Best bars and restaurants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota
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The Tampa Bay area is one heck of a place to party on St. Patrick’s Day.

The bars and restaurants of Florida’s version of the Bay Area will come alive on the day of the Irish with great food and even better drinks. So if you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay and need a place to party, here are the five best restaurants and bars that should be on your short list on this epic holiday.

Four Green Fields
205 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-4444

Hyde Park is home to a plethora of great restaurants and bars, but there is one spot that will make for a great St. Patrick’s Day night out. Four Green Fields is a pub that was just recently recognized as one of the top 10 Irish pubs in the world, and for good reason as this place brings the good times night in and night out.

Courigan’s Irish Pub
1 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 551-9019

Right in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg sits this awesome Irish pub. Courigan’s Irish Pub is one of the top Irish bars in the Tampa Bay area, with great food and a number of great Irish tap beer, this place will be ground zero for a great night on the town on St. Patrick’s Day.

Paddy Wagon Irish Pub
808 Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 226-4235

Downtown Tampa has come alive with new bars and restaurants, but there is one that has been here for a while now and continues to be a force on St. Patrick’s Day. Paddy Wagon Irish Pub is an Irish beer drinkers dream, lined with taps that will wet your whistle and have you singing Irish tunes.

The Shamrock
2257 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 952-1730

Down in Sarasota, this Irish pub is a hidden gem in the city’s bar scene. The Shamrock has a ton of great drinks and awesome pub fare that will be a delight to those who are seeking to revel in the Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day, and trust, this place will not disappoint.

1916 Irish Pub
2309 W. Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 756-6504

Plant City may be known for strawberries, but this St. Patrick’s Day, you should visit this town for its Irish bar. 1916 Irish Pub is a homey place that has some really great Irish beers, and the food that will accompany it will be the perfect ending to a great day of celebrating the Irish.