Tis’ a day that comes but once a year and in Gastown, we know how to celebrate St Patty’s Day.

With many of our fine pubs participating, you’ll find fun, good fare, and true Irish frivolity unlike anywhere else in the city.

On Sunday March 17th, the neighbourhood will be alive with shamrocks and shenanigans including live traditional music, Irish dancing, a street party and Irish food and drinks. Calling all leprechauns, rougues, 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 Sunday, you’ll feel like you’re looking over a four leaf clover!

The Blarney Stone

All who pass by this mighty place are blessed with the gift of the gab. The Blarney Stone is Irish central this week with celebrations daily.

Come share in Blarney’s St. Patrick’s Festival which continues today and up to the 17th. Why celebrate for a day when you can party all week?!

Festival events include:

St’ Patrick’s Day Shamrock Festival featuring live Irish music for three roaring nights –
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8pm til late

Tuesday: Jameson Whisky Dinner 6pm-8pm

Wednesday: St Patricks Week Trivia with Ed Wilkie 8pm

Friday: Irish Appreciation Night 6pm – Win a trip for 2 to Ireland!

Saturday: St Patrick’s Festival Weekend – Kick off 11am-3am
Live Music All Day!

Sunday: St Patrick’s Day Festival 2019

On March 17th from 10am-2am, The Blarney Stone is the ultimate St Patricks Day party destination!

The all ages outdoor festival features live music all day,DJ, hula hoopers, face painters, Irish pipers, Irish Dancers, and stilt walkers. Fun for the whole family!

Tickets to all events can be purchased here.

The Irish Heather

Vancouver’s only Irish owned Irish pub, The Irish Heather is as authentic as you can find off the Island. 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. There will be traditional Irish music, good times and a few drink specials to get you in the celtic vibe.


The Irish Heather is delighted to offer a traditional Sunday dinner on Saint Patrick’s day titled: “Your Ma’s Kitchen”.

Irish families come together every Saint Patrick’s day to pay respect to their patron saint, have a meal, and remember those relatives who are not with them. March 17th in Ireland is a lot like Thanksgiving Day here, and in fact, Irish pubs were not allowed to open until the mid 1970’s.

On March 17th, The Irish Heather is offering that same family experience, at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm (3 seatings) for $45 plus tax and service.

For $45, guests will enjoy a meal that consists of: Entree, Dessert, Beverage, along with the enjoyment of traditional Irish Music.

Main Course: Corned Beef Dinner: Handmade authentic corned beef, colcannon mashed potatoes, braised cabbage, honey roasted carrots and a white parsley sauce.

Dessert: Apple crumble: Stewed Apple, Oatmeal Crumble and Vanilla Custard.

Beverage: Pint of Guinness/or other beer, or a glass of red or white wine.

(vegan, vegetarian and GF options available)

Reservations are a must! Email: [email protected] to secure your seat at the table.


The Portside Pub

The Portside will be joining on the Celtic revelry this Sunday with their own mighty St. Patrick’s Day Party!

Sunday March 17th starting at 3pm, we’re going Irish this St Patrick’s Day, with a little help from our friends at Jameson!

Party starts at 3pm and doesn’t stop until 2am!
Before 8pm tickets available for $10 here.

Featuring – Live Music by The Shenanigans @ 5pm.
GOOD MUSIC DJ’s 9pm-2am.
Complimentary Jameson samples in the afternoon *while supplies last. Jameson & Beer specials.

The Lamplighter is offering $6 Jameson & $6 Guinness all day March 17th from open to close.

The Cambie Pub’s full of rainbows and magic this Sunday with live music, green beer, cheap Jameson shots, giveaways, and DJ’s. Check @cambiegastown for more details.

The Charles Bar is throwing an all day Morning After Party on Sunday March 17th 12.30pm-6pm with Mimosa’s, Games, Dj’s and Shenanigans.