March 2, 2013, 1 - 9 p.m., an annual St. Patrick's Day bar crawl begins at Mackey's Public House at 1823 L St. NW, Washington, DC. The Leprechaun Lap includes food and drink specials at Rumors, Sign of the Whale, the Front Page, McFadden's, Porter's, the Bottom Line, Recessions and the Madhatter. Registration is between 1 and 6 p.m. at Mackey's. The cost is $10 with two cans of food to donate to a local charity, $15 without.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
March 16-17, 2013. Rumors, 19th and M St. NW Washington DC. First ever, two day celebration. On Saturday, from 3 p.m.–2 a.m., enjoy discounted brews, a bagpiper, DJs, & Irish dancers and live Irish bands including The ShamRogues and Turtle Recall. On Sunday, the party begins at 11 a.m. with live music by Mike Leverone. There will also be contests throughout the weekend, including the best Irish garb, as well as best Irish jig.
The St. Patty’s Day SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 4:00 pm on March 17 and continue until 4:00 am the following day as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday. Read more about SoberRide.
Shaw Community St. Patrick's Day Festival
March 17, 2013, 11 a.m.-5p.m. 6th St. NW between Florida Ave and S St. Washington DC. Hosted by Shaw's Tavern, the event will feature live music, children's activities, food and beverage as well as local community vendors and information booths.
McGinty's Public House
March 17, 2013. 911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD. (301) 587-1270. Irish Music, Fiddle players, Irish Dancing and Montgomery Co Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band from 11 am until last call. Green beer and a limited menu of all your Irish favorites.
Pot of Gold St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl
March 17, 2013, 1-7 p.m. Downtown Frederick, MD. Enjoy food, drinks, prizes and revelry kicking off at Cafe 611. Pick up your 20oz mug, t-shirt and raffle tickets, enjoy complimentary beers and live music before traveling down Market Street to the several other participating bars and restaurants.
More St. Patricks Day Events
- St. Patrick's Day Parades- Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a parade in Washington, DC, Alexandria, Virginia or Gaithersburg, Maryland.
- National Shamrock Fest - March 16, 2013. Enjoy a day of family fun at the largest Saint Patrick's Day party and street festival in the DC area featuring more than 50 live bands.