St. Patrick's Day is a big reason to celebrate in Syracuse, NY. Get decked out in green and watch as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes to Salina Street in Downtown ‘Cuse. We don’t take St. Patrick’s Day lightly here, in fact we kick it off March 6th with Green Beer Sunday. So get ready to embrace your inner Irish from delicious cuisine to festive drinks!
Grab a Pint Post Parade
Armory Square will come alive after the parade with offerings of live music, green beer, whiskey and good company. Try out Downtown Irish staple, Kitty Hoynes, their bar was imported from Ireland making it a TRUE Irish bar. This Irish Pub and Restaurant is known for their famous reuben fritters and their "Irish favorites" entrees including Shepard's Pie and Bangers & Mashed. Top off your St. Patrick's Day festivities with a Guinness or Irish Coffee. Looking for something stronger try some Irish whiskey at Al’s Wine and Whiskey or pop into Mulrooney’s or Limerick Pub for celebrations with an Irish feel.
Attend a Parade Party
SKY Armory will turn into an Irish Pub for the day on March 12th. Buy your ticket today and enjoy the Parade from above Salina St. Live entertainment including music and Irish step dancers will also be performing and food and drink will be available for purchase. This family-friendly event will be serving a variety of dishes including Irish classics such as Shephard's Pie and Corned Beef and will offer a cash bar with beers, Irish whiskeys and N/A beverages.
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will also be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Parade Party, with the hotel being located at the end of the parade route. The event will feature a variety of bands performing in the lobbies and ballrooms, Irish dancers throughout the hotel areas and food and drink options. Admission is $10 for those 5+ and includes the cost of food. Cash bars will also be open throughout the property.
Looking for an adults only option? The Gilded Club will host a St. Patrick's Day Parade Party from 12pm-4pm on March 12, complete with a DJ, two free drinks upon entry, specialty themed mixed drinks and cocktails throughout the day as well as additional drink specials. Get your tickets here.
Visit Tipperary Hill
Don’t want to stay Downtown? Head over to Tipperary Hill, where the only upside down stoplight exists as a result of Irish settlers not standing for “Irish” green being on the bottom. Check out one of the many neighborhood pubs. Get a craft beer at Now And Later, a Blarney burger at Blarney Stone or embrace the live music at Coleman’s. Tipperary Hill is Syracuse's very own Irish neighborhood. Permanent neighborhood staples include Irish pubs, shamrock detailed features and a history of it's own. Make sure to check out the world's only Upside Down Traffic Light where residents of years past made sure Irish green would be over British red. Looking to shop Irish imports? Don't forget to stop at the Cashel House to browse gifts and products.
Celebrate at a Classic Pub
Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub kicks off the "season" with Green Beer Sunday, on March 6th. Celebrate the delivery of their festive green beer on the 6th or any day through St. Patrick's Day. Throughout the month enjoy their menu full of Irish cuisine. For more information, click here. Looking for something a bit closer to downtown. Head on over to Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant, offering dining reservations for both St. Patrick's Day and Parade Day and standing room only in the bar area.
There’s a lot to do this St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse. Everyone is Irish for the day so get out there and celebrate whether it’s with a green smoothie, live music, Irish car bombs or delicious foodie finds.