No, you aren't reading your calendar incorrectly: St. Patrick's Day is already right around the corner! Once you've gotten over how quickly 2019 is flying by, you'll want to figure out what you're going to do this year on Sunday, March 17. Luckily for you, Fort Lauderdale has plenty o' St. Paddy's parties and specials (there's even a parade!), and we're here to clue you in on where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Fort Lauderdale.
Who doesn't enjoy a good parade? Especially parades that include pints of your favorite brew! The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick's Day Parade is a local tradition, and it seems to get more elaborate by the year. However, be aware that the parade is on March 16, not 17. The parade is always held on Saturday, so you'll get a dose of St. Patty's Day favor one day early.
St. Patrick's Day coincides with spring break this year, and if you know anything about Fort Lauderdale, it's arguably the nation's spring break capital. America's Backyard is one of the preferred destinations for exuberant Spring Breakers, so it's only natural that America's Backyard would establish itself as a premier St. Patrick's Day destination. America's Backyard has a week full of events and specials from March 6-9 for Spring Break parties, and they're offering open bar from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
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McSorley's is one of Fort Lauderdale's best beach bars, and, in case you didn't notice by the name, it's also one of the city's best Irish bars. You know they revel in their Irish-inspired digs on St. Patrick's Day, so get ready to dig into classics like Shepard's Pie and corned beef while sipping on Irish Whiskey shots as you're regaled by bagpipers.
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The Field Irish Pub & Eatery may be the county's most popular Irish bar; it certainly offers among the most authentic Irish experiences. So if you love clog dancing, bagpipers, and Irish dancing, you'll want to head over here for St. Patrick's Day. Bring the whole family because they're having an all-day festival with a DJ, face-painting, and more!
Like we said above, experiencing everything on the water is one of the perks of living in Fort Lauderdale, and Shooter's, one of the city's best waterfront bars, isn't missing out on the action. You shouldn't either! Come to Shooter's on March 17 for St. Patrick's Day, they are open for reservations!
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American Social could probably be placed on any list of "Things to do on X" holiday. They really do cover their bases to make sure every holiday and event is a worthwhile experience, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception. They are hosting St. Patrick's Day Weekend from March 15 to March 17. American Social re-brands itself as a "Shamrock Soiree." The name certainly has a ring to it, and expect it to live up to its billing with bagpipers, a DJ, and great drink specials.
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Fort Lauderdale's best St. Patrick's Day events offer new spins on your old favorites. If there's one thing better than having drinks with your friends at your favorite watering hole, it's having drinks with your friends at your favorite watering hole with a green beer in hand!
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