Doors open at 10 AM, and live music starts at 10:30 and goes on all day. A $10 cover charge gets you an all-day pass.
Ireland’s Four Provinces, March 17
“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough” is the slogan for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day party at the Four Provinces. Well, if you’re lucky enough to make it to this Falls Church pub, then you’re very lucky. Doors will open at 8 AM for kegs and eggs, and the pub will be serving three-course lunches and dinners throughout the day. Specialties include homemade potato-leek soup, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and a white- or milk-chocolate tulip cup filled with Bailey’s Irish cream and fresh berries. Live music from the Dirty Pints, Don Cobert, and others will accompany each two-hour meal seating.
Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub, March 17
Drinks will be served outdoors in tents and on the patio for this pub’s St. Paddy’s day celebration. Enjoy live music all day, giveaways, and a special menu of Irish dishes, including chicken pot pie, corned beef and cabbage, and bacon-and-cabbage dishes. There is a $5 cover.
James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar, March 17
Start the party early at this Dupont Circle establishment: Doors open at 8 AM, when guests can check out the outdoor tent and enjoy kegs and eggs while dancing to DJ mixes. After 11 AM, a menu will be available with Irish favorites such as fish and chips, bangers, and Irish stew. There will also be raffles and giveaways.
McGinty’s Public House, March 17
Last year’s party sold out, and the Silver Spring pub is hoping to recreate the magic this year for its third annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Stop by for acoustic music, Irish dancing from 4:30 to 6 PM, traditional Irish music band Pete Moss and the Bog Band, and the 40 Thieves from 9 PM on. Beef-and-Guinness stew, fish and chips, and corned beef and cabbage will be offered as part of a special menu. Bonus: The pub promises to have its very own leprechaun.
Nanny O’Briens, March 17
Starting at 10 AM, there’ll be live music at this neighborhood pub, voted Best Irish Bar by the Washington City Paper in 2008. There’ll also be giveaways and prizes. There is a $10 cover.
The Old Brogue Irish Pub, March 17
Some folks make St. Patrick’s Day at the Old Brogue an annual pilgrimage. The Great Falls Irish pub will have three separate rooms for its annual St. Paddy’s party. The Snuggery Dining Room will provide an Irish breakfast ($25) from 8 to 11 AM with musician Jody Marshall, lunch ($30) from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM and 2:15 to 4:15 with singer Sarah Croker, and dinner from 4:45 to 6:45 ($35) and 7:15 to 9:15 ($40), also with Sarah Croker. The pub and its patios will open at 10 AM with limited seating and live music all day, and the standing room-only party tent opens at 9 AM with an Irish Red Bull bar and limited food. Both the pub and the tent have a $10 cover.
Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own, March 17
For a $10 cover, listen to live music (standing room only) at this Alexandria restaurant, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its heated outdoor tent. Breakfast is at 9 AM; lunch at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM; and dinner at 5, 7, and 9 PM. Contact the restaurant to make reservations: 703-549-4535.
Rock N Roll Hotel, March 17
This DC nightclub is hosting a "party 'til you puke" (hey, at least they're being honest) with drink specials and free swag all night. Specials include $3 PBRs. Doors open at 7 PM, and the event is free.
Rumors, March 17
Beat the clock and show up early to this St. Patrick's Day party hosted by Coors Light and Lindy Promotions. "Shamrocks & Shenanigans" begins at 3 PM with $1.17 Coors Light for the hour (prices increase throughout the night), food specials, a bagpiper, and, of course, DJs and dancing. Show off your Irish spirit for the best Irish garb and Irish jig contests. Cost is $5.