Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC – 2016

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 it’s one of the holidays for amateur drinkers that many loathe, it’s still good fun to go out on St. Paddy’s, particularly when it’s on a Thursday that coincides with the First Day of the NCAA Tournament (bookmark this page for tip times).  To facilitate your day/night out, I’ve compiled a round-up of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DC in 2016, sorted by Irish & non-Irish bars, as well as by neighborhood. Events are on Thursday the 17th unless otherwise specified. 

IRISH BARS

Dupont Circle
James Hoban’s

  • Irish lunch from 11-3p
  • live music at 3p & 8p
  • specials throughout on booze & food
  • Live music on 16th too

Irish Whiskey

  • Beat The Clock Party Specials: 11a-1p: $2 green beer & $3 Guinness; 1-3p: $3 green beer & $4 Guinness; 3-5p: $5 green beer/Guinness
  • patio party / giveaways / Irish Food / music

Mackey’s

  • $5 Guinness til 7p

Georgetown

RiRa Georgetown

  • Kegs & Eggs – 10a-noon
  • Bagpipers / Irish Dancers all day
  • 99.5 Live remote from 2-7p
  • live music
  • Jameson ice luge
  • $5 Guinness imperial pints from 10a-noon
  • events all week, including $5 Guinness on Wednesday

Chinatown/Penn Quarter
Fado Irish Pub

  • 18th annual celebration
  • doors open at 8a
  • $10 cover starts at noon
  • Irish dancers & bagpipers all day
  • live music starts at 2p; again at 8p
  • events all week

Irish Channel

  • Open at 9a
  • Live music starts at 2p
  • live music all day

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market
The Dubliner 

  • Doors open at 8:30a
  • 42 cent Guinness from 8:30a-9a (celebrate 42 years in business)
  • live music starts at 10a
  • Irish food all day
  • house special Dubliner Irish whiskey
  • Events all week

Kelly’s Irish Times

  • no cover
  • live music starts at 11a
  • $5 Miller Lite / $6 Warsteiner

Molly Malone’s

  • Doors open at 9
  • $3 shooters, specials on Guinness and Irish beer

H Street
Star & Shamrock

  • doors open @ 8a
  • HH from 3-7p ($1 off Irish drafts, $5 Jameson, $5 wine)
  • $5 Irish Mules all day
  • live band at 7p
  • Events for March Madness all week from 14th-20th

Tenleytown
Kitty O’Shea’s

  • Doors open at 11a
  • new Irish whiskeys, specials on Guinness, Harp, and  $3 Bud Lights

Cleveland Park
Nanny O’Brien’s

  • doors open at 10a
  • live music at 7p

Adams Morgan
The Blaguard

  • open at 10a

Shenanigan’s DC

  • Doors open at 11a
  • Irish beer, whiskey, and food specials
  • fiddlers, jigs, & giveaways
  • 9 day celebration from March 11th-19th

U Street

Duffy’s Irish Pub

    • doors open at 11a
    • $5 cover (1st 300 ppl get shirt)
    • $5 green beer / $2 green jello shots / $6 corned beef sandwiches
    • Irish Dancers early afternoon / Irish pipe and drum corps at 5p / Irish tunes on jukebox
    • $30 VIP tickets available in advance: open beer bar (inc. Guinness) from 11a-2:30p + 1 corned beef sandwich + 1 Duffy’s T-shirt

NON-IRISH BAR CELEBRATIONS

Dupont

Sauf Haus

  • Glucklichen St. Patricks Tag party
  • doors open at 4p
  • $2 off all drinks util 7p
  • free Irish Nacho & Potato Cake buffet by Sloppy Mama’s
  • green beer
  • Irish dancers / live music at 8p / green bier stein hoisting contests at 7p/9p
  • contests & free giveaways

Black Rooster Pub

  • 46th annual celebration
  • green beer & Irish whiskey
  • DJ starts at 5p

Sign of the Whale

  • Beat the Clock Specials
  • 11a – noon – $.17 beer
  • noon-1p – $1.17 beer
  • 1p-2p – $2.17 beer
  • 2p-3p – $3.17 beer
  • $5 Guinness / Car Bombs / Irish Whiskey shots all day

Duke’s Grocery

  • Food specials
  • Sly Fox Seamus Irish Red Ale / Jameson Caskmates edition

Rebellion

  • $6 Crown Royale drinks all day

Front Page

  • 4 day party (17th-20th)
  • tent and DJ
  • $3 green beer / $5 Baileys & Jameson / $8 car bombs

McClellan’s Retreat

  • special cocktails

Bar Dupont

  • event 17th-19th
  • Irish flights of whiskey, Irish coffee & specialty drinks (e.g. the St. Kevin, crafted with Glendalough Poitin, OCG Hard Apple Cider and lemon juice.
  • Irish food including Guinness Brownies

The Gryphon

  • HH from 5-7p: 1/2 off raw bar / 1/2 off all drinks
  • all night drink specials: $3 Bud Light / $5 drinks / $7 Guinness & Jameson / $16 Bud Light bucket of 6 / $150 Moet Rose

