St. Patrick’s Day in Sacramento is Greener than Green


Emerald Green. Forrest Green. Lime Green. Seafoam Green. Pine Green. Light Green. Dark Green. Yellow-Green. Blue-Green. Hunter Green. Army Green.

No matter your favorite variation, everything today seems to be about the green. You’re green with envy, you’re green-friendly. There’s the Green Party, green tea, and good old jealousy – the green-eyed monster. But come this weekend – green is what you better be wearing if you want to avoid the looming pinch of friends and acquaintances.

According to the History Channel,

“St. Patrick is believed to have driven the snakes from Ireland. The St. Patrick’s day we celebrate today is based on the original saint’s feast day also thought to be the date of St. Patrick’s death. In 1737, Irish immigrants to the United States began observing the holiday publicly in Boston and held the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City in 1766.”

If Ireland isn’t on the books for your St. Patrick’s Day weekend, do not fret – there are plenty of options right here in Sacramento!

I was lucky enough to find myself in Ireland on St. Paddy’s Day two years ago – an experience I will never forget! This shot was taken in the bar atop the Guinness Factory in Dublin.

Bars and Restaurants

O’Mally’s Irish Pub
1109 2nd St, Sacramento, CA

Gallagher’s Irish Pub
1201 K St, Sacramento, CA

Club 2-Me
4738 J St, Sacramento, CA


3651 J St, Sacramento, CA

Brew It Up! Brewery & Grill
801 14th St, Sacramento, CA

Streets of London (
1804 J St, Sacramento, CA

Move over apple, apparently it’s a “Guinness A Day!””

Not in the mood for the pub/bar scene? Here’s a fun, green alternative:

The 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Sacramento on March 17! Hosted by the Old Sacramento Business Association, Old Sacramento Management and the Embarcadero Lions Club, this year’s parade will feature Irish dancers and costumed marchers, school bands, floats, military regiments, police and fire representatives and other cultural organizations.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • boris ruebner | Mar 14, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    What a fabulous presentation ! I never liked the look of Guiness beer before but you make it so attractive that I have decided to really try it this year Boris

  • Christine | Mar 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I heart Guiness. It’s just a shame you can’t turn it green like the lighter beers. Happy St. Patty’s!!

  • Anthony | Mar 17, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Ah, wish I could go out for a pint of Guiness this evening, but I have two ‘little reasons’ why I can’t (one’s 1 and one’s 3). So a can of Murphy’s Irish Stout (with the all important widget) at home will have to do! Happy SPD.

  • Jenna | Mar 17, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Celebrating at home doesn’t sound so bad… and you’ve gotta love the widgets! Happy St. Patty’s!