5 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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Shamrock Ale | Photo courtesy of Carolina Brewery

It’s time to break out the green clothes and shamrock swagSt. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. 🍀

From attending festive parades to cooking up corned beef and cabbage, there are many ways to celebrate (and you don’t have to wait until Thurs., March 17). If you’re looking to spend St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way, grab a pint (or two, or three) at a local pub.

We’ve rounded up cozy bars, traditional pubs + other spots hosting St. Paddy’s Day festivities where you can raise a glass of Guinness and snack on Irish fare. 🍻

Hibernian, 311 Glenwood Ave.
This pub has been serving up traditional Irish dishes + an extensive variety of beer and whiskey with Irish roots since May 2000. Its name is inspired by the word Hibernia, which is the classical Latin name for the island of Ireland. They will have plenty of Jameson and Guinness at their block party this Sat., March 12.

O’Malley’s, 5228 Hollyridge Dr.
This neighborhood spot opened its doors in 1996 and serves refreshing pints and Irish favorites in a cozy atmosphere. Enjoy live music + try their homemade Irish Nachos.

Raleigh Brewing Company, 3709 Neil St.
This month’s brewery tour on Sat., March 12 is St. Patrick’s Day themed. Sample three beers, and take home a souvenir glass + a St. Patrick’s Day treat.

Transfer Co. Food Hall, 500 E. Davie St.
After enjoying Irish traditions during downtown’s St. Patrick’s Day parade this Sat., March 12, keep the party going with green Kolsch from Clouds Brewing, specialty cocktails + performances by Raleigh’s Pipe Band.

Carolina Brewery, 460 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Sky Blue is going green. The Shamrock Ale is a light, crisp, and green Kolsch beer only being served on St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, from March 14-20, the brew pub will offer a special menu featuring reuben rolls, corned beef, and cabbage.

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