Saint Patrick’s Day is always a day full of fun festivities. There’s always a good time to be had, good beer to be drank, and good people to enjoy your time with. We’ve done some searching for you and found the best places in Eldersburg to celebrate this Irish holiday.
Start at the Pubs
E.W. Beck’s Pub
While E.W. Beck’s Pub hasn’t posted their specials yet, they still want to encourage everyone to come in wearing green! Last year they hosted a celebration to remember, and opened for brunch the next morning to cure the “Irish flu.”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Put on some green and come out to E.W. Beck’s for all the holiday festivities your inner Irishman can handle.
On March 17th, Baldwin’s Station implores you to come in and enjoy some classic Irish fare and drinks from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.! Last year they had $3 green beer and complimentary whiskey tasting, so we can only imagine what they’re going to do this year. Call (410) 795-1041 to make a reservation now, before all the tables fill up!
County Cork Wine Pub
Digging up their Irish roots, the County Cork Wine Pub is hosting an amazing St. Paddy’s Day celebration. They will be having traditional Irish fare from March 14th to the 20th, with various food and drink specials and party favors on the 17th! These “party favors” include green beads and leprechaun hats, so don’t miss out and join County Cork in celebrating their favorite holiday!
In the mood for corned beef and cabbage? Come in tonight and try ours! They’re on special all weekend.
Serra Brothers Sports Pub
Come to the Serra Brothers Sports Pub to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with corned beef and cabbage! They will be having drink specials all day, so wear some green and head on down to the Sports pub before there are no tables left!
Finish with the Celebrations
Sweet Simplici-Tea is serving up a lots of green the weekend of St. Paddy’s Day. They have a special afternoon tea menu planned, and green tea to anyone who is seated. They will also be giving some lucky winners 2 ounces of one of their green teas! The celebration only lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday the 16th, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday the 17th.
St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans
This special event is for children ages 2-5 at the Carroll County Public Library Eldersburg branch. There will be fun holiday-related stories, crafts, and activities for all the little leprechauns! Only children need to register to go, and you can register here. The fun starts at 10 a.m., so be there or be square!
It’ll be the Craic
“Craic” is just an Irish slang way of saying “a good time.” According to City-Data, approximately 10.5% of Eldersburg has Irish ancestry, which means that some of you may have known what “craic” meant before we told you. It’s good to know some facts about the Irish if we’re going to be celebrating with them on their holiday, and we’ve found some more pretty fun ones about the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day.
- Saint Patrick’s Day celebrates the Roman Catholic patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who died on March 17, 461.
- Saint Patrick wasn’t even Irish! He was born in Roman Britain, but he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland for slavery. Eventually, he escaped slavery and came back as a bishop. He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and chasing out all the “snakes” (which were actually Pagans).
- The three leaf clover, or shamrock, is what St. Patrick used to explain the Trinity.
- The shamrock is not the national symbol of Ireland, but rather the Celtic harp is.
- The first St. Paddy’s Day parade was in America in the 1760’s in New York, and it is now the largest and oldest parade celebrating the holiday.
- The oldest bar in Ireland, which is Sean’s Bar in Athlone according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is at least 900 years old.
- The Guinness Brewery in St. James Street, Dublin has a 9,000 year lease.
- In 1447 mustaches were illegal in Ireland.
- With the exception of Dublin and Cork, Ireland didn’t have a postal code until 2014.
- The Titanic was actually built in Belfast, Northern Island.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Eldersburg, and be safe!