St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and we all know what that means—as much corned beef, Guinness and Irish pride as we can handle! If you’re near Windsor, CT this March, be sure and celebrate the right way with the annual parade, followed by food and drinks at any one of these great bars and restaurants:

The 44th Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 14, at 11:00 a.m (rain or shine)
Broadcast on FOX CT WTIC-TV at 11:30am

The parade begins at Capitol Avenue by the State Capitol, takes a left on Main Street, a left on Asylum, a left on Ford Street, and then ends by the Memorial Arch.

The Union Street Tavern

20 Union St, Windsor, CT 06095

(860) 683-2899

This local hot spot is holding its own St. Patrick's Day Parade, opening the doors at 9 a.m. for a $5 Irish breakfast special, and loading the train into Hartford for the day. The train will head back to the Tavern at 4 p.m., just in time for a night of music from The Whiskey Boys at 5 p.m., followed by a DJ until midnight. There will be drink specials, corned beef and cabbage, and Shepard's pie all day. All proceeds from the breakfast go towards breast cancer research.

The Half Door

270 Sisson Ave, Hartford, CT 06105

(860) 232-7827

Kegs and eggs will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with live Irish music playing all day. You can enjoy traditional Irish fares like Shepherd's pie, Reuben wraps, and corned beef and cabbage dinners, which will be available during lunch and dinner hours. 

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