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St. Patrick's Day - Best Food and Atmosphere

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. Dora Keogh is the real deal on St. Patrick's Day -
    http://www.allens.to/dora/

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    1. re: Rabbit

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

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      1. re: Finnegan

        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

        1. re: domesticgodess

          Donation to what? thanks

          1. re: domesticgodess

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

            1. re: robgm

              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..

          2. re: Finnegan

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

            1. re: Finnegan

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

              1. re: ChalkBoy

                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. 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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              1. re: Finnegan

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