From a city that has one of the largest Irish populations in the country, you can be sure that every Irish pub, nightclub and neighborhood goes all out for the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint.
Pools are dyed green, people chug entire cans of Guinness, and everyone gets drunk.
And if St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, your weekend will feel like a never ending party, followed by a lovely hangover on Monday morning.
So how does one survive this mass chaos of green insanity?
Well, you can stay in-doors to avoid whole weekend shenanigans all together.
Or, you can dig through of what remains in your pot of gold and purchase yourself some bright green clothes to wear as you hit up the town.
#1: Ned Devine’s!
And the most sought after nightclub in all of Boston on St. Patrick’s Day is Ned Devine’s.
What’s not to love about Ned’s? Ned's reputation promises the vibrant authenticity of an Irish atmosphere. With live music, and a fantastic location in the Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market area, this triple threat establishment is the hottest spot to be when the sun goes down and the party really begins.
If St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t fall on a workday, you can possibly stay and celebrate the whole time at Ned Devine’s. It’s a restaurant by day, and an amped up party destination at night.
Filled with dim lighting from the wrought iron chandeliers to create a laid-back ambiance, the third floor of Ned Devine’s is a sociable and eclectic watering hole, for partying up St. Patrick’s Day to the fullest.
#2: The Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade
But it’s not all bad.
If you really want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day properly, there’s no better place than observing the holiday in Southie. House parties will be happening before, during and after the parade. And if there’s one thing that people love after standing and watching a parade, it's getting wasted.
#3: Irish Pubs
934 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02125
911 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
The Black Rose
160 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
The L Street Tavern
658 E 8th St.
Boston, MA 02127
#4: Dropkick Murphys in Boston
With Beantown anthems like “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” and “Tessie”, it goes without saying that the Dropkick Murphy’s performances sell out quickly. Their performances are now a St. Patrick’s Day tradition. They’ll play six shows around the holiday: four at the House of Blues, one at Agannis Arena, and one at a secret to-be-announced location.
But if you’re a huge fan and want to catch them in concert on St. Patrick’s Day, buy your tickets months in advance.
#5: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Harpoon Brewery
So dance a jig to traditional Irish music while enjoying a nice freshly brewed Harpoon beer. Cover charge includes a souvenir pint glass and two free drink tickets.
You’ll have a lot to choose from in Massachusetts.
And remember, if all else fails, you can always dye your pool green.