We all know that the Central District has a diverse population, and judging from recent census numbers, at least a few of our neighbors must be of Irish descent. And even if they’re not, who doesn’t enjoy a little green beer once a year? If you feel like taking part in some St. Patrick’s Day festivities, here are a few neighborhood businesses promising to help you have a little fun (but don’t forget to wear some green – we won’t take responsibility for any pinching)…
Judkins Street Cafe opened their doors mid-February and are planning their first St. Patty’s Day event with a “new and improved” boiled Irish dinner for $13, and $2.50 pints of Guinness from 6:00 pm until the keg runs dry, and there really is only one keg, so plan accordingly – at that price, it won’t last long. Veggie options are included for dinner too. Stop by the cafe at 2608 S Judkins to get acquainted with the staff before their grand opening, which is planned for the beginning of May. If this special event goes well they plan to have others, so show your support for this new venture.
One day a year one of the Central District’s most popular bars changes its name for one very special holiday. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The O’BottleNeck at 2328 E Madison. The BottleNeck has a truckload of Guinness chilling and Ireland’s own Harp Lager on draft and will be serving corned beef on rye with traditional cabbage. This year they are featuring a vegetarian alternative, The Dubliner: a delicious hot pretzel smothered in Irish Cheddar and served with two types of mustard. Their doors at 4:00 pm. There is no cover, but arrive early to get a table!
Our friends at The Twilight Exit at 2514 E Cherry are offering great drink specials for St. Patrick’s Day: $5 Car Bombs, $5 Jameson, and $8 Jameson and Guinness. As always at this neighborhood watering hole, there is no cover and you are guaranteed to have a very enjoyable time.
And finally, if you’d rather celebrate with a tinge of evil, Central Cinema is showing Leprechaun in the Hood at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $8. And yes, they will be serving green beer.
If you feel like venturing outside of the neighborhood there is a breakdown of the festivities going on around Capitol Hill on our sister site, CHS.