The Luck of the Irish


The luck of the Irish is back and we are ready to cut into some Irish soda bread and pour a finger (or two) of whiskey in honor of this year's St. Patrick's Day. It is coming up on March 17th -- as it does every year -- and you can bet that area restaurants have a variety of offerings from celebratory foods, a cocktail or two (or three), and thoughtfully created activations. You know the drill, as we get the info in we will continue to keep you in the know below ~

NEW: Saint Patrick's Day Specials at Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden
On Friday, March 17th, Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden willl be offering a variety of specials to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Some specials include Reuben Egg Rolls ($10), Avocado Deviled Eggs ($9), and Irish Nachos ($10). There will be a lively and celebratory spirit to accompany the delicious eats; 703.721.3970. 1106 King Street, Alexandria, VA. For more information, click here.

BabyCat Brewery’s Saint Patrick’s Day Party
BabyCat Brewery will be hosting a  Saint Patrick's Day Party/Grand Opening Celebration BabyCat is taking over the whole adjacent parking lot to celebrate with music, food, family fun and beer. The party starts at 3:00 p.m. with 3 new beer releases, live music, and more. Tickets for guests under the age of12 is free, $5 for ages 12-20, adult admission includes 1 beer. Keep your eyes peeled for a lucky leprechaun; 303.302.8892. 10241 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD. To purchase tickets, click

“Pot of Gold” Latte from Baker’s Daughter
Your Morning Cup of Joe will be blessed with the luck of the Irish - for St Patrick’s Day weekend, 101 Hospitality’s all day cafe, Baker's Daughter, will be offering their “Pot of Gold” Latte,” made from fresh peppermint, vanilla, and espresso, $4.00/12 oz, $5.00/16 oz; 202.729.6990. 1402 Okie Street NE. For more information, click

Saint Patrick’s Day Specials at Boundary Stone
The neighborhood pub, Boundary Stone, will be open at 10:00 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day (with brunch available), along with live music and a slew of festive specials from Chef David Bacot. All dishes are available now through Monday, March 20th. The menu includes a Full Irish Breakfast, Irish Bangers & Mash, and a Guinness Chocolate Cake; 202.621.6635. 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW. For more information, click

Themed Cocktails for “Saint Patrick Sway-ze Day” at Buffalo & Bergen
Have a Saint Patrick “Sway-ze” kind of celebration for Saint Patrick’s Day because top D.C. Mixologist, Gina Chersevani, adores this Irish-American actor, he is the theme behind the cocktails at Buffalo & Bergen. Cocktail highlights include Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner, Molly You in Danger Girl, Adios Amigo, and more; 202.543.2549. 1309 5th Street NE. For more information, click

17th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Chateau O’Brien
Join Chateau O’Brien for its 17th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 12th from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Guests can get excited for Live Irish Music, Bagpipes, and lots of Irish Stew, Soda Bread, and Irish Desserts. The event costs $25 for non-member and is free for members; 540.364.6441. 3238 Railstop Road, Markham, VA. To make a reservation, email
[email protected].

NEW: Cheesetique Online Class, Ireland Bound

On March 16th, starting at 6:00 p.m., "Cheese Lady" Jill Erber and Libby the Leperchaun will explore the verdant hills of Ireland with guests from the comfort of your own home. Guests will learn about the cheese-making history of the region and taste five small-production cheeses along with a red wine aged in Irish whiskey barrels. Kits can be picked up at Cheesetique locations and the class is available through Zoom. Tickets range in price from $59.99-$103.97. To purchase kits, click here.

NEW: Saint Patrick's Day Celebration at ChurchKey
Starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17th, celebrate Saint Patrick's Day at ChurchKey with Irish whiskies, food specials, and beers including Irish-style dry stouts and green beers from Bluejacket and Baa Baa. Also available will be $5 pints from a traditional gravity keg. Admission to this event is free; 202.567.2576. 1337 14th Street NW. For more information, click here.

