Where to Find St. Patrick’s Day Food and Drink in Vancouver

Green beer for St. Patrick's Day

Photo: Patrick Fore/Unsplash

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with both sweet treats and savoury meals, plus lots of delicious whiskey and beer. Here’s where to find St. Paddy’s themed food and drink in Vancouver this year.


Whiskey in the Bar Chocolate from Beta5 Chocolate

Beta5 Chocolates has collaborated with Chef Colin Fleming from The Irish Heather to create a limited edition Irish-inspired chocolate bar. The milk chocolate bar includes Paddy Irish whiskey caramel and Irish Heather brown bread crumbs.

Beta5 St. Patrick's Day chocolate bar

Photo via Beta5 Chocolate


Whiskey Flights at The Irish Heather

After several decades in Gastown, The Irish Heather is settling into their new space in Chinatown. They have an extensive whiskey menu with spirits from around the world, including over 30 from Ireland. Get a whiskey flight to sample a few.

Exterior of the Irish Heather in Vancouver

Photo via The Irish Heather/InstagramTeh B


The Bar Cart CelticFest Virtual Cocktail Class

If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home this year, why not take part in The Bar Cart’s Virtual Cocktail Class on March 17? The event is part of Vancouver CelticFest and includes one hour of instruction with an expert bar educator, plus a kit containing all the supplies you’ll need to create a cocktail featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey. Sign up here.

CelticFest Cockail kit from The Bar Cart

Photo via The Bar Cart


Irish Breakfast at Johnnie Fox’s Irish Pub

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which might explain why Johnnie Fox’s Irish Pub serves their Irish breakfast all day long. They also offer up Irish-inspired fare like baked bean poutine and sticky toffee pudding. Classic Irish beers including Guinness, Kilkenny, and Smithwick’s are available on tap.

Beer at Johnnie Fox's in Vancouver

Photo via Johnnie Fox’s/Instagram


St. Patrick’s Day Irish Cooking Class at Lonsdale Quay

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by learning to cook traditional dishes like leek and potato soup, soda bread, and Irish stew. Led by a Dublin College-trained chef, this hands-on cooking class takes place at Lonsdale Quay’s Market Kitchen. Register here.

St Patricks' Day cooking class at the Lonsdale Quay

Photo via Quay Experiences


Irish Brunch Buffet at The Blarneystone

The Blarneystone, Vancouver’s most famous Irish Bar, is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day event on March 17. The family-friendly event kicks off at 9am with an Irish Brunch Buffet and includes live bands, Celtic dancers, a DJ, and outdoor entertainment from 1 pm to 10 pm. Get tickets.

Promo flyer for the St Patrick's Day Festival at The Blarneystone in Vancouver

Photo via The Blarneystone


St. Paddy’s Weekend Drag Brunch at The GPO Bar

Enjoy drag performances by Carmen Dior, Beth, PM, and Atondra Deville while you sip beermosas at a St. Patrick’s Day-themed brunch at Gastown’s the GPO Bar. They promise that this Saturday morning event will help cure your St. Patrick’s hangover. Get tickets here.

St Patrick's drag brunch in Vancouver

Photo via The GPO Bar


Live Music and Irish Fare at The Wolf and Hound

Enjoy live music from Lucky Penny and the Irish Walkers at The Wolf and Hound all day on St. Patrick’s Day. Dig into Irish potato soup, Guinness stew, bangers and mash, or Guinness Mac and cheese. Wash it down with a pint of Guinness (of course).

Wolf and Hound exterior in Vancouver

Photo via Wolf and Hound/Facebook


St. Patrick’s Themed Baked Goods at the Swiss Bakery

Indulge your sweet tooth with a huge selection of St. Patrick’s Day-themed baked goods at the Swiss Bakery. They’ve got shamrock-shaped mini cheesecakes, St. Patrick’s day cookies, and even mini leprechaun hats.

Chocolate leprechaun hats at the Swiss Bakery

Photo via the Swiss Bakery

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed for this post

Comments are closed.