Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub Downtown
Due to their location in Post Alley, Kells Irish Restaurant can be a little touristy, but they throw one heck of a St. Patrick's Day party—this year will mark their 35th annual Irish festival. They'll set up a tent outside to make more room for their three live music stages, which will play host to local and Irish bands including STOCIOUS (from Country Antrim and Offaly, Ireland), Buck's Mhad Boys (Country Antrim), the Stout Pounders (Seattle), Servants of the Rich (Seattle), and Liam Gallagher (Belfast/Seattle). On St. Patrick's Day proper, they'll open at 9 a.m. and serve a traditional Irish breakfast, including corned beef, stew, sausage rolls, and soda bread, while the rest of the days will have live music starting at 11:30 a.m. Round out the weekend with plenty of Kells Irish beer and, if you buy a ticket for Saturday, a free t-shirt to mark the occasion.