Everyone is Irish for a day


Matthew Ceccato

Dye the rivers green and dance in the streets, Saint Patrick's Day is here. A day when everyone is Irish and people takes to the streets for music, food and green beer. Below is a collection of restaurants and bars in Midtown and downtown offering specials on food and drinks and even hosting a block party or two.
de Vere's Irish Pub, 1521 L Street, is hosting their second annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party, closing off L Street between 15th and 16th. The street party will feature music by '80s cover band Tainted Love and the California Fire Department Pipes and Drums. Sandwiches, brats and other food will be sold to soak up the alcohol from the two outdoor bars and whiskey tent. Advance tickets are $20, $25 at the door. 21 and up. The party starts at 8 a.m.
St. Patricks R District Pub Crawl, 1400s of R Street, is hosting a pub crawl along the bars and restaurants of R street. Participating places include Shady Lady, Venue, R15 and Burgers & Brews. $4 Jameson and Guinness specials are available at every place, with pints of Guinness costing $3. Irish food is also available. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and there is no cover.
The Flame Club, 2130 16th Street, is offering their famous corned beef and cabbage to customers again this year. Prepared in-house by a trio of lovely ladies, the meal is delicious. A full bar is also available. Food starts at 12:30 pm and runs until the food is gone. Food is free, tips always appreciated.
Check out this event at Brew It Up!
Bistro33 also has specials for St. Patrick's Day.