5 Popular Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Honolulu

Don’t forget to wear green on Thursday, March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Murphy’s Bar & Grill. 
Photo: David Croxford 


Woody Harrelson isn’t the only one seeing green recently. We dug up our green shirts from the backs of our closets and found you the best St. Patrick’s Day activities around Honolulu. Erin Go Bragh!


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 49th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at noon from Fort DeRussy. The Friends of St. Patrick of Hawai‘i hosts the annual parade, which marches down Kalākaua Avenue to Kapi‘olani Park. The parade features 800 participants from school groups, community organizations and military groups.

Parade starts at Kalākaua Avenue, in front of Fort DeRussy, fosphawaii.ning.com


Post-Parade Activities

After the parade, head to one of Honolulu’s many Irish pubs (yes, there are more than you think). Kelley O’Neil’s will serve Irish food and drink to go with live Irish music by Celtic Waves and a rock performance by Taja at the end of the night. Or head to Medici’s in Mānoa for music from Irish Reunion, which features a harp, fiddle, mandolin, concertina and penny whistle. Anna O’Brien’s has a variety of events, including an outside party complete with Prettiest Red Head Contest and Best Leprechaun Contest.

Various locations, facebook.com/events/167347253650365/


Murphy’s Bar & Grill St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Prepare yourself for “the grandest St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Pacific!” The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. and features a variety of food and drinks, including an oyster bar. The well-known block party starts at 6 p.m. when the streets are closed off and the live music begins. As a bonus, Murphy’s will serve corned beef and cabbage for lunch and dinner the week of March 13, and two dollars of each of pound of corned beef sold will be donated to the Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant St., murphyshawaii.com/st-patricks-day


Gordon Biersch

If you think Guinness is the only beer you’re supposed to drink on St. Patrick’s Day, think again. Gordon Biersch is offering a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Brewers Dinner, pairing delicious beers with classic Irish fare. For pūpū, enjoy an herb-crusted lamb slider paired with Golden Export, and, for your entrée, dine on slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage, paired with Marzen lager. Save room for dessert because you’ll get an Irish whiskey ice cream brownie pie paired with stout.

$40 per person, $29.95 for military or Gordon Biersch passport members, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, #1123, 387-5674, gordonbiersch.com


St. Patrick’s Day at the Kāhala

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at The Kāhala. Enjoy a three-course meal at Plumeria Beach House and The Veranda for lunch or dinner. But, if that’s not enough for you, head to Plumeria Beach House for a dinner buffet. The Irish feast includes salad selections, appetizers, a carving station, dessert and more. There will also be Irish craft beer selections available for $15.

Starts at $50 per person, The Kāhala Hotel & Resort, 500 Kāhala Ave., kahalaresort.com, book your reservation here.