St. Patrick's Day Festivities that Aren't Lame
A compendium of revelry, from kinda kid-friendly to full-on drunken debauchery.
Kid-Friendly and (Somewhat) Non-Alcoholic
Cupcake Royale DIY Sprinkle Party
Queen Anne’s fancy new Cupcake Royale is hosting a party for all ages on Sunday, March 16. For $5, grab a bald cupcake, unlimited amounts of frosting, sprinkles, and toppers, and have at it. Come anytime from 12-4 or stop in any of the pink bake shops through March 17 and get their special Irish Cake Bomb, a chocolate cupcake made with Hilliard Brewery’s stout, Jameson frosting, and shamrock sprinkles. This one is probably not for the kids.
Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Generally Mature Revelry
The Corson Building
Come to the Matt Dillon's Georgetown hideaway on Thursday, March 13 and get a heaping plate of corned beef and cabbage. The dinner is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. To reserve your spot, call 206-762-3330 for reservations between 6-9:30 when the dinner is offered.
St. Patrick's Weekend at LloydMartin
Have some mature St. Paddy’s fun with LloydMartin from Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15. Chef Sam Crannell will create modern renditions of traditional Irish cuisine, including corned beef brisket and lamb stew featuring Guinness and bacon. Both dishes will be less than $20. Irish-inspired libations will be flowing. Reservations are recommended; call 206-420-7602 or make them online.
Alderbrook's St. Patrick’s Day Beermaker’s Dinner
On Saturday, March 15, the Alderbrook Resort and Spa will be hosting the annual Mac and Jack’s Beer Maker’s Dinner. Here, enjoy a five-course meal prepared by chef Lucas Sautter and paired with selected Mac and Jack brews. Get coffee-rubbed prime tenderloin, wild boar shanks, and the most traditional of Irish dishes, spot prawn pot stickers. All this is accompanied by IPAs, ales, porters, and more. The meal is $99 and seats are limited. Call 360-898-5500 to make reservations.
Volunteer Park Cafe
Irish soda bread and butter. Cabbage salad. Shepherd’s pie. Corned beef. Guinness floats. Ericka Burke is not messing around. Her heartfelt cafe is putting on a dinner on Sunday, March 16 featuring these traditional Irish dishes; the meal costs $40 and reservations can be made online or by calling 206-328-3155.
St. Patrick’s Day starts early—9am—at this pub and restaurant in Magnolia. The crew will be serving breakfast offerings such as Irish eggs Benedict (made with corned beef), housemade scones, corned beef hash, and plenty of potatoes. And dinner includes Irish chowder, kale salad, house-cured corned beef, and traditional bread pudding. Dinner is served from 5-10 and costs $40 per person.
Live Music, Booze Specials, and Assorted Shamrock Shenanigans
Pike Brewing Company
This beer spot downtown is celebrating the holiday all weekend long. On Saturday, March 15, come and enjoy the entertainment of The Fire Inside, a foot-stomping group. Eat bites including pretzels, corned beef, and Irish stew, and try the Pike Kilt Lifter (while it lasts). Festivities kick off at 4. On St. Patrick’s Day, the pub continues to celebrate with the Elliott Bay Pipe and Drum Band starting at 5:30. In case you forgot to wear green and you’re tired of getting pinched all day, Pike will be offering its Pike Kilt Lifter T-shirt for $10.
Full-On Drunk People Wearing Green Novelty Headgear
Bring out the beer goggles, beads, and striped knee-high socks because it’s about to get real boozy. Starting at 8 (yes, in the morning) on St. Patrick's Day (yes, on a Monday), come to this downtown pub for Kegs and Eggs. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Live music featuring the True Romans Band and the Kennedy Brothers will be playing as well as sporadic visits from the Seattle Firefighter Pipes and Drums band throughout the day. A $10 cover will start at 1:30 and $15 cover after 4. Both covers include a $10 gift card to Fado good for your next visit.
Kells Irish Festival
Kells Irish Pub has been partying on this day since 1983 and is ready to bring the house down again this year. Come to the 31st Annual Kells Irish Festival to get your Irish jig on. Live music featuring groups including Buck Mad Bhoys, Servant’s of the Rich, and Liam Gallagher start at 11am and doesn’t stop until the wee hours of the night. Admission is $20 and includes a free festival shirt for all pre-purchased passes. All proceeds go to the Pike Market Clinic.
This Irish pub and restaurant near the Seattle Center has festivities all weekend long, but come on the actual day and get special menu items including corned beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness pie, or other traditional dishes. Live music by Claypipe and Creeping Time will be playing throughout the day and into the evening. There will be a cover for the bar but not for the restaurant.
What else is going on for St. Pat's? Bombard us with more events in the comments.