There’s no denying Montreal knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Whether it involves heading to a pub, watching the parade, or hosting a party, the city loves this holiday. So get your green sweater out of the closet and get ready to find out where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Montreal.
Explore Montreal’s bar scene
St. Patrick’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to sample the city’s Irish bars, which are scattered across the downtown core. Start your adventure near Guy-Concordia metro stop, as most of the Irish pubs in Montreal are located in the area.
McKibbin’s on Bishop Street is hosting a weekend-long event that begins in the morning and goes on until 3 am. Get there early on Saturday morning to get the best spot and prepare for a wild adventure. There’s going to be live music and entertainment over the course of three days, which includes traditional Celtic dancing.
For the next part of the adventure, check out Hurley’s on Crescent Street. They have over 19 brews on tap and will feature live musicians. If you’re not in the mood for a beer, Hurley’s also has an extensive food menu to satisfy your appetite. We recommend trying the fish and chips or the “Hurley’s Hefty Platter” hamburger!
The last place on your bucket list is Irish Embassy, which is hosting a live screening of the rugby match between Ireland vs. England. So expect a few rugby fans on Saturday morning! There’s also no cover charge, meaning it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax with your friends.
Watch the parade
This year marks the 195th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montreal, and it consistently attracts thousands of excited spectators. Dust off your favourite green item of clothing and head downtown to watch the celebration unfold.
The parade takes place on Sunday, March 18, and the route is a little different this year compared to the past. Instead of heading eastwards on St. Catherine Street, the parade will start on De Maisonneuve Boulevard, head westwards and end on Mackay Street.
On the morning of the parade, several pubs and bars host a traditional Irish breakfast. We recommend ordering an Irish coffee, which is a delicious beverage that contains hot coffee, sugar, whipped cream, and Irish whiskey! It’s the perfect cocktail to warm you up on a chilly March afternoon in Montreal.
Host your own party
If you don’t feel like going out, host your own St. Patrick’s Day party at your place. Decorate your home with a few green decorations and get to work in the kitchen. Peel a few potatoes and create this fantastic Creamy Irish Potatoes Recipe and pick up a bottle of Irish whiskey from the SAQ.
On St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate Montreal’s historical connection to the tiny Island across the Atlantic. If you’re looking to buy property in the Montreal area, check out DevMcGill’s projects or give us a call at 514 288-4737.
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