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:
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.
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.
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.
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.