Gather your shamrocks, green beads and dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Take some time to appreciate the Irish culture and rock out with traditional Irish music at these lucky Tampa hot spots.
Four Green Fields
205 W Platt St.
Tampa, FL 33606
Hours: Daily – 10a.m. – 3. a.m.
Since 1992, Four Green Fields has been serving the Tampa area. Pair delicious shepherds pie and fish and chips with a perfectly poured Guinness. The establishment hosts great live Irish music every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m to 1a.m. The pub is frequently visited by Irish luminary who have been known to jump on stage for a song or two. Artists like Sinead O’ Connor, The Dubliners, The Prodigals,The Corrs and Tommy Makem have all played at Four Green Fields. Share in some authentic Irish music at Four Green Fields next time you are in the mood for some live music.
Flanagan’s Irish Pub
465 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698
Hours: Mon 6 p.m. – 1 a.m., Tues to Thur – 2 p.m. – 12 a.m., Fri – 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sat – 12 p.m. – 1 a.m., Sun – 1 p.m. – 10 a.m.
Nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Dunedin on Main Street is Flanagan’s Irish Pub. Enjoy a true taste of Ireland with live traditional Irish music nightly. Relaxed atmosphere and authentic Irish cuisine are just part of this venues appeal. Quench your thirst with a happy hour Monday through Saturday’s from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Large variety of Irish beers are always found on tap.
James Joyce Irish Pub
Ybor City Neighborhood
1704 One Half Seventh Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
Hours: Sun to Tues – 7 p.m. – 3.a.m., Wed to Sat – 4p.m. – 3.a.m.
Live music from Folk to Irish on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights entertain the James Joyce Irish Pub’s patrons. Visited and adored by such national acts as Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys adds to the venues appeal. Also, don’t miss the bar’s awesome drink specials and of course ladies drink free on Monday nights.
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Maloney’s Local Irish Pub
9540 West,Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL 33626
Hours: Mon to Fri – 3 p.m.-3 a.m.., Sat to Sun – 11a.m – 3 a..m.
Maloney’s Local Irish Pub provides an authentic Irish experience in the middle of the Westchase district of Tampa. A gathering place for the whole community offering live music five days a week. Enjoy the natural warmth and benevolent ambiance of the Irish. Great food and fun will be had by all at Maloney’s!
O’ Toole’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
1215 W.Brandon Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511
Hours: Mon to Thur – 2:30 p.m. – 2:30a.m., Fri – Sun -10:30a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
A piece of Ireland on route 60, O’Toole’s Irish Pub & Restaurant boats a beautiful bar and large patio. It also serves as a community gathering place for friends and musicians. Authentic food and live music make this Irish pub a perfect spot to celebrate the Irish heritage and of course the perfect pint of Guinness.
Ray Shasho is a freelance writer living in Bradenton, Florida. Shasho was labeled ‘Rock Raymond’ in high school after demonstrating his obsession for rock music. Hes attended hundreds of rock concerts and has rubbed elbows with rocks legends. His work can be found at Examiner.com.