It’s that one day a year when everyone is Irish and everyone is wearing that green t-shirt that hadn’t worn for 364 days. It’s St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta and it’s time to celebrate. Green beer, corn beef with cabbage and a lot of fun with your friends and family. Atlanta annually has one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the South, so why not get out and party. Here are some of the hot St. Patrick’s Day parties in the Atlanta metro area.
5th Annual Kegs And Eggs
Virginia Highland Bars
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 841-8335
www.atlantabartours.com

Date: March 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Early risers can get their St. Patrick’s festivities off to a flying start with the annual Kegs and Eggs bar crawl on Saturday, March 12. Join your friends and a bunch of locals from the Virginia Highland neighborhood to walk or crawl to great pubs like Neighbors, Dark Horse Tavern, Diesel and J&J Bourbon Bar. Start with breakfast and brunch and follow that with beer and Bloody Mary’s. You must be 21 and have a valid ID to partake. Go to the Atlanta Bar Tours website to reserve your spot.

Park Tavern’s LuckyFest
500 10th St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-0001
www.parktavern.com

Date: March 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Come out on Saturday, March 12, for Park Tavern’s annual celebration of being Irish, LuckyFest. LuckyFest is more than hundreds of leprechauns and southern belles in tight green shirts, it’s one of the first big parties of the year in Midtown. Featuring DJs, live music and all that green beer. You don’t have to be Irish, but you do have to be 21 and have an ID. This is Park Tavern’s way of giving back after a cold winter, so come out to LuckyFest.

Padriac’s St. Patrick’s Day
Padriac’s Vinings
2460 Cumberland Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 433-2398
www.padriacs.com

Date: March 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Padriac’s is that neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name, but once a year, the doors open for St. Patrick’s Day and hundreds more locals discover why Padriac’s has been a favorite in Vinings for years. St. Patrick’s Day means games, music, and fun for you and your entire group at Padriac’s. Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day food offerings as all the food here is delicious.

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Keegan’s Irish Pub Annual St. Patrick’s Party
Keegan’s Irish Pub – Roswell
4401 Shallowford Road
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 640-1100
www.keegansirishpub.net

Date: March 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Keegan’s Irish Pub is so serious about St. Patrick’s Day that they run a countdown clock on their website and above their bar so patrons don’t forget the big day. Keegan’s is more than a bar/pub, it’s a gathering place for locals and those that want cold beer, great food and don’t miss the desserts. Every day is a celebration at Keegan’s, but St. Patrick’s Day is special. Traditional food, music and one of the biggest parties in the area. Get there early and get your seat.

Smyrna St. Patty’s Day Fest
Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar
2840 Atlanta Road S.E.
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 435-1887
www.smyrnastpattys.com

Date: March 17 and 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Atkins Park in Smyrna is pulling out all the stops for St. Patrick’s Day 2016. It’s the 100th year since Easter Rising, which led to Irish independence. So come out and join all the locals and the Mayor of Smyrna, Max Bacon, for fun and games for the entire family. There will be music, a “Redhead” contest and the fountain in Smyrna will be dyed green. Tickets are reasonably priced at $5 per day and it’s all for a good cause in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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