Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, myself included. Donning shamrocks and eating corned beef is fun! So if you’re feeling a need to get green, there is plenty to do in and around Reston on St. Patrick’s Day. My favorite is going to a pub on St. Patty’s Day (usually for lunch) — I love the Irish food specials, the music and the dancing. Here is what is going on at our local establishments:
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern
1617 Washington Plz., Reston, Va. 20190
Kalypso’s may be Greek 364 days out of the year, but on March 17, they’re as Irish as anyone! Celebrate the Irish in you too with food and drink specials that will keep going through the night. The music starts at 4:00 with Mark Scott playing acoustic guitar. At 8:30, local favorite Sam Gunderson (blues and rock) takes the stage. It is guaranteed to be a blast!
Clyde’s of Reston
Reston Town Center
Clyde’s is serving Irish food and offering drink specials throughout the day, and a St. Patrick’s Day party will take place in the evening, with a DJ starting at 10pm.
2310 Woodland Crossing Drive, Herndon
Why start celebrating at noon when you can start at 9 a.m.? Join the fun with a Kegs & Eggs breakfast (if you’ve never done it, get down there — it is great). Lunch and dinner menu starts at 11 a.m. and goes until midnight. They’ll have giveaways and drink specials all day. Music by local favorite Bobby Flynn.
2465 Centreville Road, Herndon
When you’ve finished your Kegs & Eggs, head on down the street to Ned’s. This Irish bar will have live acoustic musicians from noon to 9 p.m. Irish dancers will perform at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., My Hero Zero takes the stage. Of course, traditional Irish food, Guinness and green beer will be available all day.
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
754 Elden Street, Ste 102, Herndon
This authentic Irish pub will have Irish music starting at noon, bag pipes and Irish dancers —along with all the traditional Irish fare. Can’t make it here on March 17? Well, O’Sullivan’s is so serious about their patron Saint that they celebrate on the 17th of every month!
The Old Brogue
760C Walker Road, Great Falls
The Brogue, as the locals call it, was hosting St. Patty’s day long before there were any other Irish pubs in town. They do it right! They will have a series of concerts throughout the day, with authentic Irish music performed with lunch or dinner. Reservations are required if you even want to consider getting in the door. But if you don’t get a reservation, no worries — they also offer a St. Patrick’s Day Pub Bash with live entertainment and Irish beer that starts at 10 a.m. First come, first served. I suggest getting there early if you want to get in.