The original and biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration just got better. JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is taking the Irish festivities one step farther by extending the celebration all weekend long.
This year’s roundup of events includes: Friday, Mar. 15: JohnMartin’s famous St. Patrick’s Day Street Party will feature food, drinks and live musical performances by Deck 52 and U2 by UV tribute band. U2 by UV will delight the crowd with the U2 live concert experience, playing the hits and classics that have made U2 one of the biggest bands in the world and Ireland’s No. 1 musical export.
The party-goers will enjoy delicious items such as fish and chips, chicken tenders, corn beef sandwiches, hotdogs, and Irish beverages. The Street Party is free and open to the public, and starts at 5 p.m. along Salzedo Street and Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables.
Saturday, Mar. 16: The festivities continue with a prix fixe St. Patrick’s Eve Dinner with live Irish entertainment by Paddy Kelleghan starting at 6 p.m. The Irish-themed menu includes potato soup or salad, for starters; corned beef and cabbage, Gaelic steak, or salmon fillet for entrées, and for dessert, Baileys ice cream or Bushmills bread pudding. The price is $30 per person.
Sunday, Mar. 17: On St. Patrick’s Day, and to culminate the weekend of celebrations, JohnMartin’s will host a breakfast buffet featuring a live bagpiper performance and live entertainment all day. The buffet will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with St. Patrick’s Day specials continuing throughout the day. The price is $24.50 per person.
Those interested in attending Saturday’s dinner or Sunday’s buffet must make reservations by calling 305-445-3777.
“We are excited to extend our St. Patrick’s Day celebration to the whole weekend,” said Martin Lynch, proprietor of JohnMartin’s. “The celebration started 22 years ago and it has become the place for those who are Irish and for those who are just Irish for the day.”
JohnMartin’s has been recognized continually for its cuisine by publications that voted the restaurant “Best Pub Food” for several years. In honor of its 20th anniversary, JohnMartin’s has launched a new menu that includes some typical Irish dishes as well as new American and Continental cuisine. The restaurant features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights, and Trivia Night, Thursdays from 9 to 11 p.m. JohnMartin’s is located at 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.
For more information, call 305-445- 3777, or visit online at www.johnmartins.com