Where The Locals Drink: St. Patrick's Day
It’s March in Louisville, which means it’s time for warmer weather, more outdoor activities, and Saint Patrick’s Day! Louisville’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off this year’s festivities on Saturday, March 11th in the Irish Hill neighborhood, but if you think Louisville only celebrates for one weekend, you’re in for a surprise. We celebrate this Irish pastime all month long, and we’re here to help you do the same!
Here’s a list of our favorite Irish Pubs in Louisville. So round up your crew and head out to Louisville’s finest Irish establishments for a pint or two!
In Ireland, pubs are the social center. The Irish Rover aims to be just that - a place to gather, relax, converse, and be merry. Located in the historic Clifton-Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, the Irish Rover offers a cozy, welcoming environment with Irish charm. FYI - their Guinness is shipped in from Dublin on the regular.
At Molly Malone’s, a Guinness a day keeps the doctor away. Or so the story goes. This pub and restaurant offers tons of activities and events. Whether you want to catch a Rugby game, play a few games of cornhole, or dance the night away, Molly’s has something for you!
This charming neighborhood spot channels the old country pubs of Ireland and offers patrons the opportunity to partake in Texas Hold’em, team trivia, and karaoke nights. On top of that, Flanagan’s offers a wide variety of beers and your favorite Irish eats.
The O’Shea name has nearly 100 years of history in Louisville. Mary O’Shea moved from her humble farm beginnings to Louisville in 1923 and began a hospitality and entertainment tradition. Four generations later, her family runs three incredible Louisville pubs. Stop by any of the O’Sheas pubs and you’re guaranteed to be treated to the finest Irish foods and libations - four generations in the making!
Bringing the spirit of Saint Patrick to the southeast of Louisville, O’Connell’s offers all the Irish charm you could ask for in a local pub. O’Connell’s offers live music on the weekends and happy hour daily from 4 - 7.
Shenanigan’s is tucked away in The Highlands neighborhood of Louisville. Offering an incredible outdoor patio with frequently updated plants and decor, Shenanigan’s welcomes locals and visitors to take it easy and mingle.