It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and whether you are in Queens or elsewhere, it’s the one day of the year everyone is Irish and celebration, though not mandatory, is greatly encouraged. At the very least, don a bit o’ green in honor of a great culture, whose people gave us inspiring ballads, entertaining jigs, shepherd’s pie and Guinness stout. But if you do want to hoist a few pints, we have a few suggestions to get your Irish on.
1. Courtyard Marriot
90-10 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music and good friends in the spirit of Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck! The Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia is hosting its second Courtyard Cares Event, this month partnering with the American Diabetes Association to build the 2016 Sweet Steps team and the Courtyard’s “Wall of Hope,” which pays tribute to people living with, affected by, or who have suffered complications of diabetes. Music provided by Marty Hroncich of Xtasy Entertainment and Happy Hour specials and appetizers at the Big Apple Bistro.
3814 Broadway, Astoria
Celebrate a traditional St. Patrick’s Day at a true Irish bar and restaurant. Start with a traditional Irish breakfast on your way to the parade, or after the festivities, enjoy holiday dinner favorites, like shepherd’s pie or corned beef and cabbage, while watching NCAA tournament action on the bar’s 17 TVs later in the day. A slice of homemade strawberry and rhubarb pie or other desserts go great with a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.
34-15 Broadway, Astoria
Does the thought of going out on St. Patrick’s Day fill you with dread? Don’t let the holiday keep you sheltered. This popular neighborhood Italian eatery is a delicious, relaxing alternative with yummy pizzas, tasty homestyle dishes, excellent wine list and romantic ambience.
57-24 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside,
This venerable New York City landmark is said to have the best burgers in the Big Apple, which will come in handy as you enjoy the more than 10 on-tap beer selections—with Guinness Stout, natch!—and more than two dozen additional bottled choices it offers. If your palate wants to get into the spirit of the holiday, try the delicious shepherd’s pie.
6002 Woodside Ave., Woodside
What could be more St. Patty’s Day than sharing a pint or two with friends at a place called Sean Og Tavern? And if that isn’t enough to get your Irish eyes a-smilin’ try the traditional Irish breakfast or bangers ’n’ mash. Great beer selection and beer tubes for the more adventurous of your group make this a great pub to celebrate the Irish.