St. Patrick's Day Specials & Celebrations


Photo: courtesy of The Kahala

From the Murphy’s Bar & Grill downtown block party to menu items to mark the day, Hawaii restaurants have a number of ways to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Here’s an idea of what’s taking place on March 17th at RumFire in the Sheraton Waikiki, 12th Ave Grill, 3660 on the Rise, Auntie Pasto’s and Big City Diner.

The Grandest St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Pacific. Photo: courtesy of Murphy’s Bar & Grill

Murphy’s Bar & Grill 

Hawaii’s biggest open-air block party kicks off at noon on St. Patty’s Day at Murphy’s Bar & Grill.

Once the sun goes down, Murph closes down Merchant St. and Nuuanu Ave from King Street down to Nimitz and transforms that area into a mass of green and good times. The party goes through midnight and offers up all of the specially themed brew and beverages along with delicious St. Patty’s Day Pub Grub. Find all of the traditional eats – Fish n’ Chips, Irish Stew, Blarney Burgers, and the requisite Corned Beef and Cabbage. And in keeping in Murphy’s own tradition, for every pound of corned beef that’s sold, $2 will be donated to the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation.

This year will also feature the Guiness Oyster Bar boasting hundreds for fresh shucked Oysters, Steamed Clams, Sauteed Shrimp and Oyster Shooters. And for dessert, enjoy Mrs. Murphy’s homemade Irish Whiskey Cake and the traditional Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce.

For all of the details, visit or call 808-531-0422.


Kona Crab Corn Fritters.
Photo: courtesy of RumFire


RumFire at the Sheraton Waikiki

RumFire will have a very special themed happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to their normal "pau hana" fun specials, chef Matthew Naula and manager Jed Inductivo have created a few new shots and tapas to celebrate the day.

Shot specials

  • Sham-Rocked (Midori Melon Liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, Bushmills Irish Whiskey) for $5
  • Irish Car Bomb (Baileys, Bushmills Irish Whiskey and pint of Guinness) $6


  • Kona Crab Corn Fritter (Cucumber Avocado Crème Fraiche, Tomatillo Meyer Lemon Salsa) $13
  • Chipotle Guinness Braised Short Rib (Pearl Onion Cumin Fava Bean Ragu, Orange Jam) $16
  • Crispy Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms (Kahuku Corn Puree, Hamakua Tomato Vinaigrette, Clover Sprout) $13

Patrons can enjoy special entertainment by Beach 5 Duo’s Christian Yrizarri.

For more information, call (808) 922-4422 or e-mail


12th Ave Grill

12th Ave Grill chef Kevin Hanney proudly celebrates his 100% Irish heritage and his restaurant will offer its traditional home cured corned beef and hand poured black and tans to mark the occasion. It’s a favorite holiday among the staff, which lends a fun and festive atmosphere to the restaurant.

For dining reservations, call 808-732-9469 or visit for menu updates.


3660 On The Rise

In addition to the ala carte menu, 3660 on the Rise will be offering a special prix fixe menu to honor the Irish. The 3-course  St. Patrick’s day menu includes:

  • Crab Meat Salad
    Romaine Lettuce with Crab Meat, Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Olives, Irish Whiskey Dressing
  • Baked Lilikoi Mustard Glazed Corned Beef
    Butter Braised Cabbage, Boiled Potatoes & Carrots
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake with Praline Topping

The St. Patrick’s Day menu is available for $35.

For reservations or more information, call 808-737-1177.

Plumeria Beach House, Hoku’s, and The Veranda celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Kahala. From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., all three restaurants will be serving up a pair of Irish favorites, coupling a delicious corned beef and cabbage dish with Guinness Irish stout beer. It’s available for $15 per person plus tax and gratuity.

For reservations, please call 808-739-8760 or e-mail

St. Patrick’s Day Specials Continues…

Dixie Grill’s traditional corned beef sandwich. Photo: Courtesy of Dixie Grill.

Auntie Pasto’s & Dixie Grill

Auntie Pasto’s & Dixie Grill will feature a special St. Patrick’s themed menu item on March 17.  “We decided to get into the spirit by putting a Southern and Italian twist on two Irish favorites for this special day.” said Ed Wary, owner of both restaurants.

Both Auntie Pasto’s locations will offer a Corned Beef Macaroni and Cheese on St. Patrick’s Day. It’ll be served as a small portion for lunch with a Caesar salad  for $9.95 and as a full portion for dinner for $12.95.

For reservations or more information, call (808) 523-8855 (Beretania) or  (808) 680-0005 (Kunia).

It’s sister restaurant, Dixie Grill will feature a traditional corned beef sandwich for lunch, dressed up with a Southern cold-smoked cabbage and topped off with its Savannah Sauce at a price of $8.95.

For dinner, the restaurant will serve a plate of Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potatoes, available for $12.50.

For more information, call 808-485-CRAB.


Image: courtesy of Big City Diner


Big City Diner

All Hawaii Big City Diner locations will be featuring the restaurant’s St. Patrick’s Day specials.

For breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., you can enjoy "Green Eggs & Ham" with two fresh Ka Lei eggs served with country-style ham and your choice of steamed white or brown rice, hash browns or Paniolo potatoes for $6.99.

Then for lunch & dinner or until they’re out, Big City Diner will serve up its Fresh Corned Beef & Cabbage plate, complete with all of the trimmings for $12.95 (lunch) or $14.95 (dinner).

For dessert, enjoy Bubbie’s homemade double-mint chocolate chip ice cream cake on an oreo cookie crust topped with rich chocolate fudge and real whip cream for $5.99.

And of course, Green Beer on tab for $4 pint.

For more information, call one of Big City Diner’s five O‘ahu locations:

  • KAIMUKI – (808) 738-8855
  • KAILUA- (808) 263-8880
  • WARD ENTERTAINMENT CENTER – (808) 591-8891
  • WAIPIO – (808) 678-8868
  • PEARLRIDGE – (808) 487-8188