While it may be raining on a parade or two this St. Patrick’s Day, there are still plenty of local happenings to keep your spirits up, invite some good luck, and celebrate all things Irish with your closest companions. So before you don your shamrock pajamas for an all-virtual lineup, check out these festive venues for a well-pulled pint and taste of Ireland close to home!    

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub (Falmouth)
There’s a clock on the wall behind the bar at this beloved downtown Falmouth pub which counts down all year long to one date - St. Patrick’s Day.  With an Irish flag proudly flying out front and a menu designed to satisfy your cravings for Irish Pub cuisine, Liam Maguire’s hand delivers your passport to Ireland! Come hungry so you don’t have to choose between the Gaelic Poutine and Beef & Guinness Stew, then order an Irish coffee and listen to the best of St. Patrick’s Day songs in this lively pub atmosphere. Slainte! Weather-dependent heated outdoor patio dining available.

Cape Cod Beer (Hyannis)
In the mood for some Irish-inspired antics? Discover Cape Cod Beer's newly released “crushable” Shillelagh Irish Pale Ale and see what’s on tap inside the brewery during this weekend-long food and drinks celebration featuring Chef Jay Powell’s Irish menu creations.  On Saturday (March 13) only, sham-rock the day away at the brewery's annual "St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans" show, featuring two 90-minute live sets of outdoor music in the beer garden from everyone’s favorite Irish band—The Pourmen. 12:30 & 3 p.m. First come, first seated. All COVID regulations apply. $5 cash at the door.   

Bobby Byrne’s (Mashpee, Sandwich and Hyannis)
Uncover the storied history of the pub that celebrates language and artifacts across three unique Cape Cod locations influenced by the Celtic Knot logo. Warm-up with a Crock O’Gold French onion soup and celebrate the day with specials including Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew, and classic soup and sandwich combos paired with a pint of Guinness.

Cape Cod Coffee Roasting Facility (Mashpee)
St. Patrick's Day festivities kick off at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 17 at the new Cape Cod Coffee Roasting Facility off Route 130, where the Guinness will be flowing on tap. Grab an Adirondack chair by the firepit or one of the outdoor picnic tables and relax to great live music by Carly Tefft (5 to 7:30 pm) and One Shot Paddy (7:30 to 9:30 pm). Celebrate with shamrock beers, corned beef, and cabbage & other traditional Irish fare from the kitchen.

Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery (Falmouth)
Did someone say party? The brewery's St. Paddy's Day lineup includes:

- Saturday, March 13, 3 pm: Rock your best sham glam and see how lucky you can get at the "Let’s Get Lucked Up" party at Bad Martha’s to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with raffles, promos, and more. Dress to impress.

- Sunday, March 14: Is your pup as cute as a leprechaun? Unleash your dog’s Irish spirit with festive accessories and bring them down for "Pups & Pints: Pet me I’m Irish Sunday Funday!" Rumor has it there will be treats.

- Wednesday, March 17, 1-8 pm: Celebrate Irish culture with the rest of the globe at Bad Martha’s "Party like St. Patrick" event, hosting food & drink specials all day long. Outdoor seating available!

Gannon’s Tavern (Hyannis)
Traditional Irish Breakfast anyone? Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early at family-owned Gannon’s Tavern serving Irish menu specialties all day from 9 am -10 pm. Fare includes Irish menu mainstays and locally caught beer-battered fish and chips. Three cheers for the handcrafted cocktail menu that’s almost equal to finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and for bringing back live music featuring local favorite Marcus Laube performing from 5 to 8 pm. Outdoor dining now open on the deck! Reservations welcome.

Quahog Republic Dive Bar (Falmouth)
Brush up on your traditional Irish drinking toasts and raise a glass of this cozy neighborhood gem’s locally brewed Quahog Republic Golden Ale (it even comes in a green can)! Bring some gold coins along for Keno and try for a little Luck O’ the Irish while you feast on their almond-encrusted Fish & Chips.