In Good Taste

St. Patrick’s Day Parties, Dinners, and Whiskey Specials

We highlight the best places to celebrate the beloved Irish holiday.

There’s no better way to spend the last month of winter than by indulging in all things warm, hearty, and, of course, Irish. Whether you’re into bagpipes, corned beef, aged whiskey, or an all-you-can-drink fest, Charm City will be offering a smorgasbord of things to do to this St. Patrick’s Day that will satisfy palates and appetites of every kind.

Shamrock Shindigs

3/10: 20th Annual Federal Hill Irish Stroll
Get you pub steps in during Baltimore’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl, taking place this Saturday all over in Federal Hill. Dress in green and enjoy discounted beverages—including $3 Miller Lites, $4 Blue Moons, $4 Summer Shandy’s, and $5 Jameson shots—along with some authentic Irish dishes at Ropewalk Tavern, Nobles Bar and Grill, Abbey Burger Bistro, and other participating locations. Register at Mother’s Grille, 1119 S. Charles St., 1-9 p.m., starting at $20, 410-244-8686

3/11-3/18: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at An Poitin Stil
Relish in an eight-day fest with An Poitin Stil, which will be featuring a plethora of Irish activities, music, drinks, food, and performances for all ages. Also, be sure to get your Guinness cup engraved. An Poitin Stil- The Still Timonium, 2323 York Road, 410-560-7900

3/16 and 3/17: 23rd Annual Meet in the Street
Pull an all nighter with Claddaugh Pub and enjoy drinks and live bands out on the street, including Kristen and the Noise, Crushing Day, Hot Tub Limo, and more to be added. Claddagh Pub, 2918 O’Donnell St., 10 a.m.- 2 a.m., Free, 410-522-4220

3/16-3/18: NCAA Tournament Games all Weekend Long
Join Looney’s Pub in Canton for an-all weekend celebration that will feature an outside beer garden, drink discounts, and multiple DJs. The event will kick off on Friday with “Bacon and Beer,” a free breakfast buffet, that will be covered by 98 Rock. Looney’s Pub in Canton, 2900 O’Donnell St., 410-675-9235

3/16-3/18: SoPatrick’s Day Party
Enjoy yet another all-weekend party at Southern Provisions, featuring tent parties with drink specials—including $2 Bud Lights and $5 bombs—and live music by The Pips, Honey Extractor, and DJ Caldwall on Friday and Saturday. Then, on Sunday, enjoy a brunch featuring $15 bottomless mimosas and waffle-battered wings. Southern Provisions, 3000 O’Donnell St., 410-675-4029

3/17: Kegs ‘N Eggs Rally at Power Plant Live
Featuring Mosaic, Mex Tequila Bar, Charm City Pizza, and more, this event starts early on St. Patrick’s Day with food, special drinks, live entertainment, DJs, and confetti cannons. Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place, 10 a.m.-3p.m., $30- $100, 410-727-5483

3/17: Shamrocks & Shenanigans at Power Plant Live
Gather for live music by LiQuid A, Troll Tribe, and Joey Janko, along with games, giveaways, and drink specials including $3 Leinenkugels, $4 Captain Morgans, and $5 shots. Enter the “Pot-of Gold” raffle for a chance to win Firefly Music Fest tickets, an Orioles game day package, and other prizes. Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place, 7 p.m.-close, $5-$10, 410-727-5483

3/17: Delia Foley’s 2nd Annual St. Paddy’s Day Block Party
Celebrate on Charles Street with Delia Foley’s and enjoy a Guinness beer truck, Miller Lite and Jameson tents, an Irish Crush station, live music from Bond & Bentley and Grilled Lincoln, and chances to win some door prizes. Delia Foley’s, 1439 S. Charles St., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $10, 443-682-9141

3/17: Irish, Whiskey, Craft Beer & Oyster Festival
Featuring $1 tastings and oysters, live music, and more, Boathouse Canton Waterfront Grille is partnering with Dundalk Dan’s Beef Jerky and Heavy Seas Beer to celebrate its second annual St. Patrick’s Day festival. Boathouse Canton Waterfront Grille, 2809 Boston St., 1-4 p.m., $15, 410-773-9795

3/17: Lucky You!
Hang out at the Mount Vernon Marketplace for food and drink specials, including a reuben beef burger and Irish coffee boozy shake from Between2buns, $4 beers and $6 wines from Taps Fill Station, and $3 pints of green Natty Boh from Pinch. Mt. Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave., 5-11 p.m., 443-796-7393

3/17: St. Paddy’s Day Block Party at Parts & Labor
Gather around the fire pit at this Remington hangout to take advantage of afternoon happy hour specials while feasting on corned beef, bangers and mash, and Shepherd’s Pie. Be sure to get there early for beat-the-clock specials (beers start at 25 cents at 11 a.m., then increase to 50 cents at noon, and so on until 4 p.m.) on Peabody Heights’ Old Oriole Park cans. 2600 N. Howard St., 443-873-8887


Courtesy of Looney’s Pub

Pub Parties

3/12: Pub Paint Night
“Eat, drink, and be Irish & crafty” at Sláinte Irish Pub in Fells Point as it rings in St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-themed paint night. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1700 Thames St., 6:30-9:30 p.m., 410-563-6600

