With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, time to start scoping out where you’ll celebrate the big event in Washington, DC. Fortunately, the Nation’s Capital rocks with authentic Irish pubs just waiting for your arrival. Most are in downtown Washington, DC but there are also great pubs to be found in Arlington, Alexandria and, even, Great Falls, Virginia.
Where to start? Check out these Top 5 Authentic Irish Pubs in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Sure to make your St. Patrick’s Day a memorable one, indeed, in the sensational National Capital Region.
1. Kelly’s Irish Times
14 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 543-5433
Transportation: Metro (Union Station). Limited street parking.
An oldie, but a goodie. Friendly staff and owner. A DC institution. Wear your green and get ready for St. Patrick’s Day in this Washington, DC restaurant and bar.
2. The Dubliner Irish Pub (Adjacent to Phoenix Park Hotel)
520 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 737-3773
Hours: 11am to 1:30am, weeknights, 2:30am weekends. 11am to close on St. Patrick’s Day
Transportation: Metro (Union Station)
The Dubliner offers a great bar and restaurant scene to wear the green on St. Patrick’s Day this year. Special tents are erected to protect the crowd from the elements and expand the St. Patrick’s Day party onto the sidewalk.
3. Ireland’s Four Fields (Formerly Ireland’s Four Provinces)
3412 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 244-0860
Transportation: Metro. Limited street parking.
Tickets: $10 cover charge on St. Patrick’s
Check out Ireland’s Four Fields in the lively Woodley Park neighborhood this St. Patrick’s Day. Ireland’s Four Fields goes all out on St. Patrick’s Day as tables removed to make room for sensational Irish music and dancing all day long. Check out Ireland’s Four Fields for an authentic St. Patrick’s Day.
4. Murphy’s of DC
2609 24th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Telephone: (202) 462-7171
Hours: Extended, 11am to 2pm daily
Transportation: Metro (Woodley Park)
For 25 years and counting, Murphy’s has been an Irish pub and restaurant of distinction in Washington, DC. Great food and lively atmosphere make Murphy’s a “must” this St. Patrick’s Day. Make your plans at Murphy’s for an authentic St. Patrick’s Day in the nation’s capital region.
5. Old Brogue Irish Pub
760-C Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066
Transportation: Parking on site
Looking for well-poured pints of Guinness, Smithwick’s and Old Speckled Hen? Look no furthern than the Old Brogue Irish Pub. A Northern Virginia gem of an Irish Pub, with great beer, eats, music and more this St. Patrick’s Day. Live music from 1pm until last call. Neighborhood favorite.
Irish American Club of Washington DC
Official Tourism Site of Washington DC
History of St. Patrick’s Day
Philip Freeman. St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography. (Simon and Schuster, 2005).