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How to Get Your Irish On this St. Patrick’s Day in San Francisco

Get your shamrocks ready and your green apparel on, it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day. There are so many different ways to celebrate in San Francisco and get into the spirit of this fun-loving holiday. Whether you’re looking for a wild night out on the town or a low-key evening at home with friends, here are some great ideas for how to make the most of it…

Party like the Irish

There is no shortage of events when it comes to celebrating big this St. Patrick’s Day. San Francisco loves its festivals and holidays, so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of places to be around town this year. From the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade featuring local bands, and food trucks to pub crawls through some of this city’s hippest bars, there is something everyone can enjoy. Be sure to check out the Shamrock’n 5K, 10K and Leprechaun Dash or get your groove on at the annual block party at The Irish Bank

A Guinness (or two) 

It wouldn’t be a proper celebration without a visit to an Irish bar. Luckily, The Bay has plenty of places where you can sip on some brews and nosh on some classic pub fare. Here are some of our top venues to head to…

  • Voted ‘Best Irish Pub’ by SF Weekly, The Plough and the Stars have quite the reputation for perfecting the pour of Guinness. So if you want to be served up true Irish style head to this laid-back bar.
  • As far as authenticity goes, things don’t get much better than The Little Shamrock. Built in 1893, this bar is notorious for showing its guests a good time and remains a top spot for St Patrick’s Day cheers.

So, mark your calendars for March 17th and get ready to make some memories. Don’t forget to reach out to the ASKWHO lifestyle group and invite fellow pub lovers to join you.

Say Sláinte Mhaith 

If you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home but still want to join in on the festivities, there are plenty of ways to do so. Here are a few ideas for you…

Food – Whip up some delicious Irish cuisine like corned beef or shepherd’s pie. Don’t forget about dessert. You can make a classic apple tart or bake some special green frosting cupcakes.

Drinks – Gather your friends (or just be merry by yourself) with some classic green drinks like Shamrock Sours, Mint Mojitos or Green Appletinis.

Entertainment – Why not throw on some traditional Celtic tunes like “Danny Boy” or “The Fields Of Athenrye” whilst having a dance to the sounds of Ireland? Dance off, anyone?

If you don’t have plans yet or want to check out what others are getting up to then join us over on ASKWHO. Plus you’ll be able to share the best bits of your day with the rest of the community. Happy St Patrick’s Day🍀