Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Delaware with incredible dining specials, musical acts and maybe even a pint or two of green beer.
By Caroline Kinsley and Daniel Larlham, Jr.
With the luck of the Irish, Delaware is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year.
This popular restaurant in Trolly Square will be having live music Thursday and Friday while serving special lunch/dinner and breakfast menus. Catherine Rooney’s will be open at 9 a.m. March 17 with a full day of musical acts from McMark & Company, Oakwyn, Galway Guild, Benny & Bill, Fiddle Mix by Shelley B., Low Tide and Shake Shake Shake. On March 18, Catherine Rooney’s will host Jamison Celtic Rock Duo from 6-9 p.m.
1616 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; 654-9700
The tavern will be serving green beer, $5 car bombs, corned beef and cabbage, Irish nachos, and ham and cabbage soup on March 17.
108 W Main St., Newark; 369-9414
Get yourself in the St. Patty’s Day spirit with some classic Irish tunes. The Part Time Manager will be performing at Dogfish Head Brewpub on March 17 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a lively set of old Irish drinking songs, jigs and polkas.
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 226-2739
Enjoy an Irish themed brunch this St. Patty’s Day with Irish nachos, a Belfast breakfast and Irish Mule cocktails from March 15 to March 19 at Eggspectation.
507 Stanton Christiana Rd., Christiana; 842-2515
Enjoy Irish-themed menu specials and drinks the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Starting on March 11 until March 18, the Newark location will offer St. Patty’s Day-themed green Irish crushes. Grain will also be serving up some other drink specials including melon mimosas, Irish margaritas and Bailey’s espresso martinis. For food specials, enjoy the beer-braised cottage pie and bangers and mash sandwich.
270 E Main St., Newark; 444-8646
St. Patrick’s Day with the Hit the Bottle Boys will be at Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Lewes for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This pub serves Irish classics such as corned beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness stew, bangers and mash and more.
213 Anglers Rd., Lewes; 645-6888
Stop in at Klondike Kate’s for soda bread grilled cheese, Irish cheddar mac and cheese, and sticky stout chicken wings. As for drink specials, the eatery will be serving lots of green beer and whiskey specials in celebration of the holiday.
158 E Main St., Newark; 737-6100
At this eatery’s various locations, enjoy green beer, corned beef and cabbage, Irish nachos and $5 car bombs for the all-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration starting at 9 a.m. McGlynn’s will have bagpipers perform from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Polly Drummond location, 8-9:30 p.m. at the People’s Plaza location and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Dover location.
8 Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark; 738-7814
108 Peoples Plaza, Newark; 834-6661
800 N State St., Dover; 674-0144
110 Union St., Milton; 684-3038
Mulligans in Middletown will have live Irish music from PJ’s Pub Tour and Fiddlemix on March 17. For food and drink, the restaurant is serving ham and cabbage and plenty of drinks with Jameson and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
631 Bayview Rd., Middletown; 464-1012
If you are in the mood for a traditional Irish breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day, head over to this Smyrna pub. Starting at 9 a.m., Sheridan’s will be serving breakfast until 11 a.m. on March 17. The first 50 customers will receive a free T-shirt.
44 W Commerce St., Smyrna; 659-556
All Two Stones Pub locations will be serving an Irish-themed menu running the week of St. Patrick’s Day. At the Newark location, stop in for some great Irish food specials such as Irish nachos, bangers and mash and corned beef and cabbage.
1203 Christiana Rd., Newark; 294-1890