St Patrick’s Day Fun
March 11, 2015 @ 12:00am
Why only celebrate St Patrick’s day on March 17? There are tons of events going on throughout the entire month, from parades, to beer tastings to Irish trivia. So take advantage of this opportunity and show your Irish side throughout the month leading up to the big day.
8 Glorious Days to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
ALEXANDRIA, VA. Start on March 7th with a St. Patrick’s Day parade, live music starting at 10 a.m. March 10 is Irish trivia at 8:30 p.m. with food fun and prizes. March 11 at Taste of Ireland: sample five brands of Jameson for $18 per person. March 12 is the Perfect Pint contest starting at 5 p.m. March 13 is the weekend kickoff party and festivities including music and dancing through the weekend. March 16 is St. Patrick’s Day Eve featuring live music by Ronan. Finally, the big day March 17: no cover charge, live music, Irish dancing and more.
Murphy’s Irish Pub: 713 King St. Alexandria, VA; www.murphyspub.com
Official St. Patrick’s Day PubCrawl
NW, DC. Who says St. Paddy’s should only last one day? This year, enjoy three lively rounds of festivities, 13, 14 and 17! Kick it off at DuPont Circle, but make your way to the pub of your choice. Sign up for single night crawl tickets, or join in for all three! Must be 21+ to participate.
St. Patrick’s at O’Sullivan’s
ARLINGTON, VA. It’s gonna be a blowout weekend starting with Tommy Gann Friday night, Lenny Burgees and Eddie Pasa Saturday, Lenny back on Sunday and Brian Fitzy and Willem Dicke on St. Patrick’s. Plus Irish dancers and bagpipers all weekend. Bonus, enter for a chance to win a trip to Ireland!
O’Sullivan’s: 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA; www.osullivansirishpub.com
St. Patrick’s Blowout with Fadó
NW, DC. Start with St. Practice Day on Saturday the 14th, doors open at 9 a.m., full brunch 10 – 2 p.m., Six Nations Rugby all morning with no cover and Stout 7 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday is parade day. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., full brunch 10 – 2 p.m., EPL action, Six Nations Rugby with no cover, then Danny Barns Band at 2 p.m. and drink specials for Caps fans rockin’ the Green. Then the big shebang Tuesday the 17th, doors open at 8 a.m., cover charge starts at 2 p.m. with Ice Wagon Flu and finally Lloyd Dobler Effect at 8 p.m.
Fadó: 808 7th St. NW, DC; www.fadoirishpub.com
Tuesday, March 17
Shamrocks and Shennanigans
NW, DC. Celebrate all things Irish with Lindy Promotions, Coors Light, Bushmills & Three Olives at DC’s premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Toast the ‘luck of the Irish’ all day long with great drink specials, live Irish music, bagpipers and more at Rumors in Dupont!
Rumors: 19th & M St, NW, DC; www.lindypromo.com
Tuesday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Celebration at Bilbo Baggins
ALEXANDRIA, VA. Enjoy St. Pat’s with specialty beers from some of the world’s best craft brewers.
Bilbo Baggins: 208 Queen St., Alexandria, VA; www.bilbobaggins.net
Tuesday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Celebration at Whitlows
ARLINGTON, VA. Enjoy traditional Celtic music with Paul and Bob from 5 – 11 p.m. Bagpipes at 8 p.m.
Whitlows on Wilson: 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA; www.whitlows.com
Tuesday, March 17
St. Pat’s at Mister Days
ARLINGTON, VA. This spot is Irish owned, Irish themed and on St. Pat’s they’re going to party like the Irish – and wearing green is encouraged!
Mister Days: 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA; www.misterdays.com
Tuesday, March 17
St. Pat’s Party at Recessions
NW,DC. Get hooked up on this Irish holiday with $5 Jameson. Celebrate with specials on Baileys, Guinness and Harp and Irish Fare.
