The countdown to St. Patrick’s Day is on! With just 2 days to go, until March 17, it’s time to start planning where you’re going to celebrate! Naturally all of our Irish friends are going to be celebrating, but we won’t judge if you want to be Irish for the day. And we’ve got the scoop on where to find the “craic” in White Rock. What is craic, you ask? This Gaelic word doesn’t have an exact English translation – the closest you’ll get is “fun with music”. So be sure to wear the green (or risk being pinched by a leprechaun), grab your friends and family and get craic-ing!
Dew Drop Inn
What better place to celebrate the holiday dedicated to Ireland’s patron saint than White Rock’s only Irish pub? You can be sure that music will be lively, the food delicious and the Guinness will be flowing! They’re kicking off the celebrations early with the traditional Celtic music of KeelHaul on Friday night, and rest assured knowing that the party will carry on all weekend.
15065 Marine Drive, (604) 385-2008
White Rock Beach Beer Company
The crew at the White Rock Beach Beer Company is celebrating the day of the green with live music from 1-4pm provided by Bill(y) (O’)White and the (Sham)Rockettes playing Irish tunes, and tunes from Irish artists. And when the band is on a well-deserved break (around 3pm), there will be a group of traditional Irish dancers kicking up their heels. Sit back, raise a glass of craft beer and enjoy the music.
15181 Russell Avenue, (604) 319-4378
3 Dogs Brewing
Head to 3 Dogs Brewing, on Sunday, for an all day Ceilidh. A ceilidh, is a traditional Irish social gathering and you can be assured that there will be music, great food and plenty of libations.
1515 Johnston Road, (604) 385-1364
Charlie Don’t Surf
The folks at Charlie Don’t Surf are going Irish for the day with St. Paddy’s drink specials and a fun Irish atmosphere. Drink specials include $7 pints of Guinness, $4 Green Charlie’s Lager and $5 shots of Jameson.
15011 Marine Drive, (604) 538-1988
Hillcrest Bakery & Deli
Start the St. Paddy’s day weekend right with a hearty bowl of Lamb Stew made with a local craft beer from 3 Dogs Brewing. Naturally it wouldn’t be authentic unless accompanied by a traditional Irish soda bread! And be sure to follow up with a tasty shamrock cookie! Small – $6.50 | Large – $8.50. Pre-ordering is available.
15231 Thrift Avenue, (604) 531-1750