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Sunday, March 1, 2020

St. Patrick's Day 2020

Categories: Wine & Culinary, Events, General

Everyone's Irish on this night. It may be IU's spring break but there is plenty going on in town for St. Patrick's Day. 

Irish Lion

A view of The Irish Lion Pub, front patio seating, and sidewalk entrance in Bloomington, IN.

Lá fhéile Pádraig - Happy St. Patrick's Day!  If you can't make it to Ireland, this is the next best thing. The three-day celebration begins at 11 a.m. at THE official St. Patrick's Day Pub. Head to the Irish Lion for traditional Irish fare and craic, Irish whiskeys & single malts and beer (no green beer here!). Bagpiper & giveaways including t-shirts, hats, necklaces, Guinness glassware and more, while supplies last. So grab your friends and enjoy some traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage, Celtic Stew, or Blarney Puffballs and of course, a perfect pint of Guinness. Sláinte (Cheers)! The party happens Friday, March 13, Saturday, March 14, and of course on St. Patrick's Day. 


Nick's English Hut

A street side view of Nick’s English Hut and surrounding businesses in Bloomington, IN.

Nick's English Hut has gone from cream and crimson to leprechaun green to celebrate the Irish holiday. They are serving corned beef and cabbage which will go perfectly with their beer specials. Cheers with a 24oz green Bud Light ($3.75), a pint of Guinness (for $1 off), or a 32oz Killians Irish Red ($5.50). Nick's also has drink specials for those not looking for a beer. Enjoy a $3 Jameson, a Car Bomb for $5, or an Irish coffee for $4. 

Two Sticks Bakery 

Delicious cookies and cupcakes for sale in the Two Sticks Bakery in Bloomington, IN.

Have a sweet tooth? Two Sticks Bakery has you covered with their green sugar cookies. For even more sweet treats, check out their special chocolate stout cake! 

Switchyard Brewing Co. 

Two women enjoying a flight of beers at the Switchyard Brewing Co in Bloomington, IN.

Spend St. Paddy's Day at Switchyard for Live Taproom Trivia!. Celebrate the holiday with a group of friends and a pint putting your random knowledge to the test. 

Nia Jones

Nia Jones

Nia is Visit Bloomington’s Content Coordinator. As soon as she stepped foot on IU's campus, she realized she found a forever-home in Bloomington. Her favorite thing about B-Town is the diversity and culture that is found in this small town in the Midwest.  She enjoys exploring new places around town and cheering on the Hoosiers.