There's no better way to get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day than with a walking tour of Spokane's best bars, breweries and Irish-themed events. The energy across the city is electric on the big day, with numerous businesses hosting exciting St. Patrick's Day events that draw crowds from across Washington. Spokane will be celebrating this year's St Patrick's day on Saturday, March 11th, with the city's parade and festivities beginning in the early afternoon. If you're looking for the best way to spend your Paddy's Day in 2023, here's the Ultimate Guide to your walking bar crawl through Spokane.
St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl
There is perhaps no restaurant or bar in Spokane that gets more into the St. Patrick's Day spirit than Shawn O'Donnell's, so it only makes sense to start our Spokane bar crawl here. Celebrate your favorite Irish holiday all week long with live music, bagpipes, traditional Irish dishes, and of course some Guinness. While this bar may be a few blocks away from the others on our list, it is only a few minutes walk (or a very quick scooter ride) and should not be missed by anyone wanting to truly celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
O’Doherty’s Irish Pub
Next up on your tour comes a top contender for Spokane's most spirited St. Patrick's Day pub. As one of the city's favorite Irish bars, it makes a great pit stop on your way from O'Donnell's to Division St. and always brings a big, friendly crowd on Paddy's Day. With classic Irish fare and cold, delicious beers, the energy on the big day get's buzzing inside this location, complete with live music and holiday specials. Whether you're just stopping in for a corned beef sandwich or plan to spend your entire 2023 St. Patrick's Day here, you're sure to have a great time at O'Doherty's Irish Pub.
Fast Eddie's will be having their big St. Patrick's Day extravaganza on Saturday, March 11th, but will be having Irish themed festivities all week long. Fast Eddie's is another stop on the Irish Drinking Team's city tour, so the bar is always a good time for those looking for a little excitement. The establishment will be the first stop on Spokane's lively Division Street, which always is one of the best area's to be in Spokane for those wanting to join the party on St. Patrick's Day.
No Spokane bar crawl would be complete without tacos, nachos and tequila, right? Borracho's is the perfect addition to our list, as this is not only one of Spokane's best Mexican restaurants but also a location that dives into the St. Patrick's Day festivities all the way. This year, Borracho's will be starting their celebration early, with green beers, great food and of course a little whiskey. This will be the 10am stop for the Irish Drinking Team (Spokane's member-only guided bar crawl group), so be ready for a crowd on Saturday, March 11th. If you're looking for a lively spot to have some fun, or maybe just need a few tacos to go with all the green beer, Borracho's should not be missed.
The Globe Bar and Kitchen
Just across the street from Borracho's lies the next stop on your St. Patrick's Day tour, The Globe Bar and Nightclub. As Spokane's newest LGBTQ hotspot, The Globe has made a name for itself as one of the friendliest and most energetic places to grab a drink in the city. With their festive decorations and drinks specials, The Globe is an essential stop on your St. Patrick's Day crawl.
nYne Bar and Bistro
Time to grab a scooter or Uber, as your next stop is a few blocks away. However, the great food, live music, and friendly crowd make nYne a 'must visit' stop on any Spokane bar crawl. With numerous Irish-themed festivities, food, and beer happening all week long, be sure to pay this nYne a visit on your walking tour.
Last but not least
As the final stop on our St. Patrick's Day bar crawl. Gamer's Arcade is a super fun place to end your night. With arcade games, air hockey and Irish-themed cocktails. it makes a great addition to any Spokanite's Paddy day celebration. If drinking and arcade games bring out your competitive side, then get ready for a battle on your way here, as no sport draws a bigger crowd than Gamer Arcade's air hockey table on Friday nights.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023
Don't forget about Spokane's famous St. Patrick's Day Parade! This year's parade will start at noon on Saturday, March 11th and travel from downtown Spokane to Riverfront Park. Our bar crawl will pass right by the parade, making it easy for you to join in the festivities no matter which bar you're currently in.