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11 Irish Bars in Calgary to Hit Up on St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick’s Day is every beer lovers favourite holiday. To help with your St. Patty’s party, here are Calgary’s top Irish pubs to visit on March 17th.

11 Irish Bars in Calgary to Hit Up on St. Patricks Day

St. Patrick’s Day is all about beer, the colour green, celebrating Irish culture, and beer (oops, did we already say that?). To help with planning your best St. Paddy’s Day party, here are some one Calgary’s best Irish bars to visit on St. Patrick’s Day.


Ceili’s Modern Irish Pub

Ceili’s Modern Irish Pub started “pouring the pints” back in 1999 and the taps have not turned off since! We currently operate 5 high-profile pubs in Western Canada, 3 in Calgary and 2 in the Greater Vancouver area.

Ceili’s is a casual dining restaurant and bar. Ceili’s believe in creating honest, locally sourced and delicious food and beverage, shared in an environment to match the fun atmosphere, amazing people and exceptional service. Stop by for lunch, host a corporate event or grab happy hour drinks during the game. We feature a wide selection of beer, wine, whiskey and spirits, as well as fresh and locally sourced comfort food with daily specials.



Donegal Irish Pub

The Donegal pub is inspired by traditional Irish architecture. We offer 44 draft taps and classically inspired cocktails! Hungry?!? we’ve got just the thing… whether your looking for classic comfort food, or modern pub fair our redesigned menu has something for everyone.

Not just a place to eat and drink! We offer a large selection of entertainment including Karaoke, live music, sporting events, UFC and much more.

We feature some very distinct beer including Tennent’s, Guinness, Fullers London Pride, Hacker, and Innis & Gunn… We are also proud to support local breweries including Zero Issue, Village, and Fallen Timber. If your looking for something extraordinary we’ve got you covered!


Fionn Maccool’s

At Fionn MacCool’s, they don’t separate what they believe from what they serve. Fionn MacCool’s believe quality time should be spent over quality fare. Which is why they will always strive to satisfy your appetite for honest food and great company while bringing you good times that happen for no reason – which is the best reason of all.

Check out their limited Irish Fest menu here. This menu runs from February 4th to March 16th.


James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant

The pub was created with a focus on staying true to the tradition of authentic pubs in Ireland. The Curran’s collected hundreds of artifacts from Ireland’s history, from Anne’s childhood school books to her Grandad’s penny-farthing bicycle to vintage beer and whiskey ads, in order to make every wall in The James Joyce a wonder to behold.

Serving delicious food and the finest drinks in this unique environment, The James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant is a treat for tourists and locals alike.



Jamesons Pub

Jamesons Pub is a popular, modern, Celtic-themed, neighbourhood pub. Jamesons Pub has something for everyone. You are always welcome to join them with friends and family for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just to quench your thirst.


Joyce on 4th

As gorgeous as the pub is; the real beauty happens behind the bar. With a collection of 72 draught beers on tap. If you weren’t already, you will soon be a regular at this bar! They have searched all around the world and have chosen the best of the best beers for your drinking pleasure! Joyce on 4th’s extensive whiskey and wine lists are something you cannot miss!


Kilkenny Irish Pub

This is a great place to meet up with friends or it can be a quiet retreat to share an intimate conversation in front of a cozy fireplace. This is your destination to all premier sporting events, as they have rooms filled with HD TVs and a superb sound system. The extensive menu is one to remember, from scrumptious appetizers to sweet desserts, traditional fare food and daily food specials, there is something for everyone for every occasion.



O’Sullivan’s Restaurant & Bar

O’Sullivan’s is locally owned and operated and has been proudly serving Calgary since 1985. Their mission is simple: every guest leaves happy and wants to return to visit us again. Whether it is a business lunch, after work happy hour or party karaoke for that special occasion or just a fun night out, O’Sullivan’s has got you covered.


The Seanachie Irish Pub

When The Seanachie Irish Pub was built the goal was to take the authenticity of old Ireland and combine it with what Calgarian’s know to love about their neighborhood pub. The final product is one to love, you can understand when you walk in and admire the bar. Being custom made in Ireland and shipped piece by piece across the Atlantic, this solid mahogany gem is magnificent in every sense. Guarded by hand carved Cherubs (Angel’s helpers) the bar has 30 seats, each that give a distinct and unique view of the pub.


St. James Corner Restaurant & Irish Pub

In Ireland, the World’s #1 brewer of Stout is Guinness. The Guinness factory, St. James Gate has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in all of Ireland. Thousands of tourists flock to St. James Gate to get a look at where the famous Stout is brewed. Guinness to this day is the largest producer of Stout in the world, and arguably the best Stout in the world. We chose the name St. James Corner because the St. James Gate brewery is world renowned for its care and attention to detail, like our architect and carpenters took in building our pub. We want our customers to feel as though they are in an authentic Pub in the middle of Ireland.



The Cat ‘n’ Fiddle Pub

“Calgary’s Friendliest Pub” opened in 1992. Head over to this Celtic-themed pub to watch your favourite sport on one of their 16 big screens, play darts, pinball, Golden Tee, Buck Hunter, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Cribbage or one of their many other games.


For more great beer and restaurant suggestions, check out these great posts:

Review of National Beer Hall
Best Places in Banff for Great Local Beer
Calgary’s First Craft Beer Hotel
10 Stouts You Need To Try

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