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Over 35 food locations:
Milwaukee Irish Fest features over 35 food locations throughout the grounds. These range from permanent building booths to tents and food carts. While Irish and Irish inspired cuisine is featured at the Fest, you can also get many other types of food from Italian to Pizza, from Tacos to Barbeque. On Sunday, at the south end of the festival grounds, before Mass begins, enjoy food from Ward's House of Prime (right inside the South Gate area), Catalano's Fruit Stand, and a Paddy's Cafe pop-up with morning buns, doughnuts and refreshments ...until the festival opens at 11 am. All food vendors accept cash and credit/debit cards.

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Irish Food Options:
Looking for Irish food - try bridies, sausage rolls, shepherd's pie and bangers, as well as corned beef and cabbage and a variety of stuffed baked potatoes. For a sweet delight get Guinness cheesecake or shamrock cookies. All food vendors accept cash and credit/debit cards.

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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 needs. Irish Fest assumes no liability for how food is prepared.

Interested in Becoming a Food Vendor at Irish Fest?
If you are a restaurant operator or a chef with an interest in being a food vendor at Irish Fest, please email us at


Food Options

View the 2023 Milwaukee Irish Fest Food Menu below. New this year: Smokin' Jacks BBQ, Nashville North/El Hefe, and Nute's Cafe! Plus, Water Street Brewery, Gingerz Sports Pub, Mo's Irish Pub, and McBob's have added new menu items! Please note menus are subject to change.


Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options

The following are examples of vegetarian and gluten free food available. We recognize that vegetarian and vegan can have slightly different meanings. The customer should check with the food vendor to make sure the menu item meets their dietary needs.


Adult Beverages

All food and drink vendors accept cash and or credit/debit cards.

Ciderboys at Milwaukee Irish Fest
CiderBoys Hard Cider

Two very refreshing guys. One idea. Create unique hard ciders blending unexpected fresh fruit flavors with the crisp taste of apple. Located at various bars throughout the festival grounds. Be sure to check out the CiderBoys stage, on the North end of the grounds!

Five Farms at Milwaukee Irish Fest
Five Farms Irish Cream

Five Farms is a true farm-to-table product, crafted from single batches of fresh cream that are combined with premium Irish Whiskey within 48 hours of collection to become authentic Irish Cream Liqueur. The cream is sourced entirely from five family-owned farms in County Cork, run by families that have a deep connection to the land and a passion for their craft. There will be two tasting areas at the festival, and you can get a Five Farms/Jameson Root Beer drink at the Jameson Cool Zone Bar!

Lakefront Brewery at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Lakefront Brewery

Since 1987, Lakefront Brewery has brewed Milwaukee's best beers, including Riverwest Stein, New Grist, and countless other innovative craft. beers. 

Lakefront Brewery beer will be available at multiple bars throughout the grounds. Be sure to checkout entertainment on the Lakefront Brewery Stage!


Molson Coors Beer at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Molson Coors Beverage Company 

Enjoy Miller Lite, Coors Light, Terrapin, Leinenkugel's, Vizzy Hard Seltzer and more at multiple bars throughout the grounds!

And check out the entertainment on the Miller Lite Stage,  Coors/Parkview-Senior Living Community Stage and Vizzy Hard Seltzer Stage!

Waterstreet Brewery at Irish Fest

Water Street Brewery 

Water Street Brewery is Milwaukee's Oldest Brew Pub since 1987 - a landmark on Water Street for 25 years.

Checkout the Water Street Brewery bar on the South end of the grounds, near the Coors/Parkview-Senior Living Community Stage!

Jameson Whiskey Areas


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Jameson (Main Bar)
Jameson’s full-service bar/experience featuring the full line of Jameson whiskeys and cocktail favorites, with the addition of the new O'Donoghue's Sunrise. The popular Gilles Jameson Custard returns with the addition of the new Gilles/Five Farms Irish Cream Custard. Try the Jameson/Guinness/Chocolate cookie.  Wine, canned beer and mead are also available. Stop by for Trivia on August 19 and 20. Show off your bag toss skills at the Jameson Bag Toss Court, adjacent to the Main Bar. The Main Bar features beer hall style covered seating in a large open-sided tent, located on the north side of the grounds. Cash and credit/debit accepted.

