If you’re in pursuit of an Irish feast, green beer, and perhaps even some Celtic tunes, look no further. Celebrate the “wearing of the green” at these Newport News establishments, which are commemorating the patron saint of Ireland with these events and specials:
When: 11 am - 11 pm Saturday, March 12
Where: Smoke BBQ Restaurant & Bar, 10900 Warwick Blvd
What: Join Smoke on St. Patrick's Day for a full day of fun! Outside tent, outside bars, drink specials, Irish menu, and a lucky good time! Come one, come all and get your Irish on!
- 1 - 3 pm: Patrick Ryan music on the patio
- 4 - 7 pm: On the Verge under the tent
- 8 - 11 pm: "The Re-Micks reunion" Hey! Hey! + Hooligan under the tent
Click here for details or call 757-595-4320.
When: 4:30 - 8 pm Wednesday, March 16
Where: Coastal Fermentory, 206 23rd Street, Suite B
What: Join Coastal Fermentory for a fantastic evening of frosty beverages, fun and Fidos – all in support of the pets and programs of the Peninsula SPCA. DOGS WELCOME! Coastal Fermentory will generously donate 10% of taproom sales and 100% of taproom tips at this special event. Get Cheesy will be on-site, serving their delicious food. Click here for details.
When: 1 - 10 pm Saturday, March 12
Where: Tradition Brewing Company
What: Come celebrate St Patrick's Day a few days early with Tradition Brewing Company! Grab your friends, green attire and join us ALL DAY for shenanigans, food, music, and of course GREEN beer! Starting at 1pm we will have specials on select drafts and 4 packs to go ALL DAY! This event is free, all ages and well-behaved dogs are welcome.
When: 4 - 11:30 pm Thursday, March 17
Where: Good Vibes Concert Hall and Event Venue, 11800 Merchants Walk
What: Join Good Vibes for a St. Patrick’s Day Festival, starting with acoustic opener Phil Poteat at 5 p.m., followed by SLAPNATION at 7 p.m. Enjoy vendors, family fun, Irish food, along with $1 green beer and $4 Jameson Irish Whiskey until 9 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Free admission (VIP admission is $20 plus $2.85 service fee). Click here for details.
When: 5 - 8 pm Thursday, March 17
Where: City Center at Oyster Point, Market Stage, Mariners Row
What: This event will feature local food trucks, beverages, entertainment by Whiskey Rebellion, an Irish Dance Group and a live DJ. “Lepre-cornhole”, paint-a-mug and other festive activities for all ages will be available. Kids can enjoy free activities including face painting. Give-a-way items will be available during the event (while supplies last). Come dressed for St. Patrick’s Day for a chance to win a gift basket! Admission and parking is free. Click here for details or call 757-926-1400.
When: Doors open at 12 pm. Live music at 6 pm.
Where: Cozzy's Comedy Club and Tavern, 9700 Warwick Blvd
What: Cozzy’s, the unofficial official St. Paddy’s Day headquarters on the Peninsula, has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for 30 years! Indulge in corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd’s pie, Irish colcannon, and other delicious Irish food specialties, but arrive early before it sells out! Additionally, they’ll serve green beer, Irish coffee, Irish trashcans, and, of course, plenty of beads! Enjoy Celtic music, merriment, and a bit o’ mayhem from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Clan MacCool Band. At Cozzy’s, everyone is Irish on March 17th. Click here for details or call 757-595-2800.
When: Live music 6 - 9 pm
Where: Hilton Tavern Brewing Co., 10184 Warwick Blvd
What: Hilton Tavern, a staple in Newport News since 1930, is hosting Karl Werne from 6 to 9 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Karl Werne started entertaining in Hampton Roads when he was 16. After eight years with The Lewis McGehee Group and four years with his own band, Instant Karma, Karl became a local favorite. The night will also include green beer, food specials, and giveaways. Click here for details or call 757-873-2337.
When: Starts 3 pm Thursday, March 17 and continues throughout the weekend
Where: The Cove Tavern, 711 Town Center Dr
What: You’re in luck with the St. Patrick’s Day Specials being offered at The Cove Tavern in City Center at Oyster Point. Celebrating all weekend, enjoy corned beef and cabbage, Happy Hour appetizer specials, and specialty drinks, such as green beer, Irish stout, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Emerald Sunrise, Shamrock Sour, Irish Carbomb, Irish Trashcan, Irish Flag Shooter, and Irish Coffee. Click here for details or call 757- 596-1830.
When: Thursday, March 17 while supplies lsat
Where: Second Street American Bistro, 115 Arthur Way
What: The restaurant will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish meals, served with your choice of loaded potato soup or house salad. Their traditional Irish stew is topped with a puff pastry shaped like a shamrock! They’ll also be serving corn beef with cabbage, carrots, onions, and potatoes with a corn muffin. Cocktails include Guinness Stout, Irish coffee, Nutty Irish Joe and, of course, GREEN BEER! All specials available only on Thursday, March 17, while supplies last so get there early! Click here for details or call 757-234-4448.
So if you’re looking for places to show off your green this St. Patrick's Day – and even the weekend before – it’s obvious Newport News is the place to be!