This St. Patrick’s Day, have a inexperienced one—and a corned beef sandwich—at just a few of our favourite pubs.
The Blue Anchor
ADDRESS: 804 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Seaside
VIBE: With its façade and picket interiors shipped to Delray Seaside from 1840s London, this prime-located pub on the Ave additionally airlifted a ghost, one Bertha Starkey, whose poltergeist actions across the bar are legion. But when it’s a extra earthbound spirit you’re in search of, this dependable watering gap has loads of cocktails to go along with its intensive beer and wine pours. It additionally hosts poker on Thursdays and stay music Fridays to Sundays.
SIGNATURE DISHES: Smoked mahi dip, steak Balmoral, Sunday supper roast beef.
ST. PADDY’S PLANS: The Blue Anchor will provide a corned beef and cabbage particular, alongside a drink-and-shots particular, on March 17.
CONTACT: 561/272-7272; theblueanchorpub.com
ADDRESS: 210 N.E. Second St., Delray Seaside
VIBE: Coming into its twenty third 12 months, HJ O’Connor’s is among the many proudly diveiest of Delray’s pubs, an un-glamorous spot for genuine Irish meals, drink and music. Like a bagpipe solo, it may be on the brash and loud facet, however the service is pleasant, and the longtime homeowners are dedicated to their clients’ satisfaction, whether or not a buttoned-down businessperson or tatted biker. Additional perks: O’Connor’s has its personal devoted car parking zone; it gives darts and shuffleboard to go the time; and it stays open till 2 a.m.
ST. PADDY’S PLANS: None as of this writing, however the joint is all the time in style amongst St. Paddy’s pub crawlers.
O’Brian’s Irish Pub
ADDRESS: 51 S.E. First Ave., Boca Raton
VIBE: Based by a person who simply might need essentially the most Irish identify of all time, Brian O’Brian, this native pub touts itself because the No. 1 sports activities bar in Boca Raton, and it’s bought all of the sports activities packages to show it. Catch any and all your favourite NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB video games at O’Brian’s over a tasty collection of bar bites, and revel in particular menu gadgets each soccer Sunday. Comfortable hour runs lengthy (11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays), with nearly nightly occasions together with women’ evening on Wednesdays and karaoke evening on Fridays.
SIGNATURE DISHES: Mini corned beef, hangover burger, state honest sausage and peppers sandwich
ST. PADDY’S PLANS: Closing down Southeast First Avenue so visitors can get pleasure from ample room for dancing to stay DJ music, Irish whiskey and Guinness drink specials, and a particular menu that features corned beef and shepherd’s pie.
CONTACT: 561/338-7565; obrianspub.com
Sheehan’s Nook Pub
ADDRESS: 10114 S. Army Path, Boynton Seaside
VIBE: Nestled within the far nook of Applegate Plaza in Boynton Seaside, Sheehan’s is the go-to late-night bar for locals and anybody else who enjoys burning the candle at each ends over a sport of darts. Whereas Sheehan’s is likely one of the uncommon native bars which are open till 5 a.m., it’s much less nightclub and extra “Cheers,” providing up a comfortable ambiance with jukebox tunes and pleasant locals. As for the menu, corned beef is unquestionably the star of the present, however different Emerald Isle favorites like shepherd’s pie are additionally certain to please.
SIGNATURE DISHES: Corned beef quesadilla, Scotch egg, loaded Irish potato skins.
ST. PADDY’S PLANS: Assorted beer, shot and cocktail specials, and Irish fare together with corned beef sliders.
CONTACT: 561/752-0511; webpagedepot.com/sheehans-corner-pub
Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub
ADDRESS: 2885 S. Federal Freeway, Delray Seaside
VIBE: Any pub value its barley in Smithwick’s can declare to be the very best pub in North America, however Tim Finnegans—observe the shortage of apostrophe in its identify, in homage to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake—truly gained Greatest Irish Group Pub on the continent in 2017 from Irish Pubs World. In evoking a standard traditional public home, its stage, the place stay musicians carry out Thursdays to Saturdays, is long-established after the well-known St. James’s Gate on the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. Tim Finnegans additionally encompasses a spacious out of doors patio with ceiling followers, and it even homes a classic Irish phone sales space for nostalgic photograph ops.
SIGNATURE DISHES: Fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, beef and lamb Guinness stew.
ST. PADDY’S PLANS: Irish musicians Kathy Durkin and Richie Hayes at 1 p.m., Irish step dancers at 4:30 p.m., Celtic rock band at 6 p.m.
CONTACT: 561/330-3153; timfinneganspub.com
This text is from the March 2023 subject of Boca journal. For extra like this, click on right here to subscribe to the journal.