The Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando

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The Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando
Celebrate in style at the best spots in town!
If you’re going to be in Orlando for St. Patrick’s day, join in the celebrations and visit some of the best local bars…

If you’re visiting Orlando during March, you may be in time to catch some of the St. Patrick’s day festivities. You can make your trip even more special by sampling some of the finest Irish craic Orlando has to offer. With an astounding amount of around 13 million pints of Guinness being sold on St. Patrick’s day, this is a celebration that is taken very seriously! Check out some of the best ways to spend the holiday.

 

Raglan Road:

 

 

Raglan Road pub and restaurant has a whole week dedicated to celebrating the St Patrick’s Day festivities (running from Friday 11th-Thursday 17th March), so there’s plenty of opportunity to get in on the action. Possibly the most well-known place in Orlando to celebrate this special day, Raglan Road hosts a party like no other! Labelled the ‘Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival’ it promises to be a big night.

With an Irish celebrity chef (Kevin Dundon) that has previously cooked for Queen Elizabeth, the hearty Irish food will not disappoint. Get your fix of the top tasty dishes such as ‘Mammy’s Roast Chicken’, ‘Kevin’s Heavenly Ham’ and ‘Sod the Stew’, a rich beef stew with a hint of Guinness. There will be entertainment from several live bands and of course some incredible Irish dancers. There will also be complimentary prize giveaways and face painting sessions, perfect for keeping the kids amused.

Traditionally Irish through and through, the pub was even built in Ireland, and shipped to Walt Disney World! If you’re looking for a truly authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience, look no further.

Where: Disney Springs

When: Friday 11th March-Thursday 17th March

 

Lizzy McCormack’s:

 

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At this lively venue, a beer garden is set up every year to hold the St. Patrick’s day celebrations. There are several bars, making it easy for you to get hold of one of Lizzy McCormack’s dangerously delicious ‘Pudding Shots’. With over 40 ever-changing flavours topped with whipped cream, our favourites are Oreo cookie, toffee crunch and funfetti!

There is always plenty to drink with Lizzy's boasting over 150  fine whisky's, with engraved plaques behind the bar reserved for those who have tried the most. Outside, the stage takes pride of place, hosting live music from Irish performers who travel here for the occasion each year. There are also special prize giveaways to look out for all day.

Where: 55N Orange Avenue, Orlando

When: Thursday 17th March

 

Wall Street Plaza:

 

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After last week’s ‘St. Practice Day’ get ready for the real thing with Wall St. Plaza’s official St. Patrick’s day party this week! Encouraged to ‘leave work early’ and wear green, the fun starts from 3pm. There are special $5 offers on Irish favourites including Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Irish Cream shots. Live music will be provided with Irish pipes and drums to get you into the spirit, as you relax with an ice cold green beer!

Decorated with green lights and billowing Irish flags the plaza goes all out to guarantee its guests have a wild night. You may even see a Leprechaun handing out green glow stick necklaces to the crowd, to make sure you are all decked in green. Bar hop to see what each place has to offer, and try Waitiki’s ‘St. Pat’s Ice Cream Sandos’; mouth-watering mint choc chip ice cream sandwiched between 2 crumbly chocolate chip cookies.

 

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Where: Wall Street, Orlando

When: Thursday 17th March

 

The Rose & Crown Pub:

 

 

Never mind the traditional English setting, this pub is still a great place to visit to celebrate St. Patrick’s day if you’ll be spending your time in the Disney theme parks. Serving up green beer and cider, this venue always creates a queue of people desperate to try what’s on offer. Be transported across the globe for your celebrations and enjoy tasty pub dishes of beer battered fish and chips or bangers and mash. The Rose & Crown’s special secret, comes in the form of the barman’s handiwork. Try a pint of Guinness with a difference, as he creates a shamrock design on the head of your pint.

Where: UK Pavilion, Epcot

When: Thursday 17th March

 

The Harp & Celt Pub:

 

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Another popular place to celebrate is The Harp & Celt pub, where President Obama has been spotted relaxing with a pint of Guinness! Offering typical Irish cuisine (think cabbage and potatoes and tender beef stew) in addition to your favourite Irish drinks. You're bound to feel as though you're in Ireland with the classic menu, themed decor, and friendly atmosphere. Live music will of course be provided, as you party the night away!

Where: Magnolia Avenue, Orlando

When: Thursday 17th March

For an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day, check out one of these great bars, to ensure an incredibly Irish night! Don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs along the way, and if you’re celebrating at Walt Disney World be sure to pick up a special edition pair of St.Patrick’s day Mickey Mouse ears!

 

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