St Patrick's Day Fun dc

St Patrick’s Day Fun

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.

March 17

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

March 17

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.

Dupont: www.pubcrawls.com

March 17

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

March 17

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

ShamrockFest

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

DC

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

Maryland

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

Virginia

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