What To Do, Drink, And Where To Go On 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.
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 specials. Both Molly’s and Mickey’s serve as the official celebration spots for their town’s holiday parades.
431 White Plains Rd
(914) 395- 3838; mickeyspillanes.com
211 Mamoraneck Ave
(914) 899-3130; mollyspillanes.com
571 Gramatan Ave
(914) 699-8900; maggiespillanes.com
One of Emma’s famous burgers.
Emma’s Ale House
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. Traditional Irish music will play on the holiday.
68 Gedney Way
(914) 683-3662; emmasalehouse.com
The Butcher’s Fancy
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
(914) 237-8260; butchersfancy.com
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 their clover shaped truffles.
607 E Boston Post Road
(914) 777-3600; chocolations.com
Garth Road Inn
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.
96 Garth Rd
(914) 722-9472; thegarthroadinn.com
J.P. Doyle’s marks the finish line of the Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown March 13 St. Paddy’s Day Parade—but it is where the party starts. On the day of the parade, J.P. Doyle’s has live music all day long and beer specials, and on St. Patrick’s Day visit for a taste of their special menu.
48 Beekman Ave
(914) 631-3015; jpdoyles.com
Yonkers Brewing Co.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to spend St. Patrick’s Day than a brewery. In the heart of Yonkers, YBC will be serving up food and drink specials all day long, along with special guest Jameson, who will be offering tastings of their new Limited Edition Caskmates IPA Whiskey.
92 Main St.
(914) 226-8327; yonkersbrewing.com
The Quiet Man Public House
Because one day is not enough, this old-school Irish Pub is celebrating “17 Days of St. Patrick’s Day” through March 18 with specials like Kegs and Eggs, Kilt Night, as well as music, giveaways, and drinks specials.
15 N. Division St
(914) 930-8230; thequietmanpublichouse.com
Peekskill Pub Crawl
For the truly adventurous (or just the indecisive), consider taking a pub crawl through nine different local bars, complete with food, friends, and music. The crawl will begin with kegs and eggs at the Peekskill Brewery before moving next door to Ollie & Chuck’s Rainbow Grill, popping over by trolley to Brodie’s Pub in neighboring Mohegan Lake, Sue’s Sunset House for corned beef and cabbage, then River Outpost Brewing Co. at Factoria, Kyle’s Pub, Gleason’s, and then sauntering over to McDonald & Peacock Cider House and Birdsall House. And if you’re still awake, Charlie Daniels is playing The Paramount.
Peekskill’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 10 at 3 p.m.
Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 18 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