Each year in March, revelers throughout the nation and world gather to honor the patron saint of Ireland — Saint Patrick. And on the Grand Strand, locals and vacationers alike know how to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the shamrock (and all other things Irish) at an array of fun St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
If you’re looking for some good, green times on the coast this March 17, head for the Grand Strand and one of these top Myrtle Beach area Irish pubs, where the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are sure to shine:
The Ole Irish Pub: Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach just a couple blocks inland from Plyler Park, this authentic Irish pub pours Irish whiskeys and a range of beers (including Guinness, of course), all complemented by an authentic Irish food menu featuring tasty treats like Irish Egg Rolls filled with corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers & Mash. Follow the pub on its Facebook page, and check out its full food menu at theoleirishpub.com.
Finn McCools: This neighborhood pub and restaurant in Myrtle Beach offers a variety of beers and cocktails, as well specialty drinks by the pitcher. The robust menu features pub grub and authentic Irish favorites like made-fresh-daily corned beef and Irish Stew, as well as sandwiches, salads and more. Unique bonus: The drink menu’s “Coffees of the World” section offers hot adult beverages like Irish Coffee with Jameson Irish Whiskey or Bailey’s Irish Cream and French Coffee with Grand Marnier. Check out the full menu of food and drink offerings at finnmccoolsmb.com.
Flynn's Irish Tavern: Found on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, this locals’ favorite bar & grill is known for serving up Irish beers, ciders and whiskeys, along with a food menu featuring Irish favorites like Guinness beef stew and corned beef & cabbage. The St. Patrick’s Day parties here are always crowd-pleasers. For more info, visit the Flynn’s Facebook page.
Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant: Soak in some good times and some great ocean views at this North Myrtle Beach pub known for its classic cocktails, cold beer and Irish vibes. A range of craft beers including Guinness and Smithwick’s can be found on tap here, and more selections are available in bottles and cans. A number of Irish whiskeys are also available, along with a menu boasting pub-grub favorites and a range of Irish classics like Guinness Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, and the Traditional Irish Breakfast with bangers, rashers, black pudding and white pudding. Learn more at mollydarcy.com.
O’Keefe’s Irish Pub: This Irish restaurant/pub/sports bar in Murrells Inlet boasts a wide range of craft beers on tap and in bottles — including, of course, Guinness and Smithwick’s available on draft — and serves up a selection of bar-food favorites like fish n’ chips, pizza, sandwiches, tacos and more. Bonus: Available on-site games include billiards and cornhole, and a bagpiper occasionally drops in to provide music authentic to the island. Check out the O’Keefe’s Facebook page to learn more.
After a day and night of celebrating the Irish spirit on the Grand Strand, head back to the comfortable accommodations and luxurious amenities at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to rest up for another day of enjoying the Myrtle Beach area’s many fun offerings. Book your St. Patrick's Day getaway today — and start looking forward to some good (and green) times on the Carolina coast!