While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many local St. Patrick’s Day events, such as the annual Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade in downtown Atlanta, there are still a few ways metro Atlantans can safely celebrate the big day, both in person and virtually.
Here’s a rundown on those events:
5Church Atlanta, located at 1197 Peachtree St. in Midtown, will host a St. Patrick’s Day party March 13 all day. It will include a special Verde cocktail mixing Hendrick’s gin, cilantro, lime and Fresno chilies ($13). Runners participating in the Luck of the Square St. Patrick’s Day Group Run 5K at Colony Square on that day are invited to stop by the restaurant and refresh with a complimentary mimosa.
For more information, visit https://5church-atlanta.com.
Luck of the Buck
Buckhead Village will host Luck of the Buck, an afternoon Sip & Stroll celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, March 13 from noon to 6 p.m.
The event will include Irish dancers, kids’ arts and crafts, specialty drinks at participating restaurants, complimentary shamrock cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake and shakes from Shake Shack, plus live entertainment at Fado Irish Pub and more.
For more information, visit www.buckheadvillagedistrict.com.
Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern’s Brookhaven location (804 Town Blvd., Suite A1000) will host a St. Patrick’s Day party March 13 starting at 6 p.m. In addition to special discounts on beer, Jameson shot and classic corned beef and cabbage, the event will have live music from 8 to 11 p.m.
For more information, visit hobnobatlanta.com.
Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern’s Alpharetta – Halcyon location (6690 Town Square., Suite 420) will host a family friendly St. Patrick’s Day party March 13 from 1 to 11 p.m. The event will feature food specials including corned beef and cabbage and corned beef sandwiches; entertainment with an Irish music band, Southern rock band and Irish step dancers; and green beer, whiskey and shot specials.
To ensure safety, guests can spread out within the restaurant, on the patio and in the cornhole area. A sanitization station and masks also will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Each ticket includes two green beers per person. Children under 12 will be admitted for free.
For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-patricks-party-halcyon-alpharetta-tickets-141471018625.
Park Tavern’s Shamrock
The Park Tavern in Midtown will host Shamrock: A St. Patrick’s Day Festival March 13 from 3 to 11 p.m. The 21-and-older event will include live music, DJs, food and drink. Participants are encouraged to wear their best green garb.
To ensure everyone’s health and safety, it will be held outside, and all attendees are required to wear masks and encouraged to socially distance. Admission is $20 online in advance and $25 at the door. Booze and bite tickets are $45 for six and $100 for 14.
The Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. in Atlanta. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com/event/shamrock-2021.
Shamrock and Roll
The Shamrock and Roll Road Race, the Junior League of Atlanta’s annual fun run and fundraiser, is being held virtually this year due to the pandemic.
From the comfort of their own home or wherever they may be, participants can run a 5K, 10K or Kids 1K race anytime from March 13 through 17. Registration is $30 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K, $10 for the Kids 1K and $30 for the phantom runner (for those who don’t want to run but want to donate).
All proceeds from the race are used to financially aid projects and programs of the league’s community partners and to train and educate its members for effective community service.
For more information or to register, visit www.jlatlanta.org/shamrock-n-roll-road-race.
Hampton + Hudson
Hampton + Hudson in Atlanta’s Inman Park will two St. Patrick’s Day events.
First, it will hold a special St. Patrick’s Eve Lucky Trivia game March 16 at 8 p.m. Participants can enjoy $5 Irish drink specials on Jameson, Guinness and Black & Tans alongside trivia themed around the holiday.
Second, Hampton + Hudson will celebrate the holiday March 17 all day with food specials, including a Corned Beef Plate with braised green cabbage and potatoes and Banger Sausages and mash with brown gravy, plus $5 Irish drink specials on Jameson, Guinness and Black & Tans.
For more information, visit www.hamptonandhudson.com.
Second Self Beer Co. in west Midtown will celebrate St. Patrick's Day March 17 with $3 pints of green beer and $10 pitchers of their year-round beers. Masks are required when moving around the tasting room and when ordering beer.
For more information, visit secondselfbeer.com.
Shamrock the Station
Atlantic Station will host Shamrock the Station, its annual family friendly St. Patrick’s Day party, March 17 from noon to 8 p.m. The socially distanced outdoor affair will take place in the Atlantic Green and include Irish-inspired libations and live entertainment.
Admission is free, with food and drink available for purchase. Starting at noon, guests are invited to don their best green and jig to lively entertainment, including spirited Irish dance performances, tunes by DJ Chika Takai, traditional bagpipers and performances by The Border Collies, a Celtic band.
Throughout the event, there will be free giveaways, including a cannon firing off T-shirts for lucky guests, as well as stilt walkers and balloon artists onsite for the little lads and lassies to experience. At 4 p.m., a cash and card bar will be onsite, offering green brews and spirits for guests 21 and older.
Also, guests can enjoy St. Patrick’s Day-themed offerings from participating restaurants, including a corned beef and cabbage dish, green beer and Irish shot deals at Hobnob.
To ensure everyone’s health and safety, masks are strongly encouraged and sanitizing stations are available throughout the venue.
The Atlantic Green is located at 1380 Atlantic Drive in Atlanta. For more information, visit atlanticstation.com/event/shamrock-the-station.
Johnny’s Hideaway, 3771 Roswell Road in Buckhead, will host a St. Patrick’s Day party March 17 starting at 6 p.m. It will serve complimentary corned beef and cabbage from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by free Irish shooters beginning at 8 p.m. Throughout the night, the restaurant and bar will give away some fun St. Paddy’s day swag.
For more information, visit www.johnnyshideaway.com.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Buckhead is will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17 through 21 with a special Shamrock Flight and traditional food pairings. The Shamrock Flight ($14) includes 4 ounces of Big Sully Irish Stout and Pig Iron Porter along with 1 ounce of Slane Irish Whiskey and of Jameson Caskmates: Stout Edition.
For an additional $4 each, enjoy a pairing of a stout braised brisket slider and a smoked salmon croustade to compliment the Irish beer and whiskeys. Iron Hill will also be serving a limited-time-only corned beef and cabbage ($18) special made with Vienna Red Lager braised red cabbage, boiled parsley potatoes, baby carrots and Philly Phavorite IPA mustard.
For more information, visit www.ironhillbrewery.com/buckhead-ga.