17 Things That Aren’t Cancelled This St. Patrick’s Day

Activities, City Guide


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on March 8, 2021
McCARTHYIZM / Photo from Sportsmen's Tavern's Facebook
McCARTHYIZM / Photo from Sportsmen’s Tavern’s Facebook

While things aren’t quite back to normal and we’d much rather be at not one but two epic parades, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained this St. Patrick’s Day. In Buffalo our favorite Irish holiday won’t go un-celebrated!

Friendly reminder to please continue to follow CDC and state guidelines and make sure to check in with any and all businesses before visiting to learn about their new hours, service adjustments, and up-to-date health and safety protocols.

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1. Get a Reuben at one of these delicious spots

2. Visit an Irish pub around Buffalo & WNY

3. Wander South Buffalo and the Old First Ward to find murals and street art

4. Get your Irish food fix at one of these Irish restaurants

5. Go to the 4-course food and beer pairing St. Patrick’s Day Beer Dinner at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. (3/17/21)

6. Meet up with friends at one of the best Beer Bars in Buffalo/WNY

7. Visit the most Irish mural in WNY

8. Enjoy the Inverse St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Old Fort Niagara

9. Log onto the Luck o’ the Irish Virtual Meat Raffle (3/12/21)

10. See CrickWateR show:

  • Saturday, March 13 @ 8:00PM – Potters Field Pub
  • Sunday, March 14 @ 1:00PM – Potters Field Pub
  • Sunday, March 14 @ 6:00PM – 9:00PM – Thin Man Brewery
  • Wednesday, March 17 @ 6:00PM – Buffalo Irish Center


11. See Celtic Cross Live at Rapids Theatre (3/14/21)

12. Take an Irish Soda Bread Class at Genesee Country Village and Museum (3/16/21)

13. Hit up a dive bar in the Old First Ward or Downtown Buffalo

14. Head to The Tralf for a St. Patrick’s Day Concert by The Strictly Hip (3/17/21)

15. Enjoy The Irish Wake Band at Rapids Theatre (3/17/21)

16. Live Irish music at JP Fitzgerald’s – Wednesday, March 17th

  • Bar Room: Geno McManus, Noon-4pm & 5-8pm, NO Reservations Required
  • Ireland Room: Half a Blarney, 5-8pm, Reservations ONLY

17. See McCARTHYIZM live at The Tralf’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (3/19/21)

Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.

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