The 17th of March is almost upon us, where wearing green and downing a Guinness (or two) are required salutes to the Irish spirit. Though historically more Polish and Italian than Irish, we’ve still got a list of things to do and pubs to frequent with Celtic roots. So go get your green on, Greenpoint.
St. Patrick’s Day Activities
Midnight Market, a super fun alternative to the expected bar scene, is coming to Greenpoint for St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17th this popular Jersey city based 21+ Foodie Nightlife Event is hopping across the Hudson and East River and landing at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse on 73 West St. One of their two bars will be hosted by East Williamsburg’s own Win Son; and their vendor list that spans the NYC & NJ foodie scene. Expect $5 food options, $5 drink specials, an all-night DJ, and good vibes.
Highlights: $5 drink specials, Live DJ, Eclectic mix of Food Vendors, Cash Only
Humboldt & Jackson’s Karaoke Party: Join H&J for a Karaoke Party! Have a few drinks, sing random songs and wear green. No cover and drink specials; plus Leprechaun Sightings!
7th Annual St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl: Williamsburg’s longest running St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl returns for a 7th year on Grand Street. Enjoy $3 shots from Redd’s Tavern, eat free Dar525 pizza (with a drink purchase), and try unique combos like Los Tacos & Mcondo’s Jameson + taco special for $7.50.
Lucky Charms Vegan Shop-up: At Pine Box Rock Shop, channel your distant Irish roots or fondness for green hued foods at this vegan market that provides treats like Vegan tacos, nachos, and chocolate caramel Easter bunnies. Open from 11am to 5pm.
Irish Pubs in the Neighborhood
Black Rabbit: Built to be an old-world Irish pub, its fireplace will keep you cozy while the interior will make you forget you’re in Greenpoint. Celebrate St. Patrick’s by sipping beer and enjoying a Celtic classic-like welsh rarebit, served fondue style.
Shayz Lounge: Laid back Irish pub with Guinness on tap. With a homey vibe, this neighborhood bar is great for locals looking to keep it low key.
The Craic: An Irish/Scottish pub with everyday specials like $7 beer + shot. Known for their whiskey list, large comfortable couches, and pool table with chill atmosphere.
Kent Ale House: This is a pub with a sports focus; and on St Patrick’s day they’ll be showing Six Nations Rugby, EPL and Champions League Soccer. Check out their beer list with 24 craft beers on tap, 30+ bottle, and emphasis on keeping it NY local.