Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC – 2019

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Although it’s no Ireland (go!), it’s still can be fun to go out to bars in DC on St. Paddy’s Day, though it’s unclear which day will be more wild since the holiday is a Sunday this year.  This list shows where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DC bars in 2019, sorted by Irish & non-Irish bars, as well as by neighborhood. 

IRISH BARS

  • Dupont
    • James Hoban’s
      • Events all week including live music Fri night and Six Nations Rugby Sat.
      • Gaelic singers on St. Paddy’s
    • Across the Pond
      • Live music all weekend
      • Six Nations and FA Cup
      • $7 Devil’s Backbone Gold Leaf Golden Lager on 3/17
  • Adams Morgan
    • The Blaguard
      • Open at 10a
      • $6 everything Irish (Jameson/Tullamore Dew/Powers whiskeys Guinness/Smithwicks/Magners/Great Lakes Conway beers all day)
      • Open Noon Fri with $6 Jameson Irish car bombs
      • Open 10a Sat for main St. Paddy’s Day party with $6 Guiness/Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey/Jameson
      • food specials / party favors
    • Shenanigan’s DC
      • TBD event
  • Georgetown
    • RiRa Georgetown
      • Events all week
      • Open 8:30a for Irish or American breakfast 
      • live music, Irish dance, pipes & drums all day
      • Live music all week
      • Open 8:30a Sat with 6 Nations rugby and brunch til 4p
  • Chinatown/Penn Quarter/Downtown
    • Fado Irish Pub
      • Open at 10a
      • $10 cover starts at 1p
      • live music 2-6p & 8p-midnight
      • Open 8a Sat for EPL & 6 Nations rugby ($20 cover), live music 3p & 9p
      • events all week including Guiness engravings Thu Mar 14 at 5p
    • Irish Channel
      • TBD event, tents set up
    • Mackey’s Public House
      • food & drink specials all week
      • $7 Jameson / $7 Jameson IPA whiskey / $13.25 combo Guinness Blonde + Jameson IPA / $8 Whiskey mule (Powers) / $7 Guinness / $6.50 Smithwicks / $7.50 Blacksmith / $5 16 oz. Miller Lite bottle / $5 16 oz. Bud Light bottle
      • $15 corned beef & cabbage / $15 fish basket / $12 reuben
  • Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/The  Wharf         
    • The Dubliner 
      • doors open 9a
      • 45 cent Guiness from 9a-10a
      • Live Irish music all day
      • Food served at 11a
      • Sat 3/16: all day party of live music/dancing starts at noon 
    • Kelly’s Irish Times
      • TBD event
    • Finn McCool’s
      • Open at 8a
      • Beat the clock specials: 8-9a: $1 all drafts; 9-10a $2 all drafts; 10a-11a $3 all drafts
      • Specials all week including half price Irish whiskey on Wed 3/13, $6 Hot Toddy’s/Irish coffee Thu 3/14, $10 Guinness/Jameson combo & live music Fri 3/15 , $5 Irish specialty cocktails Sat 3/16
    • Kirwan’s
      • open at 11a
      • live music all day & Irish dancers at 2:45 and 7p
      • Guinness specials
  • Cleveland Park
    • Nanny O’Brien’s
      • doors open at 10a with special food menu till 11p
      • Live music Noon-3p, 4p-late
  • H Street
    • Duffy’s
      • open at 10a, $5 cover starting at noon
      • free breakfast burrito to 1st 50 people Sunday
      • Live Irish dancers (Sat at 5p & Sun at 4p)
      • $5 green beer starting Sat March 16th till run out
  • Tenleytown
    • Kitty O’Shea’s
      • TBD Party

