Before we celebrate, let’s learn the history of St. Paddy’s Day: 

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.   

Now let’s get our Irish Jig on! 

Beer being served at LTS Brewing

LTS Brewing

Here are FOUR bars and restaurants in Rochester you should add to your St. Patrick’s Day agenda: 


  • LTS Brewing Company is having a St. Patrick’s Day event from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM where they will have Irish music, party favors, and even a green beer!  
  • Don’t miss St. Patrick’s Day at Charlie’s on the 17th at 4:00 PM at Charlie’s Eatery & Pub where they will have live music, great beer, and Irish food.  
  • Meet at Brothers Bar & Grill for Avey Grouws Band St. Patrick’s Day Party! This party will be going on from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. This might be their wildest St. Patrick’s Day party yet with a tip from a leprechaun saying there may even be bagpipes showing up! 
  • A great way to end your St. Patty’s Day night is to stop at Rochester’s own traditional Irish Pub, Olde Brick House, where RavensFire will be playing all the traditional Irish music that could include many of your own favorites. Make sure you bring your appetite and be ready to sing along. This event will be happening from 8:30 PM until 10:30 PM.  


And of course, St. Patrick’s Day in Rochester wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band during their parade of pubs. An annual tradition, the band will make stops at twelve restaurants and pubs starting at noon on St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the full schedule here.  

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