Recessions: 1823 L St. NW, DC; www.recessionsdc.com
Saturday, March 21
SE, DC ShamrockFest is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day celebration, where thousands come to rock their shamrocks off to widely-hailed bands of Celtic and Alternative rock. Get ready for a day full of shenanigans where the beer flows strong and everyone is Irish for the day.
RFK Stadium: 2400 E Capitol St. SE, DC; www.shamrockfest.com
Get Your Green On Local Irish Bars
51st State: 2512 L St. NW, DC; 202-625-2444; www.51ststatetavern.com
Blaguard: 2003 18th St. NW, DC; 202-232-9005; www.blaguarddc.com
Fado: 808 7 St. NW, DC; 202-789-0066; www.fadoirishpub.com
Irish Channel: 500 H St. NW, DC; 202-216-0046; www.irishchannelpub.com
Irish Whiskey Public House: 1207 19th St. NW, DC; 202-463-3010; www.irishwhiskeydc.com
James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar: 1 Dupont Cir. NW, DC; 202-223-8440; www.jameshobansdc.com
Kelly’s Irish Times: 14 F St. NW, DC; 202-543-5433; www.kellysirishtimesdc.com
Mackey’s Public House: 1823 L St. NW, DC; 202-331-7667; www.mackeyspub.com
McFadden’s: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC; 202-223-2338; www.mcfaddensdc.com
Molly Malone’s: 713 8 St. SE, DC; 202-547-1222; www.mollymalonescapitolhillsaloon.com
Nanny O’ Brien’s Irish Pub: 3319 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; 202-686-9189; www.nannyobriens.com
Rí Rá Irish Pub: 3125 M St. NW, Washington DC; 202-751-2111; www.rira.com
Solly’s U St. Tavern: 1942 11th St. NW, DC; 202-232-6590; www.sollystavern.com
Star & Shamrock: 1341 H St. NE, DC; 202-388-3833; www.starandshamrock.com
Fado: 1 Park Place, Annapolis, MD; 410-626-0069; www.fadoirishpub.com
Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle: 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD; 301-951-0115; www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com
Galway Bay Irish Pub: 63 Maryland Ave. Annapolis, MD; 410-263-8333; www.galwaybaymd.com
Harrington’s: 177 Fleet St. National Harbor, MD; 301-200-0770; www.harringtonspubandkitchen.com
Limerick Pub: 11301 Elkin St, Wheaton, MD; 301-946-3232; www.thelimerickpub.net.
McCloone’s: 141 National Harbor Plaza, National Harbor, MD; 301-839-0815; www.mcloones.com
McGinty’s Public House: 911 Ellsworth Dr. Silver Spring, MD; 301-587-1270; www.mcgintyspublichouse.com
O’Malley’s Pub: 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, MD; 301-948-8900; www.omalleysgaithersburg.com
Auld Shebeen: 3971 Chain Bridge Rd. Fairfax, VA; 703-293-9600; www.theauldshebeenva.com
Eamonn’s Dublin Chipper: 728 King St. Alexandria, VA; 703-299-8384; www.eamonnsdublinchipper.com
Ireland’s Four Courts: 2051 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; 703-525-3600; www.irelandsfourcourts.com
Ireland’s Four Provinces: 105 W. Broad. St. Falls Church, VA; 703-534-8999; www.4psva.com
Kate’s Irish Pub: 6131 Backlick Rd. Springfield, VA; 703-866-0860; www.katesirishpub.com
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub: 713 King St. Alexandria, VA; 703-548-1717; www.murphyspub.com
Ned Devine’s: 2465 Centreville Rd. Herndon, VA; 703-793-7376; www.neddevines.com
O’Faolain’s: 20921 Davenport Dr. Sterling, VA; 703- 444-9796; www.ofaolains.com
O’Malley’s Pub: 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA; 703-684-7200; www.omalleyspub.com/arlington
Paddy Barry’s: 8150 Leesburg P., Vienna, VA; 703-883-2000; www.paddybarrysva.com
Brennan’s Irish Pub: 2910 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA; 703-553-1090; www.pbrennans.com
Rí Rá Irish Pub: 2915 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; 703-248-9888; www.rira.com