If you find yourself in Utah on St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t have to look far to celebrate Irish heritage right. This special day that commemorates all things Irish food, music, culture and more, is a great time to go out, dress green, and make long-lasting memories at a local pub or parade. Here are the 14 best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Utah.
Park City’s most popular pub, Flanagan’s offers a tempting selection of traditional pub fare—including shepherd’s pie, corned beef & cabbage, and bangers n’ mash—that’ll surely fill you up. Wash it down with some Irish coffee or Guinness Draught and you’ve had yourself a truly Irish meal.
First opened in 1989, Squatter’s is now a Salt Lake City establishment. An environment and community friendly pub, Squatter’s is first and foremost known for its hearty brews. There isn’t much better than a high-quality pint on St. Patrick’s Day.
A traditional old style Irish pub, Murphy’s Bar and Grill is a neighborhood bar and professes to be Salt Lake City’s very own “Celtic Connection.” A plate of fish and chips awaits you on St. Patty’s Day at this charming pub.
Although influenced by the Irish, MacCool’s Public House is more eclectic than anything. Priding itself on its light, friendly atmosphere, this joint focuses more on fresh ingredients than authenticity but is nevertheless, an ideal spot for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
If all you really want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is some Irish soda bread, look no further than the famous Mrs. Backer’s Bakery in Salt Lake City. With an aesthetic all its own (and a very pink one at that), this bakery has an ideal location along with an ideal selection.
In keeping its Oktoberfest spirit, Snowbird Resort also offers a celebratory St. Patrick’s experience. Beer, grub, and beautiful scenery—what else could you possibly ask for?
With green walls and a very green pool table, the Republican in Salt Lake City is yet another pub fitting for St. Patrick’s Day. With a tradition of soccer fandoms, this is the perfect place for all those wannabe European footballers.
With cozy wooden beams and industrial finishes, Fiddler’s Elbow is the perfect pub from an architectural standpoint. In fact, you’ll feel like you’re in Boston celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an order of wings, warm lighting, and a tall glass of your favorite beer.
If a visit to a pub is not adequate celebration, make sure to prioritize Salt Lake City's very own St. Patrick's Day Parade. Orchestrated by the Hibernian Society of Utah, the parade garners attention from families and self-professed wannabe leprechauns alike.
Looking to burn off the extra pint of beer you plan on drinking in the evening? Sign up for Salt Lake City's Leprechaun Lope 10k/5K. It's the perfect time to wear that neon green running top catching dust in the back of your closet.
Although Gracie’s isn’t necessarily Irish in theme, the ambience is on point for a laid-back St. Patrick’s Day evening. Food, drinks, and live music make this place a favorite of Salt Lake City residents.
If you’ve ever felt inclined to attend a Celtic celebration, there’s no better time than the month of March. The Egyptian Theater in Ogden puts on the best Celtic Celebration in the state of Utah. If you’re keen on St. Patrick’s Day, you cannot afford to miss this event.
We understand that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a priority for everyone. That said, grabbing a Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s is a simple and delicious way to celebrate the holiday.
What is an Irish taco? O’Crowley’s Irish Tacos is hoping you’ll take the time to find out. A one-of-a-kind restaurant, O’Crowley’s is a delightfully interesting experience for all of its patrons.