10 Places to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, grab a friend and head out for a pint of beer at one of these 10 places across Middle Tennessee.

1. McNamara’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

2740 Lebanon Road, Nashville
615-885-7262

McNamara’s was established in Feb 2010 by Sean McNamara. After years of playing at other Nashville Irish pubs and restaurants, he decided to open his own Irish pub and restaurant dedicated to providing locals and visitors with authentic Irish fare, drinks, music, and great service at an affordable price.

What you will find on the menu are Irish classics of Irish Stew, Corned Beef bites, and Shepard’s Pie. One item called the Steak and Guinness Pie features Guinness marinated beef tips with button mushrooms in a rich brown sauce topped with puff pastry and served with steak fries.

On tap, you can order a Guinness, Harp, Bass, Smithwicks & Magners Cider.

Find more information here. 

2. Cool Springs Brewery

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600 Frazier Drive, Franklin
615-503-9626

Locally owned in Cool Springs, the microbrewery features a full menu of wings, pizza and more. The most popular items are the Banger and Mash, which consist of British sausages served on a bed of mash potatoes smothered in their in-house created rich onion gravy.

The list on tap changes frequently, but the year-round list includes Pecker Wrecker, Franklin  First, Nice Rack, and Fatback.

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3. McCreary’s Irish Pub and Eatery

414 Main Street, Franklin
615-591-3197

A mainstay in downtown Franklin for almost fifteen years, this locally owned pub offers Irish fare of Fish and Chips, Corned Beef and Cabbage. A crowd favorite is the Dublin Pot Pie, a homemade creamy mixture of shredded chicken breast and vegetables (peas, carrots, potatoes, and corn) baked with a flaky crust. It comes served with a small house salad and our homemade Irish soda bread.

On tap, you will find Guinness Stout, Harp Irish Lager, Blackstone Adam Bomb IPA, and Smithwick’s Irish Ale.

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4. The Pub Nashville

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400 11th Avenue, Nashville
615-678-4840

It’s a trip across the pond but no passport is required. At The Pub Nashville you will find comfort food from the UK and the USA. However, The Pub is best known for their signature Fish and Chips which were recently voted The Best Fish and Chips in the U.S. by the UK’s Greene King Brewery.

For St. Patrick’s Day weekend, they will be celebrating all weekend withnlive music from Nashville Pipes and Drums, and The Def Leprechaun along with Irish fare.

There is a rotating list of beers on tap that changes frequently but here are a few of the ones that remain on the menu year-round-Carlsberg, Bellhaven, Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Harp, and Ole Speckled Hen.

5. Yazoo Brewing

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910 Division Street, Nashville
615-891-4649

Homebrewer Linus Hall realized his dream when he opened Yazoo Brewing back in 2003. Since opening, Yazoo managed to brew Tennessee’s first ever legal high-gravity ale, SUE, a smoked porter and homage to the South’s proclivity to smoke all kinds of foods. You can take a tour of the facility to catch a behind the scenes look. Yazoo doesn’t offer food but has a rotation of food trucks in their lot daily. Bonus, if you purchase from the food truck, you get $1 off a pint.

On tap rotates but you can often find Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Sly Rye Porter, Gerst, and Pilsner.

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6. Asgard Brewing

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104 East 5th Street, Columbia
615-669-9908

Asgard Brewing Company is a Craft Micro Brewery located in the heart of historic downtown Columbia. At this local brewery, they have implemented the farm to barrel initiative using locally grown items from the area. You can stop by and enjoy the taproom seven days a week.

On tap currently is Voyager, Huggin Belgian Porter, Vestri IPA, Icelandic White Ale, Zombie Killer(Cider) and we found this name interesting, I Don’t Know How to Put This But This IPA is Kind of a Big Deal, it’s described as Double dry hopped DIPA brewed with raw wildflower honey.

While Asgard doesn’t serve food, you will find Hearty Hog and Love of Crepes regularly serving food in the taproom.

7. Stout Burgers & Brews

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400 Centerview Drive, Brentwood
615-679-0559

Los-Angeles based restaurant opened in Brentwood in the Tapestry building almost two years ago. It’s the only location for the restaurant in the state of Tennessee. Offering a variety of burgers and drafts beers. Their mission is to offer the best selection of unique, handcrafted draft microbrewed beers, along with fresh, creative food.

The list of beer is extensive with over 30 beers on tap but you can find Bavik Super Pils, Kellerweis, Sidecar Orange Pale, Boomslang, Gouden Carolus Ambrio, and Left Hand Milk Stout.

Find more information here.

8. M.L. Rose Nash

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2535 8th Avenue South, Nashville
615-712-8160

There are three locations of M.L. Rose in the Nashville area. The main focus of this locally owned restaurant is burgers and brews. With over 30 beers on tap, you can choose from local brews, fruity, dark & roasty, IPAs, big bold Hops, smooth and malty to hint of hops.

All of the craft burgers are served with waffle fries or house chips. The Nash Vegas burger is served on a sweet potato bun, with pimento cheese, crispy tobacco onions, and bbq sauce.

Find more information here.

9. Mayday Brewing

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521 Old Salem Road, Murfreesboro
615-479-9722

Mayday Brewery was started in 2012 by Ozzy Nelson, a resident of Rutherford County . Located in the heart of Murfreesboro, is a funky pit stop for great craft beer, live music, and with a unique focus on family and building community. You can find a rotation of food vendors available for purchase. Stop by on a Saturday for a tour of the brewery and see how they make what’s on tap.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they will have live music, Irish food, and prizes for the best costume.

There’s an extensive list of beers on tap from the Boro Blonde, Angry Redhead, Inner Sanctum, Berry Blonde, Soul Dark Lager, Meat-Burglar Milk Stout, and many more.

Find more information here. 

10. Granite City Brewery

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1864 W McEwen Drive, Franklin
615-435-1949

At Granite City Food & Brewery, they serve signature beers, including Duke of Wellington (an English ale) and Broad Axe Stout (an authentic Irish beer), and entrees such as London broil.

During the month of March, they are celebrating Irish Fest with the rollout of Burning Barn Irish Red Ale, and Raising Spirits. On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, they are offering $3 pints all weekend.

And while you are enjoying your pint, try one of the Big Bavarian Pretzels, a fresh-baked pretzel twist, served with sriracha queso sauce. Or if you are looking for an entree try Triple Threat Pork Tacos, a triple threat of bacon jam, slow-braised pulled pork, and crispy bacon in cheese-crusted flour tortillas with guacamole, fresh-sliced jalapeño, spicy mayo, and cilantro.

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