Here’s How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Boca Raton, Delray and Boynton Beach
What is green and only comes once a year? No, it’s not your vegetable intake, it's St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday where everyone pretends to be Irish and uses the holiday as an excuse to drink copious amounts of Guinness and whiskey.
For those of you looking for St. Patrick’s Day plans in the local area, we found 10 events happening around Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.
1. Black Rose Irish Pub
For the largest St. Patrick’s Day block party in Boca Raton, head over to the Black Rose Irish Pub. Fare will include traditional Irish dishes, such as bangers and mash, corned beef, shepherd’s pie and late-night barbecue.
There will be live music from bands Just Like We Practiced and Penquim, as well as two DJs (one outside and one inside). As if that wasn’t enough, outdoor bars, shot girls, beer tubs and a 300-pound ice luge will be there, too. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 a.m.
234 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561.392.3808; blackroseboca.com
2. The Dubliner
The Irish bar will host a traditional Irish buffet with live music by a U2 tribute band, SpiderCherry, Irish cloggers, bagpipers, the Palm Beach Pipes & Drums Marching Troop and more. The rowdiness starts at 11 a.m.
435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561.620.2540; sub-culture.org/dubliner
1. Death or Glory
This eclectic restaurant will be hosting its inaugural party in The Parking Lot, which is located behind the restaurant. Free flower crowns will be offered to the first 50 guests and will be sold for $10 each afterwards.
Fifty free Gunpowder Irish Gin cocktails from The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney in Drumshanbo, Ireland will be given out as well. There will also be house-made shepherd’s pie for $14 and vegan shepherd’s pie for $18. The party starts at 4 p.m.
116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561.808.8814; deathorglorybar.com
2. Delray Beach's 50th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Join in the annual Delray Beach festivities for its 50th St. Patrick’s Day parade, beginning at 11 a.m. For those who want special treatment, there will be a VIP party on the second floor balcony of 32 East restaurant. The $100 reservation includes food, drinks and a prime view of the parade.
Old School Square Park, Delray Beach; 561.990.6125; stpatrickmarch.com
3. St. Paddy's Shamrock Ball
Attendees at the St. Paddy's Shamrock Ball will have the opportunity to win big as they dance and compete to win prizes at the Delray Ballroom. This event will include catering, trophies and more. U.S. Rhythm Champion Susie Thompson will also cover dancing techniques like turns, shaping and connection. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m.
5850 W. Atlantic Ave., Ste. 130, Delray Beach; 561.359.2222; thedelrayballroom.com
1. Copperpoint Brewing Company
The Boynton brewery will be serving up traditional Irish food from Silver Spork, including corn beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and more. As far as beer goes, the famous B. Rabbit nitro stout, some vintage imperial stouts and an A-10 red IPA aged in Jameson oak barrels will be featured. The fun starts at 3 p.m.
151 Commerce Road, Boynton Beach; 561.508.7676; copperpointbrewingcompany.com
2. NOBO Brewing Company
For a more relaxed vibe, head to NOBO Brewing Company. There will be a special randall containing an imperial stout with Jameson pecans and Jameson-soaked oak. Each beer from the randall costs $6. There will also be a food truck on site. NOBO is open from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturdays.
2901 NW Commerce Park Drive, Boynton Beach; 561.320.1522; nobobrewing.com
3. Due South Brewing Co.
Due South will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day craft fair. Local artists will be there selling handmade items such as wood crafts, shell jewelry, crystal and fine metal jewelry, clothing items, organic soaps and more. From noon to 5 p.m. there will be food from Guaca Go, and from noon to 10 p.m. food from Tacos Vercruz will be available. Note that visitors must be 21 years old or older to enter the event after 6 p.m.
2900 High Ridge Road, Ste. 3, Boynton Beach; 561.463.2337; duesouthbrewing.com
4. Bar Louie
Bar Louie will host its annual St. Pat's Day Bash for three days. There will be $4 Green Beer and $7 Jameson specials all day long, as well as live entertainment. The party starts March 16 at 10 a.m. and ends March 18 at midnight.
1500 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 100, Boynton Beach; 561.853.0090; barlouie.com
5. Fourth Annual Blarney Bash
The city of Boynton Beach will be hosting its Blarney Blash chock full of events for all ages. Attendees can kiss the Blarney Stone, chat with a leprechaun and partake in activities like the shamrock costume contest, face painting, balloon art, video games, corn hole, a giant inflatable slide, a bounce house, rock wall, giant Jenga and more.
There will be live music from the Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance, Steeltown Religion, Celtic Mayhem and Rogue Theory. Food and drinks, including green beer and craft beer selections from local breweries, will be available for purchase. The best part? This event is free. The bash is being held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach; 561.609.9093; catchboynton.com
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