Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Naples

Embrace Irish charm in Naples this St. Patrick’s Day.  There are several places to go for a fun time, authentic Irish ale and smiles all around.  One of the most celebrated spots is Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub on Fifth Avenue South.  The interior is festooned with handcrafted mahogany wood and bar rails imported straight from Ireland.  Paddy’s has drink specials all day, and many claim it’s the best place to drink and be merry on Fifth Avenue!  Open from 10:00 AM-2:00 AM daily, Paddy’s serves lunch and dinner.  Entrees include soups, salads, burgers, sautéed shrimp and hand-tossed pizza.

O’Donaghue’s Bar & Grill has established themselves as the place to go locally for true Irish food and atmosphere.  The menu highlights favorite traditional Irish dishes such as Irish lamb stew, Shepherd’s pie, and beef & Guinness casserole but also American classics like seafood and steak.  O’Donaghue’s is nestled inside a small building on the corner of Bald Eagle and North Collier on Marco Island owned by a husband and wife team directly from Ireland.  The bar and restaurant give a very open feel.  The chef makes all his dishes from fresh and local ingredients.  The desserts are all homemade, and we like the bread pudding with Irish whiskey sauce.  They have a daily Happy Hour from 4-6:00 PM and specials every day.

For a taste of the Old World, Fitzgerald’s Pub is famous for its traditional Irish fare and imported draught ales; it’s open daily from 11:30 AM and located at 9070 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs.  For lunch and dinner, they serve delicious potato skin appetizers, deli sandwiches and corned beef & cabbage.  Entrees also include tasty sausage, and homemade soups.  Live entertainment every day from 7:30 PM-close.  There will be a big St. Patrick’s Day pre-party to kick off the celebration on Monday, March 16 with a Jimmy Buffet tribute band and free concert.  Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, you can expect live music all day, outdoor parties, special meal and drink packages, green margaritas and Irish dancers.

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