Non-Irish Bars – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC

I’ve already outlined what’s going on at DC Irish bars, if you want to avoid ridiculous crowds this Sunday, one alternative (to staying at home and watching a marathon of House Hunters, not that there is anything wrong with that) is to go to a non-Irish bar. This post highlights some of the better non-Irish bar St. Paddy’s Day options in DC:

Jack Rose

One of my favorite DC bars is opening its rooftop (hopefully enclosed) at Noon Sunday for an “All Day Irish Happy Hour.” $5 Guinness and Harpoon Celtic Red Ale, $5-6 punches and Irish whiskeys, $5 “Leprechaun wings, $7 corn beef & cabbage-topped dog, & $9 black Irish burger. Sister bars Bourbon (AdMo and Glover Park) have similar specials and open a half-hour earlier at 11:30a.

Meridian Pint

This Columbia Heights beer bar is partnering with Great Lakes Brewing Co out of Cleveland. Opening at 10a, they’ll have $5 Alchemy Hour Double IPA, Conway’s Irish Ale, and Dortmunder Gold drafts.


This neighborhood spot in Logan Circle will have 4 Irish Car bombs for $24 and Irish coffees for $4 once it opens at 11a.

51st State

Foggy Bottom spot has $3 green beer & car bombs from noon to 2p, $4 baby Guinness shooters &Harpoon Celtic Red ale from 2-4p, and $4 Shamrock shots & $5 pints of Guinness from 4-6p.

P.J. Clarke’s

NY outpost downtown opens at 11a with a big blowout. $4 Guinness, Jameson and Bushmills. Skins cheerleaders

The Mighty Pint

The old Madhatter’s location on M Street will have a celebration both days: $3 Guinness & Miller Lites 9a-noon, $7 jameson shots & $10 car bombs 7p-9p, along with random giveaways all day.


2 responses to “Non-Irish Bars – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC”

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