November 1, 2016 in Irish, Music by TheLeprechaun

whiskeydicks-poster-11-16Coming at the end of November: The Whiskeydicks!

These Celtic Gypsy rockers have been here once before and they put on an amazing show! They’ll be playing at all four of our pubs between November 22nd and November 27th!

Sunday 11/27 will even see them play an all-ages show at Anna O’Briens, starting at 5pm.

Don’t miss this fantastic trio!

Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones – Oct 14th & 15th

September 28, 2016 in Irish, Music by TheLeprechaun

derek-warfield-the-crooked-jacks-9-16-v3Irish legend Derek Warfield returns to Hawaii with his band the Young Wolfe Tones! They’ll be playing rollicking rebel tunes, supported by The Crooked Jacks – a band that played it’s first show with the Wolfe Tones back in 2011, and has joined them on their Rebellion tour.

For two nights they’ll be playing at the Irish Rose Saloon, just down the street from the convention center.

If you’re interested in attending this even while you are in town, tickets may be purchased in advance through Hold My Ticket.

St. Patrick’s Day Events!

March 10, 2016 in Irish by TheLeprechaun

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Irish Music for the Week of St Pats

O’Toole’s Irish Pub, Kelley O’Neil’s, Anna O’Brien’s and the Irish Rose Saloon will feature Irish music throughout the week of St Patrick’s featuring:

Visiting artists: Audrey Knuth w/ Larry Unger.

Local artists: Way Too Pretty, Celtic Waves, Doolin Rakes, Celtic Pipes & Drums and Irish Session Musicians.

A complete calendar of Irish music for the month is right here: Irish Music Calendar

Saturday March 12th

Guinness Toast Finals

Every year from September 17th (halfway to St Pats) O’Toole’s Irish Pub hosts a monthly Guinness Toast Contest. Sponsored by Guinness, O’Toole’s and Paradise Beverages, the contest concludes on Saturday the 12th at 8:00pm. Come down and hear the finalists compete for a trip for two to Las Vegas.

Thursday, March 17th Saint Patrick’s Day

Brings a fine assortment of events to enjoy all things Irish.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The 49thnd Annual St Patrick’s Day parade sponsored by the Friends of St Patrick will take place on Thursday the 17th at 12 noon on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki. The Parade route begins on Kalakaua fronting Fort Derussy and ends at Kapiolani Park by the bandstand. The Parade this year will feature JJ Niebuhr as the Friends of Saint Patrick’s, Irishman of the Year. The event should conclude by 2:00pm

Thank yous are extended to our Parade Sponsors; JJ Dolans, Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Anna O’Brien’s, Kelley O’Neil’s, O’Toole’s, the Irish Rose Saloon, Anheuser Busch of Hawaii, Killians Irish Red, Guinness, Pabst and Primo, Boston Beer Co., Jamesons, Tullamore Dew, Bushmills, Two Gingers, Teeling and Barefoot Wines.

The Parade will close Kalakaua Ave. from 11:30 until about 1:30 as the parade passes.

Interesting fact: Honolulu’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is the last parade on the planet each year as any events west of Hawaii are beyond the International Dateline.

If interested in marching or participating in the parade, contact Bill Comerford at 223-3997 or Nelson Lampert at 722-2698.

Parade information can be found at the parade tag at

Friends of St Patrick Post-Parade Party

Immediately following the parade the Friends will be heading to Kelley O’Neil’s on 311 Lewers St to celebrate Erin’s favorite saint with Live Irish Music at 1pm featuring Celtic Waves followed with a mix of recorded and live music and finishing the night with Rock and Roll performed by the Taja. St Patrick’s Day Garb appropriate for the day will be available as well as a menu of Corned Beef and Cabbage, Fish & Chips, Beef Stew and Cold Corned Beef Sandwiches and of Course the fine selection of Irish Brews including Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s, and Killian’s and a Great selection of finer Irish whiskeys including Jameson’s, Bushmills, Tullamore Dew, Teeling and Two Gingers.

At the Irish Rose Saloon until early evening. Dinosaurus X will be playing from 9pm to close.

Anna O’Brien’s will have an outside party featuring Samuel Adams and Pabst Blue Ribbon starting in the afternoon, with a Boston Baked Bean eating contest, The Prettiest Red Head Contest and the Best Leprechaun Contest, all outside in our parking area behind Annas..

Inside will feature Killian’s, Smithwick’s, Guinness and Harp, and Corned Beef and Cabbage plates and plenty of recorded Irish favorite, downstairs at the PUB.

Upstairs at the CLUB starts with a live Irish session from 5-8pm followed by recorded live Irish music Concerts featuring The Tossers, Flogging Molly, the Pogues and Dropkick Murphys upstairs from 9pm-close. The Party will continue downstairs at the PUB and upstairs at the CLUB until 1am.

Downtown St Patrick’s Day Block Party

The biggest bash and the last place on the planet (this side of the dateline) to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Murphy’s begins its party in the open air parking lot at the corners of Nuuanu and Marin. The Party in the parking lot features a wide variety of food on the Irish Theme of course featuring Corned Beef but with a fine seafood selection at the Guinness Oyster Bar. The food and service start at 11am within the parking lot.

Always a blast, the block party starts at around 6:00pm as the Streets are closed on Nuuanu, Merchant and Marin Lane. Murphy’s Bar and Grill takes to the streets with the good folks at O’Toole’s to provide the highlight of every St Patrick’s Day the Block Party. Live music will include the Celtic Pipes and Drums, the Doolin Rakes and the Piranha Brother on the streets. Libations by Guinness, Harp, Killlian’s, Smithwick’s, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Jameson’s and Barefoot Wines. Live Music, great food, clothing and fun pervade the streets.

Catch the full day of Irish Music at O’Toole’s “the Party within the Party.” Starting at 1pm with the Audrey Knuth with Lawson Cannon, followed at 4pm by Audrey Knuth with Larry Unger and topped off with Honolulu’s own Doolin Rakes. The Street party should run until 10pm O’Toole’s remains open until 1:30pm.

Wednesday March 23

Irish Whiskey Tasting at O’Toole’s Irish Pub

Join us as we taste 8 great Irish Whiskies at 6:30pm $30.00

Guinness Toast & Joke Contests, 2015-2016 Season!

August 26, 2015 in Irish by TheLeprechaun

Guinness Toast 2015-2016 seasonThe annual Guinness Toast and Joke season will be starting in September – come down on the 3rd Saturday of the month to compete for bar swag, and to qualify for the finals in March!