St. Patrick's Day is a widely celebrated holiday here in Athens, Georgia, with so many things to do throughout the day! The hype is real, especially since St. Patrick's Day fortunately falls on a Friday this year. So check out these Athens places for Irish-inspired music, food, drinks, and specials all day and well into the night.


Saucehouse BBQ 

Saucehouse BBQ outside

Saucehouse BBQ will be starting their festivities at 11 a.m. and will be having live music performances from a bagpiper and Campbell Harrison throughout the day. From mules to shamrock shooters, there will be Jameson-infused drinks until closing time at 2 a.m. and plenty of Irish inspired BBQ dishes as well. If you decide to dress up for St. Paddy's Day, be sure to be check out the costume party, not to mention there will be prizes for best costumes! 


Southern Brewing Company

Southern Brewing Company Beers

On Friday,March 17, Southern Brewing Company will be hosting its 2nd Annual St. Pat's Celebration. Athens' newest brewery will be featuring an Irish red ale and a dry Irish stout along with their current lineups of saisons, kolsches, and ales, just to name a few. There will be a traditional Irish music performance by Repent at Leisure. Visitors can enjoy the expected warm weather in their huge outdoor space with corn hole and plenty of seating! 


The Foundry


Located on the outskirts of downtown off of E Dougherty Street, The Foundry will be hosting its 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Visitors can see live performances by the Green Flag Band & The Gentry, The Company Stores, and the Athens Drake School of Irish Dancing. The Foundry will open its doors at 4 p.m., have special Irish cuisine for dinner and serve $3 Guinness drafts all night!


Pouch Pies

Pouch Pies

Pouch Pies is the only place in Athens where you can find a traditional Irish Steak Pie! Made with tenderloin steak, bacon, and simmered in Smithwicks Original Irish Ale, the Paddywhack Pie will be a treat on St. Patrick's Day along with an Irish beer. Pouch will also be featuring Shepherd's Pie and Beef 'n Guinness Stew on the 17th. Those who stay until closing time will only be a few seconds away from the heart of the Classic City's nightlife, as Pouch Pies is located near the Arches downtown!


Flanagan's Bar

If you happen to be in the downtown area in the afternoon, you can stop by Flanagan's for happy hour starting at 3:30 p.m. From Irish car bombs to peppermint shots, Flan's will be serving their daily and St. Patrick's Day specialties until closing time at two in the morning. Flan's is one of Athens' longest running bars, and they've had a long history of celebrating this holiday right!

So if you are thinking about a St. Patrick's Day getaway this weekend, consider coming to Athens, Georgia, where you will find many Irish-themed festivities throughout the day and into the night!  Check out our complete Athens events calendar for more things to do in Athens!