Irish Madness Fest at Clarendon Ballroom
On Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th, join Clarendon Ballroom for the biggest March Madness and Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in Clarendon. Guests can get excited for beer, NCAA games playing, bands, DJs, drink specials (green Jell-O Shooter and Guinness & Jameson specials), giveaways, games, and a full all-you-can-eat buffet. Prizes will be given to those who come most festively dressed. The event begins at noon and lasts all day. Entry is free; 3185 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. For more information, visit their website

Crooked Run Fermentation Releases for Saint Patrick’s Day
Stop by any of the three Crooked Run Fermentation locations to enjoy their Saint Patrick’s Day offerings. Some of the upcoming new releases include a “Wishing-Well” Irish-style Stout and a “Shamrock Swirl” Mint Ice Cream Seltzer; Multiple Locations. For more information, click

Saint Patrick’s Day Offerings from Denizens Brewing Co. 
From Friday, March 17th until Sunday, March 19th, Denizens Brewing Co. is offering Saint Patrick’s Day specials at both their Riverdale Park and Silver Spring locations. Highlights include $5 pints of green colored PGC, $8 Jameson shots, and Corned Beef on Rye Sandwich and a Hot Dog with cheesy potatoes and whiskey onions from Catalyst Hot Dogs at the Riverdale location. A portion of the sales at the Silver Spring location will go to the MoCo Humane Society, and a portion of the sales at the Riverdale Park location will go to PG Pitties Animal Rescue; 301.557.9818. 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. 240.582.6817. 4550 Van Buren Street, Riverdale Park, MD. For more information, click

Celebratory Saint Patrick’s Day Specials at Embassy Suites by Hilton
On Friday, March 17th, Brickstones Kitchen & Bar will feature celebratory specials for St. Patrick’s Day like bangers and mash. shepherd’s pie, and green beer from 5:00 p.m. to close. Those wanting to safely partake in fun throughout the city without worrying about traveling home are invited to book the Park and Stay package at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center. Enjoy overnight accommodations inclusive of valet parking for 1 car throughout the holiday weekend; 202.739.2001. 900 10th Street NW. For more information, click

Irish Menu at Fairmont D.C.
You do not have to be Irish to have St. Patrick’s Day fun at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown on Friday, March 17th. Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and Executive Sous Chef Jason Rowley are serving a special menu of Emerald Isle favorites, guaranteed to bring out the Irish in all, from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the Loggia and Lobby Bar. Guests with the most creative St. Patty’s Day attire can win a complimentary green beer. No reservations are necessary to enjoy Fairmont’s Emerald Isle favorites or libations in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day; 202.429.2400. 2401 M Street NW. For more information, click

Guinness Open Gate Brewery Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery will kick off its highly anticipated month-long Saint Patrick’s Day celebration on Thursday, March 2nd. Festivities will take place over 16 days in March when the brewery is open. For four-weeks, guests can experience limited-edition holiday beer releases and merchandise, traditional Irish dishes, live music, exclusive beer dinners, and Irish Village lawn takeover with interactive activities and a special secret menu. Guinness will be giving back in Baltimore by making a donation to community partner, Sharp Dressed Man. Entry fee is free and open to all ages (must have 21+ escort if not 21 years of age); 443.575.6893. 5001 Washington Boulevard, Halethorpe, MD. For more information, click

Official Saint Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl & Hard Rock Café Specials
It’s U2 and the Cranberries and The Pogues; The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy and The Corrs.  So many legendary bands hail from the Emerald Isle.  They all sound a lot better with a cold mug of Guinness or a good Irish Whiskey, great friends and great food. For Saint Patrick’s Day, Hard Rock Cafe will be serving all of the above.  While listening to the best in Irish-made musical entertainment in the background, guests can choose a frosty mug of a favorite ale and chow down on a Guinness & Bacon Jam cheeseburger.  This limited-time special menu is available Wednesday, March 15th until Sunday, March 19th. Hard Rock Cafe is also the check-in venue for the Official St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl by Pub Crawls. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. with live beats by DJ Rome from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets are limited and include entry into all participating bars; 202.737.7625. 999 E Street NW. For more information, click

