While some of us have internal homing devices to direct us toward the nearest Guinness filling station, we realize that others might require the use of a map. Thus, to help you celebrate the most sacred of all pub days, we put together this handy guide to St. Patrick's Day food and drink on the Cape and Islands. This year, the holiday falls on a Sunday and since everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, you can expect a full weekend of celebration at any and all bars, pubs, taverns, and liquor store parking lots. Here are ten establishments where you're guaranteed shenanigans and shamrocks. Erin Go Bragh!Read More
A Wee Guide to St. Patrick's Day on the Cape & Islands
1. Flynn's Irish Pub
Irish Skins, Black & Tan Onion Rings, Michael Collins Wings, Killarney Fries (Sweet Potato wedges topped with Corned Beef & melted Swiss), 14 Mighty Flynn Burgers, Irish Cream Mousse Cake, and 42 taps! Yup, 42.
2. Bobby Byrne's
The eating, drinking and talking establishments have been around since 1973 and with locations in Mashpee, Sandwich and Hyannis, Bobby Byrne's has you covered for St. Patty's Day.
3. Liam Maguire's Irish Pub
"Sunday is our St. Patrick's Day Party! Our line-up features Danny Quinn, Bob & Kat,Rossacroo-Na-Loo (Irish Trad group), bagpipers and of course, Liam Himself!Festivities begin at Noon- get here early!"
4. Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Best to start with an Irish Breakfast before having one of Tommy Doyle's drink specialties. The drinks include the Irish Curse, Murph's Iced Tea, Molly Malone's Punch, The Celtic Cross, the Galway Banana Split, and many more. Plus, there's a countdown to St. Patty's Day clock on their website.
5. Cape Cod Irish Village
"The restaurant and pub will be open all day on St. Patrick's Day, serving traditional Irish specialties. We will have live Irish entertainment from noon to 1 a.m. on the 17th as well as nightly entertainment on the 15th, 16th, and 18th."
6. O'Shea's Olde Inn
Serving up traditional Irish food, drink and music, O'Shea's stays ready for St. Patrick's Day. Try the Irish Stew, Shepherd's Pie and Braised "Beef N Guinness."
7. The Pub At The Cape Cod Claddagh Inn
Their website is under construction, but The Pub At The Cape Cod Claddagh Inn is definitely celebrating on Sunday. There will be live music, lots of food (corned beef, Shepherd's Pie) and libations.
8. Mahoney's Atlantic Bar & Grill
Mahoney's St. Patrick's Day celebration will feature live Celtic music and a special menu with house-cured Corned Beef and cabbage, Fish & Chips, and a Guinness Meat Pie.
9. Offshore Ale Co.
The Martha's Vineyard brewery and restaurant will serve their annual Irish menu of traditional dishes, feature live Irish music in the evening and their own Steelrock Stout all day.
10. Kitty Murtagh's
Decorated with Irish signs and antiques, Kitty's serves up Banger's and Mashed, the Irish Fry Up & more. They've got their own Irish Red Ale, serve Guinness in a traditional 20-ounce glass and offer a selection of Irish Whiskeys.