3/16 and 3/17: St. Paddy’s 90s Party at Black Flag Brewing Company
While it won’t be offering green drinks, this Columbia brewery will feature unlimited access to its new Saved by the Bell series beer (only if you wear something green or definitively ’90s). Also, expect to jam to Backstreet Boys and Nirvana all night long while indulging in delicacies offered by different food trucks, including Taco Bar and WOLO. Black Flag Brewing Company, 9315 Snowden River Pkwy., Ste. C, 4-11:59 p.m., 443-864-5139

3/16-3/18: Knotty Pine’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
Alice will be serving her famous Irish staples, including corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, colcannon, carrots, coleslaw, and potato leek soup, all the while serving Guinness, Jameson, Irish Car Bombs, and Green Crushes throughout the weekend. Knotty Pine Baltimore, 801 S. Conkling Street, 4-10 p.m., 410-534-9701

3/17: St. Patty’s Day Pints and Pancakes
Start your day off with Mahaffey’s Pub for pancakes, bacon, sausage, and a free-fixings bar featuring $3 Guinness pints. After that, enjoy more drinks, corned beef, cabbage, and Bangers and Mash all day. Mahaffey’s Pub, 2706 Dillon St., 8 a.m.-2 a.m., 410-276-9899

3/17: Volo Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off
Be charitable this year and celebrate with El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen, which will be offering $20 Pot o’ Gold tickets that give you access to two-hour AYCD Bud Lites, $8 wing baskets, and VIP Access to El Bufalo’s Saturday Night Weekender Party. For every ticket sold, $5 will go towards the Volo City Kids Foundation, a sports center open to all kids regardless of ability or economic background. El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen, 2921 O’Donnell Street, 2-5 p.m., Free-$20, 410-814-0594

3/17: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Featuring live music, a bagpiper, Irish dancers, all-day Irish food specials, and $3.17 Guinness pints from 7-9 a.m., James Joyce Irish Pub on St. Patrick’s Day will immerse patrons in the ultimate cultural experience. James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant, 616 S. President St., 7 a.m.- 2 a.m., 410-727-5107

3/17: HandleBar Cafe
Pedal over to HandleBar to enjoy drink specials, including $5 Irish coffee, along with an all-day Irish menu and live Irish music. HandleBar Cafe, 511 S. Caroline St., 8 a.m.- 1:30 a.m., 443-438-7065

3/17: Tark’s Grill
They say that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and that will certainly be the case at this Green Spring Station favorite. For one night only, the bar will transform into O’Tark’s Grill and feature a special menu of eats inspired by the Emerald Isle. Irish music masters Laura Byrne and Dominick Murray will provide the evening’s entertainment alongside DJ Steve Hartka, who will be spinning until close. 2360 W. Joppa Road, Lutherville, 4-7 p.m., 410-583-8275

Emerald Eats

3/13: St. Patrick’s Bites & Brews
The Chasseur’s monthly beer-focused event is back, this time inspired by nothing other than St. Patrick’s Day. It will feature five to-be-announced brews on draft from a select craft brewery, paired with five small plates. The Chasseur, 3328 Foster Ave., 4-10 p.m., 410-327-6984

3/14: Three-Course Guinness Dinner
Prepared by Chef Pedro Flores at James Joyce Irish Pub, the three-course dinner includes beer-battered shrimp paired with Harp, marinated beef kabobs paired with Smithwick’s, and black and white créme brulee paired with a pint of Guinness. James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant, 616 S. President St., 8 p.m., $39.95, 410-727-5107

3/16: Westland Distillery St. Patrick’s Day Tasting Dinner
R. Bar is featuring an St. Patrick’s Day four-course dinner and cocktail pairing, teaming with food stalls Molina, Stall 11, White Envelope, Little Baby’s Ice Cream. Menu items will include smoked pork belly, vegan mac and cheese, Irish-inspired ice cream flavors, and specialty whiskeys from Westland Distillery. R. House, 301 West 29 St., 7-9 p.m., $55, 443-347-3570

3/17: Official Rye Whiskey Release Party
Celebrate with the Baltimore Whiskey Company this St. Patrick’s Day as it publicly debuts the first rye whiskey distilled in the city in more than 50 years—Epoch Straight Rye. All the while sipping your exclusive batch one, treat yourself to some snacks provided by Well Crafted Pizza and Sugarvale. The Baltimore Whiskey Company, 2800 Sisson St., 1-5 p.m., 443-687-9099


Courtesy of The Corner Pantry

3/17: The Corner Pantry
Usually known for their British fare, The Corner Pantry is making items from across the channel, including a corned beef and braised cabbage special served with a scallion mash this St. Patrick’s Day. The Corner Pantry, 6080 Falls Road, $18, 667-308-2331

3/17: R. House
For those who like green eggs and ham, Ground and Griddled will be serving a specialty St. Patrick’s Day rendition while Stall 11 will be featuring two of its Kale-based smoothies for a lighter and healthier take on the holiday. R. House, 301 West 29 St., 443-347-3570