The 10 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tennessee!

It’s time to break out your green gear! St. Patrick’s Day in just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than in Tennessee with some freshly-poured pints of Guinness, parades, and music festivals? If you’re looking for a festive way to honor Irish heritage this St. Patty’s Day, Tennessee has just what you’re looking for. Here are 10 great ways to celebrate.

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Barley's St. Patrick's Day 5K & 10K, Knoxville, TN

If you're looking for a healthier way to spend the holiday, then head out to Knoxville for the Barley's St. Patrick's Day 5K & 10K. The entry fee even includes two beers, a cool t-shirt and pizza! All proceeds from this event go towards Emily's Power For A Cure.

The Honest Pint, Chattanooga, TN

The Honest Pint Irish kitchen and pub is a fantastic restaurant in Chattanooga to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Their traditional Irish fare and wide variety of beer selections are delicious, so come hungry and thirsty. If you aren’t the adventurous type, don’t worry. There are plenty of traditional American selections as well.

Silky Sullivan St. Patrick's Parade, Memphis, TN

What better way to spend the holiday than attending the annual Silky Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, that’s been running for over four decades. Don’t forget to wear green and bring all your family members and friends to this free event. While watching the parade you’re sure to see many floats, cars, bands and more!

The Brass Door, Memphis, TN

If you’d like to approach this Irish holiday with style and class, then go for a bite to eat at the Brass Door in Memphis. Their unique menu will provide for an authentic yet delicious experience. Make sure to try the shepherd’s pie, a classic favorite, or the Irish Breakfast at this upscale and original restaurant.

McNamara’s, Nashville, TN

McNamara’s in Nashville is a restaurant the prides itself in being a true and traditional Irish pub. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a classic Irish experience. On the restaurant’s walls. you’ll find Gaelic memorabilia, historical photos and other Irish décor. Try the Caledonia Scotch eggs or the corned beef bites for an unforgettable dining experience.

Southern Academy of Irish Dance, Brentwood, TN

For those who are serious about this holiday, make a trip to the Southern Academy of Irish Dance in Brentwood. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be experienced to take a lesson. Loosen up and schedule your class today to assure you have a spot.

Greenhouse Bar, Nashville, TN

Maybe you don’t want to do anything too crazy, but still want to subtly celebrate. If so, check out the Greenhouse Bar in Nashville. This spot is as “green” as it gets. You’ll be surrounded by plant life as you sip on your drinks! 

St. Paddy’s Party on the Parkway, Chattanooga, TN

This block party in Chattanooga is an awesome place to party this holiday. Between the beer vendors and kid’s activities, attendees of all ages will be pleased. To make this event even better, all net proceeds go to a good cause! Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block and SoundCorps will benefit from what you spend here.

Sprock n' Roll Party Bikes, Memphis, TN

The Sprock ‘n’ Roll party bikes in Memphis are the perfect holiday option for those who can’t decide on just one bar to visit. Gather a group of friends and book one of these pedal taverns to ensure you’ll see it all this St. Patrick’s Day.

Painting with a Twist, Chattanooga, TN

For a laid-back approach to celebrating St. Paddy’s, go to Painting with a Twist in Chattanooga to learn how to paint a piece of celebratory artwork. Bring your own wine for a little bit of liquid inspiration!

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