About Us




(218) 444-0567


317 Beltrami Avenue
Bemidji, MN 56601

BRIGID'S CROSS IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT is named for the patron saint of agriculture, farmers & fishermen, St. Brigid of Kildare. Our mission is to bring a piece of the Emerald Isle to you with traditional & unique Irish fare, premium imported & regional beer, fine Irish whiskey & a remarkable staff. We encourage the whole family to come in for an Irish adventure ~ without the jet lag. Whether it be traditional games & activities for the wee ones (or the young at heart), a night out on the town or a special occasion...make Brigid's Cross a part of your celebration.

The Story of Brigid's Cross

Brigids Cross takes it's name from Ireland's most well-known female patron saint, St. Brigid of Kildare, and her woven-reed cross. Also known as Mary Of The Gael, St. Brigid is widely known as the patron saint of agriculture, specifically dairy. She was allegedly quite the multi-tasker - establishing the first co-ed monastery, a school for decorative ironwork, feeding the hungry and she is even said to have been able to turn milk into ale! St. Brigid's Cross is traditionally woven in the early spring from young river rushes. It is then hung over doorways to protect the family and is still given to newlyweds and young families even today.

St. Brigid's patron saint day is February 1st. On that day at the pub we pay homage to St. Brigid and honor her miracle of turning milk into beer by offering a free pint to each of our customers and friends between 5 and 6 PM. The pub keeps a fresh supply of woven crosses from the river Shannon year-round for you to hang over your doors as well as jewelry fashioned after the Brigid Cross.

What better patron saint could a neighborhood pub have but one associated with feeding the hungry, protecting the family, and turning milk into beer? Whatever your persuasion, we think you will find comfort in the food, a bit of respite, and maybe even a little religion in every pint!

Brigid's Cross Irish Pub