15 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day + food/drink specials

Five Points South
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is almost here. (Five Points South Bham / Facebook)

Get ready to shamrock and roll, Birmingham. St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17 and exciting events and special deals on food and drinks are popping up around The Magic City. Check out our handy guide below and plan now.

1. ShamROCK

Cahaba Brewing Company
It’s time for the ShamROCK! (Cahaba Brewing Company / Facebook)

What: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cahaba Brewing Company’s annual ShamROCK event. The beer may not be green, but there will still be plenty to drink, local bands like Taylor Hollingsworth and food trucks like the Tamale Queen. More info
When: Saturday, March 11 | 11AM-10PM
Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: Free admission

2. Tour de Brewers XIX – St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Tour de Brewers
Get ready to ride. (Tour de Brewers / Facebook)

What: Support The Dannon Project in a fun and unique way during this informal charity run/ride/brewery crawl. This year’s event includes stops at local breweries like Avondale Brewing Co, Back Forty Birmingham, Uproot Brewing and more. Each participant receives a race bib with five vouchers—each good for a craft beer at brewery stops along the race route. More info.
Saturday, March 11 | Noon-3PM
Where: Tin Roof, 2709 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: $40
Sign up: Registration ends Friday, March 10 at Midnight.

3. Shamrock Shindig

What: Party like the Irish during the Shamrock Shindig this March. There will be food, drinks, live music, a photo booth, balloon drop with prizes and even a drawing for a grand prize. Event proceeds benefit The Arc of Central Alabama. More info.
Saturday, March 11 | 6-9PM
Where: The Arc of Central Alabama, 6001 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
Cost: Single – $45 | Couple – $80

4. Irish Dinner

Five Points South
Birmingham Irish Culture Society in St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Five Points South Bham / Facebook)

What: Join the Birmingham Irish Culture Society for the 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Celebration benefiting Kid One Transport. For an additional $25, you can also take part in a Whiskey Tasting event. More info.
When: Saturday, March 11 | 7PM
Where: Inverness Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr, Birmingham, AL 35242
Cost: $150

5. Five Farms Irish Cream Tasting

What: Toast to the Irish at LeNell’s Beverage Boutique on March 16. Try Bushmill’s 10 Year, an Irish single malt aged in both sherry and bourbon barrels and sample Five Farms, an Irish cream liqueur made with REAL cream and REAL Irish whiskey. More info
When:Thursday, March 16 | 5-7PM
Where: LeNell’s Beverage Boutique, 1208 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35234
Cost: Free

6. Flag Raising

What: Start St. Patrick’s Day off with the annual Irish Flag Raising Ceremony in Five Points South. The program includes opening remarks from parade day organizers, a Parade Marshal announcement and presenting of the parade sash, remarks from the Grand Marshal, Irish flag raising and bagpiper Ryan Morrison, an Irish blessing and closing remarks. More info.
When: Friday, March 17 | 7:30-8AM
Where: Flagpole in front of Chik-fil-A in Five Points South, 625 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Free

7. St. Patrick’s Day in Five Points South

Five Points South
Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Five Points South. (Five Points South Bham / Facebook)

What: Eat, drink and be green during St. Patrick’s Day in Five Points South. The day will be full of Irish food and drink deals from bars and restaurants, plus live music beginning at 11AM. More info
When: Friday, March 17 | All Day
Where: Five Points South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Cost: Free admission | Parking, $4 day rate. Available in Five Points Parking Deck at 2012 Magnolia Ave

8. St. Patrick’s Day Crawfish Boil

What: Mark your calendar for a St. Patrick’s Day Crawfish Boil on March 17. Hosted by Birmingham District Brewing Company, you’ll get good brews, great music and Bham’s best crawfish. More info
When: Friday, March 17 | 4PM
Where: Birmingham District Brewing Co, 2201 2nd Ave S, #102, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Free admission

9. Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl

Lucky's Bar Crawl
Get ready to bar hop, Bham. (Crawl With Us / Facebook)

What: Don that green for the ultimate bar crawl in Birmingham. As you hop from bar to bar, you’ll score drink and food specials, access to an awesome afterparty and more. Participating bars include: Carrigan’s Beer Garden, Hop City Beer & Wine, Mojo Pub, Steel Gastropub, The Quest Club and TrimTab Brewing CompanyMore info.
When: Bar Crawl – Friday, March 17, 4-10PM | After Party – 10PM-Midnight at Steep Gastropub
Where: Participating local breweries
Cost: Single – $25 | Group – $20

10. Drowning The Shamrock Water Pong Competition

What: Over the age of 21? This is the competition for you. The winner receives a $100 gift card to Ferus Artisan Ales in Trussville. More Info.
When: Friday, March 17 | 6PM
Where: Trussville Entertainment District, 119 Beech St, Trussville, AL 35173
Cost: $15 (sale ends March 16)

11. St. Patrick’s Day Paint & Sip 

What: Grab a drink and a paint brush for this fun St. Patrick’s Day Paint & Sip. Supplies are provided and the first drink is free. More info.
When: Friday, March 17 | 6-8PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Avenue S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
Cost: $25

12. St. Patrick’s Irish Murder Mystery Dinner

What: An intriguing night awaits you during this fun and interactive murder mystery dinner where you solve the clues. You’ll also enjoy a tasty meal and have the chance to explore the collection of historic antiques and artifacts of the Arlington Antebellum Home & Garden mansion. More info
When: Friday, March 17 | 6:30-9:30PM
Where: Arlington Antebellum Home & Garden, 331 Cotton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211
Cost: $65

13. St. Patty’s Weekend Bash

Monday Night Brewing
Spend the weekend at Monday Night Brewing. (Monday Night Brewing (Monday Night Brewing Social Club) / Facebook)

What: Get social this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend during this totally craic event. There will be a special St. Patty’s beer release on Friday, a Vendor Night Market, live music + patio games on Saturday and outdoor grilling, kids’ games + a dog party on Sunday. More info.
When: Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19 | Noon-10PM
Where: Monday Night Brewing, 14 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Cost: Free admission

14. Danny Winter’s St Paddy’s Lot Party

What: The annual St. Paddy’s Celebration at Marty’s GM is back for another great event this year. Expect to see the Guinness Beer Truck in attendance, giveaways, a photo booth, face painting, hair tinseling and more. There will also be musical acts outside like Cheyloe Martin and Hooley. More info.
When: Saturday, March 18 | 10AM-10PM
Where: Marty’s GM, 5415 Beacon Dr Suit 145, Irondale, AL 35210
Cost: $10 entry fee at door | Kids – Free all day

15. 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Wear your green and head to Five Points South for the parade on March 18. (Five Points South Bham / Facebook)

What: Seeking a pot of gold this St. Paddy’s Day? You’ll find it in Five Points South during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s celebration is led by the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band and other area organizations and businesses. View more activities happening throughout the day.
Saturday, March 18 | 1:30-2:30PM
Traveling up 20th Street South in Five Points South. View the parade map.
Cost: Free to attend

St. Patrick’s Day deals

Mellow Mushroom
Cheers to special deals. (Mellow Mushroom Birmingham / Facebook)

Here’s when and where to score food and drink specials in Five Points South:

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