Are you feeling a little green? Ready to celebrate your Irish nationality or the ancestry of some friends and neighbors? Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day weekend! An advantage to living at Cleveland Crossing is the proximity we have to the Research Triangle and all the events, activities and eateries in the region, especially Raleigh, NC. In fact, Cleveland Crossing is only 10 minutes from Raleigh, NC. Here are some of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Kick-Start
Start the weekend at Saints and Scholars Pub for the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Kick-Start. Enjoy live music, food, and good beverages at this popular pub in North Raleigh. The menu offers a variety of pub grub dishes that pair with a variety of local craft beers and cocktails. Hang out on the dining side of the restaurant or have drinks on the pub side with 16 taps. Depending on the weather, you can sit out on the patio where there are two fire pits as well as heaters and canopies.
Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Enjoy the 37th parade on March 16, 2019 in downtown Raleigh at 10 am, a parade which tradition started in 1983. After the parade, check out music and entertainment at two venues: 1) The Shamrock ‘n Roll Stage at City Plaza, and 2) Courthouse Steps Stage. Bring your dancing shoes and dance into the evening. Additionally, the kids will enjoy a variety of activities including a bounce house and rides. Be sure to check out the vendors for crafts, food and refreshments.
St. Paddy’s Day Festival at Hibernian Restaurant and Pub
On March 16, check out the street party at the St. Paddy’s Day Festival outside Hibernian Restaurant and Pub and enjoy Irish music and dance. Inside the Hibernian Restaurant and Pub you can find a traditional Irish experience with dark wood interiors, cozy booths and nooks as well as beautifully sculpted bars. Order Irish classics like Bangers and Mash or Shepherds Pie while you enjoy local beers.
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl, Raleigh, NC
Recount your Irish ancestry as you move en masse with friends and neighbors between a half a dozen pubs and taverns on a St. Patrick's Day bar crawl! Tickets are limited but include a 16 oz cup, drink specials as well as LED bracelets to keep you with the group (bracelets reserved for the first 50 people to check in). Staff will also guide the group from venue to venue! Most currently published list of venues: Noir, Alchemy, Still Life, West Social Club, Club Lynk and Tapworks.
St. Patrick’s Weekend at O’Malley’s
If you are feeling particularly lucky, you may want to celebrate the entire weekend with the folks at O’Malley’s Pub and Restaurant in Raleigh. Drink green beer, enjoy giveaways, eat good food and enjoy live music. O’Malley’s has been a destination for all things Irish since 1996.
Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant
Perhaps all you want is an authentic Irish meal? Check out Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant. The chef, Eamonn Kelly, is from County Galway and is Irish trained. Enjoy Irish country cooking, including traditional Irish fare like Shepards Pie and Boxty; however, Kelly also serves traditional pub food like burgers and wings. Trali Irish Pub also serves local brews based on a rotating schedule, so you can sample what the local scene has to offer. Enjoy music starting at 5 pm on Saturday, March 16. On Sunday the music starts at 2 pm. And for future reference all local, NC beers are three dollars on Monday.
Have a fun and safe weekend and enjoy what the locale has to offer this St. Patrick’s Day!