Top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Mississauga

St. Patrick's Day is here, and we know that it's not just the Irish who get geared up for this fun celebration. For those who aren't aware, St. Patrick's Day was originally celebrated in honor of - you guessed it - Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. March 17 is the date traditionally known as his death day, but the date became a Christian Feast Day in the early 17th century, since he was the missionary who converted many of Ireland's inhabitants to Christianity.

Now, thanks to the luck of the Irish, we Mississaugans celebrate the day as well, decked out in green gear and probably ingesting pints and pints of Guinness. But where in the world (or, on a smaller scale, in Mississauga) should you go to celebrate St. Paddy's? Here are some of the best parties in the city.

5. The Brogue Inn

As you walk into the Brogue, you realize it's bigger than it looks from the outside. This Irish pub has been a mainstay in Port Credit for 15 years and by look of how busy it gets, it's here to stay. As you look around the Brogue, you can't help but notice how diverse the crowd is. It's popular among people of all ages. To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, they have events starting at noon.

4. Cooper's Pub

Where better to spend St. Patrick's Day than at a traditional Irish pub? Nowhere, that is! Luckily, Cooper's Pub has two days scheduled for the green festivities - today (the official St. Paddy’s Day) and tomorrow (March 18). If you head over to Coopers today or tomorrow, you’ll get to enjoy specials on the Guiness family of beers, Irish dancers and a live band. There will be multiple shows all day and night on both days, so there will be a lot on tap for the weekend.

3. Cuchulainn's

If you're from Streetsville, you're not going to want to miss the St. Paddy's party at Cuchulainn's. With long lineups each year, the pub heats up its outdoor tent to make sure there's plenty of room to celebrate. The party begins today with a St. Patrick's Day themed-open mic night with Matt Zaddy (Zaddy the Paddy) as the host. Revelers who decide to check out the pub will be treated to Irish dancers and entertainment by Christian and the aforementioned Zaddy the Paddy (Matt Zaddy). This is one party you're not going to want to miss.

2. The Belfast Lounge

The lounge will feature Irish dancers throughout the day and night and play live Irish music. Fancy a feast? Be sure to try their traditional Irish stew, which has been rated one of the best in the city by our insauga crew -- and make sure to grab a pint of Guinness (which has been said to be poured to perfection)!

1. Failte

Isn't it true that beer tastes better when it's green? You can get your green pint at Failte, as well as the true Irish treatment. With a traditional Irish menu, Failte will be serving up delicious food and traditional beers and whiskeys all in an awesome environment. If you head over there tonight after work, you can catch Irish bands and music and traditional Irish dancers at the most popular Irish pub in the GTA. It's guaranteed to be a good time.

Did we miss any great events for St. Patrick's Day? Let us know in the comments!

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