Celtic Junction Arts Center
A variety of performers from across the world take to the stages at the Celtic Junction Arts Center year-round to deliver unparalleled Irish productions for audiences. The Celtic Junction Arts Center weaves the traditions of dance, music, art, and language together for an unforgettable experience with a mission to celebrate, promote, and preserve cultural arts and community.
This charming, art-covered coffee shop on West 7th serves its own coffee specialties with an Irish theme. So many folks praised the cozy spot that they decided to open another location on Selby called Wee Claddagh.
Emmett’s Public House
Grab a pint at one of Saint Paul’s greenest pubs—and try some of the city’s best Irish food while you’re at it. Emmett’s opened in April 2015 on Grand Avenue, and it’s quickly becoming a go-to spot in this dining district.
Irish Arts Minnesota
Irish Arts Minnesota is a non-profit cultural arts organization that promotes the practice and performance of the traditional arts of Ireland. For the over 40 years, the group has hosted the Landmark Center's St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration.
Irish on Grand
Among the trendy shops and dining patios of Grand Avenue, you’ll find a two-story house that’s filled with Irish memorabilia. Irish on Grand is the oldest Irish store in the Twin Cities, and it proudly claims to be a social hub for the local community. Stop in and browse for a Claddagh ring, thick wool sweaters, Irish glassware and other Celtic products as you learn about other events, concerts and restaurants.
J.R. Mac's Bar & Grill
A neighborhood dive bar on West 7th serving up ice-cold beer, pub grub, and wholesome atmosphere. Stop in to try one of their 14 delicious burgers with options like the Wild Rice Turkey Burger, the Black and Bleu Lucy, or the Reuben Kincaid.
O'Shea Irish Dance
O'Shea Irish Dance (OID) is led by director Cormac O'Sé T.C.R.G., an original cast member of Riverdance. See O'Shea dancers in professional productions like the Celtic Holiday Hooley and Kickin' It Irish!
Patrick McGovern's Pub
Just minutes from the Xcel Energy Center, McGovern's makes for the perfect gathering spot pre-or-post event. Enjoy the four-season patio, over 50 TV screens, and classic pub grub with friends, family, and the community.
Rince Na Chroi School of Irish Dance
Rince na Chroi offers classes for beginners as young as three up through advanced students and adults! The dancers perform at festivals throughout the Midwest, but they learn everything they know in Saint Paul.
Shamrocks, The Irish Nook
A local favorite, family-friendly watering hole and restaurant featuring another local favorite, the Juicy Lucy. Shamrocks opened in 2012 and has become a staple of the West 7th neighborhood. Plus, they boast space to host groups of up to 200.
The Center for Irish Music
If you need more harp, fiddle or accordion in your life, you’ll want to check out the Center for Irish Music. For more than 10 years, the center has hosted, taught and supported local musicians who are focused on Irish musical tradition.
On the corner of University and Vandalia, there’s a pub that plays Irish and American music six nights a week. On Wednesdays, you can learn to Irish dance. For a low-key, high-Irish night, check out The Dubliner.
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