Tuesday, March 10, 2009

St. Patrick's Day in Charleston

Posted by Erica Jackson on Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Why drive all the way down to Savannah for St. Pat's and risk dealing with long lines, horrible traffic, and potential black-outs? There are plenty of laid back and wild events around Charleston before and on St. Patrick's Day.

FRIDAY

  • St. Patrick's Day Street Party — Event includes Irish food from King Street Grille, draft beer, and musical entertainment provided by The Hungry Monks. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Freshfields Village, located at the entrance to Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.

SATURDAY

  • Mad River St. Practice Day — Featuring kegs and eggs and $2 green beer from 9-11 a.m. Later on, live music from Two 3 Ways. 9 a.m.
  • St. Paddy's Day Block Party — Live music from Joyride, trivia, giveaways, jump castles, the mechanical bull, and a parade. 1-7 p.m.
  • St. Pat's Block Party on I'On Square — Celebrate inside, outside, and streetside at I'On. Featuring live music with Funhouse, $2 beer, and traditional food. 3-7 p.m.
  • Folly Beach Pub Crawl and Irish Fair — Featuring bagpipers, green beer, a dunk tank, Irish food, prizes, and more. 12-6 p.m.
  • Daniel Island Grille - Celebrating two days with a party on the patio, entertainment, drink specials, and Irish food specials.
  • Gilligan's — Celebrate St. Pat's with drink specials and traditional Irish food.
  • Market Street Saloon — The Saturday before St. Patty's Day Market Street Saloon is having drink specials and a free shamrock shot with purchase. Officially on St. Patty's Day they'll offer drink specials.
  • Wild Wing Cafe — Wild Wing Cafe in Mt. Pleasant is having Irish drink specials on March 14 along with four bands playing all day and then more drink specials at all locations on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Walter McDonough at Dunleavy's Pub — the Irish singer-songwriter/guitarist playing his annual weekend residency; melodic folk and Irish tunes during the afternoon and evening block party; c'mon down for some ceol, craic agus aon focal eile ... slainte!.
  • Johnson's Pub and Pizzeria3rd Stone, The Corned Beef & Cabbage Trio, Max's Dangerous Leprechauns, Lucky Larry. Gainesville-based sextet 3rd Stone handles soulful, funky guitar-driven blues-rock and a funky mix of Hendrix-meets-Sly styles (and 12-year-old Anthony Kavouklis on guitar); the first of two St. Patrick's Day parties here, 2 p.m. 'til late.
  • Tommy Condon'sSteve Carroll & The Bograts. Irish tunes and popular tavern songs.

MONDAY

  • Early St. Patrick's Day Party — The Taylor Music Group hosts an evening of Irish food, a wine tasting, and WineStyle's premier of its new stouts. 5:30-8 p.m. $15.

TUESDAY

  • Crave — Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day specials all day. Sheppard’s pie appetizer $10, $6 car bombs, half-price Jameson’s Irish whiskey, $2 16-ounce Green Draft beer.
  • The Buccaneer — The Buccaneer offers great St. Pat's specials including Chef Zachary Willard's hand-me-down recipe for his popular Shepherd's Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage galley special. Make sure to wear your green and enjoy the celebration with their half-priced Guinness Stout beer from 4-8 p.m.
  • Irish Whiskey Dinner — The St. Patrick’s Day four-course Irish whiskey dinner will feature authentic Irish cuisine and whiskey pairings. 6:30 p.m. $45, plus tax and gratuity. Old Village Post House
  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration — The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, South Carolina Irish Historical Society, and Knights of Columbus host this annual celebration in honor/ memory of St. Patrick, Ireland's Patron Saint. Events include a mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, St. Patrick's Day parade, Irish flag-raising, and more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
  • Market Street Saloon — The Saturday before St. Patty's Day Market Street Saloon is having drink specials and a free shamrock shot with purchase. Officially on St. Patty's Day they'll offer drink specials.
  • Gilligan's — Celebrate St. Pat's with drink specials and traditional Irish food.
  • Daniel Island Grille - Celebrating two days with a party on the patio, entertainment, drink specials, and Irish food specials.
  • Wild Wing Cafe — Wild Wing Cafe in Mt. Pleasant is having Irish drink specials on March 14 along with four bands playing all day and then more drink specials at all locations on St. Patrick's Day. 
  • St. Patrick's Day the O'Malley's Way — O'Malley's is having live music, Irish step dancers, Irish fiddle players, and food and drink specials.
  • Griffon — Enjoy drink specials like $2 green bud light, as well as $7.95 corned beef and cabbage all day.
  • St. Patty's Day at O'Manny's — Live music with Padee Magee Trio. Drink specials, corned beef and cabbage, prizes, and more.
  • Dunleavy's PubWalter McDonough. the Irish singer-songwriter/guitarist playing his annual weekend residency; melodic folk and Irish tunes during the afternoon and evening block party; c'mon down for some ceol, craic agus aon focal eile ... slainte!.
  • Tommy Condon's — Dublin-born singer and musician Steve Carroll performs with his acoustic combo the Bograts at Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub. Free.
  • Pour House Featuring music from Eliot Lipp, Chronicles of the Landsquid, Bitch Please, and more. Part of the ongoing electronic series.

Keep checking back for more updates, and let us know if you have any to add!


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