Here are the best bars in Kitsilano to raise a pint of Guinness or green beer for St. Patricks Day. Since St. Paddy’s Day 2014 falls on a Monday, many of the bar and pub celebrations get underway on Friday, March 14. And don’t forget to bring your hangover out to the annual Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 16 at 11am.
Best Bars to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Kitsilano
Darby’s, 2001 MacDonald Street, 604-731-0617, Darbyspub.ca
Our neighbourhood watering hole will have the usual round up of St. Paddy’s day rowdiness including Irish music, dance floor action, green suds and whiskey sours on special.
Ceili’s, 1774 West 7th, Ceilis.com
A Paint the Town Green St. Patrick’s Day party from 10am Both Vancouver locations (Kitsilano and Granville) have Irish-themed entertainment and drink specials. The distinguishing factor: this is Vancouver’s largest Irish pub offering Western Canada’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party.
The Reagle Beagle, 2283 West Broadway, 604-739-0677, Thebeagle.ca
Specials all week March 10-17 with traditional Irish food, $4 Bushmills, Guinness adn FOundry on tap plus live music from an Irish piping band.
The Bimini Public House, 2010 West 4th Ave.?, 604-733-7116, Donnellygroup.ca/the-bimini
The party is on from 10am to 1am March 17. The Knackers will play live Irish folk music and there’s a guest DJ after 9pm. $5.00 Guinness, Steam Whistle and Jameson.
The Cove Pub, 3681 W 4th Ave., Thecovepub.ca
Expect green beer and live highland dancers March 17.
Sunset Grill Tap House & Whiskey Bar, 2204 York Ave., Sunsetgrillvancouver.com
They’ve got the Irish thing going on all year round at this neighbourhood pub where the whiskey flows like water and everyone really does seem to know each other’s name. This year is particularly special as the pub turns 25. The party goes down Saturday, March 15.
The Kings Head Pub, 1618 Yew Street, Thekingsheadkits.com
In their words: “Many people die of thirst but the Irish are born with it.” Lots of drinks and eats specials for $5 and under.
The Wolf & Hound, 3617 West Broadway, Wolfandhound.ca
Still waiting for deets from this cozy pub, but there’s usually something festive in store for St. Paddy’s.
Last modified: March 11, 2014