St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. Kansas City has no shortage of Irish entertainment on its agenda, from long-running parades in Westport and Brookside to traditional Irish breakfasts at the city’s oldest company. Here are 13 great Irish pubs to celebrate the season.
Kelly’s Westport Inn
Sitting inside one of the oldest buildings in the city, Kelly’s has been a social gathering place since 1947 in Kansas City. St. Paddy’s Day is a tradition at this Wesport dive bar and Irish pub and is always known to be a good time.
McFadden’s sports sedan
McFadden’s Sports Saloon is an Irish sports bar offering classic pub food and sporting entertainment in the Power and Light District.
Brady & Fox
Brady & Fox is an Irish restaurant in Brookside by two well-known local restaurateurs. With a warm, homey atmosphere and a wide selection of beers and ales, Brady & Fox is sure to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day, a day they’re spending everything to open within the past year.
Established in 1996, O’Dowd’s Gastropub has been serving the Country Club Plaza for over twenty years. On St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy live music, classic bar meals, and party on their rooftop patio.
O’Malley’s 1842 Pub
Whether you go to O’Malley’s on Snake Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day or any other day of the year, you’re sure to get a true Irish experience. O’Malley’s was named one of the 50 best pubs in America by Esquire magazine, built from the tiered cellars of Weston Brewing Company. Enjoy live music, Irish dishes and craft beers.
Fitz’s Blarney Stone
The Blarney Stone is an edgy dive bar that has been around in Midtown for fifty years. Beer, billiards, local musicians, an old jukebox, darts and regulars – the basic food staples of a good local bar. It’s also right up the street from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Established in 1975, Llywelyn’s is a classic Irish pub and the perfect destination for St Partick’s Day celebrations. They specialize in traditional Irish dishes and have over 40 beers on tap. Llywelyn’s Pub is the perfect place to join the Irish celebrations.
Westport Ale House is one of Kansas City’s most popular sports bars. On St. Patrick’s Day, the doors open at 8am to start drinking, eating Irish food and partying in true Irish style. Grab a drink and find a seat on their rooftop bar overlooking Broadway to watch the parade go by.
Gilhouly’s is a cozy Irish themed pub in Kansas City. Play pool, drink beer and party like a leprechaun at this local bar.
There are three Conroy Public House locations around Metro Kansas City. Conroy’s is a child-friendly Irish restaurant serving traditional Irish food with a large selection of draft beers. At Conory’s, the whole family can join in the St. Paddy’s Day celebrations.
The bell tower
The Belfry by Celina Tio is a casual brewery with carefully curated IPAs and chef-inspired foods. A favorite on the menu is the Reuben Dog… beef dog, corned beef, house apricot chutney, house cumin kraut, gruyere, french fries, and their house ketchup.
O’Neill’s Restaurant and Bar
O’Neill’s Irish Restaurant and Bar has been around for twenty years, having first opened its doors in 2000. Celebrate the Irish holidays with all the family at O’Neill’s – they’ll have face painting, Irish dancers, bagpipers , balloons and specials all day long.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on this rooftop patio in the heart of Waldo with green ale, Irish-themed specials, and live music.