From a 54-year-old (and counting) parade that excited the whole city, to green beers and beyond, Norfolk does not skimp out on celebrating everyone’s favorite green holiday. Our breweries and pubs serve green beer all day long, local bands play Celtic music and Irish meals are served around the city, from restaurants and food trucks. Come celebrate with us, everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day!
Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub
Norfolk’s only Irish pub, Grace O'Malley's is centrally located in the heart of downtown and arguably the most authentic international restaurant in the city. Everything in the pub was shipped directly from Ireland; the mahogany woodwork, the light fixtures and even the tile. The owners were determined to give customers a true Irish experience and exceeded expectations with their imported atmosphere, authentic menu and live Irish performers of Gaelic song and dance - you truly feel like you’re in Ireland. Devour traditional dishes like Shepherd's Pie, made with homemade Guinness brown gravy or their Corned Beef Irish Sub, made with their signature Paddy Old Irish Whiskey sauce. Pair your meal with Guinness and before you know it you'll be saying, “Top o' the mornin' to ya!”
While the name speaks for itself, O'Connor Brewing Co. was the first microbrewery to open their doors in our city. Each Saint Patrick's Day, O'Connor's celebrates the Irish holiday with green beer and festivities, which also acknowledges the anniversary of brewing their very first batch of beer back in 2010. While they have many year-round brews, their most notable (for holiday sake) is Odis. Odis is a robust dry Irish-style stout that has a rich roasted malt aroma and a balancing smooth, velvety palate with hints of dark chocolate. It was recently awarded the gold winner of the 2020 Great American Beer Festival. You can find Odis at their tasting room and around the entire state of Virginia and Washington D.C. during the month of March.
COVA Brewing Co.
Saturday, March 13th
Who's ready for an OV St. Paddy's Day party this year?!? The OV parade has been canceled, but that doesn't mean the festivities have to be!! Join us on Saturday, March 13th for a St. Patrick's Day party the COVA way! Food trucks, live music, local vendors, green beer, the list goes on! Come celebrate with us in our wide-open outdoor areas--perfect for a socially-distanced day of fun! More details to come! COVA Go Bragh!
Wednesday, March 17
Come join us for a St. Patrick's Day celebration! We will have some fantastic food and some really nice drink features all day. You can enjoy live music with Don Bunch from 1 pm till 5ish followed by Glasgow Kiss from 6 pm till 9:45 pm. The Guinness and others will be flowing all day and we will also have some free stuff to give away (while stock lasts). Unfortunately, we will not be taking reservations on this day, sorry! All Covid restrictions apply, please be safe!
NoCo St. Paddy's Bash at Hank's Filling Station
Saturday, March 13th
Save the date to spend your St. Paddy's weekend with Hank's Filling Station! Enjoy live bands, trivia, $6 Irish beers and $5 car bombs. All to support the Norfolk Cosmopolitan Club's fight to find a cure for diabetes. More details to come!
Sunday, March 14th
February's market was a huge success! We are going it again with a St. Patrick's theme. We will have vendors, including a few garden centers, food trucks with St. Pat's menu, and LIVE MUSIC. See y'all at Maker's.
All Month Long
Head to The Stockpot for their new St.Patrick’s Day flight mimosa flavors! They will leave your lips sparkling and yes the glitter is edible!
St. Patrick's Day Drag Brunch at Waterside District
Sunday, March 13th
Celebrate the luck of the Irish and wear your GREEN for Drag Brunch on Saturday, March 13th! Enjoy an a la carte brunch menu and a spectacular drag show performance provided by Sandra Lopez and her Queens. All guests will be seated and socially distanced by table.
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at Waterside District
Sunday, March 13 - 21
Wear your green and celebrate at Norfolk's best St. Patrick's Day celebration! All week long, enjoy a St. Patrick's Day menu, live music, green beer and more holiday fun favorites!
Celebrate 11 Years of OBC!
Sunday, March 13th
We're officially opening our Beer Garden bar for the season! Also for tomorrow we'll be closing off the parking lot and adding extra picnic tables. Glasgow Kiss will be rockin' out, 1-4pm and our featured food truck: Daddy G's Salsa and Deutscher Imbiss will be joining in the fun!