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Driving on Saint Patrick's Day

in Boston

St. Patrick's Day is one of Boston's busiest days of the year. Hundreds of thousands of people come in to celebrate in this proudly Irish city. From the bars to the Southie Parade, get all the infomation you need to earn more green on this green holiday.

St. Patrick's Day

Demand Friday-Sunday

Friday, March 16th

Expect higher demand at night at Irish bars across the city (see a map of them below).

  • Dropkick Murphy's at House of Blues
  • Faneuil Hall
  • South Boston

Saturday, March 17th

Expect high demand throughout the day and into the evening.

  • Dropkick Murphy's at House of Blues
  • Faneuil Hall
  • South Boston

Sunday, March 18th

Expect a busy morning as people head to Southie for the parade. Check the map below for information on road closures.

  • Southie St. Patrick's Day Parade 1pm-4pm
  • Dropkick Murphy's at House of Blues

Southie Parade

Road Closures

Update: The parade route has been shortened. The information below reflects the most up-to-date road closures.

On Sunday, March 18, from 10am to 4pm the following roads in Southie will be closed:

  • East Broadway
  • West Broadway

St. Paddy's Day

Pro tips

Confirm your rider's name

Ask your rider what their name is to make sure you have the right rider.

Is their destination correct?

Make sure that your rider put in the correct destination by double checking with them.

Call your rider if it's crowded

With lots of people in the area, give your rider a call and let them know a landmark you're near.

Be prepared for increased traffic

We try to have accurate arrival times, but letting your rider know your ETA is never a bad idea.

Get festive and wear green

It's a holiday, so celebrate it! Throw on a green shirt and get into the festive spirit.

Some St. Paddy's Day fun facts

  • Blue was the original color for the holiday.
  • It's never spelled "Patty"
  • The first St. Patrick's Day celebration in the US was in Boston

Where people will be drinking

Irish Bars in the Boston Area

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