Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC – 2015

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

Whether you are celebrating on the weekend (perhaps the next) or on Tuesday the 17th, I’ve compiled a round-up of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DC in 2015, sorted by Irish & non-Irish bars, along with neighborhoods.

Pour some Jameson out (into your mouth) for a few Irish spots that closed in the past year-Duffy’s, Murphy’s and McFadden’s (well-it technically had an Irish name). I got in the festive food by attending the tremendously fun DC Whiskey Walk (a post on this soon) last weekend. This post will be continually updated through early next week with St. Paddy’s Day events as bars announce them or as real journalists call bars to find out what they’re doing.

IRISH BARS

Dupont Circle
James Hoban’s

  • Thurs
    • Irish Beer night
  • Fri & Sat
    • bar tours & specials
  • Sun
    • Rugby games / Irish brunch
    • live music 4-7p & dancers 5-8p
  • Mon
    • musical theater & spoken words featuring Irish Night
  • Tues
    • kegs & eggs – 9a-11a
    • Irish lunch 11a-3p
    • live music 4-7 & 8-10p
  • specials throughout on booze & food

Irish Whiskey

  • Thurs
    • 4-10p – $8 Irish Car Bombs (don’t blame me)
    • 10p-midnight – live music & Irish happy hour ($4 select beers & wine)
  • Fri
    • 1/2 price fish & chips
    • 1/2 price Guinness pairings (e.g. Black & Tan)
  • Sat
    • 10a-2p – Irish brunch w/ $1 bottle of champagne
    • 1p – outdoor patio kick-off
    • all three floors open
  • Sun
    • 4-7p – $6 Guinness, Smithwick’s & Jameson
  • Tues
    • party starts at 11a
    • all three floors open

Mackey’s

  • TBD

Georgetown

RiRa Georgetown

  • live music all week
  • Tues – doors open at 10a
  • live music all day
  • Irish dancers & bagpipers
  • Jameson ice luge!

Chinatown/Penn Quarter
Fado Irish Pub

  • Sat. (St. Practice Day)
    • menu with Irish food
    • Irish dancers throughout
    • live music starts at 9p
  • Sun.
    • Parade Day
    • live music from noon-4p
  • Mon.
    • all-Irish quiz night
    • drink specials
  • Tues. (17th annual celebration)
    • doors open at 8a
    • $10 cover starts at noon
    • Irish dancers & bagpipers all day
    • live music starts at 2p; again at 8p

Irish Channel

  • TBD

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/Navy Yard
The Dubliner 

  • Wed-Tues.
  • Thu.
    • Jameson & Redbreast Tastings
  • Fri.
    • Pour Your Own Pint Night & Guinness glass engraving
  • Sat. (St. Practice Day)
    • live music starts at 5p
  • Sun.
    • parade
    • Perfect pint competition starts at 3p
  • Mon.
    • Tullamore Dew night 
    • live music starts at 5p
  • Tues.
    • doors open at 10a
    • live Irish music all day

Kelly’s Irish Times

  • TBD

Molly Malone’s

  • Fri 
    • Guinness Tap Takeover starts at 5p
    • $1 off Guinness/Harp/Smithwick’s/Guinness Blond/Smithwick’s Pale Ale/Kilkenny
    • 8-10p – samples of Jameson, Jameson Black Reserve, Powers & Red Breast
  • Sat.
    • $6 mimosas/bloody mary’s at brunch starts at 11a
    • All day $1 off Guinness/Harp/Smithwick’s/Guinness Blond/Smithwick’s Pale Ale/Kilkenny
  • Sun.
    • 4-8p – parade after-party
    • live music
    • 5-7p – Guinness glass engraving
    • 5-7p – samples of Jameson, Jameson Black Reserve, Powers & Red Breast
  • Tues.
    • 8a-11a kegs & eggs
  • Sat. 3/21
    • 8a-11a kegs & eggs pre-Shamrock Fest

H Street
Star & Shamrock

  • St. Paddy’s Purim Simcha Celebration (Irish & Jewish)
  • Sat-Tues
  • dancing, music and entertainment all weekend
  • doors open @ 8a on Tues
  • $5 Irish Mule Punch and $5 Murphy’s Irish Red specials.

Tenleytown
Kitty O’Shea’s

  • green jello-shots

Cleveland Park
Nanny O’Brien’s

  • opens at 10a
  • live music starts around 2p
  • $2 green Jell-o shots

Adams Morgan
The Blaguard

  • $6 Irish beers / Jameson shots

Shenanigan’s DC

  • TBD

NON-IRISH BAR CELEBRATIONS

Dupont

Black Rooster Pub

  • 45th annual celebration
  • green beer & Irish whiskey
  • DJ starts at 5p

Mari Vanna

  • $4 Jameson shot / Cucumber & dill vodka / Irish coffee

Sign of the Whale

  • 10a-2p – $20 all you can eat buffet (green eggs &Hammered brunch special & bottomless green beer)
  • 10a-11a – 17 cent beer
  • 11a – noon – $1.17 beer
  • noon-1p – $2.17 beer
  • 1p-2p – $3.17 beer
  • $5 Guinness & Crown Apple from open to close

Rumors

  • doors open at 11a for Shamrocks & Shenanigans Party
  • Beat the Clock Specials starting at:
    • $1.17 Coors Lights
    • $2.17 Blue Moons
    • $4 Bushmills Irish Whiskey’s
    • $4 Three Olive Vodkas
  • Live Irish Music / bagpipers / Irish dancers
  • St. Paddy’s Swag & Contests!

