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Food, Drink Specials on St. Patrick's Day

Maybe it's just Irish luck, but there is no shortage of places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day around Bethesda.

There may be plenty of green to go around on St. Patrick's Day, but odds are you'd like to keep some of it in your pocket. Here's a roundup of local specials.

Also, don't forget: Patch sites in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and North Potomac-Darnestown are teaming up to find the best local place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our third Readers' Choice contest.  

LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS


    •    Bethesda's oldest Irish pub, located on Cordell Avenue, opens at 8 a.m. with a traditional Irish breakfast. The day will also feature live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers, a leprechaun contest and prizes and giveaways. Green beer will be provided in the form of $6 imports and $4.75 domestics.


    •    Ri Ra opens at 8 a.m., with a full traditional Irish menu available until last call, or 1:30 a.m. The 19th Street Band hits the stage at 11 a.m., followed by the Matt Faneule Band at 3 p.m. and Technical V at 10 p.m. Dancers and bagpipers will be on-hand for entertainment, while face painters and balloon artists will be available for some family fun. Proceeds will benefit , a community outreach program for the homeless.

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo
    •    Doors open at 11 a.m., with restaurant reservations available until 10 p.m. Live traditional Irish music begins at 3 p.m. and won't stop until closing time, or midnight. A preset menu will include a $25 two-course lunch and a $35 two-course dinner.

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