St. Patrick’s Day 2012

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You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”

Ah, who doesn’t love a Clint Eastwood quote? And, hey, he’s part Irish too. And, if he lived in Atlanta, I’m certain he’d be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by eating Irish food and guzzling many, many beers in one of the numerous restaurants and pubs in Atlanta. Read on to see why…

Brick Store Pub

Belly up to the bar at Brick Store Pub and get your Irish on with live Celtic music (4-7pm and 8-11pm) and traditional Irish Fare featuring Irish Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Shepherd’s Pie. Guinness,Victory Donnybrook, and Jameson will be flowing.

Brick Store Pub | 404.687.0990 | 125 E Court Square | Decatur, GA 30030


The Marlay House

Billing themselves as “a bit of Dublin in Decatur,” The Marlay House (formerly known as The Grange) serves up plenty of Irish favorites. And on Saturday, they’ll begin with a full-on Irish breakfast from 10 AM until noon. Beginning at 2 PM, prepare for live music, bagpipers, traditional Irish dancing and music. At 10:30 PM, it’s the Marlay’s loveable “Paddy’s Night Dance Off.”

The Marlay House | 404.270.9950 | 426 West Ponce De Leon Ave | Decatur, Georgia 30030

Ri Ra Irish Pub

Like a good Irish pub, Ri Ra will open at 6 AM on St. Patrick’s Day.  Why not stop by for a pint and some breakfast? And be sure and stay for the outdoor event beginning at 2 PM with live music, food and fun. Tickets are $10.

Ri Ra Irish Pub | 404.477.1700 | 1080 Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta, GA 30309



Fado is not afraid to party. In fact, they claim “You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.” Now those are words of wisdom. Stop by and celebrate their 16th Annual Outdoor St. Patrick’s Day Festival this Saturday. Doors open 7 AM and the festival starts at noon with Irish dancers, bagpipers, live music, and a U2 tribute band at 9 PM. Buy tickets in advance to save some cash or get them for $15 at the door.

Fado Irish Pub | 404.841.0066 | 273 Buckhead Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30305



If you crave something a little more elegant, head to Murphy’s, in the lovely Virginia-Highlands neighborhood.  For over thirty years, the restaurant has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with live music, entertainment, and delicious, traditional Irish fare. This Saturday, March 17th, Murphy’s continues its 30-year tradition with live music from 2:30 – 7:30 PM. And on the menu you’ll find Finnan Haddie Soup, Irish Soda Bread, Lamb Stew, Corned Beef with Colcannon Potatoes, and Irish Whiskey Bread Pudding.

Murphy’s | 404.872.0904 | 997 Virginia Avenue NE | Atlanta GA 30306

Limerick Junction


One look at Limerick Junction’s website and you know they love St. Patrick’s Day. The site literally counts the days left until the big day ALL year long, and on March 18th, the countdown starts all over. What exactly is the big deal? An all-day all-night block party. That’s what. Expect to see lots of shots being taken by the college crowd, hundreds of green beads to go around, plenty of live music, and of course, bangers and mash. And this year, Limerick Junction celebrates its silver anniversary, making the day all the more sweet.

Limerick Junction | 404.874.7147 | 822 N. Highland Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306



Lepre*Con 2012


Now, if you truly want to get crazy, head to Park Tavern this Saturday where the party professionals at A Social Mess will present a full day of insanity including multiple DJs, bands like Breakfast Club and Wasted Potential Brass Band, drinking games all day for cash and prizes, bocce courts, whipped cream wrestling, and oh, heavens, probably more. This is the kind of party where a helmet might be needed. Get advance tickets at Xorbia, and use promo code MAYOR for a discount.

Park Tavern | 404.249.0001 | 500 10th Street NE | Piedmont Park | Atlanta GA 30309


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  • mari

    Is the U2 tribute band L.A.vation?!! I recently became a fan of theirs after this years NAMM performance. The lead singer sounds EXACTLY like Bono! 

    For any U2 lovers or Irish enthusiasts…check them out here and TRY to disagree with me about how they sound like the band!!

    • Casey Horton

      The U2 tribute band is actually Desire! I’ve heard good things about them!

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