When St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, you know it’s going to be a party.
Even bigger than normal.
So get ready to don your green attire, order up some bangers and mash, and celebrate St. Patty’s Day DMV style.
Fortunately, D.C., Maryland and Virginia have a wide selection of Irish restaurants and pubs that know how to bring the good times all year round — but especially on St. Patrick’s Day.
Here are a few that we recommend you check out.
Duffy’s Irish Pub (Dupont Circle)
Duffy’s gets the party started at 11am on Friday and is offering free Irish breakfast burritos to the first 30 patrons. Then hang around for a full day of festivities that include pipe and drums and Irish dancers.
The Dubliner (Capitol Hill)
The Dubliner has been a D.C. tradition for nearly 50 years, and it’s the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Live music begins at 9am and the festivities will keep up the rest of the day. The corned beef & cabbage and the shepherd’s pie are popular St. Patty’s Day dishes.
Galway Bay (Annapolis)
For more than 20 years, Galway Bay has been bringing Irish tastes and Irish tunes to Maryland’s capital city. On St. Patrick’s Day, live music kicks off at 2pm and runs through 11pm. Come grab a bite and a pint and celebrate with friends.
Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant (Fells Point)
If you’re in Baltimore, you can’t go wrong celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Slainte Irish Pub and Restuarant in Fells Point. You can expect Irish music on the speakers, plus plenty of rugby and soccer on the television. The party starts early and lasts all weekend long.
Ireland’s Four Provinces (Falls Church)
K’eggs breakfast starts at 8am, and the deliciousness is never ending. Ireland’s Four Provinces — aka 4 P’s — is a guaranteed good time. But if you want to get a table and sit down to enjoy an authentic Irish meal, you better make your reservations now.
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub (Alexandria)
At Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub in the heart of Old Town, every day feels like St. Patrick’s Day. But maybe just a little more on the actual St. Patrick’s Day. Alexandria’s favorite Irish pub is getting the party started at 9am and you can expect live Irish music all day.