Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day … and Craft Beer!

St. Patrick's Day

The saying goes that “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” but when it comes to toasting ol’ St. Paddy with a beer on March 17th, don’t feel you have to limit yourself to a pint of Guinness (even though it is the official beer of St. Patrick’s Day). There are so many craft brews to enjoy locally, so why not get out and celebrate with friends this year?

Here are 5 places that’ll get your Irish eyes smiling!

5 West Brew Pub, Burlington

The new 5West Brewpub and Kitchen, formerly named the Purple Heather Pub, serves up local craft beer and ciders and its own signature brews. Craft beers are also featured as ingredients on the food menu. You’ll be sure to find some live entertainment to mark the occasion.

Beertown Public House, Burlington

Beer is definitely the focus here in Beer-lington’s newest pub. The signature showpiece bar features 40 draught lines and a rotating bottle list of unique suds to sip, like the O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer Dry Stout. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and giveaways will be happening from March 7 – 17.

Bru Restaurant, Oakville

Lots of craft beer to be enjoyed here as this gastropub proudly serves and supports over 15 Ontario breweries and premium imports: six taps and thirty bottles. Of course there’s modern pub fare classics like gluten free fish and chips, gourmet hamburgers and house smoked meat to pair with your beverage of choice.

Culaccino, Burlington

To help you fulfill your hunger and thirst, guests are guided through the art of pairing over 50 beers with Chef-inspired from scratch foods. The beer list will impress any thirsty guy or gal who wanders in; choose from craft classics brewed right here in Ontario or Italian brews.

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O’Finn’s Irish Temper, Oakville

The luck of the Irish is celebrated year round here, but O’Finn’s will be hosting a Seven Days of Traditional Irish Fare event starting March 1. In addition to menu items such as Beer & Cheddar Soup, Ragout of Lamb & Sweet Peas, Bangers & Mash, and Irish Whiskey Glazed Atlantic Salmon, you can enjoy the live music, dancing and prizes on St. Patrick’s Day.


Irish Toasts to Inspire You:

“May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!”

“May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, ‘this drink’s on me.’”

“May the luck of the Irish
Lead to happiest heights
And the highway you travel
Be lined with green lights.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.”

“May you have all the happiness
and luck that life can hold—
And at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold.”

“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish…
You’re lucky enough!”

by Becky Dumais

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