Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC – 2014

Young lady doing push-ups randomly at Jack Rose's St. Patrick's Day Celebration in 2013

Young lady doing push-ups randomly at Jack Rose’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in 2013

Although bars are guaranteed to be amateur night and a cluster, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are still usually good times. As March 17th is on a Monday this year, many bars/people will actually celebrate on the Saturday before, but pubs will nevertheless be jam-packed on the actual holiday itself.

To help you plan your green-themed celebration, I’ve listed any events at bars, both Irish and non-Gaelic, that have been announced, continually updating as places announce their events and paid journalists/bloggers post their round-ups. [3/13 Edit: Roundups from Post, Washingtonian, DC After Five]

There is no cover unless otherwise stated (covers aren’t the worst thing, they lessen the crowds slightly). I’ve also highlighted (in green, of course) those bars who are actually having events on St. Paddy’s Day itself (in addition to Saturday or other days)

IRISH BARS

Tenleytown
Kitty O’Shea’s

  • Specials Sat-Mon
  • $1 jello shots/$4 whiskey/$5 half pitchers of green beer/$5 Smithwick’s, Guinness & Harp
  • $5 burgers/wings (+Irish fare)
  • $5 breakfast / $4 Irish Mary’s till 2p each day

Cleveland Park
Nanny O’Brien’s

  • Opens at 10a Mon., live music after noon
  • specials/entertainment TBA

Woodley Park
Murphy’s of DC

  • TBA

Adams Morgan
The Blaguard

  • Fri.-Mon. party
  • Fri: $5 carbombs all night
  • Sat.-Mon: open at noon
  • $6 Irish beer & whiskey all weekend ($5 after 9p on Sun.)
  • Guinness promo Sun 3-5p
  • Corned beef & other Irish specialties all weekend

Shenanigan’s DC

  • TBA

Dupont Circle
James Hoban’s

  • live music each evening Thu.-Mon.
  • 6 Nations Rugby all morning Sat.
  • Irish brunch 10:30a-3p Sun.
  • music Mon. afternoon and evening in patio tent

Irish Whiskey

  • Sat. & Mon.
  • Irish brunch 9a-2p features $1 sparking wine bottle deal
  • Patio party with t-shirt-giveaways / games + prizes /bag piper
  • Guinness / Harp /Smithwicks / Reilly’s Red / Magners / Jameson / Clontarf / Carbombs available throughout
  • Mon.
    • doors open at 8a
    • 8-10: $5 breakfast sandwiches / $5 Irish coffee
    • patio party all day
    • Guinness / Harp / Smithwicks / Miller Lite / Jameson /Baileys

Mackey’s

  • specials/entertainment TBA

U Street
Duffy’s Irish Pub

  • Events & specials Thu-Mon.
  • $5 cover all day Mon. & after 7p Sat.
  • Thu: live music / green beer begins / $5 Guinness
  • Fri: green beer & jello shooters / Irish music on jukebox
  • Sat: green beer & jello shooters
  • Sun: all-you-can-eat corned beef & cabbage from noon-7p / green beer & jello shooters
  • Mon: open at 11a / free t-shirt at door (limited) / green beer & jello shooters / bagpipers / Irish dancers /$5 Guinness from 11a-1p / Irish tunes on jukebox

Foggy Bottom
McFadden’s (Technically an Irish bar)

  • Sat. & Mon. party
  • Sat.
    • Free brunch buffet at 10a
    • Miller Lite beat-the-clock beers: 10-11a (15 cents) 11a-noon ($1.15) noon-1p ($2.15) 1p-2p ($3.15)
    • $3 Coors Light after 3p / $5 Jameson & $8 Carbombs 3-7p
    • live music / Caribbean trip giveaways / Irish bagpipers & dancers
    • Ride the mechanical bull from noon-9p
  • Mon.
    • No cover with college ID
    • 10a-3p: Kegs & Eggs brunch with $3 beers, mimosas & Irish coffee
    • $8 yards of beer all day long
    • win free beer for a year

Georgetown
RiRa Georgetown

  • parties now until Mon.
  • live music all week (all day Sat. & Mon and during afternoon Sun., evening other nights), including band direct from Ireland
  • doors open at 8a Sat. for Six Nations Rugby ($20 entry fee mandated by PPV provider) & 7a Mon.
  • $6 Guinness cocktails

Chinatown/Penn Quarter
Fado Irish Pub

  • Sat. & Mon.
  • Opens at 8a Mon.; “St. Practice Day” on Sat.
  • $10 cover after 1p Mon.; after 8a Sat.
  • Live music at 1 & 8p Mon.; at 8p Sat.

