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Celebrate the Luck of the Irish in Arlington on St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, Arlington’s Irish pubs and restaurants invite you to eat, drink and get your green on!

From traditional Irish music and dancing to lamb stew and Irish whiskey, Arlington has plenty of authentic options for celebrating the day that commemorates St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. 


  • In lively Clarendon, O'Sullivan's Irish Pub, this family-owned and operated pub epitomizes what an Irish bar should be. Come on out for great food, great drinks, and great music! The pub features more than 130 types of whiskey plus entertainment throughout the week.
The whiskey selection behind the bar at O'Sullivans Irish Pub in Arlington, VA.
O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Columbia Pike

  • Topping Travel + Leisure’s 2017 list of The 50 Best Bars in the U.S. To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day is Arlington’s Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant on Columbia Pike. You’ll be greeted with bona fide Irish accents at this family-owned favorite specializing in traditional Irish food and drinks. This St. Patrick's Day stop by and enjoy their Happy Hour specials from 3 - 7 p.m.


  • In Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood, Ireland's Four Courts have been serving the surrounding area for twenty years. Combining traditional Irish fare with American cuisine and offering proper Pints in a cozy pub atmosphere. This year the courts are hosting a variety of events in celebration of St. Patrick's Day including the Four Courts 4 Miler, Irish Brunch, Beer Bingo, Guinness glass engraving and more.

Crystal City

  • McNamara's Pub in Crystal City will open at 9 a.m. on St Patrick's Day. Celebrate with drinks on the patio and their weekly Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. Seating is limited, so make reservations ahead of time.

Pentagon City

  • Mattie & Eddie's Irish Bar & Restaurant in Pentagon Row is a recent addition to Arlington's ever-growing vibrant restaurant scene. This charming restaurant specializes in authentic, Irish food, drink, and hospitality. Inspired by his grandparents, Chef Cathal Armstrong opened Mattie & Eddie's as a way to pay homage to his family and upbringing. This March 10 through March 12 stop by to enjoy a performance by Irish singer Conor Malone. 
The exterior facade of Mattie & Eddie's Irish Bar & Restaurant in Arlington, VA.
Mattie & Eddie's at Pentagon Row


  • In the Village at Shirlington, Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub features an extensive brunch menu featuring an eclectic blend of old and modern-day Ireland, from Irish Breakfast (two bangers, two rashers, two black and white pudding, potato cake, eggs, and baked beans) to Tipperary Tart (a quiche of leeks and Irish Cashel blue cheese). Burgers, fish ‘n chips, and shepherd’s pie are also popular items. Aside from great food Samuel Beckett's also hosts a variety of weekly events, making it the perfect spot for an entertaining evening.
The interior of Samuel Becketts Irish Pub in Arlington, VA, showing the first floor bar and a second floor dining space.
Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub