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Going Green this St. Patrick's Day Weekend in Newport News

If you’re in pursuit of an Irish feast, green beer, and perhaps some Celtic tunes this St. Patrick's Day, then you're in luck!  Celebrate the green-filled holiday at these establishments, which are commemorating the patron saint of Ireland with the following events and specials ...

St. Patrick’s Day Party with The Irish Drinking Band at Tradition Brewing Co.

When: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, March 17
Where: Tradition Brewing Company, 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
What: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day all day at Tradition Brewing Company. Grab your friends, green attire, and join them for shenanigans, food, music, and, of course, green beer! Starting at 12 noon, they will have specials on select drafts and 4-packs to go for the entire day. Veteran-owned food truck, DD214 Smokehouse, will be on-site from 3 to 9 p.m. with a variety of smoked meats and something special just for the party. There will be a daylong hunt for hidden shamrocks in the taproom for cool prizes. For those decked out in their finest green, a costume contest with the best male and female winners will start at 6 p.m. At 6:30, The Irish Drinking Band will take the stage to take the party to the next level! This event is free for all ages and all well-behaved dogs.
Details: Click here or call 757-592-9393. 

Second Street St. Patrick’s Day Meal Specials

 Friday, March 17, while supplies last!
Where: Second Street American Bistro, 115 Arthur Way
What: The restaurant will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish meals at lunch and dinner, served with your choice of loaded potato soup or house salad. Their traditional Irish stew (a Guinness-braised domestic lamb stew) is topped with a puff pastry shaped like a shamrock! They’ll also be serving corn beef and cabbage, carrots, onions, and potatoes with a horseradish mustard sauce and a corn muffin. Cocktails include Guinness Stout, Irish coffee, Nutty Irish Joe and, of course, GREEN BEER! These specials are available only on Friday, March 17, while supplies last, so get there early! 
Details: Click here for details or call 757-234-4448.

31st Annual St. Paddy's Day Bash at Cozzy's Comedy Club

Doors open at 1 p.m.  Live music 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 17
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 31 years! Indulge in corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, Shepherd’s pie, bangers, Irish colcannon (mashed potatoes mixed with a green veggie, often cabbage), and other delicious Irish food specialties, but arrive early before it sells out! Additionally, they’ll serve green beer, of course, and offer other drink specials, such as Irish coffee and Irish trashcans. Enjoy Celtic music, merriment, and a bit o’ mayhem starting at 6 p.m. with the Clan MacCool Band. At Cozzy’s, everyone is Irish on March 17th. Don’t have anything green to wear? Pick from three design choices of Cozzy’s 2023 St. Patty’s Day T-shirts!
Details: Click here or call 757-595-2800.

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at City Center

 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 17
Where: City Center at Oyster Point, Market Stage, Mariners Row
What:  Allen Hudson and the Halfmoons, an alternative rock band from Portsmouth, wants you to “Get ready to crush some green beer” with them, starting at 6 p.m. when they perform at the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at City Center. In addition to the live music, you’ll enjoy food trucks, local brews, and pop-up shops. Proceeds will benefit the Newport News-Carrigaline, (Ireland) Sister Cities program, our newest Sister City partnership. Admission and parking are free.
Details: Click here or call 757-697-3129.

St. Paddy’s Day with The Wayfare Strangers at Coastal Fermentory

When: 6 p.m. Friday, March 17
Coastal Fermentory, 206 23rd Street
What: Get out your green Friday and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Coastal Fermentory. Enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day revelry with music from various genres and decades performed by The Wayfare Strangers, a local band based out of Smithfield. Sate will be on-site, serving their delicious food.
Details: Click here or email team@coastalfermentory.com.

St. Patrick's Day at Hilton Tavern with the Virginia Shellphish Coalition

When: 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 17
Where: Hilton Tavern Brewing Co., 10184 Warwick Blvd.
What: Hilton Tavern, a staple in Newport News since 1930, will host the Virginia Shellphish Coalition from 7 to 10 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The band, an acoustic trio, delivers crowd-pleasing arrangements of time-tested favorites, such as Irish pub songs and select originals. They definitely tailor the music to the crowd on hand! The night will also include green beer, food specials, and giveaways.
Details: Click here or call 757-873-2337.

Schooners Grill St. Patrick’s Day Party with Take the Cake

When: Live music starts at 9 p.m. Friday, March 17
Where: Schooners Grill, 12567 Warwick Blvd.
What: Get lucky with Schooners Grill this St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy live music with Take the Cake, starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 17, while food and drink specials run all day and all night through Sunday, March 19. When life gives you cake, take it!
Details: Click here or call 757-599-4144.

St. Patrick's Day Silent Skate Party (for 18 & up)

When: 11 p.m. Friday, March 17
Where: Peninsula Family Skating Center, 307 Main St.
What: Have your own little St. Patrick’s Day party in your head! Come to Peninsula Family Skating Center for its “Silent Adult Skate Party” on St. Paddy’s Day. Each guest will receive headphones connected to three different DJs. The channels will be Contemporary, Old School, and House. You pick the channel, so you pick the vibes – plus you can switch throughout the night!
Details:  For ages 18 and older only; must have ID to enter. Click here or call 757-599-4769 for more information.

SMOKE’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Throwdown

When: Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18
Where: Smoke BBQ Restaurant and Bar, 10900 Warwick Blvd.
What: DeadRise kicks off SMOKE’s St. Paddy’s Day weekend party in the tent from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 17. Get your St. Paddy’s groove on with some tunes from the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones and more, and then come back the next day for the BIG bash! Join Smoke on Saturday, March 18, for a full day of fun and some “wearing of the green!” Enjoy their outside tent, outside bars, drink specials, Irish menu, and a lucky good time! Patrick Ryan will start the day’s live music at 1 p.m., followed by On The Verge at 4 p.m. before “The Re-Micks” Hey! Hey! + Hooligan rocks the party at 8 p.m. Come one, come all and get your Irish on!
Details: Click here or call 757-595-4320.
Obviously, there’s no better place to show off your shamrocks this St. Patrick's Day than in Newport News!