St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Fun fact: did you know we live in the most Irish state in the US? With a local population of almost 25%, Massachusetts pretty much has a lock on all things Irish, and Saint Patrick’s Day is no exception (we even managed to make it an official day off). Since St. Paddy’s falls on a weekend this year, we thought we might suggest a bit of a pub crawl to celebrate! So grab everything green you own, fire up your ride-sharing app of choice, and come along with us to these great local hangouts:

  • Celebrating 20 years in Watertown, Donohue’s Bar and Grill is a bit of an institution, and there’s no better day to visit them than on St. Paddy’s. You can’t go wrong with a Shepherd’s Pie and a cold beer at Donohue’s, or sample their extensive bar menu while you sip your way through their 20 different beers on tap! They’ll also have lots of Irish music playing and karaoke too. And a tip for the morning after: Donohue’s serves up a mean Irish breakfast if you’re feeling a bit iffy (just saying).

  • Conley’s Pub and Grille on Belmont Street is another no brainer on the holiday, with an extensive draft beer selection and reliable pub food reflecting their Irish heritage. They’ll be serving up the Corned Beef and Cabbage for sure, so save your appetite!

  • While it’s more like a restaurant than a pub, Branchline at Arsenal on the Charles is worth a stop for its beer selection alone. With 20 taps and a highly eclectic selection, you can count on a mix of pours hailing from locals like Trillium and Night Shift to To OI in Denmark and spots in between. Heck, these guys turn their patio into a beer hall in the winter; they take their hops seriously!

  • Finally, end your St. Paddy’s Day right with a nightcap at Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub over in Newton. Ask the bartender about their Irish whiskey selection (it’s extensive) and close the place down with a few Irish tunes!