It’s binge drinker’s favorite holiday! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and we want to share the best Irish pubs in Tampa Bay to celebrate. Many places around the Tampa Bay area will be serving up some green beer and Irish car bombs.

In a recent study done by WalletHub, Tampa ranks 9th for best cities in the U.S. for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in 2024. Tampa takes over 3rd place for most Irish pubs and restaurants per capita. Which means there will be plenty of places to celebrate! WalletHub found this info by comparing 200 of the most populated cities across four factors: St. Patrick’s Day traditions, costs, safety & accessibility, and weather. We were shocked to find out that Tampa didn’t rank first in the weather category, it’s the most perfect time of year here in the Sunshine State. If you’d like to see how Tampa compares to other cities on the list, check out the full study here. 

Related: Free Family-Friendly Event River O’ Green Is Back In Tampa

As we mentioned earlier, Tampa has a lot of Irish pubs to visit. There’s always a crowd at these places on the 17th. Tampa will be hosting a huge celebration on the 16th and that’s right, River o’ Green Fest is back! The city of Tampa is hosting a huge party at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. They’ll even be dying the Hillsborough River green! has a list of a bunch of bar crawls and other celebrations happening around the area too! They also included some of our favorite Irish Pubs in Tampa Bay.

We couldn’t include all of our favorite Irish Pubs, but we sure did cover the bases. Let us know on social media what your plans are for St. Paddy’s day!

[Updated: March 6th, 2024]

Here are the best Irish pubs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa

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