Adding a Little Green to Your St. Patrick’s Day

Published: March 15, 2024

Boston, you’re in luck this St. Patrick’s Day,because we’ve rounded up some of the best St. Patrick’s Day events happening in Boston on March 17, 2024. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the city is gearing up for an unforgettable St. Paddy’s Day, and we’ve got the scoop on all the must-visit spots, events, and cannabis pairings to make this year’s celebration one for the books! It’s time to get shamrocked! 

St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade: A South Boston Tradition

First things first, let’s talk about the iconic St. Patrick’s / Evacuation Day Parade. This annual South Boston tradition began in 1901 and brings the streets to life with vibrant floats, marching bands, Irish dancers, and an indescribable energy. Join almost a million spectators lining the parade route for a truly unforgettable experience. The parade will begin at 1pm, so be sure to grab your spot early to catch all the action!

Best Places to Watch the Parade

Want to snag the best views of the parade? We’ve got you covered. Prime viewing spots along the parade route can fill up fast, so here are a few insider tips:

  • Grab a spot along Broadway in Southie for a front-row seat to the festivities.
  • Head to Dorchester Avenue for a more laid-back atmosphere with plenty of local charm.
  • For a bird’s-eye view, consider booking a table at one of the rooftop bars along the parade route.

The parade will begin at Broadway Station and will end at Andrew Square. There are several street closures and parking will be limited. You may want to consider taking the MBTA Red Line into South Boston. 

Southie’s Best Spots for St. Paddy’s Day

After the parade wraps up, it’s time to keep the party going at one of South Boston’s legendary Irish pubs. From live music to plenty of pints of Guinness, these pubs know how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Here are a few favorites:

  • The L Street Tavern: This iconic pub is known for its lively atmosphere. This local spot was featured in the Boston Classic, Good Will Hunting. 
  • Murphy’s Law: With its friendly vibe, Murphy’s Law offers live entertainment and music and their online menu currently features 10 different draft beers. 
  • Croke Park: Known as one of the best dive bars in Boston, Croke Park (also known as “Whitey’s”) may the perfect place to play a free game of pool while you grab a pint. 

Live Music and Pints Galore

Looking to soak up some tunes while enjoying a pint or two? Boston has no shortage of pubs and bars offering live music on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you prefer traditional Irish folk songs or rock-infused Celtic jams, you’re sure to find a venue that suits your musical tastes. If you are skipping the pints this year and enjoying a cannabis beverage instead, the cannabis may change the way you hear the live music, you might pick up on an extra note that you hadn’t noticed before. Drop Kick Murphy’s will be performing at the MGM Music Hall and House of Blues on March 14th through the 17th. 

Weed Pairings for Traditional Irish Fare

For those looking to elevate their St. Patrick’s Day dining experience, why not explore some weed pairings with Irish fare? While cannabis consumption should always be done responsibly and in accordance with local laws, pairing the right strain with your favorite Irish dish may enhance the flavors and elevate the overall dining experience. Consider pairing an earthy Indica Dominant Hybrids like Garlic Breath with a hearty plate of shepherd’s pie for a truly unforgettable flavor combination.

Irish Pubs with Great Food

When it comes to Irish cuisine, Boston has no shortage of pubs and restaurants serving up delicious fare. Whether you’re craving a classic shepherd’s pie, a hearty bowl of Irish stew, or some perfectly crispy fish and chips, you’ll find it all at these beloved establishments:

  • J.J. Foley’s Cafe: Nestled in South Boston since 1909, this beloved pub offers a diverse menu of traditional dishes with a modern twist, along with a rotating selection of craft beers and specials, like Jerry’s shepherd’s pie. 
  • The Druid: If you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day outside of South Boston, you may want to consider visiting The Druid in Cambridge. The Druid is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Be sure to try their Brunch on Sunday’s from 11-3, and if you’re visiting for lunch or dinner try some of the traditional Irish fare like fish & chips, Irish Seafood Stew and Sausage, Beans & Mash. 

Celebrating Responsibly

As you gear up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boston, it’s important to remember to do so responsibly and in accordance with local laws. If you are choosing to consume cannabis, you may want to know more about recreational cannabis in Boston. Whether you’re enjoying a pint of Guinness or partaking in some cannabis, always prioritize your safety and the safety of those around you. 

Remember to plan ahead, pace yourself, and never operate heavy machinery under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

So there you have it, folks! With this guide in hand, you’re ready to paint the town green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2024 in true Boston style. From the parade to the pubs, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and make memories that will last a lifetime. So gather your friends, don your finest green attire, and get ready for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration like no other. Sláinte!

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Disclaimer:  The content provided in this article is for informational purposes only. Please consume cannabis responsibly and follow all local laws and regulations.

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