What's better than corned beef and cabbage and green beer on St. Patrick's Day? The Irish restaurants and pubs in the Washington, DC area will be hopping with Irish cheer on March 17th. You don't have to be Irish to enjoy the festivities and you will find that a variety of Washington, DC area restaurants get into the spirit by celebrating St. Patrick's Day with food and drink specials. Here is a schedule of some notable dining and pub crawling events:
Leprechaun Lap - March 11, 2017, 12 p.m.-midnight, an annual St.
Patrick's Day bar crawl registration is between 2-6 p.m. The Leprechaun Lap includes food and drink specials at multiple venues. Register at the sign of the Whale (1825 M St. NW) and Blackfinn Ameripub (1620 I St NW). Tickets are $10.
Rí Rá Georgetown - 3123-3125 M Street, NW Washington DC (202) 751-2111. Enjoy a special Irish happy hour available all day, every day, and authentic live bands throughout the month of March at Georgetown’s newest watering hole. On March 17, the party starts early as the restaurant opens at 7am for a traditional Irish breakfast amidst a statue of St. Patrick himself. The festivities continue throughout the day with live Irish dancers, bagpipe players and more performances by Irish musical acts.
Fado Irish Pub - 808 7th St NW Washington, DC. (202) 789-0066 and 1 Park Pl #7 Annapolis, MD (410) 626-0069. Celebrate all things Irish with special events all month-long - European sports, including English Premier League soccer, special whiskey dinner, live music, Pub Quiz, fundraisers, wearing green, eating traditional Irish food, connecting with community through charity, and, of course, drinking Guinness and Irish whiskey.
St. Patrick's Day, March 17 - Doors open at 8 a.m. Live Music.
Shamrock Crawl- March 11, 2017, 1-9 p.m. Arlington, VA. The event celebrates a full day of green revelry and fun group shenanigans with fellow Irish loving beer drinkers. Each bar will feature Shamrock shenanigans and Shamrock drink specials.
Registration: Clarendon Ballroom, Clarendon Grill or Mad Rose from 1-4:30 p.m.
The Dubliner - March 17, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. 520 N. Capitol St. NW Washington, DC. (202) 737-3773. The Dubliner, one of the largest purveyors of Guinness Stout in the country, celebrates St. Patrick's Day through the weekend with live music and good Irish eats and drinks being served.
Logan Tavern – March 17, 2017. 1423 P St. NW Washington DC (202) 332-3710. Specials from 5:00 p.m. until close. Specials include Bangers & Mash ($18), Irish Beef & Beer Stew ($18) and a Stout Float with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and toasted hazelnut ($10.50). Drinks include a Dublin Mule, and Irish Old Fashioned and a Guinness & Jameson special. In addition to specials, each table will receive a St. Patty's Day Trivia card with the opportunity to win prizes.
The St. Patty’s Day SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 4:00 p.m. on March 17 and continue until 4:00 am the following day as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday. Read more about SoberRide.
More St. Patricks Day Events
- St. Patrick's Day Parades- Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a parade in Washington, DC, Alexandria or Manassas, Virginia or Gaithersburg, Maryland.
- Annapolis Irish Week - March 6-17, 2016. Annapolis, Maryland celebrates St. Patrick's Day with ten days of events including a parade, music, an Irish Coffee competition and more.
- National Shamrock Fest - March 12, 2016. Enjoy a day of family fun at the largest Saint Patrick's Day party and street festival in the DC area featuring more than 50 live bands.