10 Best Places to Drink Green Beer

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • New York City, NY
  • Sydney, Australia
  • London, UK
  • Boston, MA
  • Montreal, Canada
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Green Chicago River for St. Patrick's Day

    Chicago, IL

    Every year since 1962, the people of Chicago have celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dying the river green. Come watch again this year as 40 pounds of eco-friendly, fluorescent orange dye turns the Chicago River a brilliant green, then stake out a spot on the streets to watch the annual parade.

    Photo courtesy of Max Talbot-Minkin

  • St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin

    Dublin, Ireland

    What better place to celebrate all things Irish than in Dublin. Besides being a national holiday in Ireland, St. Patrick's Day celebrations last a week and culminate in a grand parade on the day commemorating St. Patrick. Live entertainment and plenty of revelry round out the itinerary, and while the Guinness isn't green, it's about as Irish as it gets.

    Photo courtesy of Sebastian Dooris

  • Parade in NYC

    New York City, NY

    New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade takes over 5th Avenue each year in what is the second largest St. Patrick's celebration after Dublin. At night, the iconic Empire State Building gets lit up in green to commemorate the day.

    Photo courtesy of Patrick Bürgler

  • Sydney Opera House in green

    Sydney, Australia

    While most of the world has to bundle up for their St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Sydney celebrates in the middle of their summer with a parade and events throughout the city. A healthy dose of green dye gets added to many of the city's fountains, and the Sydney Opera House shines green at night.

    Photo courtesy of Mike Young

  • London on St Patrick's Day

    London, UK

    While Birmingham has the largest St. Patty's parade in England, London takes the cake as the most festive. Trafalger Square turns into one giant party – complete with green fountains – and you'll know it's St. Patrick's Day when you see the London Eye turn green.

    Photo courtesy of Garry Knight

  • South Boston St Patrick's Day Parade

    Boston, MA

    Over two hundred years before Dublin held its first St. Patrick's Day parade, Boston staged the first ever in 1737. Besides the South Boston Parade, you'll find festivities at all of the city's abundant Irish Pubs over the course of St. Patty's weekend.

    Photo courtesy of greenmelinda

  • Montreal St Patrick's Day Parade

    Montreal, Canada

    With a shamrock on its city flag, it's no surprise Montreal has one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades anywhere in North America and the longest running in Canada. If you can't wait for your first celebratory libation, most of the downtown pubs serve Irish breakfast with Irish coffee pre-parade.

    Photo courtesy of Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose

  • NOLA St. Patrick's Day

    New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans, the largest port of entry for Irish immigrants in the South, celebrates St. Patrick's Day over the course of a week in a true NOLA Mardi Gras-like fashion. Expect street parades and floats tossing out potatoes and cabbages alongside the beads.

    Photo courtesy of Joseph Leonardo

  • Irish Setter in Seattle

    Seattle, WA

    With Galway as its international sister city, Seattle knows how to celebrate Irish-style, and they do so for a week each March. After the parade on 4th Avenue, head to the Irish Festival for family-friendly fun, or brave the crowds at one of the city's pubs for a couple green beers.

    Photo courtesy of Steve Voght

  • Forsyth Park fountain dyed green

    Savannah, GA

    With the second largest St. Patrick's celebration in the US after New York's, Savannah celebrates this Irish holiday with all the Southern hospitality you'd expect. Start your day off with some green grits before joining the 400,000 parade spectators along the streets of this historic and charming city.

    Photo courtesy of Bruce Tuten


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