Recessions

  • $5 Jameson
  • Specials on Baileys, Guinness and Harp and Irish Fare

Rebellion

  • main bar opens at 2p
  • rooftop at 4p
  • DJ starts at 5p

U Street/Shaw

Shaw’s Tavern

  • 11a-1a
  • $3 Jello shots / $4 Jameson / $5 Guinness / $6 Car Bombs
  • live music 3-6p & 7-10p
  • 1/2 price burgers & pizzas 5-11p

The Brixton

  • live music 7-9p
  • $5 Whiskey ginger / $4 Bud Lite & Miller Light / $4 Stout all night long

Southern Efficiency

  • Irish Whiskey specials
  • real Irish Coffees

Satellite Room

  • $8 Shamrock boozy shakes
  • $8 Shepherd’s pie
  • green beer

Stoney’s

  • $6 Devil’s Backbone Reilly’s Red Irish Ale / Rogue Irish Lager / Irish Black n Tan
  • $5 Jameson or Rogue whiskey

Town Danceboutique

  • $4 drafts
  • doors open at 5p

Adams Morgan

Jack Rose

  • rooftop open at 4p
  • Irish HH till 9p – $5 pints / $6 punch / $7 whiskey

Town Tavern

  • Sat. (St. Practice Day)
    • Noon-8p – $3 domestic bottles / $6 burger baskets / $12 Bud Lite pitchers
    • 8-10p: $10 open bar w/unlimited domestics bottles & rails
    • 10-midnight: $3 domestic bottles / $5 green drafts & rails
  • Tues.
    • doors open at 5p
    • 5-10p: $5 Guinness / $6 green pitchers / $7 carbombs
    • 8-10p: $10 open bar w/ unlimited domestics bottles & rails
    • 10-11p: $3 green pints
    • 11p-midnight: $2 green pints
    • midnight-1a: $1 green pints

Ventnor Sports Cafe

  • special trivia night
  • Guinness specials

The Diner

  • $5 Irish coffee (with Jameson) + add Bailey’s $6 / $7 Jameson shots / $10 Irish carbombs
  • $9 green eggs & ham / $10 corned beef & cabbage

Roofer’s Union

  • $4 Great Lakes Irish Red Ale
  • 8-day corned beef brisket

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market

Lola’s Bar and Grill

  • Tues and Sat. 3/21
  • Irish kegs & eggs
  • $15 – 1 breakfast item & pint of beer or shot of Jameston 

The Ugly Mug

  • live music 5-9p
  • $4 green beer / $5 Smithwicks & Harp / $8 Irish car bombs
  • $10 Reuben sandwiches

Union Pub

  • all day paty
  • $11 Green Beer Pitchers, $5 Great Lakes Irish Lagers, and $6 Irish Car Bombs.

Columbia Heights/Petworth

Looking Glass Lounge

  • St. Pabst Day
  • 5p – close
  • $2.50 PBRs
  • everything Irish $5 – Clontarf, Bushmills, Jameson, Harp and Guinness are all $5.

The Red Derby

  • $2 Irish whiskey / $4 pints of Guinness

Acre 121

  • Sat.
    • live music starts at 10p
    • $5 Irish drafts / $12 Whiskey flights
  • Mon.
    • 5-7p – Jameson tasting & swag
  • Tues.
    • bagpipers
    • $5 stouts / Half & Halfs / Guinness
    • Irish Car Bombs & whiskey flight specials
    • Irish food specials

Lou’s City Bar

  • doors open at 11:30a
  • $15 green beer pitchers
  • $5 Guinness / Harp / Smithwick’s drafts
  • corned beef sliders / Corned Beef & cabbage

H Street

Biergarten Haus

  • Sat.-Tues.
  • $8 Irish Car bombs / $6 Jameson / $11 liter of green Paulaner Pilsner / $7 Irish Coffee
  • open at 1p Tues.

Avery’s

  • doors open at 5p
  • $8 Irish Car bombs / $4 Guinness / $5 Jameson / $20 Green fishbowls

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

Redline

  • $3 green beer all day
  • $5 Jameson
  • $7 Irish car bomb

Downtown

P.J. Clarke’s

  • doors open at 11a
  • 1/2 off drafts
  • $5 Jameson & Jameson Mules
  • $5 St. Patrick’s Day bites

Brookland

Steel Plate

  • doors open at noon
  • $5 Jameson all night long

Georgetown

J Paul’s

  • HH drinks all day –  $5 23 oz. draft
  • scotch eggs / shepherds pie / corned beef & cabbage / pastrami stack sandwich
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