Green beer on hand. Leprechaun hat in the queue. Pinch-proof shirt hanging and ready. You’ve got Irish on the mind. Now, you just need to know the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. After you’ve celebrated the parade, here are some great spots for drinks in the Bayview.


168th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Saturday, March 16

Civic Center Plaza

Grove & Larkin, San Francisco


Touted as the “West Coast’s largest Irish event,” the 168th Annual Parade and Festival celebrates Irish history and culture with live performances, entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitions, food and beverage concessions, a children’s zone and non-profit booths representing the Irish community. The day starts with a parade, beginning from the corner of Market and Second Streets and concludes with the festival at City Hall.


Yoga and Beer

Sunday, March 17 at 10 am

Laughing Monk Bar

1439 Egbert Avenue, Unit A


Before you dig into the corned beef hash, treat yourself to a little yoga and beer! Come to Laughing Monk Bar for a 10 am Bhaki yoga class with instructor Armando Luna. This 90-minute class is open to all levels. After the class is over, head to the bar to relax and enjoy the 16 delicious beers on tap.


Whisky Release

Sunday, March 17

Seven Stills Distillery

1439 Egbert Avenue, Unit C


The Bayview location is the home of the original Seven Stills Distillery, which is famous for exceptional craft beers that have been re-imagined as whisky. On St. Patrick’s Day, Seven Stills will release a new whisky, joining the lineup of uniquely flavorful selections: Rhuberry Ginsburg, Pay Pale, Gose in a Shell, Caribbean Zone, H&R Block and Five Pounds.


Live Draft Beer

Sunday, March 17

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

1195 Evans Avenue


Since 1997, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been brewing small batches of world-class beer in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. It all started with “Prohibition Ale,” and now they offer more than 17 unique selections on tap (plus more in the reserve).