It wasn’t too difficult to come up with a list of some of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boston. After all, there is no other better place to be Irish than this fair city. Whether you want to start the morning off with a traditional Irish breakfast like the one being served up at M.J. O’Connor’s, dine on corned beef hash made with short ribs at Joe’s American Bar & Grill on Newbury Street for lunch, sip on an afternoon Celtic Mojito at Yard House near Fenway Park, book an overnight St. Patrick’s Day getaway at Aloft in the Seaport or check out O’Shea Chaplin School of Irish Dance at Devlin’s, this is one of the best weeks to be in Boston. The celebration continues throughout the month of March with the Irish Film Festival returning to the Somerville Theatre for its 17th year. (The four-day celebration runs from March 23-26 and will feature more than 40 Irish films, shorts and documentaries).
Since St. Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating good cheer, this week’s celebratory events don’t have to end when you get home thanks to the folks at the home liquor delivery service known as Drizly that guarantees delivery to your house within one hour. When your Irish cheer arrives, raise a toast (perhaps in an oversized one beer mug from Royal Lush that holds four 12-ounce bottles) to your day full of shenanigans.
To get your Irish merrymaking on this week, we have rounded up five haute Irish happenings you won’t want to miss.