Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Novato

March 15, 2024
Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Novato

As we prepare to embrace the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Novato, let’s delve into the rich history behind this spirited celebration. St. Patrick’s Day pays homage to the life of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint and a renowned missionary credited with bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle, as detailed by History.com. Marking his death on March 17, 461, this day has evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture and heritage, with its origins dating back to 1631 when the Church initiated a special feast in his honor, as documented by Time.

If you’re ready to immerse yourself in the lively spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than Novato! As the day of green and merriment approaches, Novato has some of the North Bay’s best options when it comes to celebrating.

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than visiting the local Irish pub? Located in Downtown Novato, Finnegan’s Marin spends all year long counting down the days until St. Patrick’s Day! On Sunday, Finnegan’s will open at 9 a.m., pouring plenty of Guinness on tap, and Irish breakfast. At 1pm, the Piper Band will perform, and the food menu will roll into delicious dishes of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Guinness beef stew, much more. There’s no cover, but reservations are recommended

Another downtown hot spot that’s partaking in the fun is Indian Valley Brewing, serving up green beer galore and pizza by Small Pie Pizza Co., from 1:00 – 6:00pm!

One local favorite joining in the celebration of the luck of the Irish is Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant. Renowned for its mouthwatering corned beef Reuben, hearty Irish stew, traditional corned beef and cabbage, flavorful bangers and mash, tempting Irish nachos, and a selection of two stout beers on tap, Moylan’s invites you to immerse yourself in Irish delights all day long. The festivities at Moylan’s will kick off at 11:30 am and continue until 10 pm, promising a day filled with joy and merriment. And be sure not to miss the thrilling bagpipe performers taking the stage on Sunday night!

Ready to dance the Sunday scaries away? HopMonk Novato Tavern will host CozyCats concert from 3 – 5 p.m., CozyCats, known for their high-energy shows, comes from the depths of a Petaluma chicken barn, this seven-piece band serves up a mix of groove, soul, funk, and pop that guarantees to get you moving and grooving on St. Patrick’s Day. Admission is $18 to $23. If you’re hungry after all the dancing, HopMonk Novato will be serving up their traditional corned beef and cabbage, pair it with their mouthwatering Irish Soda Bread and a refreshing Guinness.

Whether you proudly boast Irish roots or simply feel a deep connection to the culture, there’s no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in Novato! While Ireland may be miles away, here in Novato, you can indulge in delicious food, savor spirited drinks, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. So come join us as we paint the town green and create unforgettable memories right here in Novato this St. Patrick’s Day! Your local merchants will thank you.