Irish Channel

  • random promotions and live music all week (inexplicably nothing announced for Mon. yet)

Capitol Hill/Union Station
The Dubliner 

  • Sat. & Mon. parties
  • Celebrating 40th St. Paddy’s Day
  • Sat. party (St. Practice Day)
    • may be cover
    • music starts at 2p (3 bands on 2 stages)
    • 4 bars including 1 on tented patio
  • Mon.
    • $10 cover
    • doors open at 10a
    • 3 bands on 2 stages
    • 6 bars including 1 on tented patio

Kelly’s Irish Times

  • Fri-Mon.
  • no cover
  • good alternative to The Dubliner
  • bagpipers often on patio

Eastern Market
Molly Malone’s

  • specials/entertainment TBD

H Street
Star & Shamrock

  • St. Paddy’s Purim Simcha Celebration (Irish & Jewish)
  • Sat-Mon
  • dancing, music and entertainment all weekend

NON-IRISH BAR CELEBRATIONS

Dupont
The Mighty Pint

  • Sat. & Mon.
  • Sat party starts at 8a
    • 8-9a: $1 all drafts inc. Guinness / free jello shots
    • until noon: $3 all drafts / $4 Jameson shots / $5 16 oz. rails / $10 carbombs
    • first 50 people get free t-shirt & cup
  • Mon. party starts at 10a
    • Beat-the-clock Miller Lite & Jameson shots: 10-11a ($1) 11a-noon ($2) noon-1p ($3) 1-2p ($4) 2-3p ($5)
    • $1 drafts & rails from 4-5p / $10 carbombs all day
    • Ice luge / jello shots / bag piper

Bar Dupont

  • Sat.
  • live music starts at 1p until 10p (2 different bands)
  • Guinness & Irish specialties / special cocktails

Rumors

  • Sat.
  • 15th Annual Shamrocks & Shenanigans
  • doors open at 11a
  • Cover charge, $5 early
  • beat-the-clock-specials from 11a-2p: $1.17 Coors Lights / $2.17 Blue Moons / $5 Bushmills & Bailey’s drinks
  • live Irish music / bagpipers / green beads

Madhatter

  • Sat.
  • Kegs and Eggs Brunch
  • 11a-3p
  • $25 ($40 for couples) cover
  • Irish brunch buffet / green glow wear & swag / DJ / bagpiper / live music
  • $2 green beer / $3 mixed drinks  / $4 Shamrock shots / $5 Guinness / $7 Irish Car Bombs
  • best costume for each gender wins crappy sunglasses and koozies

Sign of the Whale

  • Sat.
  • $3 green beer / $5 Jameson / $8 car bombs
  • DJ / bagpiper / Irish dancers / leprechauns

Duke’s Grocery

  • Sat-Mon.
  • Full Irish breakfast Sat.-Sun
  • $35 prix fixe Irish Supper

14th Street/Logan Circle

Logan Tavern

  • Mon.
  • 1/2 price drafts / happy hour all day at bar, patio & community table
  • small plate Irish food specials
  • Irish quiz & contest
  • St. Paddy’s Day-themed cocktails Thu-Mon ($5 granita / $6 punch / $7 shandy / $9 Irish coffee / $12 The Langer

U Street/Shaw

Shaw’s Tavern

  • Sun. party
  • doors open at 10a
  • live music all day (6 bands)
  • Irish-inspired menu
  • jello shots / face painting
  • live music on Mon.

The Brixton

  • Mon. party
  • party starts at 5p
  • live band at 7p
  • $4 Bud Lites / $5 St. Patrick’s Snake Juice (whiskey punch)
  • photo booth / photographer

Ben’s Next Door

  • Mon.
  • $3 house shots / $5 Jameson & Guinness / $5.95 burgers 
  • late night HH 11p-close

Adams Morgan

Ventnor Sports Cafe

  • Sat. party
  • $5 carbombs & Guinness
  • green beer

Jack Rose

  • Mon.
  • Pints, Punch & Whiskey on Terrace starting at 11a
  • $5 Guinness & Flying Dog S.O.B pints / $5 Powers Whiskey / $5 punch / $6 Jameson Whiskey
  • $8 Fish n chips / $10 Irish burger
  • Irish whiskeys/apps tasting 6-8p – $40

Town Tavern

  • Sat. & Mon.
  • Sat. Countdown Party
    • Noon-3p: noon keg kill (normal weekly special)
    • 8-10p: $10 open bar w/ online RSVP
    • 10-11p: $3 select bottles / $4 rails / $5 green drafts
    • 11p-midnight: $5 green drafts / $8 carbombs, Jameson & more
    • Live DJ / giveaways
  • Mon.
    • doors open at 3p
    • 3-10p: $5 Guinness / $6 green pitchers / $7 carbombs
    • 8-10p: $10 open bar w/ online RSVP
    • 10-11p: $3 green pints
    • 11p-midnight: $2 green pints
    • midnight-1a: $1 green pints

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market

The Ugly Mug

  • Sat-Mon
  • $5 Smithwicks & Harp drafts / $8 Irish Car Bombs / $4 green beer / $10 Reuben sandwiches

Columbia Heights/Petworth

The Red Derby

  • $2 Irish whiskey / $4 pub cans of Guinness

El Chucho

  • Mon.
  • all-night HH includes green margs / $4 Jameson shots

Acre 121

  • $5 Irish combos (Guinness, Magners, etc.)
  • tasty Irish specials

Downtown

P.J. Clarke’s

  • Mon.
  • DC Fire Dept.’s pipe & drum corps
  • Irish food
  • HH from 2:45-close
  • $5 Jameson / Guinness / Irish coffee
  • $1884 raffle
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