March 14 2018
Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Gastown
Written by Gastown Admin
This Weekend, you’ll find the end of the rainbow in Gastown as the neighbourhood gears up to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. If there is anywhere in the city to get as close as possible to the real Irish experience, it’s here in the original Vancouver.
On Saturday March 17th, the neighbourhood will be alive with shamrocks, shenanigans and a whole lot of green, including live traditional music, Irish dancing, a street party and Irish food and drinks. Calling all leprechauns, rogues, lads and lassies! Everyone is welcome to come to Gastown for some real craic agus ceol! And with celebrations on the go every day leading up to Saturday, you’ll feel like you’re looking over a four leaf clover!
St Patrick’s Week at The Blarney Stone!
March 14 -17
The Blarney Stone is as full as a crock of gold this week with non-stop St. Patty’s Day celebrations. Why wait till the 17th March to get your Irish on when you can get green every day this week? There’s plenty of Hooley to be had with live Celtic music, a street party, Irish Trivia, a trip to Ireland giveaway and lots more!
Wednesday 14 – Irish Trivia
Thursday 15 – The Whiskeyjay’s with Air Stranger and Westwinds
Friday 16 – St Patrick’s Eve Party – Ireland Trip Giveaway
Saturday 17 – St Patrick’s Day Festival: 9am-3am, Blarney Stone is the ultimate St Patrick’s Day party destination!
Tickets to all events can be purchased here.
Vancouver’s only Irish owned Irish pub, The Irish Heather, is as authentic a place as you can find off the Island. The Heather has a few accolades to be proud of: recently winning Best Irish Whiskey Experience in North America at the 2017 Irish Pub Awards in Dublin and taking first place as the #1 pub in Vancouver in the Annual Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards.
The gastropub proudly boasts an extensive list of whiskies and scotches along with unique cocktails and rest assured, they do know how pour a proper pint of Guinness.
Start in the Heather and wend your way into the adjacent Shebeen Whisky House. Here you’ll find more than a character or two to engage with in good conversation. For Paddy’s Day there will be traditional Irish music, good times and a few drink specials to get you in the Celtic vibe.
St. Patrick’s isn’t just for the Irish, it’s for everybody. You can be Irish for the day at St. Portside’s Irish For A Day party this Saturday!
The party starts at 11am and doesn’t stop until 3am. Featuring – Live Music by The Shenanigans 5-9pm, GOOD MUSIC DJ’s 10pm-3am, Irish Food Menu, Irish Dancers, an Irish Piper and lots more! Before 8pm tickets are available for $10 – after 8pm available at the door only. Tickets available here.
One of the neighbourhood’s liveliest hangouts, The Cambie Pub will be getting their Irish on this Saturday with a big St. Patty’s Day Party. The beer will be dyed green and multiple hard hitting Dj’s will bang out the tunes from 6pm-3am. The Patio will be open and it will be good times guaranteed.
The Lamplighter Pub is quite possibly one of the most iconic drinking establishments in Gastown, if not, Vancouver. Established in 1925 (and having received Vancouver’s first pub license), this well loved haunt is steeped in history. This Saturday, the Lamplighter will be glowing green with live music by Rollin’ Trainwreck at 3PM and The Sheets at 7PM with music by DJ Mary Mac at 10PM.