Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day Guide

Irish pubs near downtown Milwaukee

CREATED Mar 8, 2012

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  • A pint of Guinness. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE - St. Patrick's Day in Milwaukee is not just a celebration of all things Irish, but a celebration, period!

There's hundreds of Irish musicians and dancers, thousands - perhaps millions - of pints of beer and corned beef and cabbage dishes enjoyed.

We have the ultimate St. Patrick's-related event guide to let you plan your celebration.

It includes the more than 50 Irish pubs to go to and which MCTS bus routes to use to get there safely without driving.
- Irish pubs in and near Downtown Milwaukee
- Irish pubs in other areas of Southeastern Wisconsin

Please celebrate safe! 

To help you get around without getting behind the wheel, we've built links to the MCTS routes that Miller Lite Free Rides will offer after 6:00 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day.

Do you have a St. Patrick's Day event going on?  Click here to tell us about it, and we'll post the best ones!

St. Patrick's Day at Irish Pubs in Southeastern Wisconsin
Near Downtown/East Side (all in Milwaukee)
Pub St. Patrick's Day Info
Black Rose
2856 North Oakland Avenue
(414) 763-6526
Web Site | Facebook
MCTS routes nearby:
2260Green

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Specials: Multple giveaways
Music: 
12:00 p.m.: Another Pint
4:00 p.m.: Dan Harvey
8:00 p.m.: Shinigans

Blackthorn
750 North Jefferson Street
(414) 837-5511
Web Site | FacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
10 | 15 | 30
31

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: First 50 people get free t-shirt, various raffle giveaways
Music: 
12:00 p.m.: Myserk
3:00 p.m.: Finn McCools
6:00 p.m.: Irish dancers
8:00 p.m.: Mostly Water

Brocach
1850 N. Water
(414) 431-9009
Web Site | Facebook
MCTS routes nearby:
10

Open: 8:00 a.m.
More events throughout the week
- check web site
Music: 
2:00 p.m.: Athas

Caffrey's
717 N. 16th
(414) 933-9047
Web Site | FacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
10 | 14 | 23 | 30

Open: 9:00 a.m.
Music: 
Irish fiddling throughout the day

Champion's Pub
2417 N. Bartlett
(414) 332-2440
Web Site | FacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
Green

 

Open: 9:00 a.m.
Specials:
Irish stew at 11:00 a.m.-when it runs out
After dark: Irish brats
Heated tent with NCAA tournament games on TV, various giveaways
Music:
5:30 p.m.: Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipe and Drum Band
TBA: Beechwood Pipe and Drum Band, Tullamore Dew Pipe and Drum Band

County Clare
1234 N. Astor
(414) 272-5273
Web Site | FacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
10 | 30

Open: 6:00 a.m., Tent at 10:00 a.m.
Special Events:
Guinness Perfect Pint contest
Music: 
8:30 a.m.: Myserk
11:00 a.m.: Barry Dodd
2:30 p.m.: Ian Gould
7:00 p.m.: Milwaukee Police/Fire Drum and Pipe Corps
8:15 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session
10:00 p.m.: Frogwater

Fitzgibbons
1127 N. Water
(414) 278-8847
Web Site

Open: TBA

Flannery's
425 E. Wells
(414) 278-7576
Web SiteFacebook
MCTS routes nearby:
15

Open: 10:00 a.m.
Special Event:
Irish jig contest

Halliday's
1729 N. Farwell
(414) 278-9290
MCTS routes nearby:
30Green

Open: 10:00 a.m.
Special Event: Proceeds from sale of Irish stew and soda bread go to MDA
Music: 
Between 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Guinness pipe and drum
4:00 p.m.:
Milwaukee Police/Fire Drum and Pipe Corps

The Harp
113 E. Juneau
(414) 289-0700
Web Site | Facebook 
MCTS routes nearby:
57Green

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event:
Block Party with Trinity Three Irish Pubs
Caricatures by Bill Begos
Music:
12:00 p.m.: The Scrubbers
4:00 p.m.: Atlantic Wave
7:00 p.m.: Dan Harvey

Harp and Shamrock
2106 W. Wells
(414) 933-6080
MCTS routes nearby:
10 | 30

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: Free Irish Stew all day

Irish Rec Room
1023 N. Old World 3rd Street
(414) 988-9009
Web Site | FacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
19

Open: TBA
Special Event: TBA
Music: 
10:00 a.m.: Finn McCools

Judge's Irish Pub
1431 E. North
(414) 224-0605
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MCTS routes nearby:
21

Open: 9:00 a.m.
Special Event: First 100 people receive free t-shirt

McGillicuddy's Bar and Restaurant
1135 N. Water
(414) 278-8888
Web Site FacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
57Green

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: 
Kissing of the "Gilly Stone"

 

Mo's Irish Pub
142 W. Wisconsin
(414) 272-0721
Web Site 
MCTS routes nearby:
10 | 12 | 14 | 19 | 23 | 30 | 31 | 33 | 57 | Blue

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: 
Taking reservations 6:00-7:00 a.m.

Free bar tab given away every 20 minutes between 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Free t-shirts for first 100 people through the door
Raffle for free Bailey's Irish Cream
Music/Dance: 
7:00 a.m.: Phil Norby
9:00 a.m.: Scott Meisner
11:00 a.m.
: Mark Croft
1:00 p.m.: Greg Gerard
3:00 p.m.: Ryan McIntyre
5:00 p.m.: Stray Voltage
7:30 p.m.: The Orphans
10:00 p.m.: Five Card Studs

Murphy's Irish Pub
1613 W. Wells
(414) 344-0116
Web SiteFacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
23

Open: 9:00 a.m.

O'Lydia's
333 South 1st Street
(414) 271-7546
Web SiteTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
1519 | 23


Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event:
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
Music: 
9:00 a.m.: The Pubby's
2:00 p.m.: Frogwater
5:00 p.m.: Bagpipers

Paddy's Pub
2339 N. Murray
(414) 223-3496
Web Site Facebook
MCTS routes nearby:
23 | 30

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event:

6:00 a.m. Traditional Irish breakfast
Benefit for St. Anthony's School
Raffles w/proceeds to St. Anthony's, Hunger Task Force
Giveaways including t-shirts
Music:
7:00 a.m.: Sigmund Snopek
4:00 p.m.: Traditional Irish music session
9:00 p.m.: Atlantic Wave

The Irish Pub
124 N. Water
(414) 225-9400
Web SiteFacebook
MCTS routes nearby:
Green

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: TBA
Music:
9:00 a.m.: E13
3:00 p.m.: The Pure Drops
5:00 p.m.: Tallymore
7:00 p.m.: Barry Dodd

Trinity Three Irish Pub
125 E. Juneau
(414) 278-7033
Web Site | FacebookTwitter
MCTS routes nearby:
57Green

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: TBA
Music: 
11:00 a.m.: Frogwater
3:00 p.m.: Trinity Irish Dancers
4:30 p.m.: Another Pint
10:00 p.m.: Superfly