Do you hear that? That's the majestic mating call of the elusive St. Patrick's Day. Very rare, it only shows itself once a year. But, you can tell from the distinct green plumage and mass "2 for 1" discounts that it truly has made an appearance.
It's that time of the year again. The time where we all claim, "Of COURSE I'm Irish. About...2%, at least. On my mom's side. Or something." There's lots to do and a slew of places to go, so we've put together the ultimate list of best places for St Patricks Day in Minneapolis for 2014.
Let the sultry sounds of the whimsical bagpipe guide you to a (potentially five day) 2014 St. Patrick's Day extravaganza in Minneapolis.
And remember. Don't drink and drive! MetroTransitoffers free rides from 6pm to end of night. Or enjoy a weekend in downtown Minneapolis at any of our hotels.
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum When: Thursday, March 13 Price: $55 for Arboretum members, $70 for non-members What They Have: Cooking class with Beth Dooley at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Beth Dooley, a renowned local food scene writer, cookbook author and culinary instructor will demo an authentic Irish menu.
Where: Hell's Kitchen When: March 14 Price: Regular Dinner Prices What They Have: Food specials like corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, potato leek soup and Irish french toast. Live music from 6-9 by Jeff Ray & The Stakes.
Where: The Local When: Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16 What They Have: Not only will there be Irish-themed food and drinks, but you'll have the chance to win a $500 gift card to the Local and a table for 8 on St Patricks Day by texting "Irish" to 612-255-3777.
Where: Kip's Irish Pub When: Friday-Monday, March 14-17 Price: $5 cover Saturday What They Have: On Saturday, enjoy live music with the Tim Malloy’s from 7-Midnight, with food and drink specials all day (bar opens at 8:00 am). Sunday, there's happy hour ALL DAY, and an 8pm Kilbeggan Distillery whiskey tasting for $10.
Where: Hell's Kitchen When: Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16 Price: Dinner prices What They Have: Food specials like corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, potato leek soup and Irish french toast. Live music Saturday: 10am-1pm Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures; 6-9pm Joe and Vicky Price. Sunday 10am-1pm Machinery Hill.
Where: Hell's Kitchen When: Saturday and Monday, March 15 and 17 What They Have: Stop down for green beer, specials on corned beef, cabbage and corned beef sliders, as well as $4 2 Gingers drinks.
St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Where: Stanley's NE Bar Room When: Saturday-Monday, March 15-17 Price: Free What They Have: Irish food, beer and drinks all weekend. Food specials include homemade corned beef hash with eggs, Stanley's famous reubens, shepherd's beef pie and more. Green Miller Lite on tap and $4 Powers, Jameson and 2 Gingers.
Where: Nicollet Ave When: Monday, March 17, 6:30pm Price: Free What They Have: Join this year’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with a parade down Nicollet Mall. Parade route starts at Nicollet and 11th Street until it reaches 5th Street.
Where: Mill City Nights When: Monday, March 17, 8pm Price: $32+ What They Have: Gaelic Storm is back with the #1 Billboard World Album The Boathouse, a seafaring album of traditional songs of the ocean, recorded in one whisky-fueled week in a converted boathouse on the Chesapeake Bay.