What to Know
- St. Patrick's Day is Friday, March 17, 2017.
- Bars, restaurants and other venues will have special deals and celebrations on Friday.
Guinness and Jameson will flow, and corned beef and cabbage will be served. Hey, it's St. Patrick's Day. There's certainly no shortage of green-filled fun in the D.C. area, so we've rounded up 17 of the best spots to make the most of your March 17.
The Dubliner (4 F St. NW), a local favorite, will open its doors at 9 a.m. Friday with 43-cent Guinness from 9 to 10 a.m. You'll find live Irish music and a full menu available all day. Check out the pub's website for more information.
Kelly's Irish Times (14 F St. NW) -- Another Irish D.C. staple (just down the street from The Dubliner!), Kelly's opens at 10 a.m. Friday, with live music and drink specials all day.
If you're around Adams Morgan, Shenanigans (2450 18th St. NW) is a must-visit. Every Friday and Saturday night, the Irish pub offers $10 cover with an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. Shenanigans has a lengthy selection of Irish beers and doors will open at noon Friday.
Fado Irish Pub (808 7th St. NW) will open its doors for brunch at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., and will have a $10 cover and live music in the afternoon. Irish dancers and bagpipers will play throughout the day. Head to Fado's Facebook page for more information.
Rí Rá Irish Pub (3125 M St. NW) in Georgetown will have live music all day starting at noon. You can scope out the lineup here.
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Shaw's Tavern (520 Florida Ave. NW) will have dancers from The Boyle School of Irish Dance performing at 6:30 p.m. and The Harvey Sometimes Band taking the stage at 8 p.m.
Ireland's Four Provinces (105 W. Broad St., Falls Church, Virginia) has events all day long! Enjoy "kegs and eggs" from 9 to 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. lunch and live music by Gerry Timlin, and dinner at 5, 7 or 9 p.m., also with live music by Gerry Timlin. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. enjoy more live music on the outside patio. Call (703) 534-9000 for more details or to make a reservation.
Star & Shamrock (1342 H St. NE will open at 8 a.m. Friday with a full Irish breakfast available. There will be music by The MollyHawks and a chance for you to get your March Madness fix, too.
James Hoban's Irish Bar & Restaurant (1 Dupont Circle NW) will have St. Patrick's Day deals and celebrations as they've labeled Friday as "The Big Day." Bonus: On Saturday, they'll show the Ireland vs. England game at noon.
Old Engine 12 Restaurant (1626 N. Capitol St. NW) in Bloomingdale is having a St. Patrick's Day Pig Roast from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $20.
Blackfinn Ameripub (1620 I St. NW) is having deals and giveaways on Friday, such as $2 shooters, $5 Jameson shots and $3 beer deals. Learn more about their St. Patrick's Day specials here.
Party in green at the Hard Rock Cafe (999 E St. NW) on Friday. For a $5 cover, you'll have access to deals on drinks, giveaways and prizes.
Want to extend the fun into Saturday? The NEXT Whisky Bar (2650 Virginia Ave. NW) at the Watergate is offering a St. Patrick's Day Kindred Spirits Whisky Class. From 2 to 4 p.m. you can learn "how to talk, enjoy and shop for Irish whiskey." The class (with some drinking included) costs $40. Buy a ticket here.
ShamROCK & ROLL with Buffalo & Bergen's Suburbia at Union Market (1309 5th St. NE) from 5 to 10 p.m. For $10, St. Patrick's Day enthusiasts can each enjoy one pint of beer, access to food and drink deals, and a free bloody Mary on Saturday morning. There will be $5 frozen Irish coffees, Guinness pints and Jameson shots. Get your tickets here.
Driftwood Kitchen (400 H St. NE) will be open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday with $5 Guinness, $6 Jameson shots and $8 Irish Mules. Happy hour at Driftwood Kitchen will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Looking for a way to cure a St. Patrick's Day hangover or satisfy your sweet tooth? The Irish Dough Bombs or the Lucky Charms Donut at Sugar Shack Donuts (804 N. Henry St., Alexandria, Virginia; 1014 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia) might just do a trick. These festive donuts are available for a limited time, so order them while they are still available!
Nanny O'Brien's (3319 Connecticut Ave. NW) will open at 10 a.m., with a special St. Patrick's Day menu and live music all day.