Spring in Montreal is almost here, and with that comes one of the most glorious and highly anticipated celebrations of the year: St. Patrick’s Day!
Celebrating St. Pat’s in Montreal is truly an experience like no other. No matter how you choose to commemorate this high-spirited Irish holiday, you’ll likely have legendary party stories to tell for years to come. From the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to personal pub crawls, there’s no wrong way to celebrate this beloved tradition. But, in case you're looking for suggestions, we’ve certainly got a few ideas on how you can amp up your party game.
Good ol' Jameson. We’re all pretty familiar (and smitten) with the classic St. Pat’s drink of choice. After all, is there anything better than a classic Irish whiskey? Jameson Irish Whiskey has been around for centuries (it was first created in 1780!) - but they’ve come up with something a little different this year, and we’re WAY excited about it!
The Jameson, Ginger & Lime cocktail is a new top contender on Jameson’s mixology list, turning classic whiskey drinkers into mixed-drink connoisseurs. Convinced you’re a straight whiskey drinker? A perfect blend of one part Jameson, two parts ginger ale, and a wedge of lime, this drink will have you rethinking all those times you ordered a simple whiskey on the rocks.
If you’re wondering where to get your hands on this delicious cocktail, make sure to check out these pubs and restaurants during your St. Patrick’s day party crawl! These gems all carry Jameson, Ginger & Lime so you’re in for a thirst-quenching treat!
Le Balthazar (Centropolis & Dix-30)
If you’re looking to kick off your St. Pat’s celebrations with some provincial craft beers, head to either of Le Balthazar's locations. Both of these resto-pub spots have an extensive selection of the best craft beers from local microbreweries. And the most exciting part? They switch up their beer selection weekly, so you’re bound to find something that everyone in your pub crawl will love! Of course, they also serve Jameson, Ginger & Lime if you’re craving something a little more festive (and crazy refreshing) to keep you going!
Pub St-Patrick Terrebonne
Pub St-Patrick has been a local favourite for over 20 years, so naturally you have to make your way here! Featuring a rich selection of beers, including imported brews, they're also renowned for their unbelievable whiskey variety. Try out a few of their fav picks, including, of course, Jameson. This Montreal pub is pretty much as close as you can get to Dublin on Paddy’s Day without the actual flight.
Craving something other than beer or whiskey? For any wine lovers in your party-crawl group, look no further than Bistro V. This restaurant boasts a wine cellar with over 1,500 different types of wine, and their gourmet food menu is sure to satisfy everyone in your troupe. Looking for something a little more Irish? Never fear – they’ve got Jameson on their drink list!
Cocktails and sangria? Scotch and whiskey? Wine? Beer? No matter what you and your crew are in the mood for during your St. Pat’s party crawl, Prohibition has truly got it all. Their food menu is as vast as their drink selection, meaning you can fill your stomach with one of their yummy grilled cheeses or pizzas before ordering another drink!
Where: 1134 Mont-Royal Ave. E
Make your way to Mount Royal's Baracca – they’re one of the only places in Montreal that does happy hour every day. Our recommendation? Order their shrimp ceviche along with a Jameson, Ginger & Lime. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Plus, if the weather ends up being nice enough, you can take advantage of their beautiful terrasse!
Where: 551 Mont-Royal Ave. E
Fitzroy always has a good vibe going, and that energy is only amplified on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you stop by for a game of pool or to dance to some sweet tunes, this hotspot is always filled with fun people, so you're sure to have an amazing time! When you gleefully shimmy over to the bar, keep in mind that they specialize in mixed drinks. Hello, Jameson!
Le Trèfle (Hochelaga & Verdun)
Le Trèfle is a place you need to hit up on St. Patrick’s Day. They have one of the best selections of Irish whiskey in the city – yes, including your favourite whiskey cocktail. Whether you pop into their Hochelaga location or their spot in Verdun, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time this St. Pat’s at Le Trèfle!
Warehouse is a household name for many Montrealers, thanks to its delicious (and affordable!) food. Did you know that they’re also getting festive this year for St. Pat’s and hopping on the Ginger & Lime bandwagon? Finish off your party crawl on Crescent at Warehouse and make some memories that you (hopefully) will never forget!
Note: These locations vary around the Montreal area, so be sure to plan ahead and arrange a carpool with a DD in order to hit all these amazing spots for an epic (but still SAFE) Paddy's Day celebration!