Luck of the Irish in Love

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the air is filled with the promise of green beer, much cheer, and perhaps even a little luck o’ the Irish in the romance department. If you’re single and ready to mingle, this iconically drunken day it the perfect setting for meeting new people and making new connections. Whether you’re hitting up your favorite Irish pub or joining a festive parade, the atmosphere is ripe for sparking conversations and striking up flirty banter with fellow revelers. So don your best green attire, grab a pint of Guinness, and let’s dive into the best ways to mingle with the luckiest crowd of the year…

Finding Your Pot of Gold: For years, Saint Patrick’s Day has been more than just a celebration of Irish culture and heritage. For singles on the prowl, Saint Patrick’s Day offers a prime opportunity to test the waters of the dating scene. With that in mind, I’ve curated a list of the hottest spots to visit this Saint Patty’s day, where you just might discover your own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Los Angeles

  1. Casey’s Irish Pub: Located in downtown LA, Casey’s Irish Pub is a beloved spot for Saint Patrick’s Day festivities. With its lively atmosphere, live music, and extensive selection of Irish whiskey, it’s the perfect place to meet new people and celebrate the luck of the Irish.
  2. Tom Bergin’s: This historic Irish pub in the Miracle Mile neighborhood is a must-visit on Saint Patrick’s Day. Known for its cozy ambiance, friendly crowd, and signature Irish coffee, Tom Bergin’s is a great spot to strike up a conversation with fellow revelers.
  3. Rock & Reilly’s : With its laid-back vibe and outdoor patio, Rock & Reilly’s offers a relaxed setting to meet new people while enjoying Irish-inspired cocktails and pub grub.

New York

  1. McSorley’s Old Ale House: As one of the oldest Irish pubs in New York City, McSorley’s Old Ale House is steeped in history and charm. With its sawdust-covered floors, antique decor, and no-frills vibe, it’s the perfect place to meet someone new over a pint of ale and a plate of corned beef and cabbage.
  2. The Dead Rabbit: This award-winning cocktail bar in the Financial District offers a unique twist on Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. With its inventive cocktails, cozy atmosphere, and friendly bartenders, The Dead Rabbit is the ideal spot for a memorable night out.
  3. Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar : With live music performances and a lively crowd, Paddy Reilly’s is a must-visit destination for Saint Patty’s Day revelry in New York City.


  1. Fado Irish Pub: Located in the heart of Brickell, Fado Irish Pub is Miami’s premier destination for Saint Patrick’s Day revelry. With its festive decor, live music, and authentic Irish fare, it’s the perfect place to mingle with locals and tourists alike.
  2. The Abbey Brewing Company: Nestled in Miami Beach, The Abbey Brewing Company is a hidden gem for Saint Patrick’s Day festivities. With its laid-back vibe, craft beers, and welcoming atmosphere, it’s a great spot to meet new people and enjoy a night of fun.
  3. The Playwright Irish Pub : Nestled in the heart of South Beach, The Playwright Irish Pub offers a festive setting to enjoy live music, hearty Irish fare, and plenty of Guinness on tap.


  1. The Black Rose: Situated in the heart of Boston’s historic district, The Black Rose is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. With its traditional Irish music, hearty pub grub, and lively crowd, it’s the perfect spot to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and make new friends.
  2. The Burren: This cozy Irish pub in Somerville is a popular destination for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. With its intimate setting, live music, and friendly regulars, The Burren offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for a night of craic (fun) and camaraderie.
  3. J.J. Foley’s Cafe : A beloved institution in Boston’s South End, J.J. Foley’s Cafe serves up classic Irish dishes and cold brews in a laid-back setting perfect for mingling and making new connections.


  1. The Kerryman: Known for its lively atmosphere and authentic Irish fare, The Kerryman is the perfect spot to kick off your Saint Patrick’s Day festivities in Chicago. Grab a pint of Guinness and mingle with fellow revelers as you enjoy live music and traditional Irish dancing.
  2. Galway Arms: With its cozy pub vibes and extensive whiskey selection, Galway Arms is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Head here for a laid-back yet festive atmosphere where you can strike up conversations with friendly patrons and maybe even find a bit of luck o’ the Irish.


  1. McGillin’s Olde Ale House: As Philadelphia’s oldest continuously operating tavern, McGillin’s is a must-visit destination for Saint Patrick’s Day revelry. Join the crowd at this historic pub for a pint of green beer and the chance to make new friends over classic Irish dishes like corned beef and cabbage.
  2. Fado Irish Pub: Situated in the heart of Philly’s bustling nightlife scene, Fado Irish Pub is the place to be for a high-energy Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. Get your fill of Irish whiskey and mingle with fellow partygoers as you dance the night away to live music and DJ sets.

Flirt (Responsibly): It’s important to approach this day with caution. With the festive atmosphere and perhaps a few drinks in your system, it’s natural to feel a little more flirtatious than usual. Just remember to do so responsibly and respectfully. A little playful banter and flirting can be a fun way to break the ice and show someone you’re interested, but be mindful of boundaries and consent. And if you’re not sure if someone is interested or comfortable with your advances, err on the side of caution and respect their boundaries. Remember, a little luck of the Irish should never come at the expense of yours, or someone else’s comfort/well-being.

Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or already coupled up, there’s something undeniably magical about the festive atmosphere and the sense of camaraderie that Saint Patty’s Day brings. Embrace the spirit of the holiday and strike up a conversation with the person next to you at the bar, or join in the festivities with a group of friendly strangers. You never know where a simple “cheers” could lead… Until next time x

HJF for First Rounds On Me


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