Sep 082019
halfway to st patricks day

When it comes to reasons for celebrating with food and drinks at your local pub, there’s nothing better than the annual St Patrick’s Day Celebrations.  Well, some people just can’t wait till March 17, 2020 and that’s why several area pubs will be doing it twice this year with the unofficial Halfway to Patty’s Day celebrations taking place sometime in the middle of September 2019. Here’s our rundown of 5 places we found in and around Fort Lauderdale:

1. Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille in Deerfield Beach

Celebrate Halfway to St Patty’s Day this September 17th at Deerfield Beach’s newest non-smoking venue for live entertainment, large screens to watch your favorite sports, great food and a full service bar.  Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille will not be outdone when it comes to celebrating this made-up holiday.  There will be Free Corned Beef and Cabbage for all customers while supplies last, a St Patty’s Day dinner menu, Guinness drink specials, Green Beer, Promotional giveaways, Bagpipers and live music by The incredible Rogue Theory Band!

Party Starts: 3pm  Live Music: 5-9pm

Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille is located at 1825 W. Hillsboro Blvd. on the corner of Military Trail.

tailgators st pats day

2. St Pat’s Irish Pub in Deerfield Beach

St Pats Irish PubEveryone is invited to celebrate the official Grand Opening of St Pat’s Irish Pub at The Cove in Deerfield Beach with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony attended by the honorable Mayor, deputy Mayor and a city commissioner on Saturday September 14 at 3:30pm.  The ceremony will be followed by a celebration with Irish food, Guinness beer specials all day long and an Irish/folk/Americana music by the “Just like we practiced “ band at 4pm. 🍀

Celebrations continue Sunday night with the Dusty Road Rangers playing a blend of Americana, bluegrass, old time, folk and Celtic music.

Stop by and play corn hole, ping pong, pool, golden tee, pacman, darts, and participate in special giveaways all weekend long.  St Pat’s Irish Pub is located in The Cove Shopping Center in what was formerly the American Rock Bar & Grill, 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd.


3. The Field Irish Pub in Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate (almost) Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM with Ian Millar from The Irish Rovers at The Field Irish Pub & Eatery. This special solo show will have lots of Irish favorites, stories and great craic!

Call for Dinner Reservations (954) 964-5979

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4. The Dubliner Irish Pub in Boca Raton

Kicking off  Thursday, September 19 at 4 PM and running all the way past midnight, The Dubliner Irish Pub in Mizner Park will be practically giving away beer with 99¢ Guinness, live Irish music by Walt Rooney, Guinness Girls and more all night long.

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5. Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio Bar in Pompano Beach

randi fishenfeld st patFriday, September 13th marks the return of this year’s St Patrick’s Day headliner Wildfire Band to Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach.  The band, best known for their dancing and prancing violinist, Randi Fishenfeld, promises to play both their usual eye popping array of well known songs performed in their own special style as well as a few Irish throwbacks to March 17th. We suggest you get there early and take advantage of happy hour 2 for 1 drinks from 4-7 with some acoustic covers  of U2, Van Morrison and Dropkick Murphy by Gregg Buscaglia at the patio-bar. Indulge in their Friday Fish & Chips  special for only $9.99 with drink purchase (ask for the Fish Fry). You’ll love the view of the sunset as the The Wildfire Band gets started at 7:30.

Seating is available on a first come first served basis however a limited number of tables may be reserved ahead of time for a small additional charge by calling (954) 785-0226 and asking for a “band box”.

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6. JD’s Bar & Lounge in Coral Springs

Celebrate co-owner Karen’s birthday the good ole Irish wayon Saturday September 21st. Corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, bagpipes and so much more beginning at 3pm. Spin the wheel of fortune, benefitting “The Newman’s “. Be here or turn into a leprechaun! Live music by The Regs at 9:30pm.