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5 Pubs to Go Green In This St. Paddy’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the District with this selection of colorful drinks and themed menus at five of our fave restaurants.

1. Macon Bistro & Larder
Macon Bistro & Larder created six Chartreuse cocktails just in time for St. Patrick’s Day (available from March 17–20). Though the liqueur is French, the spirits will help you feel Irish! Chartreuse brand ambassador Patrick Owens will be at the restaurant to educate guests and hand out samples. Cocktails are priced at $14 each. 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.248.7807

2. City Tap House
Head over to City Tap House tonight for popular Irish dishes and drinks all day long. On the menu is a traditional Shepherd’s Pie with braised lamb, peas, carrots and duchess potatoes for $22. Drink specials include $5 Tullamore Drew shots, $45 Sly Fox O’Reilly Irish Stout and $10 Irish beer flights. 901 Ninth St. NW, 202.644.9433

3. Bourbon Steak
Celebrate “St. Pappy Day” at Bourbon Steak with the world’s best and most elusive bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve. Tonight, guests can sip one-ounce pours of five members of the reserve. With only 7,000 bottles released annually across the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to indulge. Pappy Van Winkle pours and meaty tapas are served for $225 per person. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.944.2026, reservations recommended

4. Hawthorne
Not quite the rolling hills of Ireland, but enjoy a view of the District on St. Patrick’s Day from the rooftop at Hawthorne. Enjoy $5 green beers and $8 car bombs and a special “pot of gold mussels” for half off during happy hour and $20 from 7PM to close. 1336 U St. NW, 202.853.9194

5. Acadiana Restaurant
Who will win the Whiskey war? Make your way over to Acadiana Restaurant to gain some knowledge on Saturday, March 19. Guests will learn about the history of Irish and American whiskey, their similarities and differences, and enjoy a tasting of 10 rare and unique selections. The event is $85 per person and includes a luncheon buffet. 901 New York Ave. NW, 202.408.8848