[Courtesy of Miel Brewery & Taproom]

Drink Destinations for St. Patrick's Day in the Irish Channel

07:00 March 13, 2024
By: Arielle Gonzales

Sip the Spirit

As the cheerful St. Patrick's Day celebrations draw near, there is no better place to raise a glass and enjoy the festivities than in the lively city of New Orleans.

Known for its vibrant culture and rich history, the Big Easy offers a diverse range of establishments where you can celebrate the Irish holiday. One of the perfect places within NOLA to celebrate St. Paddy's Day is the Irish Channel neighborhood, which was the historic center of the city's Irish community. Here's an ultimate guide to some of the best Irish Channel destinations where you can relish a variety of delightful and delicious drinks during your St. Patrick's Day adventure this year.

1. Balcony Bar & Cafe

3201 Magazine St. | balconyuptown.com

This neighborhood bar is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. It is a spacious, two-story bar that features a beautiful balcony with seating that overlooks the bustling streets below. Visitors can enjoy the festive atmosphere while sipping on an extensive selection of wines, cocktails, and craft beers. Additionally, the menu includes delicious bites such as charcuterie boards and artisanal sandwiches, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing St. Patrick's Day.

2. Miel Brewery & Taproom

405 6th St. | mielbrewery.com

Miel Brewery & Taproom [courtesy Miel Brewery & Taproom]

This lively bar is a must-visit destination during St. Patrick's Day. Miel Brewery offers an extensive selection of craft beers, including their famous honey-infused brews. The taproom provides a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style while savoring delicious beers brewed on-site. Make sure to try their special St. Patrick's Day brew, which will surely be a crowd-pleaser.

3. NOLA Brewing & Pizza Co.

3001 Tchoupitoulas St. | nolabrewing.com

Looking for a place that combines great beer with delicious pizza? Look no further than NOLA Brewing & Pizza Co. This bustling bar and brewery is celebrated for its premium craft beers and delectable pizzas. From hoppy IPAs to smooth lagers, NOLA Brewing & Pizza Co. caters to every taste. The bar's wood-fired pizzas, featuring delicious toppings including pepperoni and fresh vegetables, ensure that patrons can enjoy a fulfilling meal alongside their drinks. So pair your pint with their mouth-watering artisanal pizzas for a satisfying meal.

4. Parasol's Bar

2533 Constance St. | facebook.com/ParasolsNOLA

Parasol's Bar [Lauren Walker]

Parasol's eagerly embraces the lively spirit of St. Patrick's Day. This authentic Irish neighborhood pub invites patrons to immerse themselves in an atmosphere teeming with boisterous laughter, hearty conversations, and a festive ambiance. Parasol's will be brimming with a sea of green-clad revelers seeking an unforgettable celebration. Expect to indulge in their tantalizing Irish fare, ice-cold pints of Guinness, and toe-tapping live music that will resonate with the soul.

5. Pete's Irish Channel Bar

701 Sixth St. | facebook.com/petesoutinthecold

Nestled in the historic Irish Channel, this dive bar, also known as Pete's Out in the Cold, is a local gem that's been serving drinks and Irish hospitality since the 1930s. This charming neighborhood pub boasts an extensive whiskey selection including Irish favorites including Jameson and Bushmills. Raise a glass with the locals and experience the true spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Be sure to visit and experience Pete's old school charm.

6. The Bulldog

3236 Magazine St. | thebulldog.bar

The Bulldog, which also has a location in Mid-City, offers a laid-back atmosphere and an impressive assortment of beer. With over 100 beers on tap and in bottles, this neighborhood watering hole is a mecca for beer lovers. Enjoy their spacious patio or sit indoors and delight in great brews worldwide while soaking in the St. Patrick's Day festivities.

7. The Rendezvous Tavern

3101 Magazine St. | therendezvoustavern.com

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Established in 1949, this iconic bar has a cozy pub-like atmosphere, perfect for casual gatherings for both locals and visitors. Rendezvous Tavern offers an impressive selection of draft beers, including local craft brews and traditional Irish beers such as Guinness and Smithwick's. They also serve a great range of spirits and signature cocktails that perfectly capture the spirit of the holiday. Whether you are looking for a place to dance or catch up with friends, Rendezvous Tavern is an excellent choice.

8. The Rum House

3128 Magazine St. | therumhouse.com

If you're looking for a unique drink experience this St. Patrick's Day, the Rum House is the perfect choice. This Caribbean-inspired bar offers a fantastic selection of rum-based drinks, paired with mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine options such as jerk chicken and fish tacos. The Rum House's vibrant decor and lively atmosphere create a tropical oasis that's perfect for those who want to add a bit of a twist to their celebrations. Visitors can choose from a menu filled with refreshing rum-based cocktails like their signature rum punch or the classic mojito.

9. The Tchoup Yard

405 Third St. | tchoupyard.com

The Tchoup Yard offers a unique and laid-back St. Patrick's Day experience. This expansive outdoor beer garden features a rotating selection of craft beers, delicious cocktails, and a relaxed atmosphere. Sip on your favorite drink while playing outdoor games including cornhole and ping pong. Bring friends along to enjoy the fun atmosphere.

Celebrate the Irish While in NOLA

Irish Channel Parade [map illustration by Lauren Walker]

If you're looking for an unforgettable St. Patrick's Day celebration, New Orleans is the place to be. From the classic flavors of Ireland to unique twists on traditional drinks, these establishments embody the spirit of St. Patrick's Day while showcasing the vibrant charm of the Big Easy. So raise your glass and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere that New Orleans has to offer. Don't miss the chance to toast to a St. Patrick's Day experience you won't forget in the city known for throwing the best parties. Sláinte!

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