Astoria, Event, Food and Drink, Holidays, St. Patrick's Day, Weekend
Mar 09, 2020

Where to Embrace the Luck of the Irish for St. Paddy’s Day in Astoria

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year to embrace their Irish heritage (or lack thereof)! We’ve got all the Irish music, corned beef specials, and bar crawls of course. Shoot (…)

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It’s everyone’s favorite time of year to embrace their Irish heritage (or lack thereof)! We’ve got all the Irish music, corned beef specials, and bar crawls of course.

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The Winter Court’s Spooky at Strand Smokehouse

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend begins on a “Friday the 13th”! So band The Winter Court will be playing Irish folk music to kick off the spookiest* St. Paddy’s Day weekend ever! They will be playing all night, mixing originals with Irish folk standards and rarities along with special guests, requests, and an impressively long set.

*They note: there aren’t really a lot of spooky Irish songs; just roll with it.

8:00-11:00, all ages, no cover.

Where: The Strand Smokehouse, 2527 Broadway

When: Friday, March 13, 8-11pm

More info here.

St. Paddy’s Pubcrawl by Queen of Astoria

Queen of Astoria’s 6th Annual St. Paddy’s Day pubcrawl is back! Kicking off at Shillelagh Tavern, this year’s route will continue straight down 30th Ave visiting six different bars all offering drink specials. They will visit Passage, Wolfhound, Judy & Punch, Dominie’s, and Katch. Complimentary food will be available at both Shillelagh (pizza) and Katch (wings and nachos) this year! Your ticket grants you drink specials, a commemorative t-shirt (VIP Jersey available), food at two locations, a photobooth, and giveaways.

Where: Starting at Shillelagh Tavern, 47-22 30th Ave, Long Island City

When: Saturday, March 14, 1-8pm

More info here.

LepreCon Bar Crawl

Come dressed up ready for LepreCon! This is another 30th Ave-centered bar crawl, but is for a good local cause: the event will raise money for the Astoria Filmmaker’s Club (so you will be on film at points!). Registration for the crawl begins at 11am at THE BREWERY BAR AND KITCHEN located at 49-18 30th Avenue. There will be a complementary brunch for all LepreCon goers, sponsored by The Brewery. The LepreCon Bar Crawl will take place at selected bars down 30th Ave from 12-6pm.

Where: Starting at 49-18 30th Ave, various bars down 30th Ave

When: Saturday, March 14, 11am

More info here.

Dreams of Freedom Concert at the Irish Rover

Perhaps as a nice ending to one of the bar crawls, Ballad Folk and Rebel band Dreams Of Freedom will be back at the Irish Rover on Saturday. See you there! They hail from Co Kerry in the southwest of Ireland and “strive on their commitment to carrying on the proud culture and traditions of Ireland through songs and stories.”

Where: The Irish Rover, 37-18 28th Ave, Long Island City

When: Saturday, March 14 at 10pm

More info here.

St. Patrick’s Day Silent Disco at Katch Astoria

Though the music won’t be Irish (three lives DJs will be spinning top 40 dance hits, 80s, 90s & 2K throwbacks and hip hop/R&B), you can still wear green and drink to your heart’s content!

Where: 3119 Newtown Ave, Astoria

When: Saturday, March 14, 8pm-12am

More info. here

Kill Me, I’m Irish Murder Mystery Matinee

Join Detective Angela Mansberry for a special screening of a “Murder, She Wrote” episode where you will have your chance to vote for the killer in real time! Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with drag performances, hilarious commentary, and priceless Jessica Fletcher reactions.

Where: ICON, 31-84 33rd St, Astoria

When: Sunday, March 15, 5-7pm

More info here.

Early St. Patrick’s Day at Beans & Lager

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day early with either brunch or dinner! Beans & Lager will have a special menu all day including Irish sausage and bacon for brunch and corned beef & cabbage for dinner, as well as live Irish music and drink specials.

Where: Beans & Lager, 3301 36th Ave, Astoria

When: Sunday, March 15, 11am-close

More info here.


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