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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Washington, D.C.

It’s that time of year: Don your green gear, do a little jig and get ready to knock back a few pints. Here’s where you should be celebrating, come March 17. Yes, it’s heavy on the Irish bars and pubs….because where else would you want to be?
Less than two months opened, come to Celtic House for live music from 3–11 PM with no cover charge, and they’ll be dishing up all of your favorite Irish foods. (2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 703-746-9644)

Fado Irish Pub
With a number of events leading up to main day, don’t miss St. Practice Day on March 14 with brunch until 2 PM and Irish Dancers performing throughout the day. Come by on March 16 for Super Paddy’s Day Pub Quiz featuring an all-Irish quiz, specials and prizes. Doors open at 8 AM on the 17th with day-long performances from Irish dancers and bagpipers and live music starting at 2 PM. Cover starts at noon. (808 7th St., NW; 202-789-0066)

Register for the Four Miler race held on March 14, and celebrate at the post-race party with Irish dancers, live music and drink specials. On March 15, try your hand at Irish karaoke starting at 8 PM. On March 16, come for the Irish-themed pub quiz. And on St. Patrick’s Day, Four Courts will be open at 9 AM with live music. (2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-525-3600)
Irish Channel will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day starting on Thursday, March 12, with events and promotions through Sunday, March 15, including live music and a chance to get your name engraved on a Guinness glass (3/14). Come on St. Patrick’s Day and you can enjoy a performance from an Irish Pipe and Drum band. (500 H St. NW; 202-216-0046)
Stop by for five days of St. Patrick’s Day festivities with specials including $8 car bombs on March 12, half-priced fish and chips on March 13, an Irish brunch on March 14, Irish happy hour on March 15 and it all culminates in a St. Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday from 11 AM–close. (1207 19th St., NW; 202-463-3010)
The rooftop will be open to revelers starting at 4 PM with happy hour lasting until 9 PM. Enjoy $5 pints, $6 punch and $7 whiskey. (2007 18th St., NW; 202-588-7388)
On St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll get kegs and eggs from 9–11 AM, Irish lunch from 11 AM–3 PM and live music from 7–11 PM. (1 Dupont Cir., NW; 202-223-8440)
Doors open at 9 AM with live music starting at 10 AM and no cover charge. Enjoy Irish dancing throughout the day. (713 King St., Alexandria; 703-548-1717)
Opening at 10 AM, drop in for live music from Conor Malone and Jonny Grave. St. Patrick’s Day-themed bar shirts will also be on sale. (3319 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-686-9189)
Celebrate the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day with live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers. (3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington; 703-812-0939)
For a day filled with live music and performances, stop by P. Brennan’s. There will be a harpist/bagpiper, live acoustic and Irish dancing. A limited Irish menu will be offered with items such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and fish and chips. (2910 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 703-553-1090)
Head to Georgetown for a day filled with Irish dancers, bagpipers and a Jameson ice luge. Yes, you read that correctly: Jameson ice luge. Check out their website and “Paddify” yourself for a chance to win a trip to Ireland. (3125 M St., NW; 202-751-2111)
For the aptly named “Green Eggs and Hammered,” head to Dupont Circle for a $20 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bottomless green beer from 10 AM–12 PM. (1825 M St., NW; 202-785-1110)

Union Jack’s

If you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate twice, look no further. On March 14, Union Jack’s will be hosting a St. Practice Day from 4–10 PM with drink specials including half-price car bombs. On St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll score a free Irish breakfast from 8–10 AM, $1 Killian’s from 8 AM–4 PM and a special Irish menu all day long. (4915 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda; 301-652-2561)

Photo via Flickr and Irish Breakfast by Marci Prester


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