Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

It’s time to take out your green clothing because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than in Tennessee with some freshly-poured pints of Guinness, parades, and music festivals? If you’re looking for a festive way to honor the Irish heritage this St. Patrick’s Day, Tennessee has just what you’re looking for! Here are 12 great places to celebrate and have fun.

1.      Barley's St. Patrick's Day 5K & 1.7K, Knoxville, TN

If you're looking for a healthy way to spend the holiday, then head out to Knoxville for the Barley's St. Patrick's Day 5K & 1.7K. The entry fee even includes two beers, a cool t-shirt and pizza! All proceeds from this event go towards Emily's Power for A Cure.

2.      The Honest Pint, Chattanooga, TN

The Honest Pint Irish kitchen and pub is a fantastic restaurant in Chattanooga to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Their traditional Irish fare and wide variety of beer selections are delicious, so come hungry and thirsty. If you aren’t the adventurous type, don’t worry. There are plenty of traditional American selections as well.

3.      Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Memphis, TN

What better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day than attending the annual Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, that’s been running for over four decades! Don’t forget to wear green and bring all your family members and friends to this event; and it’s free to the public! While watching the parade you’re sure to see many Irish themed floats, cars, bands and more!

4.      The Brass Door, Memphis, TN

If you’d like to approach this St. Patrick’s Day with style and class, then go for a bite at the Brass Door in Memphis, TN. Their unique menu will provide an authentic and delicious experience. Make sure to try the shepherd’s pie, a classic favorite, or the Irish Breakfast at this upscale restaurant.

5.      McNamara’s, Nashville, TN

McNamara’s in Nashville is a restaurant the prides itself in being a traditional Irish pub; this is the place to go if you’re looking for a classic Irish experience. On the restaurant’s walls. you’ll find Gaelic memorabilia, historical photos and other Irish décor. Try the Caledonia Scotch eggs or the corned beef bites for an unforgettable dining experience.

6.      Titanic Museum’s Annual Irish Celebration, Pigeon Forge, TN

Fun fact: The Titanic was built in Northern Ireland! Most passengers onboard this historical voyage was Irish, too. This museum honors the Irish voyagers that once set sail on this tragic journey by telling their stories and celebrating the entire month of March. The Titanic Museum is a good place to take those interested in history.

7.      Southern Academy of Irish Dance, Brentwood, TN

For those who love every aspect of this holiday, make a trip to the Southern Academy of Irish Dance in Brentwood and take a class! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be experienced to take a lesson. Loosen up and schedule your class today to assure you have a spot.

8.      Greenhouse Bar, Nashville, TN

Do you not want to do anything too crazy, but still want to celebrate subtly? If so, check out the Greenhouse Bar in Nashville. This spot is as “green” as it gets. You’ll be surrounded by plant life as you sip on your drinks!

9.      St. Paddy’s Party on the Parkway, Chattanooga, TN

This block party in Chattanooga is an awesome place to celebrate this holiday. With activities for all ages, everyone will have something to do! To make this event even better, all net proceeds go to a good cause! Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block and SoundCorps will benefit from what you spend here.

10.  Sprock n' Roll Party Bikes, Memphis, TN

The Sprock ‘n’ Roll party bikes in Memphis, TN are the perfect holiday option for those who can’t decide on just one bar to visit. Gather a group of friends and book one of these pedal taverns to ensure you’ll see it all this St. Patrick’s Day.

11.  Luck of the Irish 3.17 Mile (5K), Multiple locations

If you’d like to celebrate this holiday and have a pretty busy schedule, sign up for this 5K! This 5K benefits the National Hemophilia Foundation and can be completed anywhere and anytime during the month of March. Like most 5K’s you’ll still receive a completion medal after you report your time! The best part is that it is a virtual event, so you don’t have to worry about being late or about Covid-19.

12.  Painting with a Twist, Chattanooga, TN

For a laid-back approach to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, go to Painting with a Twist in Chattanooga to learn how to paint a piece of celebratory artwork. Bring your own wine for a little bit of liquid inspiration!