All Day Saint Patrick’s Day Party at Last Call Bar
Join Last Call Bar on Friday, March 17th starting at 9:00 a.m. for an all day Saint Patrick’s Day party. Guests can look forward to a free morning meal, Jameson Irish coffees, Guinness, Gold & Green Jello Shots, surprise complimentary swag, and more; 202.543.2051. 1301-A 4th Street NW. For more information, click

NEW: Saint Patrick's Day Weekend at Le Fantome Food Hall

From Friday, March 17th until Sunday, March 19th, Le Fantome Food Hall will offer an affordable bar menu featuring traditional celebratory favorites such as Guinness and Smithwick's Irish Ale, alongside more inventive cocktails all priced between $12 to $14. Some cocktails include the Shamrock Sour and the Conor McGregor. Specialty cupcakes from Kareem Queeman (aka Mr. Bake Sweets) will also be available to order; 240.667.2396. 4501 Woodberry Street, Riverdale Park, MD. For more information, click here.

The Leprechaun Lap Bar Crawl
Hosted by B Social Hospitality, the Leprechaun Lap Bar Crawl is taking place on Saturday, March 11th in Clarendon and Dupont. Guests can get excited for live entertainment, DJs, St. Patty’s swag, and drink specials; Multiple locations. To purchase tickets for the Clarendon Crawl, click
here. To purchase tickets for the Dupont Crawl, click here.

Shamrock & Roll at The Lot
The Lot will be hosting their annual “Shamrock & Roll” event on Saturday, March 25th. Guests can get excited for live entertainment, DJs, multiple bars, yard games, tiki bars, food trucks, and an adult sandpit. The event is free to attend; 571.721.1084. 3217 10th Street North Arlington, VA. To purchase a ticket, click

NEW: Saint Patrick's Day Specials at Moon Rabbit
On Saturday, March 18th, gather at Moon Rabbit and enjoy Saint Patrick's Day inspired treats from Chef Kevin Tien. Some highlights include Scotch Egg Okonomiyaki with Lemongrass Pork, Kewpie, Bonito, Viet-glazed Corned Beef and Cabbage, and more; 202.878.8566. 801 Wharf Street SW. To make a reservation, click here.

Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from Mr. Bake Sweets
Kareem “Mr. Bake” Queeman will be offering two delicious new St. Patty’s cupcakes for the holiday from now until the end of March within the Le Fantome Food Hall. Special orders can be made by emailing [email protected]; 240.817.7729. 4555 Woodberry Street, Riverdale Park, MD. For more information, click

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration at Patty O's Cafè

On Friday, March 17th, celebrate Saint Patrick's Day at Patty O's Cafè with a four-course menu of your choosing, including dishes inspired by the cuisine of Ireland and a selection from their dessert trolley. Some menu highlights include Grass-Fed Irish-Style King Lamb Chop, Guinnes Beef Stew, Curried Cauliflower Steak, and more. Guests will be wlecomed by a bagpiper and the evening will be accompanied by a live Irish trio starring world-renowned fiddler, Rhys Jones. The celebration costs $195 per person. Beverages are additional; 540.675.3801. 389 Main Street, Washington, VA. To make a reservation, click here.

NEW: Saint Patrick's Day Specials at The Roost
From Wednesday, March 15th to Friday, March 17th, The Roost will be offering a range of events to celebrate the holiday. Some events include: An intimate flute showcase featuring bartender Nick Omichinski at Show of Hands Lounge, a self-guided Irish whiskey tasting ($30), and a Saint Patrick's Day blowout at Shelter featuring Irish-style dry stouts, green beers, and more. Admission to the events is free; 202.661.0142. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. For more information, click here

Shamrockin’ Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Wilson Hardware
Visit Wilson Hardware on Friday, March 17th for a shamrockin’ celebration featuring discounted Guinness beers and Jameson drinks all day from open until 9:00 p.m., as well as a Saint Patrick’s Day-themed DJ dance party all night long. Discounted cocktails and light bites will also be offered for happy hour for those who prefer to celebrate earlier in the day; 703.527.4200.2915 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. For more information, click here.