints, look no further than Kilkenny Irish Pub. It's a great option for St. Patrick's Day, or any day – especially Sundays when they serve brunch!
Lennox Irish Pub
Looking for an above average neighbourhood pub experience this St. Patrick's Day? Lennox Irish Pub is a special spot. It's located just below Signal Hill which is home to the 16,000 stones placed by Canadian Expeditionary Forces just before they left to fight in WWI. The pub is very local focused, featuring ingredients like Alberta Beef on their menu, and stocking drinks like 2515 Crafted Lager. Stop in, grab a local pint and a creative appetizer like their Welsh Spring Rolls, or go traditional with their Irish menu that features classic dishes like fish and chips and Guinness beef stew. They also have live music every Saturday night!
With two locations in Calgary (3790 Brentwood Road NW and 1230 17th Avenue SW), Jamesons Pub is a great option for St. Patrick's Day. You can count on delicious comfort food (all-day breakfast, pizzas, wings, fries, burgers, sandwiches etc.), traditional Irish food, and a ton of amazing local and international beers on tap.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We hope you check out these fabulous Calgary pubs sometime.