Salty Dog Tavern

  • 2 for 1 Jameson / $5 Guinness
  • food & drink specials
  • DJ

Cobalt

  • $4 Jameson

U Street/Shaw

Shaw’s Tavern

  • doors open at 3p
  • $3 Jello shots / $4 Miller Lite / $5 Jameson / $6 Guinness / $7 Car Bombs
  • live music 3p-close
  • Irish dancers

The Prospect DC

  • $4 Bud Light / $5 Guinness & Jameson / $7 Car Bombs

Sudhouse

  • $5 drink specials (Irish Mules, Jameson, Irish coffee)
  • $5 green chicken wraps

DC9

  • doors open at 5p
  • $4 Guinness Tallboys / Jamesons/ Bushmills / Powers
  • $12 special Irish burger

Logan Tavern

  • Irish fare and special cocktails

Compass Rose

  • Hip Hop HH from 6-9p

Brixton

  • green beer, etc.
  • doors open at 3p

Adams Morgan

Jack Rose

  • March Madness specials on Terrace (1/2 of food, $5 pints / $7 Irish whiskey) till 9p
  • $35 /$45 Irish whiskey flights in 1st floor saloon
  • specialty cocktails in Dram and Grain basement which opens at 7p ($10 Irish-inspired cocktails & $9 Guinness-and-Irish whiskey combos

Town Tavern

  • March Madness HH til 10p ($5 Guinness / $7 carbombs / $12 green pitchers / $6 Burger baskets
  • 10-11p: $10 open bar
  • 10p-close: $5 green beer / $7 Irish whiskey / $8 carbombs

Mintwood Place

  • fiddler starts at 6:30;

Smoke & Barrel

  • small distillery $5 Irish whiskeys from 5-8p
  • Irish menu

The Black Squirrel

  • doors open at 2p
  • food & drink specials

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/Navy Yard

Barrel

  • 11:30a-7p – $4 22 oz. drafts of Troeg’s Hopback & Fordham Gypsy

The Bullpen at the Fairgrounds

  • live music (The Pietasters headline) starts at 5p

The Ugly Mug

  • $4 green beer / $5 Smithwicks, Harp & Guinness / $8 boilermakers / $9 Irish car bombs
  • $11 Reubens / $13 Corned Beef and cabbage

Boxcar Tavern

  • $5 Guinness / Jameson
  • $12 Fish & Chips

Union Pub

Columbia Heights/Petworth

The Red Derby

  • $2 Irish whiskey / $4 Guinness special can

Acre 121

  • doors open at 5p
  • live music starts at 9p
  • $5 Irish drafts / specials on Jameson, Caskmates, & Redbreast / $12 Irish whiskey flights
  • Irish food

Petworth Citizen

  • Dan Searing’s Punch and Barrel series in Reading Room from 7p-midnight
  • whiskey flights & classic cocktails

Lou’s City Bar

  • doors open at 11:30a for March Madness
  • $5 Irish drafts / $6 Jameson / $17 green pitchers
  • Irish food

H Street/NoMA

Big Board

  • $9 Straight Outta Dublin Burger
  • $6 Guinness Thurs-Sun

Vendetta

  • $5 Stouts/Irish whiskeys (all weekend long)

Union Social

  • HH from 4-9p
  • $5 green beer / $6 Jameson / $8 Irish Car Bombs / $15 green beer pitcher
  • food specials

Driftwood Kitchen

  • HH 5-8p
  • $5 Guinness & Jameson / $8 Irish car bombs / $3 off Irish whiskey

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

City Tap House

  • $5 Tullamore Dew shots / $5 Sly Fox O’Reilly Irish Stout / $10 Irish beer flights
  • Irish food

Hill Country

  • $4 Murphy tallboys / $5 Red Breast / $7 Boilermakers

Bar Deco

  • $4 Bud Light & Jameson shots / $5 Guinness / $8 Car Bombs
  • Irish lunch & dinner specials

Rocket Bar

  • doors open at 4p
  • $4 Irish Red Ale

Downtown

The Hamilton

  • live Irish music
  • Jameson Old Fashioned cocktail

P.J. Clarke’s

  • doors open at 11a
  • 1/2 off drafts & oysters after 5p
  • $6 Jameson & Jameson Mules / $5 Flying Dog S.O.B. all day

Georgetown/Glover Park/Foggy Bottom

Mad Fox Taproom

  • St. Patrick’s Day Blarney Bash
  • doors open at 4p
  • HH all night
  • Top 40 DJ
  • two beer releases: St. James Irish Dry Stout & Tori’s Rockstar Irish Red Ale

Martin’s Tavern

  • Bagpipers every 2 hours beginning at noon
  • Irish food and drink specials

Bourbon Steak

  • St. Pappy Day celebration
  • $255 5 1-oz. pours of Pappy

Slate Wine Bar

  • HH all day

Mason Inn

  • doors open a 3p for UVa game

Bayou

  • $5 Guinness cans

Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown

  • $3.50 Harp Irish Lager / $5 Jameson, Murphy’s Stout & Tullamore dew / $7 Irish Red Head combo (Murphy’s Stout & Fireball)
  • Irish Food

Cleveland Park

St. Arnolds

  • doors open at noon
  • live music in The Abbey starts at noon
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