Best Dive Bars to Hit on St. Patrick’s Day

Beer, City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides


Written by AdrianneSalmon

Published on March 8, 2021
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St. Patrick’s Day at Adolf’s / Photo courtesy of Tom Burns

Originally published Feb 2020

There’s a lot of pride involved with drinking in Buffalo. Whether that’s good or bad, it all comes to a head one day of the year above all others: St. Patrick’s Day (more-so during non-covid times, but still).

Here are the dive bars you want to hang at on St. Patrick’s Day, split up into two neighborhoods – the Old First Ward and Downtown Buffalo. Note: this list was originally created around Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades, which are both cancelled in 2021.

Friendly reminder to please check with bars, restaurants, and businesses before visiting to confirm hours of operation, capacity availability, and safety protocols.


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St. Patrick’s Day pre-pandemic / Photo courtesy of Gene McCarthy’s



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St. Patrick’s Day / Photo courtesy of Frizzy’s


Written by <a href="" target="_self">AdrianneSalmon</a>

Written by AdrianneSalmon

Adrianne is the face behind the @buffalobrunch Instagram and she's enthusiastic about the up-and-coming food and drink scene in Buffalo. When she's not brunching or writing about it you can find her behind the pine at Ballyhoo. Adrianne enjoys yoga, cycling, and snowboarding to work off all of the Bloody Marys and pancakes.
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