What to Eat, Drink, and Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Westchester
The food, festivities, and — of course — drinks you can't miss out on. Sláinte!
Photo by Larry Blucher
An old Irish proverb reads, “It's easy to halve the potato where there is love.” With St. Patrick's Day coming up, we've rounded up the best things we love to do, see, eat, and drink around the county. With these good eats available, of course, sharing your potato is optional.
Food & Drink
Spillane Group Restaurants
The Spillane trio of restaurants is offering the traditional Irish fare you’d expect from these popular restaurants, no green required. Mickey, Molly, and Maggie’s will all offer traditional Irish music alongside their soda bread, corned beef, shepherd's pie, and other specials, and serve as semi-official celebration spots following their town’s holiday parades.
431 White Plains Rd
211 Mamoraneck Ave
571 Gramatan Ave
One of Emma's famous burgers.
Emma’s Ale House is White Plain’s official after party spot for the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 12 and plans to celebrate with live bagpipe performances. This Best of Westchester-winning restaurant will also serve special dishes like corn beef cabbage sliders.
68 Gedney Way
While many establishments offer a few Irish specials when St. Patrick’s Day roll around, Butcher’s Fancy specializes in Irish delicacies year round. This Yonkers establishment isn’t a restaurant, but that doesn’t stop them from serving some of the best Irish boiled bacon and specialty imports around.
961 Mclean Ave
Every holiday deserves to be celebrated with some sweets. Chocolations of Mamaroneck is the pot of chocolates at the end of the sweet rainbow. Holiday favorites include Baileys Irish Cream Truffles, Irish soda bread, and as always their clover and leprechaun-shaped pops and other fun treats.
607 E Boston Post Road
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a live performance of traditional Irish music at the Garth Road Inn. The traditional Irish restaurant will feature staples like Shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Dublin style fish and chips.
96 Garth Rd
For all our fellow Irish-Jews out there (we've decided the acceptable street terminology is 'potato knish'), Westchester's favorite Jewish deli is going all-out for St. Pat's with its annual Corned Beef Celebration. That fresh, fresh USDA choice brisket is cured in-house, and will be served up both as catering options for ten people or in the dining room, as combos featuring corned beef, cabbage, and potato platters, sandwiches, and Ben's legendary soup. Hey, it's St. Patty's Day; everybody's Irish.
718 Central Park Ave
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than a brewery. In the heart of Yonkers, on March 9, YBC will be serving up food and drink specials all day long, along with plenty of jubiulent live music.
92 Main St.
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All month leading up to St. Pat's, this New Rochelle steakhouse will be offering a special menu that includes corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's and chicken pot pies, bangers and mash, beef stew, Irish style fish and chips, and Irish oak smoked salmon with homemade bread, as well as a traditional Irish breakfast for at Sunday brunch: Irish sausage, black and white pudding, a fried egg, baked beans, and toast. Weekends will also feature live music by guitarist Enda Keegan, Irish folk band Tipperary Knights, and live bagpipe players.
15 Division St
Because one day is not enough, this old-school Irish Pub is celebrating “17 Days of St. Patrick’s Day” through March 17 with food and drink specials and events like a traditional Irish pancake breakfast (March 5), Green Martini Day (March 6), Irish Trivia Night (March 12), kegs & eggs (March 16), and live music throughout. Celebrate big on Saturday, March 9 for the Peekskill parade, March 16 for the NYC parade, and March 17 for the St. Pat's itself.
15 N. Division St
For the truly adventurous (or just the indecisive), consider taking a pub crawl through nine different local bars, complete with food, friends, and music. To celebrate this year's Grand Marshals, the crawl will begin at the Peekskill's historil Elk's Lodge at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8. After that it's off to The Hudson Room, Gleason's, NY Firehouse Grille, Kyle's Pub, Birdsall House, Division Streeet Grill, Ruben's Mexican Café, Peekskill Brewery and finally The Quiet Man Public House for the unveiling of the Grand Marshals' plaque. Pace yourselves.
Yonkers' famous casino and racetrack will once again be hosting a bevy of traditional and modern Irish acts on Sunday, March 3. This year will spotlight New York's own Shileglagh Law and Celtic Cross, as well as the Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester. The concert is 21-and-over as food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20.
If you're not into Irish music, per se, but were still hoping to revel, Garcia's will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Funkathon. The Fritz, The Phryg, and Escaper will bring their signation sounds and high-energy levels to Port Chester for an afternoon of cool toons and cold drinks. Tickets are just $10.
Saint Patrick's Day White Plains
Saturday, March 9 at noon
Peekskill's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown Annual St. Patrick's Parade
Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
The Eastchester Irish-American Social Club St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m.
Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. on Mamaroneck Ave
Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. on McLean Ave
Know about a great St. Patrick's Day event that isn't listed here? Email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll review it for our guide.