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Published February 9, 2024

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City This Year

Paint the city green with these fun St. Patrick’s Day events in NYC! 🍀

by New York Bucket List


Looking for something fun to do in New York for St. Patrick's Day? We've rounded up all the festive events happening around the city, from the Annual St. Patrick's Day parade to epic bar crawls to cultural activities and museums that honor Irish heritage. Whether you're Irish or just a big supporter of St. Patrick's Day, there are ways for everyone to participate in the festivities all March long. So get your green on and enjoy all the St. Paddy's Day fun NYC has to offer. Sláinte! 🍻


12 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in NYC

See the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This annual parade is one of the city's biggest and most popular events and draws huge crowds of spectators every year. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 (yes, before the Declaration of Independence was even signed!), and the tradition is going strong to this day. Whether you're Irish or just a proud supporter, there's something for everyone at this iconic celebration. The parade will begin promptly at 11:00 am on March 16, so get festive and join the crowds downtown for a day full of music, dancing, and good old-fashioned fun.

Where: The Parade begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and ends on 5th Avenue uptown at 79th Street.
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St. Paddy's Day Bash with The Shaka Club

Join the Shaka Club for an unforgettable St. Patrick's Day celebration at Goldie's Tavern in NYC! Enjoy live Irish stepdance performances by the Brooklyn Irish Dance Company, exclusive access to a private bar from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, themed party favors, and more. Don't miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in the ultimate St. Paddy's Day experience with fellow 20- and 30-somethings curated by the Shaka Club!

Where: Goldie's Tavern: 135 West 30th Street, New York, NY
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135 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001, USA
St. Paddy's Day Bash with The Shaka Club
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St. Patrick's Day at Bingo Loco

Attend a St. Patrick's Day-themed bingo rave party with dance-offs, lip sync battles, throwback anthems, confetti showers, CO2 cannons, conga lines, and prizes ranging from international trips, cars, air fryers, lawnmowers, and more.

Where: Brooklyn Monarch: 23 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY
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Kiss Me I'm Irish: NYC St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

If you're looking for the best way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, a bar crawl in New York City is a great option that lets you keep the fun going all day long! There are tons of great bars in the city, and on St. Patrick's Day, they come alive with revelers. With this curated crawl, you’ll hit 10 of the most fun bars, serving awesome drink specials. So put on your green gear, raise a glass of Guinness, and get ready to party!

Where: Check-in is at DROM: 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
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85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA
Kiss Me, Im Irish: New York City St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl
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Raise a Pint at McSorley’s Old Ale House

This classic East Village spot is as old-school as it gets, with sawdust-strewn floors and a straightforward menu written on chalkboards daily. If you didn’t know, they only serve two kinds of ale, light or dark, so your choice is always easy. Stop by to chow down on some traditional corned beef and cabbage while enjoying a pint in this New York institution, open for 168 years and still going strong. And remember: be good, or be gone. 

Where: 15 E 7th St, New York, NY
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Gold Rush: St. Patrick's Day Party at Nebula

Everyone knows Dublin is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day, but if you can’t hop on a plane, we’ve got the next best thing right here in New York! Nebula will be completely decked out with state-of-the-art LED screens, so you’ll feel like you're in the middle of Dublin as you party the night away. Dress up in your St. Paddy's Day gear and head to Nebula on Saturday, March 16th, for a day of DJs, dancing, and a little luck!

Where: Nebula Night Club, 135 W 41st St., New York, NY
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Nebula, 135 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036, United States
GOLD RUSH: St. Paddy's Day Party at Nebula - 33% off
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Drink Green Beer at Loreley Beer Garden

Loreley Beer Garden is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style! You can also snap some fun pics with the beautiful spring floral installation in their indoor/outdoor beer garden, which is heated, so you’ll stay warm even in the chilly March weather. They’ll be serving drink specials all week long—be sure to try the green beer, green frozen margaritas, and, of course, Guinness or Jameson!

Where: 7 Rivington Street, New York, NY
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Enjoy an Irish Coffee at the Dead Rabbit

This renowned Financial District watering hole is known for its award-winning cocktails, and its Irish coffee is a must-try! The traditional drink is perfect for warming up on a cold or rainy day and will put you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Feeling a little fancier? Try the Irish Coffee Martini or one of their other killer cocktails featuring a fantastic selection of Irish whiskeys.

Where: 30 Water St, New York, NY
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Chow Down on Corned Beef at Molly’s Pub and Restaurant

In the mood for some delicious corned beef on St. Patrick's Day? Molly's is the place to be. Known as one of the oldest and most authentic Irish pubs in New York City, Molly’s welcomes locals and newcomers alike with open arms. So come on over, enjoy a pint of Guinness, and get your St. Paddy's Day feast on! The pub is also Guinness Perfect Pint certified, so you know they take their pours seriously. 

Where: 287 3rd Ave, New York, NY
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Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a stalwart on Fifth Avenue, having first opened its doors in 1879. The church itself plays a significant role in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as the Archbishop of New York reviews the parade each year from the steps of St. Patrick’s. However, that’s not the only tie to the celebrations that this historical landmark has to share. Irish music lovers can also get in the holiday spirit early at the Annual Irish Heritage Concert hosted by the church, typically the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day.

Where: 5th Avenue between 50th/51st Streets, New York, NY
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Get Festive Cupcakes from Baked by Melissa

Baked by Melissa offers cupcakes for every occasion, including St. Patrick's Day. Try a "Lucky Charm" cupcake made with green vanilla, filled with brownie butter, and topped with gold sugar. They also have a "Rainbow Cookie" cupcake, and you can get packages with a variety of festive flavors.

Where: Various locations
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Tour the Tenement Museum

This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Lower East Side, and visitors can learn about the history of the Irish immigrants who lived there. Guests can explore restored apartments and learn about what life was like for some of the founding residents of lower Manhattan. The museum also offers educational programs and tours that provide a deeper understanding of Irish culture and its impact on New York City.

Where: 103 Orchard St, New York, NY
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