You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to start celebrating St. Patrick (or day drinking). Get your weekend going with one of these Irish brunches guaranteed to both ward off snakes AND get you buzzed.
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If you don’t feel right commemorating St. Patrick without wearing your Sunday best, STK has you covered. On Sunday, STK will host a “Shamrocks & Champaign Brunch Party.” STK’s upscale nightclub atmosphere will give you a platform to be dressed up while you eat, drink, and dance all day. The party will rage from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., so pace yourself on the bubbly. Be sure to also take a look at our recap of STK’s opening party.
If you’re looking for a more ‘authentic’ Irish atmosphere, head to Irish Whiskey Public House. On Saturdays and Sundays they offer a whole bottle of champagne for just a buck (with the purchase of a $10 meal). They also have a few different variations of the Bloody Mary, including one with Clontarf Irish whiskey. Food-wise, try the “Saddlebags:” 3 pancakes stuffed with bacon and sausage and topped with a couple of fried eggs. Then you can die happily and party with St. Patrick himself in heaven. Also check out “First Look: Irish Whiskey Public House.”
Get a little boozy kick with your caffeine buzz by ordering an Irish coffee. The recently-opened City Perch in North Bethesda now offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30. Though not necessarily Irish, the brunch menu has a variety of seafood dishes, such as the explanatory “Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Eggs Benedict.” If you don’t feel right about sitting down for a St. Patty’s Day brunch without some potato, get the “Farmer’s Breakfast Skillet,” complete with pork-belly bacon and a potato pancake.
There’s an incredible brunch menu at Rí Rá in Georgetown. Order a Bloody Mary with a splash of Guinness (or just pint of Guinness) to break the fast, and then move on to the “Pub Benedict:” eggs benedict with rashers and potato cakes. If you’ve never had rashers, you’re seriously missing out… it’s like bacon but better. There’s also “The Quay’s Waffle” which is like lox and bagels, but with potato waffles instead of bagels. To see what else Rí Rá has to offer, see our “First Look: Rí Rá Irish Pub Whiskey Room.”
Fadó is gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day by opening early this weekend. Grab a “Hangover Sandwich” (Irish sausage, rashers, egg, cheddar cheese and mayo on a bagel) and watch some soccer. There’s also a create-your-own brunch special for only $25 with fresh fruit, an entrée of your choosing, and either a bottomless mimosa or Bloody Mary, or your pick of 3 craft beers. Also look out for the Irish dancers who will be coming through to perform throughout the day.