Here are our suggestions for restaurants and pubs in the Seattle area who offer Irish-inspired menus and drinks, appropriate for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (March 17). Some of these establishments offer specials and live music all day, others celebrate in more staid fashion. A few have a cover charge and some are 21+ establishments only–so check their website if these issues are a concern. We’ve listed restaurants roughly in order from north to south throughout the Puget Sound region.
Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub now has 3 locations: Everett, Seattle Smith Tower and Fremont neighborhood. Each restaurant offers St. Patrick’s Day fun all day, including live music, a great Irish beer selection, and menu of traditional Irish food.
Conor Byrne in Ballard features a whiskey and beer selection, along with cocktails, plus live music and food trucks. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107.
Mulleady’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Magnolia is more subdued than the average pub, with a fine menu of food and drink, including an impressive selection of Irish whiskies. St. Patrick’s Day features a special prix fixe menu. A unique and much talked about attraction of the establishment is the huge urinal in the gentlemen’s restroom, salvaged from the old Seattle Orpheum Theatre of the early 1920s. (Ladies can ask any staff member for a peek.) Mulleady’s, 3055 21st Avenue West, Seattle, Washington, 98199.
Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub (21+ only) in Pike Place Market’s Post Alley features live Irish music, dancing, and traditional foods Wednesday-Sunday. No cover Wednesday-Friday and Sunday. Cover charge Saturday $20. Kell’s is located on Post Alley between Stewart & Virginia Streets, 1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101.
Fado Irish Pub Seattle in downtown Seattle. Saturday: Brunch ’til 11 am, live music 3 pm-midnight, no cover, 21+ only after 5 pm. Sunday: Regular Menu and live music all day, $10 cover starts at Noon, 21+ only. Fado, 801 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.
Owl & Thistle Irish Pub in downtown Seattle is a neighborhood bar with a menu of traditional and other items with live music. Owl & Thistle Irish Pub, 808 Post Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.
Quinn’s on Capitol Hill specializes in beers, whiskeys and bourbons, along with classic but creative modern bar food. Quinn’s, 1001 East Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98122.
T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on lower Queen Anne includes Irish fare alongside local favorites like salmon and cobb salad. The bar boasts 21 draught beers, 31 single malt Scotches, a full line of spirits, and Seattle’s best Irish Coffee.
Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub in Bellevue offers pub food with Irish flair, an Irish whiskey and Scotch collection, imported and local brews, and Irish Coffee in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.
13 Coins Restaurants (3 locations, Bellevue, Seattle, and SeaTac) offers breakfast and dinner specials on St. Partick’s Day in addition to their 24-hour menu.
Celtic Swell Irish Pub in West Seattle features house made food and drinks; $5-$10 Irish specials for the day. Celtic Swell, 2722 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.
Wilde Rover in Kirkland features fabulous food and music all day. Wilde Rover, 111 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033. $10 cover. Features “boxty” (savory potato cakes), which unlike Corned Beef and Cabbage, is authentic to Irish history.
TK Irish Pub and Eatery in Puyallup features tradition Irish and American food in a fun atmosphere and Sounders on the big screen. TK Irish Pub , 109 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA.
Doyle’s Public House in Tacoma offers an expansive selection of Scotch and Whiskey, and the kiss of the Irish on their daily menu. Doyle’s Public House, 208 St Helens Avenue, Tacoma.
O’Malley’s Irish Pub offers an excellent selection of Irish Whiskeys, cocktails, and draft beers, plus classic Irish dishes like Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, Shepherds Pie, and popular O’malley’s burger, and of course live music. O’Malley’s, 2403 6th Avenue, Tacoma.
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