Milwaukee Irish Pub Guide - Downtown

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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 what pubs to go to and which MCTS bus routes to use to get there safely without driving.

St. Patrick's Day Guide:
Event Guide | Downtown Pubs | Other Area Pubs

More Events:
Shamrock Club of 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 serve 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

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: TBA
10:00 a.m.: Frogwater
2:00 p.m.: Rigel
5:00 p.m.: Trinity Irish Dancers
7:00 p.m.: Another Pint

MCTS Route on Oakland: 15

750 North Jefferson Street
(414) 271-7546
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: First 100 people get free t-shirt and green beer; breakfast served at 6:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.: Ian Gould
2:00 p.m.: Evan and Tom Leahy
4:30 p.m.: Myserk Band
6:30 p.m.: Assorted pipers and dancers
8:00 p.m.: Cowboy Brothers

MCTS Route one block away 
Wisconsin Avenue: 1012 | 14 | 23 | 30

Milwaukee Street: 11
Jackson Street: 30

1850 N. Water
(414) 431-9009
Web Site

Open: 8:00 a.m.
Special Event:
Heated Tent, special Irish menu
More events throughout the week
- check web site

6:00 p.m. Mark Meaney and Friends

MCTS Route one block away: 11 | 15

717 N. 16th
(414) 933-9047
Web Site

Open: 9:00 a.m.
Special Event: First 75 people who buy green beer pitcher get "I Opened Caffrey's" pint glass

MCTS Route on street: 23
MCTS Route half block away (Wisconsin Avenue): 10 | 14 | 30 

Champion's Pub
2417 N. Bartlett
(414) 332-2440
Web Site

Open: 9:00 a.m.
Special Event: Irish stew at 11:00 a.m.
NCAA tournament games on TV
Music: 3:00 p.m.: Bagpipers

MCTS Routes one block away: 15 (on Oakland) | 21 (on North)

County Clare
1234 N. Astor
(414) 272-5273
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Events:
$5 cover donated to Children's Hospital
Irish food menu from 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
T-shirt and other giveaways
NCAA tournament games on TV
Music: Both inside the restaurant and outside in a tent starting at 12:00 p.m.

MCTS Route on street: 10

1127 N. Water
(414) 278-8847
Web Site

Open: 9:00 a.m.

MCTS Route on street: 15 | 57

425 E. Wells
(414) 278-7576
Web Site

Open: 10:00 a.m.
Special Event: Free t-shirts for first 117 customers
Food: corned beef/cabbage, Reuben sandwiches, green beer

MCTS Routes one block away: 11 (on Milwaukee) | 30 (on Jackson)
Two blocks away (
Wisconsin Avenue): 1012 | 14 | 23 | 30

1729 N. Farwell
(414) 278-9290

Open: 10:00 a.m.
Special Event: Special lamb stew; t-shirt and hat giveaways
TBA: Greater Milwaukee Police and Fire Department Bagpipers
:00 p.m.: Guinness Bagpipers

MCTS Routes on street: 30 | One block away (Brady): 15

The Harp
113 E. Juneau
(414) 289-0700
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: Tents in street; serving corned beef/cabbage
12:00 p.m.: The Scrubbers
4:00 p.m.: Atlantic Wave
7:00 p.m.: Dan Harvey on the Harp Main Stage

MCTS Route one block away (Water): 15 | 57

Harp and Shamrock
2106 W. Wells
(414) 933-6080

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: Free Irish Stew starts at 7:00 a.m.

MCTS Routes one block away (Wisconsin Avenue): 1030

Judge's Irish Pub
1431 E. North
(414) 224-0605

Open: TBA
Special Event: TBA
Music: TBA

MCTS Route on street: 21

McGillicuddy's Bar and Restaurant
1135 N. Water
(414) 278-8888
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Events:
Green beer
Free t-shirts to first 117 people
Homemade Irish stew and Reuben sandwiches

MCTS Routes on street: 15 | 57

Mo's Irish Pub
142 W. Wisconsin
(414) 272-0721
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Food/Drink: 
Free green beer
Homemade Irish stew and Reuben sandwiches
Free t-shirts to first 117 people
Contests for trip for two to Ireland and case of Bailey's Irish Cream
Live Music/Dance:
7:00 a.m.: Another Pint
8:00 a.m.: Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers
10:00 a.m.: Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers
10:30 a.m.: Scott Meissner
12:30 p.m.: Ryan McIntyre
2:30 p.m.: Mike Bustin
4:30 p.m.: Mark Croft
5:30 p.m.: Trinity Irish Dancers
6:30 p.m.: Phil Norby
7:30 p.m.: Trinity Irish Dancers
8:30 p.m.: The Orphans

MCTS Routes on Plankinton Avenue: 18 | 19 | Wisconsin Avenue: 10 | 12 | 1423 | 30 | 31
One block away (Water Street): 
15 | 57

Murphy's Irish Pub
1613 W. Wells
(414) 344-0116
Web Site

Open: 9:00 a.m.
Special Event: TBA
Music: TBA

MCTS Route half block away (16th Street): 23
MCTS Route one block away (Wisconsin Avenue): 
10 | 14 | 30

Paddy's Pub
2339 N. Murray
(414) 223-3496
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: 6:00 a.m.: Traditional Irish breakfast (Irish bacon, blood pudding, bangers, scones, soda bread)
11:00 a.m. through dinner: Irish stew, corned beef sandwiches
Various raffles/giveaways
7:00 a.m.: Sigmund Snopek
4:00 p.m.: Derek Byrne with Sean Beglan
7:00 p.m.: Atlantic Wave

MCTS Route one block away: 21 (on North) | 30 (on Farwell)

The Irish Pub
124 N. Water
(414) 225-9400
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: 
Full menu from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade from pub to Catalano Square
Irish movies playing all Day
Music: Starts at 9:00 a.m.
Bands/musicians include Barry Dodd, Myserk, E13, Dead Horses, Pure Drops

MCTS Route on street: 15 

Trinity Three Irish Pub
125 E. Juneau
(414) 278-7033
Web Site

Open: 6:00 a.m.
Special Event: TBA
11:00 a.m.: Another Pint
3:00 p.m.: Trinity Irish Dancers
4:30 p.m.: Frogwater
7:30 p.m.: Element 13
10:30 p.m.: Super Fly

MCTS Route half block away (Water): 15 | 57