St. Pete's new Mary Margaret’s Ole Irish Tavern celebrates grand opening this weekend

Your new favorite place to drink dark beer.


Mary Margaret’s Ole Irish Tavern, downtown St. Petersburg’s newest pub and restaurant, celebrates its official grand opening on Feb. 22, which sort of makes it a must-visit destination for St. Patrick’s Day in a few weeks.

Ian Taylor and Pete Boland—owners and operators of the St. Pete bar and restaurant The Galley—are the ones bringing Mary Margaret’s to 29 3rd St. N (the space that formerly hosted Sea Dog Pub.) 

Irish-rock band Celtic Conundrum is booked for grand opening where you can chow down on Irish-inspired bites like stout pub poutine, Irish cheddar mac and cheese, shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips. 

Alongside its stacked menu of both classic bar dishes and Irish-inspired meals, Mary Margaret’s has an extensive list of craft cocktails, including Paddy’s Irish Martini and its Old Fashioned O’Boland (the drink menu seems somewhat similar to that of The Galley)

Perhaps the most stand-out characteristic of Mary Margaret’s is the Irish live music that will regularly provide entertainment at the pub. 

After its grand opening this weekend, Mary Margaret’s Ole Irish Tavern will be open Mon.Thu. from noon-2 a.m., Fri.Sat. from noon to 3 a.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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