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Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Maine

Looking for a place to celebrate the Irish holiday this weekend? We’ve highlighted some notable Irish pubs throughout the state to stop in for a Guinness and traditional Irish foods.

Feile Irish Pub & Restaurant

1619 Post Road, Route 1, Wells, Maine
17 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine

This traditional Irish pub with two locations in York County has all the bells and whistles for an Irish celebration. According to the website, the  Wells restaurant “is in the historic old structure that housed the Lindsey Tavern from 1799 until the mid-twentieth century. Féile [pronounced – fay’-leh] is a family-oriented Irish Pub” and the owner Joe Ryan is even from Ireland. “Joe was born in Murroe, Co. Limerick and he has been in the pub business since he was a child. Joe started Ryan’s Corner House in Kennebunk in 2011. His family pub is still in Murroe. He enjoys all aspects of the pub and restaurant business. Joe had his own Irish Pub in Dromcoliogher, Co. Limerick where his wife Tracy worked for him for 10 years and learned all the tricks of the trade.” Learn more at


Beef and Guinness Pie at Ri Ra in Portland. Photo Credit: Ri Ra Portland Facebook

Ri Ra Irish Pub

72 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine

Ri Ra’s is in a great location overlooking the water in Portland, sharing a building with Flatbread Pizza and next to the Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal in the Old Port. The celebrations go all day on St Patricks Day, starting with Irish Dancers and bagpipers in the morning, followed by live Irish-themed music all night long. On Saturday, March 18, the pub will be showing rugby games, culminating with England vs Ireland at 1 pm, and live music the rest of the evening. The menu will include Irish classics like corned beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness pie, and all-day Irish breakfast. Learn more at


Photo Credit: Great Portland Club Eventbrite

Great Portland Club St Patrick’s Day Party

March 18, 2023, 5-11 pm
156 State Street, Portland, Maine

The Portland Club hosts its 3rd annual St Patrick’s Day celebration, a family-friendly event with Irish step dancing, bagpipes and more in the club’s game room, with plenty of foosball, shuffleboard and cornhole. Learn more on the Eventbrite page.


Photo Credit: Gritty McDuff’s website

Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub

396 Fore Street, Portland, Maine
187 Lower Main Street, Freeport
68 Main Street, Auburn, Maine

This Maine-based Irish brewery has three locations in southern Maine, one in Portland’s Old Port, another on the with a deck overlooking the Androscoggin River in downtown Auburn, and another in Freeport with a spacious backyard and deck. Enjoy traditional Irish meals like ale and onion soup and fish and chips. Learn more at


Photo Credit: Paddy Murphys Facebook

Paddy Murphy’s

26 Main Street, Bangor, Maine

Considered a landmark of downtown Bangor, this Irish pub hosts popular St Patrick’s Day celebrations every year. The “Irish Jewels” on the menu include “stout-braised Irish bangers,” Guinness Stew and Cottage Pie. Learn more at


Byrne’s Irish Pub

38 Centre Street, Bath, Maine
16 Station Avenue, Brunswick, Maine

This family-owned Irish pub has two locations, one right on Centre Street in Bath and the other on Station Avenue in downtown Brunswick. Learn more at

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