Beer, Corned Beef and Music: St. Patrick’s Day Happenings in Cambridge

Everyone’s honorarily Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, which means the whole city gets to celebrate. Whether you want to fill your day (and your stomach) with corned beef or green beer, there’s something happening around Cambridge for you. We’ve rounded up the best of the festivities for this weekend; all you have to do is focus on having fun.

  • Beat Brasserie is getting things started early on Thursday with their St. Patrick’s Day Beer Hall. Festivities run from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., with hours of Irish-inspired menu items, dancing and lots of live music.
  • There’s a St. Patrick’s Day Party at Lamplighter Brewing Company. From 5 to 9 p.m. on March 16, they’ll have a pop-up serving Irish classics, including corned beef and cabbage, mashed potatoes and soda bread baked by Longfellows Cambridge. Can’t make it Thursday? No sweat—they’ll be celebrating all weekend.
  • If old-time cult horror is your thing (or if Halloween lives in your heart year-round), head to The Thalia for spooky fun at Dr. Gasp: Winterlloween on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • For something completely different, The Thalia will also host Kiss Me! I’m NOT Irish!
  • Cambridge Spirits will be hosting Glendalough Distillery for an Irish whiskey tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. Stop in to sip some incredible whiskeys.   
  • If it’s reggae you want on St. Paddy’s Day—and isn’t it obviously?—Lizard Lounge has you covered. Check out their Live Reggae Saint Paddy’s Day Throw Down w Ghetto People Band on Friday night.
  • Anna’s Taqueria is bringing back its corned beef and cabbage burrito all day long on the 17th. You know you want it.
  • To listen to some traditional piping from the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums, head to the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Performance at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.

Is your business or organization celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Add your event to this list by submitting it to our online calendar or contacting Kate Douglas at