Spring is here! Come mid-March brings one of the most lively and luckiest holidays across the world—St. Patrick’s Day! On the 17th of March, people from all over gear up in their most vibrant shades of green to celebrate the famous Irish tradition. The holiday originated in Ireland during the 17th century, to honor the death of Christian patron Saint Patrick. Now most people use it as a day for drinking, feeling lucky, and having fun!
St. Paddy’s Day is all about commemorating Irish culture—from the green shamrocks, red hair, and endless green beer in a pub! Luckily you don’t have to go all the way to Ireland to experience a memorable March 17th. As Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee has plenty of excitement year-round for locals, college students, and visitors. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, Tally knows how to celebrate. From festive Irish meals to bar crawls to a Shamrock 5K, there are plenty of fun events to get into to honor St. Patrick. We’ve listed some of Tally’s most popular Irish pubs, St. Paddy specials, and holiday themed events all March long to get you into the “shamrock spirit!” Can you feel the luck of the Irish, Tally?
Guinness or light beer? The choice is yours! Drinking beer is integrated into Irish culture—so what better way to celebrate than sharing a brew or two in these beloved Tallahassee pubs?
1122 Thomasville Rd #2
Hours: Mon-Sat 4pm-2am, Sun 4pm-12am
215 E 6th Ave Tallahassee FL 32303
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 7pm-2am
210 S Adams St, Tallahassee FL 32301
Hours: Thurs 9pm-2am, Fri 4pm-1am, Mon 9pm-2am
With the holiday right around the corner, plenty of local restaurants are offering Irish-themed specials to bring you a bit of extra luck. From green food to leprechaun-themed drinks, follow our list of Tallahassee spots and reach the pot of gold with their St. Paddy’s Day deals:
Get your drink on and choose between two $5 St. Paddy’s themed drinks: The Tipsy Leprechaun and the Pot O’ Gold Colada!
Location: 1388 Capital Cir NW, Tallahassee FL 32304 & 1355 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee FL 32301
Hours: Sun-Tues 11am-12am, Wed-Sat 11am-1am
Try out Irish-themed special dishes like their Corned Beef and Cabbage, fish-n-chips, and more!
Location: 1208 Capital Cir SE, Tallahassee FL 32301
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
If you’re looking for all things green this March 17th, try out Bruegger’s annual batch of green bagels!
Location: 1216 N Monroe St, Tallahassee FL 32303 & 3122 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee FL 32308
Hours: Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm
St. Patrick’s Day themed margarita? Sign us up! For only $5 throughout the month of march, try out The Lucky Jameson—made with Jameson Irish Whiskey!
Location: 5730 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee FL 32312
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
Fill yourself up with a traditional Irish meal! Cracker Barrell is serving up Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatoes, carrots, and Gulden’s Spicy Brown mustard.
Location: 2920 Hospitality St, Tallahassee FL 32303
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7am-10pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm
Want your ice cream as green as a shamrock? Head to Dairy Queen and try their featured Mint Oreo Blizzard in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
Location: 1319 Capital Cir SE, Tallahassee FL 32301 & 2227 N Monroe St, Tallahassee FL 32303
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-11:45pm, Sun 11am-11:45pm
If anyone knows how to celebrate a holiday with delicious food, it’s Krispy Kreme. They’ve prepped a Luck O’ the Doughnuts Collection featuring four special donuts: The Gold Coin, Lucky Sprinkles, Lucky Unicorn, and the Leprechaun Plaid donut.
Location: 1300 E Park Ave, Tallahassee FL 32301 & 2590 N Monroe St, Tallahassee FL 32303
Hours: Daily 6am-12am
Green as far as the eye can see! The list below is filled with St. Patrick’s Day themed events across Tallahassee to get you feeling as lucky as the Irish:
Publix Aprons Cooking School at Village Square is hosting two demonstration-style cooking classes featuring Irish-inspired meals. The holiday menu includes salmon and Irish cheddar croquettes with chive vinaigrette, lamb meatballs with mushroom-leek gravy and herbed mashed potatoes, potato-crusted halibut with herb-cheese creamed kale, and Irish crème poke cake. They’ve even hinted at an Irish beer tasting! Is your mouth watering as much as ours? Tickets to the class are $65 each and reservations are made on a first come, first-serve basis. Must be 18+ to attend and 21+ for alcohol sampling.
Date/Time: March 3rd & 17th, 2023, 6:30pm
Address: 3521 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, FL 32309
Prep for St. Paddy’s Day early with one of Tallahassee’s oldest races! The Shamrock Scurry began back in 1981 and brings in around 1,000 regional runners each year. Proceeds go to local charities, youth rehabilitation, and feeding programs—which means you’re running for a good cause! Free shirts are available for the first 400 preregistered runners, or just show up in your most green attire! Tickets for the 1-mile race are $12, and tickets for 5K range from $15-20. Important: Those registering on the day of the race can only pay with cash or check. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7am.
Date/Time: March 4th, 2023, 1 mile begins at 8am, 5K begins at 8:30am
Address: 2800 Shamrock Street South Tallahassee, FL 32309
Pub Crawls is one of the most popular party hosts for college students—and they’re back to host not one, but TWO St. Patrick’s Day crawls. Double the drinks, double the luck! Tally students and locals will be thrilled to hear that each ticket includes entry into 4+ bars, a Pub Crawls wristband, a digital map, and up to 50% off exclusive holiday-themed drinks! Plus, they’ll have a photographer and videographer on site to capture wildly lucky adventure. Registration for tickets is free online, where more details are set to be released. Important: Must be 21+ to attend.
Date/Time: March 17th & March 18th, 2023, 1pm-8pm
Address: TBD – info provided on ticket
Are there ever enough bar crawls? We think not! Potbelly’s and Clyde and Costello’s have teamed up to host what they claim is the luckiest bar crawl of the year. Decide for yourself and drink your way around some of Tally’s favorite local bars. Doors open at noon and presale tickets are available for $20.
Date/Time: March 17th, 2023, Doors open at 12pm
Address: 210 S Adams St, Tallahassee FL 32301
Two of our favorite local bars are joining forces yet again for another unforgettable St. Paddy’s Day! Irish pub Finnegan’s Wake and arcade bar Fire Betty’s are putting on an all-day event starting at 10am. You’ll be feeling the Irish luck with green beer, outdoor games, food trucks, and even Irish step dancers! Can it get any more festive than that? The best part—no cover to get in!
Date/Time: March 17th, 2023, 10am-close
Address: 1122 Thomasville Rd Suite #9, Tallahassee FL 32303