Charleston is about to be kissed, pinched, and Irish-fied — or at least sloshed. St. Patrick's day is upon us, and the Holy City will be partying accordingly. Most of the events happen on Saturday, but for those dedicated green beer-loving folks out there, there's parties all weekend. Check out our round-up of all things Irish. Sláinte.
Say ‘top of the morning to, ya’ to Mad River when you greet their Saturday celebration, starting up at 9 a.m. A free breakfast bar will sustain you between the $4 16-oz. Bud Lights, $3 green beers, and $4 Jameson shots and Guinness.
Red’s Ice House has live music and ‘shenanigan’s’ all weekend long. Crack into their $29 all-you-can-eat crab legs on Monday.
Listen to live music on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at Tommy Condon’s. Expect green beer and no cover. Music starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 12 p.m. on St. Paddy’s Day.
The little but mighty pub known as the Griffon is offering $5 Guinnesses and $5 shots of Jameson.
On Monday, the Bluerose Cafe will bring in the holiday with a three-course Irish dinner from 5-9 at $26 per person, including wine or beer. Reservations are highly recommended. They'll also be blasting live music all day Monday and a special Irish brunch on Sunday.
Sullivan’s Island local businesses will shut down Middle Street on Saturday to celebrate the holiday from 12 a.m-6 p.m. Participating restaurants will include Middle Street establishments such as Poe’s Tavern and Home Team BBQ. Dunleavy's will keep the party going until 8 p.m.
Folly Beach is posing the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day challenge with their St. Patrick’s Day Charity Pub Crawl on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. Participating pubs and restaurants include Blu, the Crab Shack, Drop-in Deli, the Grill and Island Bar, Loggerhead’s, Planet Follywood, Rita’s Seaside Grille, Snapper Jacks, Surfbar, and Woody’s.
The Beach Bar throws down Irish style Saturday through Monday.
Blu will have a special Gaelic-inspired menu all weekend long. The menu features corned beef and cabbage, Guinness Lamb stew, and Irish whoopie pie.
East Bay is where it's at with Mac’s Place, Egan & Son’s, and Molly Darcy's organizing a St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl. There will be live music all weekend, and the three restaurants will serve up authentic Irish food, $3 Irish sangria, and leprechaun shots. Head over to Mac’s Place on Friday to begin the crawl, T-shirts will be available for purchase at all three locations.
Hit up the Blind Tiger for live music all weekend with $4 Grand Ma, Fireball, Jameson, Rumple & Jaeger, and $3 beer specials.
Coconut Joe’s on Isle of Palms will have St. Paddy's Day food specials this weekend and reggae on the roof this Sunday from 1:30- 5 p.m.
O’Malley’s takes St. Patrick’s Day very seriously. Enjoy $6 Irish car bombs through Sunday. They’ll open their doors at 9 a.m. Monday with Irish step dancers, bagpipe players, and giveaways. Also, expect a full traditional Irish menu, featuring items like shepherd’s pie and corned beef and cabbage.
Avondale is pub crawling this year. Jump around the seven featured bars: Gene's, Oak Barrel Tavern, Pearlz, Voodoo, Triangle and Char and Bar, and the Roost from 2-8 p.m. The party doesn’t stop there when the Roost hosts the official after party in their parking lot from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. They'll have everything from cornhole to a shepherd's pie eating contest.
Madra Rua Irish Pub of Summerville wants you to enjoy a spread of corned beef, cabbage, and red potatoes all weekend long.
And Madra Rua's Park Circle location is just one of the many restaurants participating in Park Circle’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Parade. The party has three stages with performances from Charleston Hot Shots, the V-Tones, High Gravity Jazz Band, Lizzy Pitch, Folkgrass, the Three Dudes, the Ryan Perry Band, Karl Byrne, Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths, and Wadata. There will be activities for the kids, plenty of food vendors, and a mechanical bull.
Wild Wing Cafe on the Market will have live music from the Austin Mowery Band on Saturday. Wild Wing Mt. Pleasant will also hold an Irishfest that Saturday with live music from Casey Carver Duo, Cranford Hollow, and Fowler’s Mustache starting at 4:30 p.m.
Smoky Oak Taproom's Saturday bash will go from noon to moon with $3 22-oz. beers, $4 Guinnesses and shots of Jameson, and $5 Irish car bombs. Food specials include $6.99 Guinness stew, corned beef and cabbage, and shepherd’s pie.
King Street is an advisable place to start with the Charleston’s official St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Things are getting going at noon. All ages can enjoy floats, bagpipers, Irish step dancers, fiddlers, and local team mascots make their merry way down King.