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Over 45 food locations:
Milwaukee Irish Fest features over 45 food locations throughout the grounds. These range from permanent building booths to tents and food carts. While Irish and Irish theme food is featured at the Fest, you can also get many other types of food from Italian to Chinese. Ward's House of Prime and Gingerz Sportz Pub in the Coors area on the south end of the grounds also serve a Sunday morning Irish breakfast special. The Tipperary Tea Room (Lilliput area) and Paddy's Cafe (Coors area) offer a Sunday morning special with Morning Buns.
Irish Food Options:
Looking for Irish food - try bridies, sausage rolls, shepherd's pie and bangers and mash as well as corned beef and cabbage and a variety of stuffed baked potatoes. For a sweet delight get Bailey's cheesecake, shamrock cookies and Irish cream puffs. Most of the permanent building booths also accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards.
Gluten-Free Food Options:
Please reference the Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options List for gluten free items as designated by vendor. Due to the shared cooking and preparation areas in a fast food, outdoor festival environment, it is not always possible to create the best condition for preparing and serving gluten-free food. If the customer thinks something may be gluten-free, they should confirm that with the individual food vendor manager and make the manager aware of their food allergy concerns.
Please note, all menus are subject to change. Always check with the vendor to ensure that the food meets your dietary requirements. Irish Fest assumes no liability for how food is prepared.
* Paddy's Place, the Tearoom and all Jameson and Bar locations accept major Credit/Debit cards.
Food Vendor List Gluten Free Options
You don't need to be a chef to be a part of the Callen Celtic Kitchen experience! For free admission, food & discounted volunteer parking, sign up for a shift or two as a volunteer in the kitchen, using our sign-up form. Choose "Volunteer At Large" and add Callen Celtic Kitchen in the comments to direct your request! Thank you!
Become a Vendor
The Jameson Lounge:
Enjoy the view from our second level Jameson Lounge and taste Ireland's finest whiskeys, including Jameson, Cask Mates, Jameson Black Barrel, Redbreast 12 year. Also serving specialty drinks including the Irish Mule, Jamorita, the Big Jamo (Jameson and ginger ale), Irish Lemonade, Arnold O’Palmer and the Bloody Molly (Sunday only until 1:00pm). Charge and Cash accepted.
The Jameson Express Bar:
Located just below the Jameson Lounge, this is the place to get your Jameson whiskey specialty drinks quickly, featuring
the Irish Mule, Jamorita, Big Jamo, Skinny Jamo, Irish Lemonade, Arnold O’Palmer and Bloody Molly (Sunday only until
1:00pm). Also serving the ever so popular Jameson/Gilles custard.
Indulge in a variety of Jameson whiskeys, Jameson specialty drinks, Mead, select wines, hard root beer and the very popular Jameson/Gilles custard. Located at the north end of the grounds, it's a great place to learn about one of Ireland's most popular exports.The Jameson Irish Whiskey tasting tickets can be purchased at this location. We’ve moved the whiskey tasting area to a tent all its own between the Jameson Cottage and Jameson on the Rocks. Join us in this fun location with ample seating and a cozy atmosphere. Cash and charge accepted.
Jameson Whiskey Tastings (purchase at The Cottage)
We’ve moved our whiskey tasting location to its own tent. Located between the Cottage and On the Rocks for your comfort. Whether you are a first time whiskey drinker or an experienced connoisseur, come to the Jameson Whiskey Tasting location to sample six of the finest Jameson has to offer this year including the Whiskey Makers Series (The Distiller's Safe, The Cooper's Croze, The Blender's Dog. The Irish whiskey tastings are led by an official Jameson Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador from Ireland. The tastings will be held at scheduled times throughout the weekend and by reservation only.
Download the official Milwaukee Irish Fest app on your Apple or Android phone. View the schedule, artists, activities, food and more all from a mobile device.
The Sports Pub is located on the North end of the grounds, near the Leinie's Stage area. The Sports Pub is sponsored by GAAGO. Thanks to GAAGO, we'll be streaming VOD media for the first time.
Quiz Cube Trivia at the Sports Pub!
Join the evil trivia AI QuizCube and the silly human host Rob as they throw down some mind-bending trivia questions for fabulous drinks and prizes!
Rob Wieland is an author, designer and professional nerd. He writes for outlets like Milwaukee Record and Geek & Sundry, designs tabletop games for licensees like Star Wars, Shadowrun and Firefly, and runs nerdy events throughout the country.
QuizCube is an artificially intelligent trivia construct bent on proving its machine superiority through silly banter, sassy comebacks and brain-bending trivia.
4 rounds of 7 general trivia questions each. Each round will have at least one question that is related to Irish history and/or culture. The final round will be the IQ - Irish Quotient - a single round with multiple answers and worth double the points of the previous rounds.
An Irish Food Revolution
If you think Irish food is heavy, bland and boring, think again. The great Irish food revolution is well underway. It owes its success, in part, to its focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients - bountiful produce, grass-fed meats and dairy, and an abundance of seafood - as well as a bevy of well-trained chefs and the public's appetite.
Modern Irish chefs experiment with their food, mixing traditional and modern tastes, and are inspired by the world in as many ways as they have spread throughout the diaspora. Visit the Callen Celtic Kitchen and join the movement!
Chef Martin O'Donnell
Executive Head Chef at The West Restaurant, Galway
Martin trained and worked in many of Galway's and Ireland's finest restaurants before taking up position of Head Chef at The Pins Gastro Bar. Under his direction, it quickly became one of Galway's top casual eateries; winning 'The Best Gastro-Pub in Ireland’ and numerous other accolades. The Pins was recently acclaimed with its first culinary Star Rosette from The Automobile Association's Food Academy. The chef's favorite 2019 recipes are:
Martin took on the role of Executive Head Chef of The Twelve to bring his talents to West at The Twelve. West has gone on to become a finalist in the 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland' and has won a Gold Medal Finalist award for 'Best Bistro in Ireland.' It has also been awarded two culinary rosettes for creative excellence and is heavily tipped at Michelin star level.
With a style of cooking that focuses on local and seasonal ingredients – traditional dishes with a contemporary twist - Martin's passion is using local producers who are passionate about their produce. True to the region, True to the season.
Are You a chef? Do you own a Restaurant?
Are you a chef or restaurant interested in participating at Irish Fest at our Celtic Kitchen? We would love for you to share your Celtic or Irish food story with us. Email Cynthia
You don't need to be a chef to be a part of the Callen Celtic Kitchen experience! For free admission, food & discounted volunteer parking, sign up for a shift or two as a volunteer in the kitchen, using our sign-up form. Choose "Volunteer At Large" and add Callen Celtic Kitchen in the comments to direct your request!
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