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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Sarasota-Manatee

Grab your friends and head out for green beer and a fun-filled day.

By Lauren Jackson March 15, 2023



St. Patrick’s Day is coming at us this Friday, March 17, and with that comes the desire to do one thing—party like the Irish. If you promise to tag a designated driver or open up that Uber app, we’ll tell you the best spots to party down in Sarasota-Manatee. Don’t forget to wear green!

Shamrock Pub

2257 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 952-1730, instagram.com/shamrockable

Notable for its extensive list of beers on tap and an excellent spot to catch soccer, the Shamrock Pub also throws a legendary St. Patrick's Day celebration. Join in its 16th year with loads of live music and plenty of drinks. The party starts at 3 p.m. and lasts well into the night.

Gator Club

1490 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-5969, thegatorclub.com

If you haven't experienced a Gator Club block party for one of our many notable drinking holidays, be sure to check out the historic bar on St. Paddy's. This year's event promises live music, food trucks and other vendors out on Lemon Avenue. The party starts at 6 p.m.

Clancy's Sports Bar and Grill

6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, (941) 794-2489, clancysirishsportsbar.com

Clancy's Sports Bar and Grill starts its New Year on March 18. All year, the bar counts down to its epic celebration of St. Patrick's Day, which will start at 11 a.m. Save your appetite for plenty of corned beef, cabbage and shepherd's pie. All guests must be 21 and older.

Main Street Lakewood Ranch

8100 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch, lakewoodranch.com

McGrath's Irish Ale House and Ed's Tavern invite you to downtown Lakewood Ranch for family-friendly festivities. Enjoy kids' games, live entertainment, raffles and, as always, beer. The celebration starts at 1 p.m.

Molly's Pub

1562 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-7711, eviesonline.com

This year, Molly's Pub is celebrating not one but two big milestones. St. Patrick's Day is an obvious one, but the downtown bar is also lumping its one-year anniversary into the festivities. Come for the party but stay for the whiskey flights, which include Slane, Jameson and Teeling. The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m.

Gecko's Grill and Pub

See their website for multiple locations, geckosgrill.com

If you want to keep things quieter this year and honor the holiday with Irish fare in a comfortable bar setting, head to your neighborhood Gecko's. Expect shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and bangers and mash made with Geier's sausages. Can't decide between the three? Opt for the platter for a sampling of everything.

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