St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to turn Oakville pubs green


Published March 17, 2023 at 11:51 am

St. Patrick's Day has arrived and with green beer and traditional pub fare, local Oakville pubs are ready to paint the town green. PEXELS PHOTO

Irish eyes are smiling in Oakville today.

It’s March 17 and that can mean only one thing, it’s St. Patrick’s Day.

The special day pays tribute to Saint Patrick, a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and Bishop in Ireland. It marks the traditional death of the foremost patron Saint of Ireland.

Made an official Christian feast day in the 17 century, it commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

The day pays tribute to the heritage and culture of the Irish in general and celebrations generally include parades and festivals, shamrocks and the wearing of green clothes.

While it may be a public holiday in Ireland, millions across the world celebrate the fun, festive day with a frosty green beer, good pub grub and great times with their friends.

Good friends will gather at pubs across town to hoist a green beer and wish that the luck of the Irish is upon them.

So may the wind always be at your back and with a tip of the hat, here are some places you and your friends can gather tonight and wish each other a pot o’ gold and all the joy your heart can hold.

And if you plan to indulge a little, let’s keep it safe and take Oakville Transit or call a taxi or Uber.


Monaghan’s Sports Pub & Grill

1289 Marlborough Ct.

Opens at 11 a.m.

The popular college bar will be a sea of green tonight. There’ll be Irish Dancers, Bag Pipes and live music with lots of prizes to be handed out.

You can also settle in, grab some wings and a cold drink and watch the Toronto Maple Leafs who will be sporting their green St. Patrick’s Day jerseys when they play host to the Carolina Hurricanes. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

The Goggin-Carroll Irish Dancers will also be on hand to perform.


The Pipes and Taps Pub

231 Oakpark Blvd.

Opens at noon and goes to midnight

“Where else would you go?,” says the pub’s advertising for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

It’s first come, first served with no reservations, so you may want to head out a little early to ensure you and your friends can grab a table.

There’s lots of great traditional grub like The Pipes and Taps nacho platter with corn tortilla chips topped with seasoned ground beef and all the fixings.

There’s also the traditional bangers and mash and haddock fish and chips, or warm up with some steak and mushroom stew or chicken pot pie.


The King’s Arms

323 Church St.

Opens at noon

The casual British-style pub located in downtown Oakville is a popular go-spot for those looking to celebrate any event.

“An Oakville institution in the heart of downtown proudly serving the community for generations where milestones are celebrated and good cheer is met, memories are made even for the ones you forget,” said the pub’s owners on its website.

There’s Guiness on tap and plenty of appetizers to share including wings, nachos, chicken tenders and steak tacos.

There’s plenty to fill a hearty St. Patrick’s Day hunger with everything from a New York strip steak to Haddock and chips and a baked chocolate chip cookie to top it off.


Beertown Public House

Olde Oakville Market Place at 271 Cornwall Rd., Unit 101A

Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

The modern beer bar is a great place to hoist a St. Patrick’s Day pint with friends.

“The target was set to create a modern beer bar where guests can feel welcomed, and even though they don’t know anyone, they feel like they are in a room full of friends,” said Beertown’s website.

Grab a “scratch-cooked meal” paired with selections from their curated beer and beverage list crafted by the bar’s Beer Czar and served with their “world class” charcoal brand of hospitality.

There’s plenty of traditional grub on the menu to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Appetizers include everything from wings to Public House nachos, while meals include the Beertown Big burger to fish and chips and the BT brisket platter.


The Queen’s Head Pub Restaurant

118 Dunn St. Oakville

Opens at noon

This classic English downtown pub always celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with all the traditional fare and refreshments.

The cozy, very traditional location is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the menu features plenty of the usual favourites.

From the popular sheet pan nachos, there’s no shortage of pub fare to enjoy. There’s fish and chips, bangers and mash the classic stake and ale pie, using a traditional British recipe.

Top it all off with a popular Irish drink like Guiness Stout, Caffrey’s or Kilkenny.

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