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 wood 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 together with its intensive beer and wine pours. It additionally hosts poker on Thursdays and reside 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: Getting into its twenty third yr, 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 aspect, however the service is pleasant, and the longtime house owners are dedicated to their prospects’ satisfaction, whether or not a buttoned-down businessperson or tatted biker. Further perks: O’Connor’s has its personal devoted car parking zone; it presents darts and shuffleboard to move the time; and it stays open till 2 a.m.
ST. PADDY’S PLANS: None as of this writing, however the joint is at all times standard 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 may need essentially the most Irish title of all time, Brian O’Brian, this native pub touts itself because the No. 1 sports activities bar in Boca Raton, and it’s received all of the sports activities packages to show it. Catch any and your whole favourite NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB video games at O’Brian’s over a tasty number of bar bites, and luxuriate in particular menu gadgets each soccer Sunday. Joyful hour runs lengthy (11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays), with virtually 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 reside 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. Navy 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 recreation of darts. Whereas Sheehan’s is among the uncommon native bars which are open till 5 a.m., it’s much less nightclub and extra “Cheers,” providing up a comfy 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 positive 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—notice the shortage of apostrophe in its title, in homage to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake—really received Greatest Irish Neighborhood Pub on the continent in 2017 from Irish Pubs World. In evoking a standard basic public home, its stage, the place reside musicians carry out Thursdays to Saturdays, is customary after the well-known St. James’s Gate on the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. Tim Finnegans additionally incorporates a spacious outside 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 problem of Boca journal. For extra like this, click on right here to subscribe to the journal.