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St. Patrick's Day - Best Food and Atmosphere

theresah Mar 11, 2009 07:48 AM

A couple of years ago I went to the Irish Embassy on St. Patrick's Day, great place to spend the day. I was wondering if anyone can suggest a place a little bit further north that has the same flare and atmosphere. I am looking for great St. Pattty's themed food and of course great costumes.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you.

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  1. Rabbit RE: theresah Mar 11, 2009 07:57 AM

    Dora Keogh is the real deal on St. Patrick's Day -

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      theresah RE: Rabbit Mar 11, 2009 08:26 AM

      Thank you Rabbit. I have never heard of Dora Keogh's. The menu looks fantastic. Do you know if you need reservations? Alright, silly question, hopeful I guess!

    2. Finnegan RE: theresah Mar 11, 2009 08:50 AM

      Plan on getting to Allens or Dora's by about noon in order to get in

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        domesticgodess RE: Finnegan Mar 11, 2009 03:29 PM

        Miller Tavern on yonge street is having a celebration...$25 suggested donation.
        I went a few years ago. Great atmosphere, great food and of course, great drinks. LOL

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          Squeakycheese RE: domesticgodess Mar 11, 2009 05:13 PM

          Donation to what? thanks

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            robgm RE: domesticgodess Mar 11, 2009 08:42 PM

            is this a sad attempt at a cover charge? on what will may be their busiest day of the year?

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              OnDaGo RE: robgm Mar 12, 2009 08:53 AM

              Donations are usually for charity.. Miller Tavern in the past has had events for brain injury research and also Leukemia research. I am assuming they are just taking the advantage of a very busy day where they know they will have lineups out the door of hundreds of drunken fools to do some good in the world... for me it is one day where I lock myself in my house..

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            Rabbit RE: Finnegan Mar 11, 2009 04:15 PM

            Yeah, like Finnegan said... it gets crazy-busy.

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              ChalkBoy RE: Finnegan Mar 12, 2009 05:06 AM

              re: Allen's/Dora's: And pay a $10 cover just to get in.

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                theresah RE: ChalkBoy Mar 12, 2009 08:03 AM

                As I live near the Miller Tavern, I am curious as to $25 donation. I went to their website and they are not promoting St. Patrick's Day. Can anyone provide us with details as to the reason for the donation.

            2. Finnegan RE: theresah Mar 12, 2009 09:42 AM

              A lot of places hire "Irish" musicians on St. Paddys...hence the cover charge...or maybe the price of green food colouring went up

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                tjr RE: Finnegan Mar 12, 2009 02:54 PM

                And it's always Canadian Music Week, in which some bars may be participating.

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