How to Have a Memorable St. Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is usually an opportunity to spend a weekend bar hopping, getting in touch with old friends and new over beers and some great Irish food. Because of the current health crisis, however, many of those traditions have to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get in the spirit of the holiday, all right near your Royal Athena apartment.

The Philly area is home to tons of authentic Irish pubs, many of which are open this St. Patty’s Day for limited indoor dining and drinking, outdoor socializing and takeout. No matter your comfort level, you can find a way to embrace your Irish roots (or those you wish you had!) with some quality cuisine and brews. For instance, McShea’s in nearby Narberth, 10 minutes from your Royal Athena apartment, has been serving the Main Line area for 25 years.

As its name (and four-leaf clover in its logo!) suggests, McShea’s focuses on authentic Irish cuisine and culture. It offers indoor seating, a heated, outdoor beer garden and takeout and delivery—so you have plenty of options this St. Paddy’s Day! The menu features a number of Irish staples, including the corned beef Reuben featuring sauerkraut, lamb chops, Guinness pork stew and shepherds pie. Other pub grub includes favorites like pizza, wings, burgers, cheesesteaks and more.

No Irish outing is complete without a brew or two, which you can find in spades at McShea’s. Warm up with the Hot Apple Cider or Hot Toddy, or dive into the classic Guinness on draft. There are also dozens of bottled and canned options, many of which are available for to-go orders.

So this St. Paddy’s Day, even if you’re hunkered down, you can embrace the luck of the Irish with an authentic local favorite like McShea’s.


242 Haverford Ave.

Narberth, PA 19072