Atlanta Partying with Saint Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day—a.k.a. the day where everyone celebrates the Irish and/or drinking—falls on a Saturday this year. So if you’re looking for activities for St. Patrick’s Day, or if you just want an excuse to drink more on Saturday, here are some of the major events going on around Atlanta.

Amsterdam Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Amsterdam is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Special drinks for the day include green draft beer and green martinis, because nothing screams St. Patrick’s Day like green alcoholic beverages. As always, there’s no cover at Amsterdam.

502A Amsterdam Ave NE / www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Cloverfest 2012

The Atlanta Drinking Club and Sweetwood present this event at the Masquerade. Special guests include Shark Fighter and DJ Funk Sinatra. Tickets are $15 through March 16, or $20 at the door on March 17. The event is 21+ only.

695 North Ave NE / www.masqueradeatlanta.com

16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead is hosting what they tout as “the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Atlanta.” The party kicks off at 7am, with the outdoor street festival starting at noon. Tickets are $15.

273 Buckhead Ave / www.fadoirishpub.com/atlanta

Lepre*CON 2012

A Social Mess presents this event at Park Tavern. The day kicks off at 2pm, and will include live music, drinking games with cash and prizes, and possibly even a leprechaun. Tickets are $16.

500 10th Street NE / www.xorbia.com/e/leprecon

Limerick Junction’s Silver Anniversary

Limerick Junction celebrates their 25th anniversary with a celebration. The celebration kicks off at 11am, with a block party behind the pub starting at 2pm. The event features live Irish music, traditional Irish food, and Irish beers.

822 N. Highland Ave / www.limerickjunction.com

Mixx Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day Party

Mixx Atlanta is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a party. The event goes from 4-10pm.

1492 Piedmont Ave NW, Suite B / www.mixxatlanta.com

St. Patty’s Day Bash at My Sister’s Room

My Sister’s Room presents a St. Patrick’s Day party. The day’s events start at noon, with green draft beers and shots of Irish whiskey going for $2 until midnight. The event includes a concert with Bitch (ShortbusThe L Word) at 9pm. Tickets start at $10 for general admission.

1271 Glenwood Ave SE / www.mysistersroom.com

Catch It & Paint It Green! Party

Oscar’s Atlanta is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party Saturday night. Contact Oscar’s for more information.

1510 Piedmont Ave NE, Suite C / www.oscarsatlanta.com

St. Paddy’s Celebration

RíRá Irish Pub is teaming up with 99X, Guinness and LOKD Entertainment for a street music festival starting at 2pm. Admission is $10 for the festival. RíRá is also hosting a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast beginning at 6am, and will be playing the Ireland vs. England rugby match at noon.

1080 Peachtree Street / www.rira.com/rira/atlanta.html

Saint Paddy’s Pub Crawl Atlanta

The organizers of the World’s Largest Pub Crawl are coming to Atlanta for a massive pub crawl throughout Atlanta. The event’s so large, it starts with a Happy Hour pub crawl Friday night. Registration opens at Churchill’s Pub on Friday at 6pm, and at Hand in Hand Pub on Saturday at 10am. Passes start at $25 per person, and include a drink at each location on the pub crawl.

Churchill’s Pub – 3223 Cains Hill Place NW / Hand in Hand Pub – 752 N. Highland Ave NE /www.pubcrawls.com

ShamRock the Station

Meehan’s Public House and Atlantic Station have teamed up to throw a new event inside the shopping district of Atlantic Station. Beginning at noon, a mixture of family-friendly activities and beer stations with popular drinking games will start. The event will also include live music, with a fireworks display capping off the night. Admission is $10.

Atlantic Station Central Park – East/West District Ave /www.meehansdowntown.com

The Armorettes Benefit at Heretic

Heretic is hosting a benefit presented by the Armorettes in support of Chris Kids. The show runs from 8-10pm, and entrance is free. The show is followed by 3 Legged Cowboy’s takeover from 10pm-midnight, and DJ Mike Pope from midnight-3am.

2069 Cheshire Bridge Road / www.hereticatlanta.com

Swinging Richards

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit early with a trip to Swinging Richards Thursday night. The club is promoting a Two-for-One Thursday deal. Take advantage of the deal and get lucky!

1400 Northside Dr NW / www.swingingrichards.com

St. Patty’s Day! at The Hideaway

The Hideaway is offering a special selection of Irish foods from 2-6pm. Special items include green beer, cabbage and corned beef.

1544 Piedmont Ave / www.hideawayatlanta.com

Irish Eats at The Model T

Looking for a traditional Irish meal? The Model T is serving up Corned Beef and Cabbage beginning at 4pm.

 699 Ponce de Leon Ave / www.modeltatlanta.com

Rock Your Shamrocks Off!

Friends on Ponce hosts a Rock Your Shamrocks Off party for St. Patrick’s Day

736 Ponce De Leon Ave / www.friendsonponce-atl.com

“Luck of the Irish” Celebration

Blake’s on the Park is kicking off their St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 2pm. Among the festive offerings of the day: Lucky Leprechaun Shooters, Guinness, and Kitty O’Claw’s FamousFish & Chips. Jealouse’s Daring Divas starts at 10:30pm.

227 10th Street / www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

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Originally published on March 14, 2012 in David Atlanta.

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