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Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Block Party

Murphy’s Bar & Grill held their 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day block party yesterday at the makai end of Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu. Also partaking in the festivities was neighboring O’Tooles Irish Pub.

Following are photos taken early in the evening before sundown of some of the Irish lovin’ peeps ‘n pub grub. So bust out ‘yer lucky green clovers, peenk hartz ‘n yillow moonz ‘nd  n’joy! ;-)

A note on this next photo, that’s me with “Scrivener”, his online name from HawaiiThreads.com. If you look at the Q & A section of this blog’s ‘About‘ page, where it asks “Who inspired you to do this?” regarding writing a food blog, and my answer is, “A school teacher.” Well, that would be him…

Scrivener used to teach English to high school students at a private school on Oahu, however now he works for an engineering firm in downtown Honolulu. He also used to create Sudoku puzzles for the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Super akamai (smart) buggah! And believe it or not, he’s part Japanese and Irish. Good seeing you, bro’!

Oh, one other thing, it was rather flattering that several people there complimented that I had the “best shirt” on the premises, pointing to my Mamo Howell long sleeve, which I got at Hilo Hattie. Kinda’ cool Hawaiian way to add a splash of some Irish green. ;-)

Eh, Guy Hagi, you lie… you said was going rain, but was sunny! lol….

Ain’t wearin’ green? No probs…

There were four food stations at the event, where here we start at the Guinness Oyster Bar….

The fresh shucked oysters were self-served on the side with Chili sauce, Tobasco, horseradish and lemon wedges…

Calamari “Steak” Pupu…

Across the other side was the “Pub Grub” food station…

Fish ‘n Chips..

Fish ‘n Chips and a Dublin Dog…

Dublin Dog dressed-up…

Then there was the event food specialty station…

Corned Beef & Cabbage plate…

And finally, Mrs. Murphy’s Desserts station…

Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Whiskey Cake…

Mrs. Murphy’s Bread Pudding…

I didn’t get any photos of the beer stations, however I can tell you they had Guiness Blonde, Harps, Bud LIght, and about three other labels on draft I can’t remember, all selling for $7 per 12 oz. cup. Also a selection bottled and canned beer.

They also had a bunch of Irish inspired mixed drinks available. I couldn’t drink because I had to drive home (got there straight from my office down the street).

Poster image courtesy of Murphy’s Bar & Grill

Overall, even for the brief hour I spent there taking photos, it looked like it was warming up to be one crazy and fun St. Paddy’s Day nighttime blast!

With that, just…


10 thoughts on “Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Block Party

  • March 18, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Somehow I never thought of the Heineken hat. If I had, somehow I think that I would be a childless bachelor. LOL

    • March 19, 2015 at 8:27 am


      Same here. First time I ever seen a hat made from a cold pack carton. Only thing, Heineken is a Dutch beer, not Irish.

      FYI for anyone interested, A few more photos were added taken off my cellphone (Note 3). Not nearly as good as the Canon S100 shots, but still useable.

  • March 19, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Pomai, my friend who color blind wore all purple outfit on St. Patrick Day and people

    comment him of it.  He told them he color blind and it not the color that important but

    being happy on the holiday.  He even color his hair purple too.  But I really think he

    trying to radical and walk to beat of a different drum.  Maybe that why I like him for


    • March 19, 2015 at 11:01 am


      Wearing ALL PURPLE at a green-themed St. Paddy’s Day party and claiming you’re color blind is COMIC GENIUS! HILARIOUS! LOL!!!

      OK, that’s what I’m doing for the 2016 Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day block party. I’ll dress-up all in PURPLE, including a loud purple-colored top hat. To help explain why I’m in purple and not green, my purple t-shirt will have printed in large bold white letters, “WRONG PARTY CRASHER”. LOL!

      St. Patrick's Day Wrong Party Crashers

      • March 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

        Pomai, well that picture of these guys look like Brits to me.  St. Patty Day is

        an Irish Holiday .  Telling everybody that you not Irish but Brit.

  • March 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

    AUWE! Anoddah party!!! When do you guys get around to working???? I’m SOOOOOO JEALOUS!!!

  • March 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    @ Keith-San – Umm, I went straight to the block party from my office where spent the entire day working. Does that count? And actually, I wasn’t even partying, just taking photos… so kinda’ still “working”. But yeah, there’s never a dull moment here in Honolulu nowadays. Every day and night there’s always somethin’ fun to check out. ;-)

    @ Kelike – Yeah, I thought about that. While I think it’s funny to do the “renegade” purple outfit, that might actually pi$$ some hardcore St. Patrick’s Day revelers off, like I’m disrespecting the tradition. Last thing I want is to come home with purple around my eyes, too. lol



  • March 20, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Thanks for reaching out and saying hi.  :)  It was great finally to meet you in person, and thanks for the nice words.  I’m actually half Japanese and 25% Irish.

    Man, you found all the beautiful women.  I must have been standing in the wrong spot because I didn’t get nearly as good a view.

    • March 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

      @ Scrivener – Truly an honor, sir. So much in fact, I added a link of that photo of you and I to the ‘About’ page where it refers to you as the inspiration to starting this blog. You are THE MAN!

      @ Keith-San – Oh man! I was NOT aware of the “Orange Institution” or “Orange Order” until you mentioning it. Very interesting. Then I take it, Catholic-Irish folks NEVER shop at the HOME DEPOT. Well, then I guess a loud purple color outfit is “safe”! lol


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