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6 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market for St. Patrick’s Day

6 Reasons to Visit Pike Place Market for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted March 13, 2019


As if you need a reason to visit Pike Place Market, here are 6 very good reasons to don some green and head to the Market for some St. Patrick’s Day fun.


Corned Beef Sliders


Grab some food before you begin your Pike Place Market adventure at Pike's Pit BBQ.


Starting Thursday, March 14th through Sunday they’ll be offering $2 corned beef sliders with stone ground mustard aioli and house-made sauerkraut.


To find Pike’s Pit BBQ enter through the main entrance under the Market clock sign and take a right. They’ll then be on your left just past Pike Place Bakery.



Green Beer


It’s not St. Patrick's Day without sipping a glass or two of green beer. Three Market bars will be offering green beer.


On Saturday and Sunday, the Taproom at Pike Place at 1525 1st Avenue is offering a $14 green beer and corned beef with cabbage special. They have craft beer, cider and other food options, as well.


Around noon on Sunday, Keith Highlanders Pipe Band will perform for patrons at the Taproom before marching down the cobblestones to Old Stove Brewery in the Pike Place MarketFront at 1901 Western Avenue.


Old Stove Brewery is also offering green beer, food specials and of course, their amazing view of Puget Sound. Meteorologists are forecasting a partly sunny weekend near 60 degrees so you know that view will be nice!


If you want to attend a truly rowdy party, Kells at 1916 Post Alley is expecting thousands of people at their 36th annual celebration. (This is a paid event)


The festivities will begin Wednesday, March 13th with live Irish music, dancing and traditional foods like Irish stew, Ballycastle Sausage Rolls and Ethna’s Irish Soda Bread. The party really gets going on Friday and through the weekend with three stages.


Oh, and they’ll have green beer too.


For walking directions to each bar, click here.



Adult Milkshakes


For those who like sweet treats, Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream at 1525 1st Avenue is offering an adult "Irish" milkshake.


The milkshake includes mint chip ice cream, Baileys Irish Cream and chocolate. Yum!


Shug’s is next to the Taproom at Pike Place and El Borracho.



Free Family Event


Welcome the Barque Brontes Bakery Cafe to Pike Place Market and join them for their first annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  

Enjoy live music, tasty treats and delicious coffee from noon - 5 p.m.

This event is family friendly, so feel free to bring the kiddos.

Owner Ross Corry opened the Barque Brontes Bakery Cafe at 1426 Western Avenue in January. It's located near Ugly Baby and JarrBar on Western Avenue.



Make Your Own Meal


Enjoy a delicious Irish meal at home.


This week’s special at Don and Joe's Meats is corned beef. Their knowledgable butchers recommend a prime cut of beef brisket with a few healthy pinches of aromatic seasonings such as peppercorns, allspice, coriander and mustard seeds from MarketSpice.


Since the brisket takes several days to cure, give yourself plenty of time.


Don’t know how to make corned beef and cabbage? Don’t worry. Here's an easy slow cooker recipe.


Don and Joe’s Meats is located to the left of Pike Place Fish Market under the Market clock sign.



Live Music


In case you missed it above, around noon on Sunday, Keith Highlanders Pipe Band will perform for patrons at the Taproom at Pike Place.


They’ll then march down the cobblestones to Old Stove Brewery in the Pike Place MarketFront.


You won’t want to miss this as the band entertains everyone at Pike Place Market.  



Walking Directions


The Taproom at Pike Place is located on 1st Avenue near Pine Street. They are next to Robot vs Sloth and Miss Cafe.


Old Stove Brewery is in the Pike Place MarketFront. Enter Pike Place Market on the side with all the crafters near Stewart Street. Go out the doors toward the Sound. Go down the stairs to find Old Stove Brewery. Old Stove is also next to indi chocolate and Honest Biscuits.


Kells is located in Post Alley. From 1st Avenue take either Virginia Street or Stewart Street toward the Sound. Before you reach the cobblestones on Pike Place you will pass by an alley. That’s Post Alley.