Fado Irish Pub’s Shepherd’s Pie with ground beef and vegetables in a rich sauce topped with colcannon. PHOTO CREDIT: Fado Irish Pub
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

St. Patrick’s Day 2019: Celebrate at these metro Atlanta restaurants and bars

The luck of the Irish will be with you if you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at one of these metro Atlanta restaurants and bars.

The Barrelhouse. Make the most of Sunday Funday on March 17 with food specials including bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, along with $4 Guinness, $3 Irish Whiskey Shooters, $3 Jell-O Shots and specialty cocktails.

701 Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-600-5251, barrelhouseatl.com/

Buzzy’s Grille. The bar will host a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party on March 16 featuring specials on green beer and Shamrock Slammers as well as live music. On March 17, look for a menu of special Irish dishes, Irish music, drink specials and green beer.

2196 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw. 770-575-3262, buzzysgrille.com/

Dantanna’s. Both locations are offering food and drink specials on March 17, including corned beef and cabbage and a Guinness and Bushmills drink combo. 

Dantanna’s Buckhead, Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, 404-760-8873 and Dantanna’s Downtown, 1 CNN Center, 404-522-8873. dantannas.com 

Fado Irish Pub. The two-day block party from March 16-17 will offer food trucks, drink specials, live music and rugby and Premiere League action. Cover is $20 for the day.

273 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-841-0066, fadoirishpub.com/atlanta

Gate City Brewing. The Roswell brewery is celebrating with a party from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. featuring Texas bangers and hash from Carne250 BBQ, exclusive taproom beers and live music.

43 Magnolia St., Roswell. 678-404-0961, gatecitybrewingcompany.com/

Guac y Margys. Get Shepherd’s pie tacos, green mimosas and Lucky Charms during bottomless brunch from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and green margarita specials throughout the day. 

661 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-343-4691, guacymargys.com/

Hampton & Hudson. The restaurant will celebrate March 16 and 17 with brunch from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. featuring Irish specials including beef and cabbage with poached eggs and spring onion sauce; potato, leek and sausage Frittata with spring greens and green garlic vinaigrette and fava bean and sausage stew with sunny side egg and wood grilled toast. Also look for drink specials and live music. 

299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-948-2123, hamptonandhudson.com/

Keegan’s Irish Pub Vinings. Expect to see $6 pints of Guinness and $5 pints of Harp, Guinness Blonde and Smithwicks on March 16 and 17, as well as live music and Irish dishes from the pub’s regular menu.

4687 South Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 404-319-8183, keegansirishpub.net

Limerick Junction. Get in the St. Patty’s spirit during this two-day party March 16 and 17 featuring live music, drinks including Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's and Guinness Blonde Lager and food from a special St. Patrick’s Day menu. Cover is $10 each day. 

822 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-7147, limerickjunction.com/

Mac McGee. Go green during MacFestivus (in honor of “Seinfeld's” Festivus), a free family friendly event offering Irishing dancing, St. Baldrick’s head shaving, bagpipers, live music, face painting, food beer.

936 Canton St., Roswell. 770-518-2866, macmcgeepubs.com/ 

McCray’s Tavern. All three locations will host parties March 16 and 17 featuring live music, drink specials, Irish food and a DJ. 

Locations in Midtown, Smyrna and Lawnrenceville. mccraystavern.com/

Meehan’s Public House. All four locations will feature live music and Irish food and drink specials on March 17. In addition, on March 16 the Sandy Springs location will host an event sponsored by Lambay Irish Whiskey that will include a charity head-shaving event for St. Baldrick’s, live music, Irish food and drink specials. Free entry from noon-4 p.m. and $15 after 4 p.m.

Locations in Vinings, Sandy Springs, downtown Atlanta and Atlantic Station. meehanspublichouse.com

Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub. Both locations will celebrate with outdoor parties from 1-11 p.m. March 16 offering live music, Irish food and a wide selection of Irish drinks.

12650 Crabapple Road, Milton, 678-624-1090 and 705 Town Blvd., Brookhaven, 404-816-5739. oldeblinddog.com

RA Sushi. The sushi spot is offering specials on a selection of Irish-inspired drinks from March 15-17 including green hot sake for $1, Jameson shots for $5, Green Dragon Bombs for $6 and Irish Mules and Irish Mule Pitchers for $6 and $20. 

1080 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-267-0114, rasushi.com/locations/atlanta/

Rí Rá. Look for live music, a charity head-shaving event for St. Baldrick’s, authentic Irish fare, Guinness glass engraving, beer trucks and performances from Irish dancers during the second annual PaddyFest. Cover is $15.

1080 Peachtree St. NE #1, Atlanta. 404-477-1700, rira.com/atlanta

The Shed at Glenwood. Eat and drink like the Irish on March 17 with Black and Tan beer cocktails for $5 and a corned beef and cabbage dinner special for $13. 

475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta. 404-835-4363, theshedatglenwood.com/.

Yard House. Through April 8, look for a special menu of Irish-inspired dishes including corned beef egg rolls, Shepherd’s pie and mash (named an AJC Dish of the Week) and grilled Guiness cheddar and braised beef melt and drinks including a Dublin Mule made with Jameson, Guiness, ginger beer and mint. Green beer is available upon request on March 17. 

Atlantic Station, 261 19th St. NW, Atlanta, 404-815-8990 and Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave., Atlanta. 770-675-7640. yardhouse.com.


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