What To Do In NYC St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Eat and drink (but mostly drink) your way through the city

Make the most of St. Patrick's Day weekend in NYC with these eight events, from a beer garden visit to a marathon pub crawl to a melty mac and cheese showdown. 

All Weekend

St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

More than 50 bars are participating in this crawl spanning the entire weekend. Up to you whether you choose to participate on just Saturday or go all out for three days straight.

Fantastic Mr. Fox + Bean's Alcoholic Cider

For the Wes Anderson fans out there, Videology Bar & Cinema in Brooklyn will be showing his 2009 stop-motion film, with each ticket including a bottle of Bean's Alcoholic Cider.

Friday, March 16

Keep the Guinness Glass at Loreley Beer Garden

Kick off St. Patrick's with $7 drink specials (including green beer, Jägermeister and Jameson) at this lively Lower East Side bar. Grab a pint of Guinness, and they'll even let you keep the glass.

Saturday, March 17

St. Paddy's Beer Mug-Making

Make your own beer mug for this weekend's festivities at Brooklyn Glass's hands-on class. No experience is necessary, as expert instructors will be on hand to guide you through handling 2,100-degree molten glass.

McSorley's Old Ale House

After the city's annual parade, be sure to stop at this East Village Irish pub that's been around for more than 150 years. 

Whiskey Wars Factory Tour

Kings County Distillery is hosting a St. Patrick's Day edition of its factory tour. Sip whiskey and learn the history of illegal distilling during the 19th century.

Sunday, March 18

Mac & Cheese Smackdown

Head to the Brooklyn Expo Center to rate the best mac from restaurants like Red Rooster Harlem, Korilla BBQ, Murray's Cheese and more.

Vodka and Pickles Festival

This event supporting the Palm of Hope charity brings together an open vodka bar and unlimited pickle tastings.