7 great Vancouver Irish Pubs for St. Patrick's Day

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That time of the year when we dust off the green pants, shamrocks and leprechaun hats is once again upon us, and Vancouver’s Irish aim to lead the way as we celebrate their Celtic heritage on March 17.

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St. Patrick’s Day might fall on a Tuesday this year, however, that does not mean that the city will be taking it easy. Here is a list of some of the best Irish Pubs in Metro Vancouver to celebrate St. Paddy’s at this year!

The Blarney Stone

Billed as the Grandest St. Paddy’s Party on the west coast, The Blarney Stone will be hosting five days of fun and entertainment, with different events for people of all ages.

Advance tickets and entry fees to the weekend celebrations are available here. Each night will feature different musical acts, ranging from DJ S#arpe and The Vagabonds on Friday, The Unusual Suspects and DJ Steel on Saturday, Danny Bhoy and the legendary Pat Chessell Band on Sunday, and The Sheets on Monday, respectively. During the day, special brunch and happy hour menus will be available as well.

A countdown and balloon drop Monday night will ring in St. Patrick’s Day festivities at The Blarney Stone, which will fully roll out on Tuesday, when the entire 200 Block of Carrall Street will be blocked off. A brunch buffet, live music, Irish and Scottish dancers, and all manner of festivities and performers will be on hand during the day. In the evening, house band Killarney will take over, and along with Danny Bhoy, The Sheets, and DJ Steel, will headline the remainder of the evening.

Entry Fees:

  • Daytime Cover from 9 am to 6pm: $10 (Kids under 12 are free! Minors under 19 are not permitted to remain after 6pm)
  • Night time cover charge (4pm to 2 am): $20
  • Day of – Day and Night package: $25
  • *Presale Tickets* – Day & Night package AND includes St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Buffet: $25 (Valid for VIP entry before 11 am) Purchase tickets here!

Address: 216 Carrall St.
Phone: 604-687-4322
Website: blarneystone.ca
Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Irish Heather

Irish Heather

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This year marks the 18th St. Patrick’s Day since the opening of The Irish Heather. Hoist a pint and savour classic Irish dishes over lunch or dinner – think hearty pot pies, fish & chips, and bangers & mash. Irish pipers and dancers (including Sean Heather’s own daughter, Orla) are sure to entertain crowds throughout the evening and get patrons into festive spirits.

Rainer Provisions across the street will once again serve as “Baby Heather,” which is where revelers can wait while waiting for space to open in the The Irish Heather.

Reservations are recommended, please email reso@irishheather.com. Bookings will be limited to two- or three-hour slots.

Address: 210 Carrall St.
Phone: 604-688-9779
Website: irishheather.com
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to Midnight

Doolin’s Irish Pub

Doolin's Irish Pub

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Teaming up with CelticFest Vancouver for seven days of celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day at Doolin’s Irish Pub will culminate with live music and entertainment, featuring Siomha Brock, Brian Flannigan & Michelle, Tim Readman & Mairi Rankin, and wrapping up with DJ Paul the Wall.

For information on reservations, please email info@doolins.ca.

Address: 654 Nelson St.
Phone: 604-605-4343
Website: doolins.ca
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Mahony & Sons

Mahony & Sons

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Delivering picturesque views from their Stamps and Burrard Landing locations respectively, their UBC hotspot comes with that university vibe that can’t be missed, and includes great deals on Irish food and drink for those students on a budget.

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Address: 5990 University Blvd
Phone: 604-827-4444
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to Midnight

Stamps Landing

Address: 601 Stamps Landing (False Creek)
Phone: 604-876-0234
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to Midnight

Burrard Landing

Address: 1055 Canada Place, Unit #36 (Downtown)
Phone: 604-647-7513
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to Midnight
Website: mahonyandsons.com

The Wolf & Hound

Live music and entertainment begins at 2 p.m. featuring Sloe Gin Sideshow, O’Connor O’Brien Irish Dancers, and Irish Wakers closing out the night.

Cover: $10

Address: 3617 West Broadway
Phone: 604-738-8909
Website: wolfandhound.ca
Hours: 11:00 a.m. till late

Dublin Crossing Irish Pub

‘Beat the Line’ tickets are available now to Dublin Crossing’s biggest party of the year. Live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers will be providing entertainment all day, and a trip to Ireland will be up for grabs.

Cover: $10

Address: 18789 Fraser Highway, #101 Surrey
Phone: 604-575-5470
Website: dublincrossing.com
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3 a.m.

 

Ceili’s Modern Irish Pub

With live music, Irish dancers, and bagpipers, Ceili’s in Richmond is promising a huge St. Patrick’s Day blow out. They will also be giving away special VIP passes leading up to event, so check out the location for more details, and grab a pint on the big day for their biggest party of the year.

Address: 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Phone: 604-270-2266
Website: ceilis.com
Hours: 11:00 a.m. till late

 

For more great ideas for St. Patrick’s Day this year, check out Tangoo’s free pocket concierge app to uncover handpicked experiences matched to your mood. 

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