Go local for St. Patty’s Day!

Whether you like green beer, a hearty pot of Irish stew or dancing the Irish jig, there are plenty of places to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Halton.

They say there are two kinds of people in the world: those who are Irish, and those who want to be! Regardless, many of these pubs, places and eateries have something special lined up for March 17. Slainte! (meaning “health”, it’s how they say cheers in Ireland)

Emma’s Back Porch, Burlington – Live entertainment all day with Brad Cooper, starting at 12:30pm. Dancers and draws. On the menu: Guinness Irish Stew, Rickard’s fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage and corned beef on rye. 2084 Old Lakeshore Road. emmasbackporch.ca 

The Burlington Legion, Burlington  – Irish Celtic music will be provided by the four-piece group Selkie from 4-6:30 p.m. The Manning Irish Dancers will perform after dinner followed by live music by the area duo Juke-Box. During the evening there will be a silent auction. On the menu: get a home-cooked corned beef & cabbage dinner with the trimmings. 828 Legion Road. lara.on.ca/~rcl60/

Honey West, Burlington – Doors open at noon, ready to warmly welcome in revelers for food, beer and friends. On the menu: try the Potato Chip Mac n Cheese! 399 Elizabeth Street. honeywest.ca

Queen’s Head, Oakville – the town’s oldest established pub! Downtown Oakville’s place for a bit o’ brew and British fare. On the menu: perhaps the Steak and Ale Pie or Cottage Pie will please you! 188 Dunn Street. queensheadoakville.com

O’Finns Irish Temper, Oakville – a good place to get comfort food and an “honest pint” in downtown Oakville. On the menu: go for the Not Your Regular Irish Stew! 136 Church Street. ofinns.com

Ye Olde Squire, Burlington – this Welsh – British Pub is welcoming on any day. On the menu: The Steak & Guinness Mushroom Pie sounds brilliant and the Sticky Toffee Pudding will get your Irish eyes smiling. 3537 Fairview Street. yeoldsquire.com

The Coach & Four, Bronte – one of Oakville’s longest standing, and most popular pubs! On the menu: for some Guiness gusto, go for the Steak & Guinness Stuffed Yorkshire. 2432 Lakeshore Road, West. coachandfour.ca

The Dickens, Burlington – a real landmark pub in downtown Burlington’s Village Square area. Live music throughout the day, enjoy the lively steps of the Irish Academy Dancers and samples from Jameson. On the menu: the Deep Fried Pickles are delicious! 423 Elizabeth Street. thedickens.ca

The Queen’s Head, Burlington – this is one of downtown Burlington’s gems with a great patio. On the menu: we’ll have the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, please! 400 Brant Street. thequeenshead.ca

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