7 Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Sacramento Area
Feb 28, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! There is no better place to celebrate this holiday than an Irish pub or Irish-themed bar with an abundance of Guinness, Irish fare, lively crowds, and a sea of green. Make plans to visit one of these Irish pubs in and around Sacramento on St. Patrick’s Day or the days leading up to March 17!
Photo Courtesy of the Boxing Donkey Irish Pub
The Boxing Donkey Irish Pub is located in historic Old Town Roseville, serving incredible Irish food, beer and whiskey. Their inviting and hospitable service in a comfortable setting makes your experience extra enjoyable, furthered by live music and a daily happy hour. The Boxing Donkey has quite the day planned on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, they open at 6 a.m. on March 17 to start the festivities early! (Photo above represents the Boxing Donkey’s German festivities.)
Malt & Mash Irish Pub in the heart of downtown puts a modern twist on the classic Irish pub, evident in their gorgeous interior and exterior designs and their delicious food and drink menus. The name Malt & Mash refers to the usual grain mixture used in the brewing and distillation of beer and whiskey, both of which they specialize in. This authentic pub celebrates the history of Irish-American culture in an effortless and captivating way.
Photo Courtesy of de Vere’s Irish Pub
de Vere’s Irish Pub is owned and operated by an Irish family originally from Dublin who moved to Sacramento in 1984. The atmosphere is so authentically Irish at both of de Vere’s locations in Sacramento and Davis. In fact, they even had the pub fixtures and furnitures designed and built in Ireland. de Vere’s provides innovative Irish food, friendly service, and of course, 20-ounce pints of Guinness!
Photos Courtesy of Pitch & Fiddle
Pitch & Fiddle is an authentic Irish pub in Sacramento serving the finest selection of Irish whiskeys and beers. Their Irish fare is to die for — especially the fish and chips and their famous Irish corned beef tacos. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Pitch and Fiddle, or treat every day like an Irish holiday with their daily happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m.!
Photo Courtesy of 36 Handles Pub & Eatery
This easy-going Irish pub in El Dorado Hills serves classic Irish fare and drinks, with a strong emphasis on beers. In fact, they have 36 handles (hence the name!), including 28 commonly found beers and 8 alternating taps, offering variety and interest for beer connoisseurs. Join their membership club by drinking a handle of every beer on tap, and you will receive perks and discounted refills at each visit!
Photo Courtesy of O’Mally’s Irish Pub
Located in the heart of Old Sacramento, O’Mally’s Irish Pub offers one of the most authentic Irish experiences around. With wooden furniture, traditional Irish fare at reasonable prices, a wide selection of drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere, this no-frills pub is the real deal. This year, O’Mally’s is celebrating their 20th anniversary, so they’re throwing an especially big party on St. Patrick’s Day!
Photo Courtesy of Nyk Photography
This Orangevale pub is popular amongst residents and those in neighboring towns. The Blarney Stone serves 22 beers on tap, including all of your Irish favorites, and a full bar with a great selection of Irish whiskeys. Relax with friends and family on the covered patio with some Guinness-battered fish and chips, or belly up to the bar with a pint of Guinness!
Lá fhéile Pádraig sona duit, Sacramento!
Translation: Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Sacramento!
Header Photo Courtesy of Malt & Mash Irish Pub