St. Patrick's Day 2018: Top 10 places to grab a beer and celebrate

Whether you're heading to the pub with some friends or taking the streets for a green-fueled parade, there's one thing that almost every single St. Patrick's Day has in common: Beer. 

It's a staple of the celebration, with millions of people all over the world toasting their pints to the popular holiday.  But if you're still struggling to make those final plans for Saturday's extravaganza, Lyft has got you covered.

Where to drink on St. Patrick's Day
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Where to drink on St. Patrick's Day

10. Headquarters Beercade (Chicago)

With more than 65 vintage arcade games and 28 beers on draft, this hotspot is a favorite amongst locals. 

9. Recess Beer Garden (Denver)

This Denver restaurant has 24 beers on tap, a full bar and spacious outdoor patio. 

8. Applebee's® Neighborhood Bar & Grill (Philadelphia)

The popular chain is welcoming spring with $2 Absolut Vodka lemonade, and signature margaritas. 

7. Hopleaf (Chicago)

For 25 years, Hopleaf has been beloved by the Chicago community. 

6. Zeitgeist (San Francisco)

This casual, hidden beer garden features 65 rotating taps and a full bar. 

5. Tootsies Orchid Lounge (Nashville)

The iconic purple building has been a go-to for Nashville locals since the 1960s. 

4. Wood Tavern (Miami)

In the heart of Miami's art district, Wood offers local craft beers, handmade cocktails and an exciting music scene. 

3. Harpoon Brewery And Beer Hall (Boston)

The brewery, operating since 1986, is renowned for their fresh, local craft beer. 

2. The Abbey (Los Angeles)

The lively gay bar is located in the vibrant neighborhood of West Hollywood.

1. House of Yes (New York)

Brookyln's famous House of Yes is a former warehouse and now operates as an exciting events space. 


The beloved transportation company has researched the ten most popular places to celebrate the holiday across the country. In analyzing drop-off data across top markets, Lyft found that St. Patrick's Day enthusiasts were ditching local Irish pubs in favor of chain staples such as The Cheesecake Factory and Applebee's.

However, there were also a few local breweries that made it on the list.

From Boston to LA, Philly to Nashville, scroll through above to see Lyft's ultimate St. Patrick's Day guide

RELATED: Recipes to make this holiday 

Things to eat and make this St. Patrick's Day
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Things to eat and make this St. Patrick's Day

Rainbow cupcakes. 

You can find the recipe here

Shamrock cookies

You can find the recipe here

Galway Grita Recipe

  • Margarita salt, for rimming glasses
  • Ice
  • 3 oz Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc, chilled
  • 3 freshly squeezed Mexican limones (small limes) or one large domestic lime
  • 1 freshly squeezed orange (1/4 cup)
  • 1 oz simple syrup (recipe below)
  • Dash of damiana liqueur (optional)
  • 1 sprig fresh cilantro, for garnish
  1. Dip the rim of a margarita glass into water or lime juice and then into coarse margarita salt, if desired.
  2. Add several ice cubes to a blender.
  3. Add the wine, fruit juices and simple syrup and blend until slushy.
  4. Pour into a serving glass, then top with a dash of damiana, if desired. Garnish the glass with a sprig of cilantro and serve. You can also serve this drink over the rocks if you like.



  • 1 cup sugar
  •  1 cup water


  1. Boil the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and chill.
  2. - Store the syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator, where it will keep for several weeks.

Thin Mint Cookies 

You can find the recipe here

Tim Horton's is making St. Patrick's Day a Timbit sweeter this year.

For every drink purchased, guests will receive a complimentary mint-chip Timbit! Yum! 

Shamrock Mint Chocolate Pie

You can find the recipe here

Green Velvet Layer Cake

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

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Krispy Kreme

The O’riginal Glazed Doughnuts are going green for St. Patrick's Day! 

“St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion to change the color of the Original Glazed®, and our customers love sharing them with family and friends,” said Jackie Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

“What’s even rarer – like finding a four-leaf clover – is altering the name of such an iconic product. We’ve never done it. But in this instance, it’s fun and joyful, just like the holiday.”

Irish corned beef hash 

You can find the recipe here.

Pudding shot

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Green popcorn 

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Marshmallows on a stick

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Guinness Beer Truffles from Compartes Chocolate is the ultimate St. Patrick's Day treat. 

Made with decadent dark chocolate, these rich and creamy bite-sized treats are then drowned in Guinness Stout Beer. 


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