Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Cortland County 

Look no further then Cortland County for fun St. Patrick’s Day events to bring out the Irish in you! Whether you’re looking for whiskey, live Irish music or corned beef and cabbage – dress head to toe in green and celebrate the Irish culture at one of the county’s local spots.


Pre – St. Patty’s Party 
Friday, March 15th from 5:30pm-8pm @ Finger Lakes Tasting & Tap Room
St. Paddy’s Day and whiskey go together like peanut butter and jelly! Kickoff your weekend celebrations with a FREE whiskey tasting at the Finger Lakes Tasting and Tap Room featuring Dragonfyre Distillery.  After sampling a selection of their handcrafted delights, stick around for live music and St. Patrick’s Day eats (Banger Dog, anyone?) and Irish-style drinks. Whiskey is definitely the drink of the Irish, but throw in a Shamrock Shot for good measure. 

The Brothers MacRae
Friday, March 15th from 7pm-10pm @ BRU 64
Hop over to BRU 64 for a pint of beer or glass of wine while enjoying an evening musical guest appearance by The Brothers MacRae. Tap your feet to their high-energy, acoustic originals of Celtic, folk and bluegrass roots tunes.

St. Patrick’s Day at the 1890 Museum
Sunday, March 17th from 11am-4pm @ 1890 Museum
Sport your finest green gear at the 1890 Museum to celebrate all things Irish! There will be limericks galore and St. Patrick’s Day history all while listening to Irish tunes. Indulge in samples of traditional Irish dishes from the Victorian Era, and yes, there will be plenty of Guinness to go around. Admission to the event is free with alcohol available for purchase.

3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash
Sunday, March 17th from 2-6pm @ St. Charles Hotel
Get your green on, grab your friends and prepare for lots of Irish fun at the St. Charles Hotel! Featuring the acoustic tunes of Adam Parker, followed by headliner, Ridgeline Duo. Delve into a hot plate of Corned Beef & Cabbage (while supplies last), or take advantage of their bar specials. 

Arise & Go
Sunday, March 17th from 3-5pm @ The Arts at Grace
Enjoy the sounds of Arise & Go, an exciting Celtic trio that finds its roots in the dance music of Ireland, Scotland and Atlantic Canada. Blending pipes, whistles, fiddle and guitar, the group’s varied musical backgrounds combine to produce a sound which is both grounded in tradition and uniquely fresh and driving. 

St. Charle's Hotel St. Patrick's Day Bash


New York Bagel Café & Deli
You have to lay the base for a festive day of fun so don’t skip out on an Irish-inspired breakfast. Stop by New York Bagel Café & Deli for a freshly baked bagel with a schmear of green cream cheese.  Couple that with their Peppermint Paddy Latté topped with whipped cream and green drizzle for a well-balanced breakfast.
Put a little luck of Irish in your morning coffee at Coffee Mania where they’ll be combining marshmallow, Irish cream, and white chocolate flavors for their Luck of the Irish Latté. Toss some whipped cream and a handful of lucky charm marshmallows on top and you can consider yourself one lucky leprechaun!
If the midday munchies have taken over after a few green beers, hop over to The Deli Downtown for a made-for-dipping St. Patrick’s Day appetizer – a classic Rueben Dip.  The ooey gooey dip is the perfect combination of Swiss cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut all smothered in Russian dressing. You can buy a half pan size for $35, or an individual helping for $4.99 if you don’t want to share.
Your one-stop shop for all things Irish is BRIX Pubaria. Their St. Patrick’s Day menu puts a modern twist on Irish favorites,  highlighted by the Rueben Egg-Rolls, Reuben Pizza and the OG Rueben Hand Held stacked between Marple Rye. Craving a magically delicious brunch Sunday morning? Savor a mouthful of Lucky Charm Pancakes or a bowl of Lucky Charms in milk and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Drink specials to accompany all the Irish fare will include $3 pints of green beer and $5 pints of Guinness on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget about the Luck-o-Rita – a whiskey margarita garnished with, you guessed it, Lucky Charms.
For diners looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some authentic eats, look no further than Hairy Tony’s.  The Downtown restaurant will be featuring their corned beef and cabbage Saturday and Sunday. 
With classic offerings like corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew and shepherd’s pie, The Community Restaurant is also must-stop on your Irish culinary tour in Cortland County. While you’re there, raise a pint of Murphy’s Irish Stout or a Smithwick’s Red Ale at their newly renovated bar. 
Downtown Deli Rueben Dip
BRIX Pubaria Rueben Egg Rolls
BRIX Pubaria Rueben Pizza

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