Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Key West
If you find yourself in Key West for St. Patrick’s Day, it surely wasn’t by accident. Check out different activities happening around town this St. Paddy’s Day. Sláinte!
This annual St. Paddy’s event, originally called “Bar None Suds Run” started in 1979 before pub crawls were cool. Since gaining popularity among locals, the Bar Stroll continues to keep a steady pace as a leisurely stroll. The event starts Saturday, March 19 at the Southernmost Beach Café before stopping at island mainstays like Schooner Wharf, Lucy’s, Nine One Five, and many more. A t-shirt and beer ticket costs $30 and benefits the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. More info here.
Fury Water Adventures always rises to the occasion, and this St. Patrick’s Day they’re offering special trips with green beer, party favors, and special food for the holiday. Perfect for groups of all sizes. Check out their website for contact information and special promo codes.
Schooner’s Landing is at the center of every good Key West party, with great live music and a heavy pour. Find your lucky charm, friends, and fun on March 17 with Black and Tan beer cocktails, green beer, schnapps, and Irish whiskey. The waterfront pub will also be slinging corned beef and cabbage all day long, and have live performances by Michael McCloud ( 12 - 5 p.m.) and Irish tunes by the Keys Salty Celts (6:30 - 11 p.m.). Check out the lineup here.
Head back to the bar on the 19th, where you can expect an especially festive affair as the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Stroll ends at the Schooner.
One of Key West’s most favorite breweries will host a rooftop St. Paddy’s party with Irish food and drink specials, plus live music by Cliff Coy and Derm from 1 - 10 p.m. Grab a brew or two to get started on some serious St. Patrick’s Day imbibing. We recommend Waterfront’s Imperial Red Wrecked Rooster Ale or Southernmost Stout, with notes of roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate, and a spicy bread hint from the rye malt.
Key West’s Irish Pubs
Key West’s Irish pubs will be poised for brisk business this St Patrick’s Day. So gear up and learn the words to your favorite Irish drinking songs before visiting places like Irish Kevins (which has a packed lineup of live music scheduled from 8 a.m. - 3 a.m.) and Shanna Key Irish Pub & Grill. Last year, Shanna Key featured a spread of Irish fare, live traditional music, Luck o’ the Irish Texas Hold’em, whiskey shots, and a televised Irish rugby match so expect more fun shenanigans come March 17.
The IK 5K family friendly St. Patrick’s Day themed run/walk returns for a 9 a.m. romp around the island to benefit Michelle’s Foundation which helps children, students, and families achieve their highest potential. Each participant receives a t-shirt, magnet, and koozie, with the first 200 finishers earning a custom medal. A breakfast buffet will immediately follow at Irish Kevin’s. Register ahead and may the luck of the Irish be with you.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!
Going green this St. Patrick’s Day in Key West? Check out special offers at The Gates Hotel, including special rates for Florida residents.