You won’t need the luck of the Irish to find a bar or restaurant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Washington DC region, but you should have a dedicated driver if you’re planning to drink. Let our professionally trained drivers take you and your group on a pub crawl, brewery tour or to one of the St. Patrick’s Day festivals taking place in the region!
GROUP TRANSPORTATION TO ST. PATRICK’s DAY FESTIVALS
DC Brau, DC’s first packaging brewery since 1956, hosts the 6th Annual HopFest on Saturday March 14 from 12-5 p.m. The festival highlights the craft beer products by local brewers and features one-off brews made just for the event. Tickets are $50 for general admission, $75 for a VIP package that includes one hour early admission and a commemorative gift.
Down on the water, Celtic rock band Scythian headlines Ireland at The Wharf from 1-6 p.m., also on Saturday. Poor Man’s Gambit and 19th Street Band join bagpipers and Irish dancers in rounding out the entertainment on District Pier. Click here for details, including ticket pricing.
Then on Sunday, March 15, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Washington DC from 12-3 p.m. The route follows Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street.
DC AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA BREWERY TOURS
We’ve been providing DC brewery tours since the first craft brewers opened their doors! With a private fleet of more than 250 vehicles from sedans to motorcoaches, we can take a group of any size to your favorite breweries. Convenient door-to-door service ensures you don’t have to worry about traffic, parking and getting home safely after celebrating!
Want to explore DC’s craft breweries? If you’re not going to HopFest at DC Brau that weekend, you could start at Atlas Brew Works in Northeast DC, then travel up to Hellbender Brewing and 3 Stars Brewing up near the Maryand border. Or if make it a brewery-distillery combo after Atlas – there are about six of them in the vicinity, including One Eight Distilling, Republic Restoratives, Jos. A. Magnus & Co., and more.
The LoCo Ale Trail in Loudoun County is in our backyard, and some possible brewery tour pairings include:
- Lost Rhino and Old Ox in Ashburn – two of the oldest breweries in the county
- Beltway in Ashburn and Ocelot in Dulles (near the airport) – Crooked Run is also close to Beltway and has a bar and restaurant in the same mini food hall
- Bear Chase and Dirt Farm in Bluemont – both have gorgeous views
- Belly Love and Adroit Theory in Purcellville – Belly Love has pub fare but other dining options in town include Monk’s BBQ and Market Burger
For more detailed information about our private brewery tours, please visit our Brewery Tours page.