St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. Rather than lament your impending Monday morning hangover, consider it an Irish blessing … the party starts early and lasts all day. Line up your Uber and don your green beads. It’s time to get your Irish on.
When you want to go to your favorite local bar. Head to Vagabond in Atlantic City where they’ll be celebrating with Guinness, Jameson and Irish Car Bombs as well as corned beef and cabbage on special; to Wonder Bar in Atlantic City for a St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday with live music from Modern Mojo at 8 p.m. and $3 Red Bull Car Bombs and $5 Red Bull drink specials; to Pitney Pub in Galloway for Irish food and drink specials; to Shuckers in Margate for St. Patrick’s Day specials including half-priced Irish drinks starting at 11 a.m. — think $3 Bud Light, $4 Magners and Tullamore Dew Shots, and $5 Guinness — as well as a whole happy hour menu; to Maynard’s Café in Margate on Sunday for a St. Patrick’s Day party with live music from the John Francis Band at 3 p.m. and Irish food specials including corned beef and cabbage; to Leatherhead Pub in Egg Harbor City, where there are always great craft beers on tap and where, on Sunday, there will be bagpipers at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. as well as corned beef and cabbage; to White Horse Winery for a St. Patrick’s Day Party starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. Music from 4:44 starts at 1 p.m.; to Caroline’s By the Bay in Somers Point for three days of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with The Company at 9 p.m. on Friday, Big Daddy Duo at 4 p.m. Saturday followed by The Locals at 9 p.m., and Danny Eyre at 3 p.m. on Sunday; to Brick House Pub in Mays Landing for a St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday with Seven Stone and the release of Troeg’s Lollihop; to Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light in Galloway for Irish themed food and drink specials on Sunday; to Watering Hole in Mays Landing for a Sunday full of Irish music, Irish food and drink specials; to Hi Point Pub in Absecon for a Sunday St. Patrick’s Day party full of all things Irish: $4.50 Guinness drafts, $5 Guinness cans, $7.50 Irish Car Bombs, bangers & mash, fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage and shepherd’s pie; to The Crab Trap on Saturday for St. Patrick’s Day Eve with the Nae Breeks Pipes and Drums; to Ventura’s Greenhouse for St. Paddy’s drink specials like Guinness Pints, Car Bombs and Jameson shots as well as corned beef and cabbage; and to Gourmet “Irish” Cuisine for a St. Patrick’s Day full of Irish cuisine, green beer, and live entertainment with Rick & Nick (bagpiper and drums) at 3 p.m.; or celebrate this Irish holiday German style at Egg Harbor Festhaus, where from 4-7 p.m. there will be a live performance by Blondage Rocks, corned beef and cabbage plus specials on Guinness Blonde, Breckinridge Irish Stout and Jameson, along with a free prize drawing at 6 p.m.
Looking for a fancy dinner with a south-of-the-border twist? Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’…
Can’t Celebrate St. Pat’s without a parade? Then you can’t miss the 1st Annual St. Patty’s Day Parade at noon on Saturday or the after party at St. George’s Pub in Brigantine with a full Irish menu, gifts, prizes, and bagpipers around 1:30 p.m. Head back there on Sunday for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration complete with a full Irish menu and bagpipers in the evening. At Cellar 32, also in Brigantine, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday with all-day Irish food and drink specials (think Irish stew, Irish coffee, and so much more) with live music from Bobby O’DePersia at 3 p.m.
If you’re looking for all Irish, all weekend long. Head to Josie Kelly’s Public House in Somers Point for an action-packed weekend of all-things Irish including music from Mickey Boyle and the Coleraine Ceili Band, Irish balladeer Derek Dempsey, Tom Brett and Bill Felix, as well as The Scallionaters from Ireland. There will also be bagpipers and Irish dancing throughout both days. Or head to Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar in Somers Point for an Irish menu Friday through Sunday. While there, pick up some Irish swag in the form of a $20 St. Paddy’s Day long-sleeve tee. If you head there on Friday, swing by the main bar to hear Alexis play from 7 to 10 p.m. Head to Charlie’s in Somers Point for a full weekend of Irish celebrations, with a special menu that includes Irish staples like corned beef, shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, Irish hoagies and more on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Nae Creek Bagpipers at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday and The Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance 6 p.m. Sunday. At Clancy’s by the Bay in Somers Point enjoy Irish food specials all weekend long as well as a DJ dance party on Friday and Saturday, and then a St. Patrick’s Day party on Sunday with the Nae Breeks Bagpipers at 6:30 and 8 p.m. At Anchorage Tavern in Somers Point, head in for green beer, Irish food, a DJ and bagpipers throughout the weekend. Over at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall in A.C., they’ll be turning the Orange Loop green all weekend with live music from Justin Jones at 9 p.m. Friday; from Shaun LaBoy Duo at 9 p.m. Saturday; and Quasimodo’s Bride Trio at 4 p.m. Sunday as well as Irish food and beverage specials like $7 Jameson and Tullamore Dew, $10 Guinness with a shot of Jameson and $10 Irish Car Bombs, and an $8 Irish-themed kitchen menu that includes reuben spring rolls, Guinness stew, hand-carved corned beef sandwiches and more on Saturday and Sunday, as well as $5 Miller Lite 22-oz. keepsake mugs (while supplies last) with mug refills only $5. Swing by McCullough’s Pub & Restaurant in E.H.T Friday through Sunday for a weekend full of St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans. All three days will feature an Irish menu as well as drink specials that include $5 Guinness drafts and shots of Jameson, and the McCullough’s Lucky Shake made with Irish whiskey, coffee liqueur, green crème de menth, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. On Friday, entertainment from Fred Hair starts at 7 p.m. who returns 2 p.m. Sunday; Saturday it’s Patty Blee. If you’re looking for activities along with your St. Patrick’s Day, head to McCullough’s on Saturday to participate in the Police vs. Firefighter Golf Tournament starting at 10 a.m. At Crossroads Bar & Grill in E.H.C, it’s a whole weekend of Irish food and drink specials, including lucky reuben rolls, shamrock tots, car bombs, Jameson and Guinness; plus, live music from Mutt and Bailey on Friday, Tony and Mel on Saturday, and a DJ finishing off St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. At JD’s Pub in Smithville, enjoy a full Irish menu all weekend with Irish staples including an Irish soda bread sandwich, Guinness beef stew and more. And be sure to swing by at 2 p.m. Sunday for live music from the Brandon Ireland Band.
