When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, Charlotte’s got plenty of ways to celebrate. From joining in the city’s largest bar crawl to dining and sipping on authentic Irish fare, here’s how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Queen City.
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WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
Stop by WP Kitchen + Bar for a special $12 cocktail menu featuring names inspired by the music of Buckcherry and Prince. Try the Whiskey In The Morning: A creative mix of Jameson’s, Domaine de Canton and Midori with a hint of mint and the Raspberry Beret: Olde Hickory Brewery’s Hickory Stick Stout paired with Stoli Raspberry and Chambord.
St. Paddy’s in Plaza
Whiskey Warehouse | 5 p.m.
Party in Plaza Midwood as Whiskey Warehouse, Common Market and Thomas Street Tavern host a block party featuring live music, local vendors, contests and more.
Draught will host a St. Patrick’s Day bash complete with live music, beer specials and Irish fare.
Head to The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in SouthPark to find Lucky’s Revenge. In this magically delicious concoction that could replace green beer as the official drink of St. Patrick’s Day, ice cream and birthday cake batter are topped with marshmallow, whipped cream and sprinkled — not with faerie dust — but with Lucky Charms cereal. Lucky’s Revenge is available for $6.50 at The Cowfish.
Napa is going Irish for the weekend with Slow Roasted Corned Beef and green drink specials available Saturday and Sunday. .
Rí Rá’s week-long celebration culminates on St. Patrick’s Day when they open at 7 a.m. for rugby and Irish breakfast. The fun continues with live Irish music all day and night, a special St. Patrick’s Day menu and Guinness mixology beer cocktails.
The celebration at Sir Edmond Halley’s includes Irish dance and bagpipe performances, kids activities, giveaways and plenty of food.
Always a staple for Irish fare and spirits, stop by The Workman’s Friend to enjoy items from their food menu, beer selections and handcrafted cocktails.
At NoDa, they’ll have plenty of beer and food from TIN Kitchen. Fill your cup (provided) to turn it green.
Celebrate with Thirsty Nomad Brewing as they release two Irish beers, serve Irish fare from Chef Michael Beers, welcome the Connick School of Irish Dance and host a vendors market.
At Lenny Boy, enjoy two new releases (Larney Boy, their famous Irish red lager and Paddy’s Green Drank, a green kale kombucha), live music and Irish-inspired menu items from The Hunter’s Wife.
Caswell Station is celebrating by bringing back the Irish roots of Kennedy’s for one day only. The fun starts at 9 a.m. with a Irish brunch, and continues with live music, lawn games, drink specials and an Irish food menu.
In Dilworth, The Rogue is starting the party early and going all day log with Irish music and dancers, bagpipes, face-painting and Irish food and drink specials.
Named one of the top 50 bars to celebrate by Travel and Leisure, Murphy’s is celebrating all week long. On the big day, enjoy a special menu all day beginning at 9 a.m. and entertainment from Irish dancers and bagpipers.
Taste and try four Irish beers on tap and cross your fingers to win raffle prizes at Carolina Beer Temple’s St. Patrick’s Day bash. They’ll be open beginning at noon.
The Broken Spoke is planning the 3rd Annual St.Patrick’s Day Weekend Extravaganza. Start with a Paddy’s Pregame on Friday night, and continue the fun on Saturday with live music, Irish dance performances and special menus. Plus, enjoy a brew in the inflatable Irish Pub.
Make LoSo your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, as OMB serves up their spring seasonal beer along with their year-round favorites and a festive food menu. They will also have live music all day.
Raise your (wine) glass at Treehouse Vineyards, where they’ll have live music, Irish food and wine tastings. $5 admission, $12 for dinner with proceeds benefitting Carolina Big Hearts & Big Barks.
St. Puppies Day FUNdraiser benefiting FADRC
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte | 5-10 p.m.
At Lucky Dog, theres’s a whole lineup of fun for you and your pup. Take part in a silent auction, smile in the photo booth, compete in the St. Puppies Day costume contest and then paint your pup in a class led by The Tipsy Paintbrush. Event is free, class is $45. Supports the Family Addition Dog Rescue of Charlotte.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
Green River Revival
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Be there as the river runs green at the USNWC. Start the day off with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run, then continue the fun with yoga and live music all day on the River Jam Stage. Terrace Access is $45 per person and includes a premier view of the river and festivities, an Irish food menu, seating and more.
Rich & Bennett’s 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Join up to 20,000 of your closest friends as the Uptown bars turn green at the biggest bar crawl of the year. $20 at a prepay event, $25 online and $30 day of the event. Buy tickets here.
2018 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
The 22nd Annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade will feature over 135 marching units making their way from 9th and Tryon Streets to 3rd and Caldwell. The celebration continues with the Charlotte Goes Green Festival with Irish music, dance performances, vendors, food, a kids zone and more.
Shamrock 4 Miler presented by Novant Health
7824 Rea Rd.
Before all of the day’s beer and food, lace up for a four-mile route through South Charlotte.
Featured image via The Broken Spoke Facebook page.