Get Lucky! It's The Memphis St. Patrick's Day Guide 2022

Get Lucky! It's The Memphis St. Patrick's Day Guide 2022

It’s time for the annual wearing of the green in Memphis! Here's a list of St. Patrick's Day specials in Memphis for 2022. 

But First, Did You Know?

The Irish diaspora has played a major role in Memphis history and growth! Keep scrolling for fun facts about Irish peoples' connection to Memphis from contributor Aisling Maki.

St. Patrick's Day Specials In Memphis

Here’s a list of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 in the 901. Sláinte, y’all.

29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Silky’s

Silky O’Sullivan’s on Beale Street will host the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Beale Street on Saturday, March 12 at 3 p.m. On Thursday, March 17th they’ll be open for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration starting at 11 a.m. 

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia 

Cerrito Entertainment hosts St. Patrick’s Day themed trivia games during St. Patrick’s Day or week. No RSVP needed. Here’s the schedule: 

  • Celtic Crossing: Wednesday, March 16th at 7 p.m. 
  • Old Dominick Distillery: Thursday, March 17th at 7 p.m.
  • Pimento’s East Memphis: Thursday, March 17th at 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day at Celtic Crossing

Cooper Young’s Irish pub has a full week of celebrations, including a whole big party on the 17th and live Irish music, brunch, trivia, DJs at night, and more through the weekend. See the full schedule here. They are charging a $10 cover on Thursday the 17th after 2 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day at Brass Door

Brass Door downtown will be open 11:00am-10:00pm ($10 cover starting at 2:00pm), local violinist Alice Hansen at 3pm, @memphispipeband followed by the Blessing of the Kegs with Rev. Scott Walters at 4:30pm, and the Blackwater Trio at 6:00pm. 

Earl The Pearl’s Birthday at Murphy’s 

Murphy’s Irish pub will have their usual St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, to celebrate Earl’s 86th b-day. There’s live music starting at 3 p.m. and going on ’til. Usually there’s a cover charge and green beer! This is the kind of place you show up and see how it goes.

Sister Hazel at Growlers on St. Patrick’s Day

Yep you read that right—that Sister Hazel band will perform at Growlers in midtown on March 17th. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day-of-show.

30th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Patrick’s 

Patrick’s kitchen will be open on Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. ’til 11 p.m. and the bar stays open until 1 a.m. They’ll have $3 green beers, $7 car bombs, $3.75 Bud Light Nexts and $5 Neutral Vodka Seltzers. 

Earnestine & Hazel's Party

Earnestine & Hazel's is celebrating 30 years of spirits and Soul Burgers by opening early at 1 p.m. with live music, giveaways, green beer, $9.01 Soul Burgers, and beer specials.

St. Paddy’s Day Masquerade and Full Moon Market at Carolina Watershed

Carolina Watershed will host a “New Orleans style masquerade parade” and vendors and artisans from the Full Moon Market. There will be food. Flow artists encouraged (fire, hoops) as are costumes. 5 p.m. - midnight. $7 cover. On March 17.

St. Paddy’s Day at Spirits & Soul Brewery

Spirits & Soul in Uptown hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Thursday, March 17 from 4 p.m. ’til 10 p.m. They’ll have green beer and Smashed Eats food truck will have Irish food. The Memphis Pipe Band will be bagpiping at 7 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day at Bardog

Bardog Tavern downtown will have plenty of specials for St. Paddy’s Day on March 17th, including Jameson, shooters, and shots.

St. Patrick’s Day at Moxy Memphis

The Moxy hotel downtown will have drink specials on March 17 and 18, including $5 green beer, $6 green tea shots, and $12 green drafts with a Jameson shot. Their patio will be open!

St. Patrick's Day at Boscos

Boscos will have Irish food, drink and beer specials, plus a blessing of the kegs at 5:30 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day.

Lucky Green Beer Tour at Neil’s

Risky Whiskey Boys perform at Neil’s Music Room at 7 p.m. on March 17. They'll have tons of Irish food and drink specials, too.

Gangstagrass at Railgarten on St. Paddy’s Day

Live music (probably outdoors) at Railgarten on March 17 from Gangstagrass bluegrass hip hop group. Showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance online or $20 at the door.

Slider Inn St. Patrick's Day Specials

Both midtown and downtown locations will have shot and drink specials, live music, and corned beef sliders all day long on March 17. 

Forest Hill Grill St. Patrick's Day Specials

Forest Hill Grill in Germantown will have Irish food and drink specials.

Got more? Let me know in the comments.

Fun facts about the Irish in Memphis:

  • In the Mid-1800s, teacher Eugene Magevny, an Irish immigrant from County Fermanagh, helped establish Memphis’ public school system, as well as the city’s first Catholic church, St. Peter’s on Adams Avenue. His house is open to the public for tours when it's not a pandemic.
  • Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, immigrated from County Cork. She lost her husband and four children in the Yellow Fever Epidemic in the Pinch District, which was a heavily Irish neighborhood at the time. Mother Jones went on to become one of the most prominent labor and community organizers in American history.
  • Sarah Hardin Murphy Leath immigrated from Belfast, Ireland and married James Leath. Later in life, she donated nine acres of land that became a home for widows and orphans, and left an additional 20 acres in her will. That organization evolved into the nonprofit you know today as Porter-Leath. 
  • Modern Irish Memphians DJ Naylor, and Patrick and Deni Reilly run some pubs and restaurants you probably know and love  -- Celtic Crossing and Majestic Grille/Cocozza.
  • Memphis Gaelic Athletic Association offers co-ed opportunities to all Memphians interested in playing the traditional Irish sports of hurling and Gaelic football.
  • Memphis Irish Society is a group for Irish diaspora and enthusiasts of Irish culture, which offers social and learning opportunities around traditional music, Irish (Gaelic) language and more. It’s open to anyone -- Irish or not -- with an interest in the Land of Saints and Scholars.

About the Author

Aisling Maki is a writer, editor, and public and media relations specialist with awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and Public Relations Society of America, as well as several awards for fiction writing. Her work has appeared in publications in more than 20 countries. You can usually find her cheering on the Grizzlies, doing outdoorsy things, or traveling with her daughter, Brídín. They live in Cooper-Young with their pets.

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Thank you for the St Patrick’s Day event info. I’m a native Memphian who moved away 30 years ago. My wife and I return every year to celebrate the Green Day with family and friends.
February 9, 2019 2:51pm
Holly Whitfield
You're so welcome!
February 11, 2019 12:11pm
Hope you and your wife enjoy another wonderful St. Patrick's Day in Memphis this year, Jeff!
February 12, 2019 5:15pm
Sadelle W Jackson
I love to look over the events being held in Memphis. Thank you !
March 17, 2019 1:22pm