Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Orlando with authentic Irish food, drinks, music and dancing.
By Nate Shelton
Orlando is painting the town green for St. Patrick’s Day 2019, and you’re invited to the party! Here’s how some of our top nightspots and restaurants are rolling out the emerald carpet through March 17 and beyond, including live entertainment, festive food and drinks, and even a leprechaun — no four-leaf clover required.
Please note: As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, more Orlando eateries and lounges are expected to announce holiday plans, so check this blog often.
St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Orlando’s Tourism District
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
Part of the dining and entertainment lineup at Disney Springs™, Raglan Road is again honoring the most Irish of holidays with its annual, all-ages Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, showcasing three days and nights of live Irish music from March 15-17.
Headlined by the Young Dubliners, the event will host nine bands in all, plus the legendary Raglan Road Irish dancers. Other acts scheduled to appear include Ben Gunnery, Briste, The Byrne Brothers, High Road, Maca, The Raglan Roots Coalition, Reel Republic and Trad Gad. All entertainment will take place on indoor and outdoor stages from 3 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on March 15, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on March 16-17.
The venue’s brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menus will be available all three days, featuring gourmet takes on traditional Irish favorites. Revelers can also look forward to complimentary face painting, and kids will be invited on stage for fun dance lessons.
Reservations can be booked for March 15-16 with no cover charge. On March 17, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a $10 cover charge for adults ages 18 and up.
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SeaWorld will offer multiple ways to celebrate on March 17, including a live performance by Gente De Zona at Bayside Stadium. Furthermore, green beer will be available at Sharks Underwater Grill, Waterway Bar and Flamecraft Bar, while a green cocktail, Riptide, will be offered at the North Atlantic Market in front of Nautilus Theater during the park’s Seven Seas Food Festival. You can also head to Sharks for traditional Irish Stew, and Flamecraft will have a Reuben Eggroll. Last but not least, a St. Patrick’s T-shirt can be purchased at Shoppes at Waterfront and a St. Patrick’s Pin will be available at all pin-trading locations throughout the park, both while supplies last.
If you’re visiting Aquatica® Orlando on St. Patrick’s Day, stop by Ke-re’s Bar for Irish-inspired food options. Ke-re’s will also join Mango Market in offering green beer and a green, 44-ounce cocktail, Shamrock Juice.
From March 4 through April 8, this eatery at ICON Orlando 360 will offer a limited-time, pub-inspired menu, including Corned Beef Egg Rolls, Whiskey Glazed Black Pepper Wings, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, Whiskey Glazed Salmon and Grilled Guinness Cheese. Irish-inspired cocktails and Irish beers will also be available.
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On March 17, this resort’s brand-new hotel will host a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring traditional fish & chips, green margaritas and Jameson specials, all set to the sounds of live entertainment.
This resort’s American Kitchen Bar & Grill will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Beef Bacon Pot Pie With Everything Bagel Puff Pastry ($12), Hairy Grasshopper Cocktail and Irish Coffee ($12 each), and green beer ($7).
In honor of the holiday, this ICON Orlando 360 restaurant will be offering $5 Alhambra beer all day, and free samples will be available.
This Greek restaurant’s green Kefi Martini will be available for just $5 all day at Pointe Orlando. It’s made with Ketel One vodka, Midori and pineapple juice.
St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in Downtown Orlando & Lake Nona
This collective of seven bars in the heart of downtown Orlando hosts block parties all year long, but they really pump up the volume for holiday celebrations. Held on March 16 and March 17, respectively, their “St. Practice” Day and St. Patrick’s Day Block Parties will take place on two city streets as well as the member venues, including The Hen House, Hooch, The Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow, WaiTiki and Wall St. Cantina.
Guests can look forward to live bands, DJs, and Irish pipes and drums, as well as Irish food and drink specials, tons of giveaways, and a leprechaun. Saturday’s event runs from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., with Sunday’s scheduled for 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
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These three sister eateries will have Corned Beef Cabbage on the menu for March 17, as well as a Jameson drink special and green beer. Featuring award-winning food and friendly service, their locations include 310 Lakeside in downtown Orlando; 310 Nona in Lake Nona, close to Orlando International Airport; and 310 Park South in Winter Park, about 20 minutes from downtown.
Lucked Up! St. Patrick’s Crawl
On Friday, March 15, Wall St. Plaza’s Hooch, Sideshow, WaiTiki and Wall St. Cantina will participate in this event, which runs from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. In addition to the Wall St. Plaza venues, the crawl will visit Aero, Crow & Company, Downtown PourHouse, The Office Orlando Bar, Saddle Up and Underground Public House, with all participating bars providing drink specials for ticket-holders.
Be sure to wear your finest green outfit for the chance to win prizes. Tickets are $14.99 when purchased in advance, and $24.99 at the door.
The St. Practice Day Pub Crawl
If you’re worried about going the distance on St. Patrick’s Day, warm up with this day-before event in downtown Orlando. Scheduled for 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., the pub crawl will start at Lizzy McCormack’s Irish Bar before visiting Irish Shannon’s Pub, Chillers, Latitudes and Cahoots in downtown’s Church Street district, with the night ending at Wall St. Plaza.
Tickets are $10 when purchased before March 6, $15 from March 7-15, and $20 at the door. In addition to admission to the participating bars, you’ll receive four complimentary drinks, discounts on select beverages, and buy-one/get-one tacos from Jimmy Hula’s.
From 3-9 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, this acclaimed eatery in Lake Nona, about 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport, will have live music by Mike Daly and Irish Duo. Holiday menu items and drink specials will also be available, including a St. Patrick’s Day Burger, Loaded Shepherd’s Pie, and $5 Jameson cocktails and Guinness pints. Holiday cocktails will include the Irish Delight ($8), with Crown Vanilla, Guinness and Baileys, and The Lady Luck Shot ($5), with Baileys, Crown Royal and a green-colored sugar rim.
Also in Lake Nona, this location is serving a Reuben Pizza with corned beef, garlic cream, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and caraway mustard drizzle. It’s available from March 15-17.
Written by Nate Shelton, consumer content writer at Visit Orlando. He’s an experienced journalist and native Floridian who enjoys the entertainment, cultural and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.
Cover image courtesy Raglan Road at Disney Springs.