Spirited Miami’s best bets for St. Paddy’s Day 2017!

Who doesn’t love a drinking holiday?  And who does it better than the Irish!  We’re looking forward to wearing green, having a shot of Irish Whiskey and of course a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.

Here are our picks in no particular order:

John Martin’s, Coral Gables

So two Irish guys open a bar.  What happens next?  Delicious American fare, bar bites, cold Guinness and Irish Whiskey all day!  Martin Lynch and John Clarke grew up a mile away from each other in the parish of Killinkere in Ireland.  They both pursued careers in the hospitality industry in South Florida.  In 1989, they opened John Martin’s and well, the rest is history.  That is 28 years of Irish history in your backyard.

And if you think it’s your regular St. Paddy’s Day party, it’s not.  It starts at NOON!  Live music, great food and of course cocktails.  At noon they start with none other than Bob Ritchie the Bagpiper. Get there whenever, the party is going on all day and night.  We’ll start here for a Guinness and lunch!

John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
253 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami Beach

It’s no secret that Sweet Liberty is a great place to have cocktails at, but combine this with a Clarke’s pop-up for St. Paddy’s Day and it’s a game changer.  For those that don’t know, Clarke’s, it was your neighborhood pub on the beach.  It was also an industry favorite.  Clarke’s was owned and operated by Laura Cullen, who helped steer the ship when it came to cocktail culture in Miami, and for that, we thank you.  Top that with a live performance by Brendan O’Hara and you’re in for a hell of a St. Patrick’s Day adventure.  Expect Guinness and Jameson to be the star of the show along with some delicious cocktails.    The journey starts at 3pm…

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
237 20th Street B
Miami Beach, FL

The Playwright Irish Pub

An Irish Pub that treats everyday like St. Paddy’s.  Expect the celebration to be in full force here.  We come here to watch soccer games, Guinness is always cold, place is always friendly.  We’ll stop in for a shot of whiskey and a Guinness.

The Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant
1265 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL

The Butcher Shop, Wynwood

Located in Wynwood, The Butcher Shop is actually a full service butcher shop, eatery and German-style beer garden. Offerings will include Irish-inspired food and drink specials with plenty of green beer to go around including: Irish Nachos with house made chips, cheddar béchamel, corned beef, caramelized onions and scallions, to name a few.

Drink specials you ask?

Guinness Extra Stout – $4 a bottle

Jameson Pickleback Shots – $7

Pitcher of Craft Green Beer – $18

Guinness Swirl: Crown Royal Vanilla-flavored Whiskey and Guinness Draught Stout – $11

The Butcher Shop
165 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL

Ball & Chain, Little Havana

The folks at Ball & Chain no how to add a little Miami flavor to St. Patrick’s Day with Palo!  performing live along with and $8 Jameson special all night long.  I am sure there will be plenty of awesome surprises along the way, I wouldn’t miss this one.  Get there early to skip the lines.  We need to get in here for an Irish Mojito!

You can also reserve a table here: Arrive early or reserve a table here.

Ball & Chain
1513 Sw 8 Street.
Miami, FL

Mike’s at Venetia Restaurant & Irish Pub

If you haven’t been here, we don’t want to know you!  We’re kidding, but Mike’s at Venetia is a staple.  We love this place and it will have an awesome St. Paddy’s Day party with all the good. They’ll be serving up authentic Irish food all day along with green beer and other party favors!

Menu Featuring:
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Shepherd’s Pie
Award Winning Irish Stew
House-Made Irish Soda Bread

Irish Beers including:
Bass Pale Ale
Harp Lager
Guinness Blonde
Magner’s Irish Cider

Mike’s at Venetia Irish Pub & Restaurant
555 NE 15 Street
Poolside- 9th floor
Miami, FL


There you have it folks!  Our badass list of places to visit.  Please stay safe, don’t drink & drive.  Take an Uber, Lyft or call Abuela if you have to.  See you all out there!