17 Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s
You’re in luck—this year’s festivities include parades, pub parties, bar crawls, Celtic concerts and more. Sláinte!
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub
When: March 10-17
Where: Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub, 2800 S. Randolph St., Arlington (Shirlington)
During the week leading up to St. Pat’s, each day offers a little something different at this Shirlington watering hole: trivia with an Irish twist on Tuesday; $5 shots of Irish whiskey until 9 p.m. on Wednesday; and $4 cans of Guinness Blonde & Guinness Milk Stout on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will welcome live music performers. Sunday will serve up an Irish brunch. The party goes full throttle on Monday, starting with a 7 p.m. toast (it’ll be midnight in Ireland), and carries into Tuesday, with so much food, drink, music and dancing, you just might find yourself acting the maggot.
The Celtic House’s Road to St. Patrick’s Day
When: March 12-17
Where: The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington
“Put your face on a pint.” No, really. With help from a special machine, you can see your likeness in the foam atop your glass of Guinness on March 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The bar on the Pike will also be hosting live traditional music and dance performances throughout the week, culminating in an official St. Patrick’s Day bash from 7 p.m. March 16 through closing time on Tuesday the 17th.
St. Patrick’s Day at Ireland’s Four Provinces
When: March 13-17
Where: Ireland’s Four Provinces, 105 West Broad St., Falls Church
The Four P’s is turning St. Paddy’s Day into a weekend full of festivities. Guests can start with live music on Friday; come back on Saturday for a feast of Irish classics like corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and bangers and mash—reservation required—and then load up on a Sunday brunch buffet. And if that’s not enough, guess what? There’s more where that came from on Monday and Tuesday.