Church Street and Wall Street
Two of the biggest venues in Downtown Orlando, Church Street Entertainment and Wall Street Plaza (see picture at right) will get the party started earlier in the day with great drink specials. Between the two complexes, there are 13 bars featuring deals on drinks and holiday entertainment. In 2013, the Wall Street Bars open at 12 PM and have $3 Michael Collins Whiskey, $5 Guinness Pints, and $5 Irish Car Bombs. The party continues all day with live music and bag pipes. The Church Street Bars opened at 1 pm in 2012 and featured $4 Guinness and Jameson Shots and $5 Car Bombs.
The Harp and Celt
A more traditional gala can be enjoyed at a true Irish restaurant, The Harp and Celt. Doors were open at 11 AM in 2012 for patrons to dine on customary Irish fare: corn beef, cabbage and potatoes, beef stew, fish and chips, corn beef sandwiches and of course pints of Guinness. This is the bar President Obama had a beer at when he visited the city of Orlando in 2011 (see video below). Check back here at a later date for the 2013 times and specials.
Another traditional Irish Pub in Downtown Orlando, Lizzy McCormack’s kicked off their St Patrick’s Day party in 2011 at 12 PM with live music, an outside beer garden, a patio bar, corn beef sandwiches and Karen’s famous pudding shots.
The Downtown Brew
Since St Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, many of the bars will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day all weekend long with the Church Street District holding a big food and beer event on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 called the Downtown Brew.
The Downtown Brew will feature food sampling’s from the restaurants of the Church Street District including the Rusty Spoon, Ceviche, Flatbreads from Urban Flats, Bison Chili from Harry Buffalo, and other items from Jersey Mike’s and 7-11. Aloft Orlando will be serving pretzels, nachos, and corn dogs. There will also be over 40 different types of Craft Beer to drink from.
The all-inclusive price for the event is $20 in advanced and $25 the day of the event and is only open for adults age 21 and up (see flyer below) and will be held from 4 pm until 8 pm.
The Celt Irish Pub on St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day at Wall Street
President Obama at the Harp and Celt
Downtown Orlando St Patrick’s Day Map
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