Nashville is home to the St Patrick Catholic Church, located on 2nd Avenue South and was built in the late 1800's. It features one of the few remaining Second Empire style buildings left in Nashville. Make sure that you take a look at their website as they have some spectacular photos galleries of their church.
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One of Nashville's favorite Irish Hangouts is, of course, Jimmy Kelly's Steak House. Jimmy Kelly's is a third generation family run business, originally opening it's doors in 1934 and by maintaining it's excellent standards of food and friendly service, it has remained one of Nashville's Favorite Steakhouse's for decades.
Guests also get a special treat as Les Kerr normally performs at Kelly's annually during their St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
Around Town St. Patrick Fun:
There are several Irish Pubs and other local venues that offer a ton of drinking and dining fun on St Patrick's Day.
McFadden's is 2nd Avenue's newest Irish hangout and it's so hopping that you might even see a "bunny" or two hanging out there.
- Bailey's Pub
Bailey is located on Lower Broadway and we think it's a great spot for couples. The second floor is the place to be as their open air second floor can't be beat.
- Findley's Irish Pub
Located in Opryland Hotel, Findley's Irish Pub normally offers a welcoming Irish Party for guests and locals who want to get their fill of Celtic Music and Guinness too.
- Dan McGuinness
This Irish pub, located on Demonbreun Street, usually has a patio party and live music, not to mention a great front row view of Musica to go along with it. In 2013, they've expanded this Irish Celebration into two days of Irish fun that includes: Irish Band performances on Saturday Night and continuing Sunday morning with Kegs and Eggs (9-11 a.m.) with live Irish music all day and night long
Located in the Donelson area and operated by local songwriter Sean Turk McNamara, McNamara's offers a touch of Irish everyday... all year long but on St. Patrick's Day one can expect to see one big ole Irish party happening
- McCabe's Pub
McCabe's Pub,located on 4410 Murphy Road, is known for being more of a sports bar but what the heck it's St Patrick's Day and the conversations will tend to expand to other topics a bit more.
- Hard Rock Cafe
This St. Patrick's Day Street Party features three days of Country & Rock Music, this event begins Friday night and runs through Sunday evening.
- Mulligan's Pub - closed
Mulligans is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Irish Pub in Nashville. We think that it must hold some kind of record for the most beers ever downed in a Nashville Pub. It is a must drop by spot, located at 117 Second Avenue, for St. Paddy Day revelers.
- Seanachie Irish Pub - closed
Sorry folks, but it looks like the Seanachie Irish Pub is now defunct as well.
Out of Town St. Patrick Fun:
- Main Street Brew Fest
Downtown Franklin celebrates St. Patrick's Day every year with the Main Street Brew Fest. The Main Street Brew Fest is an opportunity for beer lovers to taste some of the latest local, national and international additions to an exploding micro-brewery market while exploring Downtown Franklin’s historic retail district.
- Wearin' of the Green
Wearin' of the Green Irish Day Parade and Arts and Crafts Festival is an annual event that takes place in the town of Erin, Tennessee which is located just west of Nashville in Houston County. This quaint rural town is your best bet when it comes to day tripping for St. Paddy's Day.
If I've missed your favorite Celebration and you would like to see it added please e-mail me. - Jan
Last Updated - 3/12/2013