Everybody's IRISH on St. Patrick's Day!! Join us for this festive and fun day when everyone in downtown Washington goes GREEN.
We'll beat the crowds at the Irish Channel Pub at 10:30am for a delicious pint of Irish beer (Guinness, Harp or Smithwick's), some pre-parade food (not included) and some lively Irish music!! Around noon, we'll take a FREE shuttle bus to the parade route on Constitution Ave and enjoy this awesome spectacle of shamrocks, dancers and good times!
These were some cute Irish girls dancing in last year's parade. Here are some more pics from the 2012 St. Patrick's Day parade in DC.
Did I mention that EVERYONE is Irish on St. Patrick's Day? Even President Barack Obama - though, as it turns out, Obama actually IS Irish on his mother's side. :-) He surprised guests at the Dubliner's pub last year....but why would he go to the same pub again this year? Just in case he goes for the Irish Channel this year, we'll be there!!!
While downing our drinks and enjoying some Irish food and song, we'll get to know each other and do introductions. In addition to the delicious Irish brews on tap, typical Irish fare will be available for an early lunch for those who are hungry, lamb stew, shepherd's pie, fish and chips and the rest are all on the menu.
Don't miss this amazing once-a-year cultural spectacle right here in DC!
This EXCLUSIVE DC Global Adventurers event includes:
- Meetup group introductions at the Irish Channel pub led by Nejla Routsong
- Your 1st pint of Irish beer is included (Guinness, Harp or Smithwick's)
- FREE round-trip shuttle bus ride between the parade and the pub
- Watching parade with the DC Global Adventurers
Meetup members: Just RSVP above and pay through Paypal. $20 if paid online in advance. $25 to pay in cash or with credit card at the door. Email [masked] to RSVP without paying online.
Don't want to join Meetup?? Non-Meetup members: Buy tickets here. You cannot use this website unless you join Meetup, but you can purchase a ticket for the event and you will receive a Paypal receipt and detailed instructions via E-mail a few days before the event.
Schedule: We will meet at the Irish Channel pub at 10:30 and then take the shuttle to watch the parade around 12:30. The parade is scheduled to last 12-3.Shuttle bus will be available to return to the pub periodically during and after the parade. Meetup organization ends at 3pm, but members may return to the pub or go bar-hopping after the parade.
How to Get There: The pub is 1 block from the Chinatown metro (yellow or red line). The closest metro is Chinatown (yellow, green and red lines) or Metro Center (blue or orange line). Click here for directions on Google Maps.
Carpool: I'll take the metro. Please be responsible and plan your transportation accordingly if you plan to drink again after the parade is over.
What to bring: Camera, DRESS IN LAYERS and WEAR GREEN (it's good luck, of course!), comfortable shoes, bring money for food and drinks at the pub and for buying any souvenirs from vendors at the parade.