Where to Celebrate St. Paddy’s in Philly

One of the biggest party days of the year is almost here! On St. Patrick’s Day (and the weekends before and after!), Philadelphia and the surrounding areas become a sea of green as partiers don their shamrocks and raise a glass (or a few) to the holiday. With nearly every bar going green for the occasion, it can be hard to find an authentic spot to celebrate St. Patty’s—but luckily your Royal Athena apartment is right near a brand-new Irish pub that has already made quite a name for itself.

Manayunk’s Main Street is brimming with watering holes, including a number of Irish hot spots, making it a challenge to find the perfect fit for your St. Patty’s celebration. Simplify the decision by planning a visit to the neighborhood newbie, Ryan’s Pub, located just across the river from your Royal Athena, in the heart of Manayunk. The pub opened about two years ago, as the latest venture of the Ryan family, which has been operating successful Irish ventures in the region—including University City’s Smokey Joe’s and West Chester’s Ryan’s Pub—for more than 100 years. So while the Manayunk spot is green (in a few different senses!), its owners are well-versed in operating successful Irish pubs.

That gives Ryan’s an added dash of authenticity that makes it a prime choice for your St. Patrick’s Day outing, complete with old-time pub décor, dark wood and a laidback vibe. Its food menus are a fusion of American and Irish favorites—burgers alongside corned beef sandwiches—with lots of shareable apps that are a must-have for a holiday celebration with friends. It offers more than 20 beers on tap and, since St. Patty’s falls on a Tuesday, you can swing by from 5-7 p.m. to catch its weekday happy hour, featuring $1 off all drinks and $7 appetizers.

So break out the beads and get ready to celebrate St. Paddy’s in Philly!

Ryan’s Pub

4301 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127