This Sunday, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be coming across the metropolitan to celebrate Irish history and culture. We are expecting a lot of green coloured parade floats, marching bands, community representatives, and organizations joined by many other parade units. Something else you can always expect for St. Patrick Sunday is a great day of eating and drinking. We have compiled a list of 7 Montreal Irish Pubs that you should definitely visit during St. Patrick Sunday around the downtown region. On a side note: McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is back for the month of March. Check out the list below.
Mckibbins Irish Pub
With 4 locations across Montreal, Mckibbins Irish Pub represents an Irish Pub serving classic Irish food in all corners of the city. For St. Patrick’s week, they created a special festival menu. On this menu, you’ll find Guinness beef pies, an Irish grilled cheese, and a special St. Patrick Burger alongside their regular menu. Find their full festival menu here.
1426 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E6
Hurley’s Irish Pub
Home of the Montreal Irish, Hurley’s is one of the very few places where you can catch the latest rugby match. They house an extensive list of Irish whiskey, whiskey from the UK, and even whiskey from Japan and India. Their menu consists of classic pub gastronomy and their Irish specialties like Guinness Beef Stew and Irish Mist Lamb Stew. They are holding special events for the week: you can find live bands, 6 nations rugby, the Habs game, and of course St. Patrick Sunday breakfast.
1225 Rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B1
Irish Embassy Pub & Grill
Irish Embassy Pub & Grill is another classic Irish hot spot. When the weather is cooperating, Irish Embassy’s outdoor terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a nice cold pint of beer or a glass of whiskey. Guinness, Kilkenny, Harp, and their in house Irish Embassy lager can all be found in this establishment along with a menu of classic Irish pub grub.
1234 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E3
Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill
Another big Irish pub & grill chain, Ye Olde Orchard has just opened up their sixth location in Chateauguay. Their downtown location on de la Montagne is one to look out for this Sunday. Their classic Irish dishes include fish & chips, beef & stout stew, and steak & mushroom pies. On Fridays and Saturdays you can find a live band playing and on Mondays they hold a weekly pub quiz where you can win a $50 bar tab!
1189 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2
Le Vieux Dublin Pub & Restaurant
Le Vieux Dublin is Montreal’s oldest Irish pub and is located in the downtown area. They have a very impressive list of domestic and imported beers on tap. Their menu truly displays that hint of Indian influence found in Irish and UK gastro pubs. In their menu you’ll find curries, sag, grilled meat plates, sandwiches, and a very big list of specialty burgers.
636 Rue Cathcart, Montréal, QC H3B 3C4
Fiddler’s Green is a pub found in the heart of Bishop Street in downtown Montreal. If a classic Irish gastro pub in a cozy environment is what you’re looking for, look no further. Live music, quiz nights, jam sessions, and sporting events on the big screen are among the many things to do when at Fiddler’s Green. Be sure to try out their many cocktails.
1224 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E2
Mclean’s Pub is a great spot located on Peel Street. You can enjoy pub food while you drink a few brews. If a few brews are not enough for you, order a beer tower: Mclean’s Pub offers up beer towers in the form of 3L and 10L towers. Enjoy the drinking festivities while playing pool or foosball upstairs. A DJ will also be playing music upstairs at the Mac’s Lounge.
1210 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3B 2T6
That’s our list of Irish gastro pubs to visit this St. Patrick Sunday. Of course, you can also visit these spots anytime of the week! Be sure to wear some green on Sunday and look out for the Jamieson girls giving out shots in pubs around downtown Montreal. If we forgot any Irish pubs or restaurants, be sure to let us know in the comments below. You can also connect with us on Twitter or on Instagram. #eatplaylive