NON-IRISH BAR CELEBRATIONS

  • Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/Navy Yard/The Wharf
    • Barrel
      • The Smashed Potato drink specials/theme all weekend Fri-Sun
      • $5 Paddy’s Irish whiskey, $8 Irish drafts (Murphy’s, Smithwick’s), $11 Nitro Irish coffee
      • Irish food specials including green mashed potatoes, lamb stew, fish & chips, corned beef hash during brunch
    • The Ugly Mug & Valor Brewpub
      • Fri-Sun drink specials
      • $5 Smithwicks/Harps, $7 Black & Tans or Black & Ambers, $6 Paddy’s Irish whiskey
      • special $11 Bogan burger
    • Union Pub
      • doors open at 11a
      • Beat the clock special on Irish Slammers (Slane Irish whiskey, Brady’s Irish Cream dropped in Victory’s Donnybrook stout): $3 from 11a-noon with increase of $ til $8 at 4p-close
      • Specials starting 4p Fri 3/15 until close Sat & Sun: $16 Bud Light/Bud buckets, $15 Green Bud Light/Union Pub Lager pitchers/ $13 Carlsberg buckets / $6 Slane Irish whiskey / $5 rails
    • Wisdom
      • doors usually open late afternoon
      • $7 house-made G&Ts + $8 Guns + rose
    • Union Stage
      • Scythian feat. Irish dancers
      • doors 5p, show 6p
      • $22 tickets
    • The Brig
      • outdoor beer garden
      • specials Sat-Sun (open at 11a)
      • $6 Pints/$11 liters of Flying Dog Lucky SOB drafts / $6 Guinness cans / $6 Jameson / $10 Irish Slammers
    • Boxcar Tavern
      • specials on Sun: $7 Guinness / $5 Jameson shots
  • Adams Morgan / Cleveland Park / Chevy Chase
    • Town Tavern
      • Open at 3p
      • Sun: $5 Green Draft Pints/$7 Jameson Irish Whiskey/$8 Carbombs
      • I love Beer open bar 5-7pm for$12!!
      • Sat 3/16: $6 Guinness Pints, $8 Carbombs/ $7 Burger Baskets – $14 Green Pitchers til 8p/ “GET LUCKY OPEN BAR” 8-10p for $12
    • Jack Rose (5-10p on rooftop terrace)
      • Sun: Teeling Whiskey free swag, $10 Teeling & Guinness boilermakers, $10 tiki punch cocktails
      • Sat: Green Spot (single pot still Irish whiskey). First 35 guests get a free whiskey. $10 Green Spot & Guinness boilermakers & $10 cocktails
      • Fri: Jameson. First 35 guests get a free cocktail. $10 Jameson Caskmates and Guinness boilermakers. $10 Jameson Black Barrel cocktails
      • Thu: Tullamore Dew. First 50 guets get free cocktail. $10 Dew & Brew combos, $10 cocktails.
    • Chatter
      • Open at 10:30a on 3/17 including promos
      • Drink special all wknd including $11 car bombs / $6 Guinness pints / $8 Irish coffee
      • Food specials include $9 Irish float (Guiness & Coffee Ice cream) / $17 corned beef & Cabbage / $15 shepherd’s pie / $9 funnel fries with Guinness caramel / $13 Irish nachos / $10 reuben egg rolls
  • Logan/U Street/Shaw/Bloomingdale
    • Logan Tavern
      • $10 food specials (corned beef poutine)
      • $10 drink specials (Jameson & Midori + Irish mule)
      • HH 3-close in select areas
    • Hawthorne
      • Saturday party
      • $5.50 16oz Green Bud Lights / $7.50 16oz Guinness cans /$8 Jameson shots / $10 car bomb shots.
    • Wet Dog
      • Deals all weekend: $5 green beer / $5 Irish whiskey shots / $6 Guinness tallboys / $3 green jello shots
    • Publin
      • pop-up Irish bar by Drink company
  • Dupont
    • City Tap House
      • Irish food specials 3/14-3/17
      • Able to do your own half and half drinks with Guinness starting 3/14
      • shamrock sticker underneath gets free drink later
      • first 24 guests on 3/17 that buy Guinness get special etched glasses
  • H Street/NoMA/Ivy City
    • City Winery
      • food special
      • get sauvignon blanc green
    • Big Board
      • Turned into an Irish bar (Drayne O’Flanahabra’s) for the weekend
      • Straight Outta Dublin Burger
      • $6 Guinness 16 oz. pints Thu-Sun
    • Biergarten Haus
      • Sat-Sun specials
      • $6 Jameson, $10 liter of green beer
    • Red Bear Brewing
      • Fri-Sun specials
      • $9 Tullamore Dew / $15 combo with DC Dirt Porter (inc. tax)
  • Chinatown / Penn Quarter/ Downtown
    • City Tap House
      • Irish food specials 3/14-3/17
      • Able to do your own half and half drinks with Guinness starting 3/14
      • shamrock sticker underneath gets free drink later
      • first 24 guests on 3/17 that buy Guinness get special etched glasses
    • Pennsylvania 6
      • Sun: $12 bottomless pancakes (and green mimosas)
  • Georgetown
    • The Alex Speakeasy at the Graham Georgetown
      • 3/14-3/17:
      • $15 Irish whiskey flights (three tastings + 1 full pour)
        • The Glendalough Irish Whiskey flight includes Glendalough Double Barrel, 7 Year Old Single Malt, and 13 Year Old Irish Whiskey Mizunara Oak Finish, while the Connacht Whiskey Company flight is made up of Brothership Irish-American Whiskey Aged 10 Years, Ballyhoo Grain, and Spade & Bushel 10 Year Old Single Malt
      • $12 corned beef spring rolls & shepherd’s pie
    • Wingos
      • party starts Sat
      • $3 draft green beer / green kamikaze
      • $5 Irish bangers dogs
    • Mr. Smith’s
      • Irish food Fri-Sun
      • specials on Guinness & Murphy’s pints, Jameson/Bushmills & Irish car bombs
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