Updated March 7, 2021
St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s not because I’m Irish or because I love green beer. I always think of St. Patrick’s Day as a celebration of spring! Once we get to March 17, I like to think we’re closer to a spring rain than we are to a winter snow storm (mother nature I’m looking at you!).
I don’t know about you, but the way I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day has changed over the years—although it seems that drinking something green has real staying power. Here are some family friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Iowa City area this year!
Family Friendly Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Iowa City Area
Where to Eat
If you are prefer to self-isolate, many of these establishments offer carryout or delivery via CHOMP Delivery.
110 E. College St., Iowa City
Enjoy pub classics and get in the spirit with a reuben sandwich and Irish stew!
Mickey’s Irish Pub
11 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City
Another Iowa City classic with tasty bar food and drinks.
St. Patrick’s Day Specials
840 W. Penn St., North Liberty
Offering festive food specials including reubens, green beer, stout beer, and more!
Celebrate at Home
1.) Read or listen to Green Eggs and Ham. Then make it for breakfast!
3.) Make Shepard’s Pie for dinner.
4.) Make these St. Patrick’s Day rainbows for dessert (My kids and I make these every year!).
Related: Check out this list of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the Iowa City area!