New Orleans Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations

New Orleans Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t just about wearing ungodly amounts of green with shamrocks, chugging cheap beer laced with green dye, shooting whiskey and pretending to be Irish. It is also about engaging in the community and celebrating together- and of course, remembering the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Unfortunately, some of the traditional parties are taking another year off due to Covid restrictions and lack of police details. But If you’re feeling in the Saint Patrick’s Day spirit and looking for something to do, here are some of the best recommendations New Orleans has to offer. Slainte! 

Saturday, March 12th

Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade


3rd Street between Magazine and Constance

Always on the Saturday before Saint Patrick’s Day, the Irish Channel parade is the granddaddy of all the local events. With hundreds of men walking in kilts and handing out plastic carnations, dozens of decorated floats with riders tossing cabbages, Moon Pies, and Irish Spring soap bars, it’s a fun and festive day. The Irish Channel/Garden District parties all day long as the parade takes hours to pass while it runs its lap between St. Charles and Magazine Street and Jackson and Louisiana. Just make sure to keep your head and eyes on the floats or you’re liable to leave with a black eye or bloody lip.

Parasol’s and Tracey’s Block Party

Saturday, March 12th 1pm-5pm

Constance and 3rd Street

Annual Kegs and Eggs St. Paddy’s Celebration at Gordon Biersch


Gordon Biersch, 200 Poydras St. 

Gris-Gris Saint Patrick’s Day Block Party


Gris-Gris, 1800 Magazine St.

Get the party started and stop by Gris-Gris for their annual pre-and-post-parade block party! Although their restaurant will be closed, they will be throwing down with an outside bar stocked with plenty of green beer, cocktails and sizzling crawfish. They’re frozen Irish coffees are definitely worth a try!

Sunday, March 13th

Metairie Road St. Patrick’s Day Parade


The heart of Old Metairie comes alive on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day with their annual parade and celebration. Parade fires up at 12pm on Severn before heading down Metairie Road to the Parish Line. Expect lots of floats, green beer, beads from the riders, and parties at the businesses lining Metairie Road.

Caesar’s Sportsbook St. Patrick’s Day Classic


3200 Metairie Rd.

Olde Towne Slidell St. Patrick’s Day Parade


Robert Street, Slidell

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration


Deutches Haus, 1700 Moss St.

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th

Saint Patrick’s Day Social at the Tchoup Yard


The Tchoup Yard, 405 Third St.

Danny O’Flaherty’s St. Patrick’s Day Concert at the Deutches Haus


1700 Moss St.

St. Patrick’s Day Balcony Party


Cornet, 1700 Bourbon St.

Tracey’s & Parasol’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party


3rd Street @ Magazine Street

After getting shut down in the middle of their 2020 Block Party due to Covid restrictions and a voluntary year hiatus in 2021, the big St. Patrick’s Day Block Party is back in the heart of the Irish Channel. Parasol’s and Tracey’s are located just a block away from each other, but both bars are teeming with costumed revelers, green beer, Jello shots, and plenty of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey and Jager Bombs. 

Saturday, March 19th

The Official New Orleans Saint Patrick’s Day Bar CRAWL 2022


Crawl New Orleans, 1130 Decatur St. Suite C

2022 Saint Patrick’s New Orleans Watch and Balcony Party


The American Sports Saloon, 1200 Decatur St.

Irish Bars to Visit for St. Patrick’s Day

Molly’s Irish Pub

732 Toulouse St.

Kerry Irish Pub

331 Decatur St. 

This small and dimly-lit Irish pub is truly a French Quarter neighborhood joint where you can sometimes catch some cool live bands and always enjoy a cold beer.

Fahy’s Irish Pub

540 Burgundy St.

Ryan’s Irish Pub

241 Decatur St.

Located in the upper French Quarter, Ryan’s has been a local favorite of both tourists and service industry folks for decades.

The Holy Ground Irish Pub

3340 Canal St.


2604 Magazine St. 

Owner Jeff Carreras used to own Parasol’s, but when he lost the lease, he brought his team down the block and opened Tracey’s, a much larger version of Parasol’s with plenty of TVs for the March Madness hoops games.

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

3701 Banks St.

Finn McCool’s is more than a bar. It’s a Mid City neighborhood fixture and home to poets, politicians, and partiers. Their annual block party is on hiatus due to lack of police detail, but they’ll surely be serving up plenty of Guiness all week long.

Finnegan’s Easy

717 St. Peter

Mick’s Irish Pub

4801 Bienville Ave

Molly’s at the Market

1107 Decatur St.

Sir Patrick Monahan was the original founder of Molly’s on the Market and the French Quarter St. Patrick’s Day parade. Although the parade is still on hiatus, Molly’s on the Market and their frozen Irish coffees will be in full force for St. Patrick’s Day.

Erin Rose

811 Conti St.

Erin Rose is the sister bar to Molly’s, serving up some of the best frozen Irish coffees in the world and some of the best po-boys in the French Quarter, courtesy of Killer Po Boys.

St. Pat’s Irish Coffee House

933 Conti St.

Pat O’Briens

718 St. Peter

Is there a more famous Irish pub in New Orleans, or perhaps even the country? I doubt it. With their dueling piano bars, beautiful courtyard patio, and classic front bar, expect it to be hopping all week long for St. Patrick’s Day.

Boondock Saint

731 St. Peter

Sovereign Pub

1517 Aline St.

Crown & Anchor Pub

200 Pelican Ave


2533 Constance St.

Parasol’s was the original inventor of the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. It’s fallen on hard times lately and rarely has its popular poboys available anymore.

Out in the Cold

701 Sixth St.

Markey’s Bar

640 Louisa St. 

Markey’s has been a Bywater fixture for over 113 years. With 17 TVs and plenty of beers on tap, it’s a great place to watch March Madness and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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