For those that want a theme with their theme. When one theme — St. Patrick’s Day — isn’t enough, head to Rainbow Room in Atlantic City for Lady Geisha’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash with a special surprise guest. The show starts at 11 p.m. on Saturday, but get there early to take advantage of happy hour specials on Guinness and Jameson and $4 green tea shots starting at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $5. And for the ultimate in themes, head to The Irish Pub in Atlantic City for their annual Bag Day Party on Monday. A follow-up to their St. Patrick’s Day celebration that involves everyone wearing a bag on his or her head, Bag Day has become as epic as St. Patrick’s Day itself.
If you need a whole casino for your St. Pat’s shenanigans. Head to Golden Nugget for their Lucky Green Shake all month long. Made with mint chocolate chip gelato and topped with whipped cream, this $5 drinkable dessert is available at The Chocolate Box. It’s one way to get lucky. If you head there on St. Patrick’s Day, head to Rush Lounge for the musical styling of Ken Shiles & CiBon at 8 p.m. Or head over on Saturday night for a St. Paddy’s Day Celebration with Sultan & Shepard, with Jameson, Fireball and Avion Tequila drink and bottle specials. Over at Resorts, start the celebration by picking up free festive leis at the Promotions Booth starting at 9 a.m. (while supplies last), and then head throughout the property for food and drink specials. At Breadsticks Bar & Grill, check out special menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and at Bar One, enjoy $3 Guinness bottles, $5 Jameson whiskey, $8 Jameson Car Bombs and DJ entertainment from 4 to 8 p.m. While you’re strolling through the property, keep your eye out for Shamrock On!, an authentic Irish band with bagpipes, from 4 to 7 p.m. At Tropicana, head to Boogie Nights on Saturday for a Shamrocks and Shenanigans Party, complete with $6 Bud Light Shamrocks until midnight plus a featured Jameson menu and giveaways. At RiRa Irish Pub, the party starts with live Irish music from Skelling Rockers at 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday; an Irish brunch with live music from the Skelling Rockers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; and live music by the Skelling Rockers from noon to 3 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday with DJ Brandon Bobal in between sets, Irish dancers by Emerald Isle at 3 p.m., and prize giveaways throughout the day. At Anthem, get lucky with a St. Paddy’s Day party on Sunday with a reduced cover for ladies until midnight, DJ Vito G, $5 domestic beers and fireball shots, and $150 select bottle service specials; to Firewaters Saloon and A Dam Good Sports Bar for $5 Guinness on Sunday; to Hooters for $9 Irish coffee on Sunday; to Planet Rose for $8 Jameson shots and Bud Lights on Sunday; to Casa Taco & Tequila Bar for $5 Guinness, $6 Hell Cat Maggie Whiskey, and $7 Green Tea shots on Sunday; to 10 North Lounge for a featured Jameson menu from Thursday to Sunday; and to Tango’s Lounge for a featured Jameson menu from Thursday to Sunday as well as music from The Loop at 8 p.m. Sunday. It’s a party all weekend long at Hard Rock, with St. Patrick’s Day specials like $6 Guinness pints, $6 St. Paddy’s Bud Light Bottles, $8 Jameson Shots, $7 Irish Coffee, and $8 Irish Buck, made with Jameson, lime juice and ginger ale. Also available are Guinness or St. Paddy’s Bud Light plus a shot of Jameson for $11. Specials are available at Lobby Bar, Whammy Bar and Center Bar at the Hard Rock Cafe. Also at Hard Rock, head to Daer Nightclub for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Whitey Ford’s House of Pain.
Huge turnout for the Atlantic City St. Patty's Day Parade in A.C.
Atlantic City Boardwalk St. Patty's Day Parade Photo: Tom Briglia/PhotoGraphics