Quizcube Trivia with Rob Wieland at Jameson Main:
Saturday - 2:00, 5:00

Sunday - 1:00, 4:00

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Jameson Express - 3 Locations!
Jameson Express bars will be in three locations – North near the Experience tent, Mid near the Aer Lingus stage, and South across from Water Street Brewery. All three bars offer express service featuring popular Jameson specialty drinks, including Big Jamo, Jamorita, Irish Mule.  Stop in at Jameson mid for a refreshing vodka lemonade.  Cash and credit/debit accepted.

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The Cottage
At The Cottage, look for some high-end offerings, including Redbreast 12yr, 15yr, 27yr, Lustau and Jameson 18-year. A selection of premium bottled wine is also available. Enjoy these premium drinks in an intimate setting.  You can pair your selection with delicious Burke chocolates. The Cottage is located just north of the Tipperary stage. Cash and credit/debit accepted.


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Jameson Cool Zone:
The Cool Zone is the home of the wildly popular Jameson slushy in ginger ale, lemonade, orange mule varieties. For a change-of-pace, try an Absolut Vodka & Lemonade. Treat yourself to a Jameson/Five Farms/Root beer drink or for a caffeine fix try the Five Farms and Jameson Cold Brew cocktail.  For dessert pick up a Jameson/Guinness/Irish Cream Cookie sundae with Gilles/Jameson custard.  The expanded Cool Zone is located to the north of the Lakefront Brewery Stage. Cash and credit/debit accepted.


Firkin Taps

Firkin taps, exclusively made for Irish Fest, with Jameson Whiskey and Lakefront Brewery beers!

All of the firkin taps will take place on the south end of the grounds inside the Celtic Roots Stage, at the Celtic Roots Bar.

Firkin Taps Schedule:

Friday at 6:00 - Irish Red with Jameson Orange Whiskey

Saturday at 6:00 - Snake Chaser aged on Redbreast American Oak

Sunday at 4:00 - Jameson Caskmates Stout on Stout



The Callen Celtic Kitchen

The Callen Kitchen


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!

Check out this year's featured chefs:

  • Chef Tom Flavin - Limerick, Ireland
  • Johnny Harte - Co-Founder of Five Farms, Cork, Ireland

About Chef Flavin

This year’s featured chef in the Callen Celtic Kitchen at Irish Fest is Tom Flavin, a chef and food consultant from Limerick, Ireland. Flavin grew up on a dairy farm in West Limerick and has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started his career in Manila where his passion for food was enhanced working with a like-minded multinational brigade of chefs. Prior to returning to Ireland in 1999, he worked in many 5 star hotels throughout the world such as:

  • Raffles Hotel Singapore
  • The Dorchester Hotel London, UK
  • Hanbury Manor in Hardfordshire UK
  • The Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns, Australia
  • The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
  • The Intercontinental Hotel Manila, Philippines

and in a variety of 5* hotel kitchens and fine dining restaurants in Australia and Philippines.

Flavin has spent 22 years in Limerick as an Executive Chef and opened the Hilton Hotel Limerick in 2007. He is a member of Eurotoques Ireland and a former Fáilte Ireland Food Champion promoting local food and tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way.

You can catch his Irish cuisine demonstrations at the Callen Celtic Kitchen all weekend long at the festival.

2023 Festival Recipes 

Sponsored By: Callen Kitchen Logo

Are You a chef? Do you own a Restaurant?

Are you a chef or restaurant interested in doing cooking demonstrations during Irish Fest at our Celtic Kitchen? We would love for you to share your Celtic or Irish food story with us. 

Email us here.



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Want To Volunteer?

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!



Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Associated Bank Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Audio Biz

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier


Tourism Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

Parkview-Senior Living Community Center

Vizzy Hard Seltzer

  • Artist
  • Paddy
  • Celtic Canine & Kid
  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
  • Irish Fest Fans
  • Young Irish Dancers
  • Young Kid and Dad
  • Wisconsin Irish
  • Young Kids Dancing

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1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Festival Grounds
Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


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