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Coronado Island’s McP’s Irish Pub Is Headquarters For St. Patrick’s Day

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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 3:10 pm

Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, certainly left his mark on the world. And, yes, it’s that time of year again. On Sunday, March 17, millions of Americans embrace their hidden Leprechaun and celebrate this occasion. In Coronado, McP’s Irish Pub becomes the most popular place on the island with food, drink and loud music the rule of the day.

McP’s throws open its doors at 10 a.m. Sunday morning to greet the multitudes of patrons eager to put winter behind them and leap forward into spring. McP’s will serve customers until 2 a.m., or until the green beer ceases to flow.

The popular restaurant/pub has live entertainment throughout the day and night. Outdoors on the patio the music agenda includes Steve Brewer (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Ron’s Garage Band (2 to 6 p.m.). Then, moving inside the restaurant, Misty and the Moby will perform (8 p.m. to 12 a.m.).

The McP’s store will offer up its regular fare of collectibles. They have a full inventory of shirts, hoodies, hats and beer mugs, while the supply lasts.

Inside and out the pub will reflect the patronage that has made it so successful since opening in 1982. Mingling among the guests will be locals, tourists, politicians, celebrities and SEAL Team members. McP’s is, after all, the unofficial hang-out of the Navy SEALs.

The late Greg McPartlin, founder and owner of McP’s, was a former Navy SEAL corpsman himself. The Irish pub has long been a popular haunt for both active and retired SEALs who performed their basic underwater training in Coronado. The walls of the restaurant pay tribute to our SEAL Team warriors.

McP’s staff will be running at full steam to serve food and drink. Chefs will serve traditional Irish fare such as lean corned beef, Mulligan stew and Shepherd’s Pie, as well as a variety of other items such as burgers, salads, sandwiches and fish and chips. The full McP’s menu will be available to patrons.

McP’s Irish Pub is located at 1107 Orange Avenue, at the corner of C Avenue, in Coronado. For more information, menus and hours visit their website at, or call 619-435-5280.

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