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‘Huge’ St. Paddy’s Bar Crawl in Clarendon This Weekend

by ARLnow.com March 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm 5,585 43 Comments

The Shamrock Crawl logoGet ready for a flood of green-wearing, beer-drinking revelers in the Clarendon and Courthouse area this weekend.

As many as 3,000 people are expected for the Shamrock Bar Crawl, billed as “Arlington’s biggest bar crawl.” The St. Patrick’s Day-themed event is taking place from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday (March 9th).

About 2,500 tickets were sold for the bar crawl as of Tuesday, according to organizer Project DC Events. That apparently includes more than 1,250 tickets sold via Groupon and Living Social.

As of this afternoon, organizers said the bar crawl was sold out due to “high demand.” Some tickets will be available for $20 cash on the day of the event, they via social media, with registration taking place at Mad Rose Tavern and Velocity 5. Other bars participating in the event include Whitlow’s, SoBe, Hunan One, Wilson Tavern, Arlington Rooftop and Mister Days.

Drink specials include $2 Yuenglings, $3 rail drinks, $4 “shamrock shots,” and $5 Irish car bomb shots. Participants — who should be easy to spot thanks to free green beads and “Signature Shamrock mugs” — will also be able to nab $2 cheese pizza slices at Bronx Pizza.

A separate St. Paddy’s Day-themed event, the Four Courts Four Miler race, is taking place at 9:00 a.m. in the Courthouse area. The race is sold out and expected to bring thousands of runners and spectators to Courthouse. A number of road closures are planned for the race.

  • Scared O’Drunks

    Note to self: Avoid Clarendon and Courthouse on Saturday.

    • Hank

      Agreed. We need to go back to the days of NINA. Or get more paddy wagons.

    • Clarendon Bro

      Note to you: eat me.

  • snarl

    and ACPD is having the sobriety checkpoint on Friday?

    • Fairlington Chris

      Looks like ACPD needs to change their DUI checkpoint day to Saturday…

  • Paco

    Wow, what a deal! Just $20 to pay $2 for a Yuengling and another $2 for a slice of pizza, all consumed in public with a “Signature Shamrock mug.” Awesome.

    • Trev

      YOLO BRO!!!

  • Games On!

    If you can’t get laid in Clarendon this weekend, you might as well join the priesthood.

    • novasteve

      Yay herpes and HPV!

      • Keith

        Steve doesn’t understand safe sex. He equates sex with a woman with disease. That’s a hangup.

      • Max

        Fortunately we have a vaccine for most of the latter!

        • HokieLove

          Truth! I can’t wait to head out shortly for some drinks! I’ll be the one wearing the green!

      • Hank

        I sure hope you’ve been entirely chaste lo these many years! It’d be a shame to be hypocritical on such a social concern.

  • dm

    Is it ok to request an Irish Car Bomb at a bar in Ireland?

    • FrenchyB

      They probably call it a ‘Timothy McVeigh’ over there.

      • ARL

        Careful now – McVeigh is an Irish name too.

    • Max

      If you don’t have any emotional connection to your face.

    • CheapSeats

      Sometimes referred to a “shillalagh” across the pond, pronounced shill-AY-lee

  • T

    Why don’t they just have this on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend?

    • drax

      They’ll be packed then too – this way they double the traffic.

  • TC

    Clarendon has jumped the shark.

  • Mary-Austin

    Hopefully DES will be out hosing down the vomit with the same urgency they had for treating the roads yesterday.

  • Clarendon Bro

    Can’t wait to CRUSH tasty some green Miller Lite with my boys and that eight i hooked up with last weekend. Gonna be EPIC. SIGMA 4 LYFE. Guinness like DIRT.

    • ArlingtonBroDogg

      HELL YEAH BRO! YOLO DUDE! #SigmaNuclear

  • Zippy

    Pssst, you’re a week early guys

    • drax

      Pssst, they know that. It’s called marketing. They get two holiday crowds this way.

  • Really?

    Cue all the commenters complaining about people going to bars on a Saturday:


  • Ashton Heights Represent

    As proud protestant in the tradition of WIlliam of Orange and Oliver Cromwell, it may be best for me to stay inside.

  • Rory

    Shamrock Fest in Ballston was the shiznitt. Them were the days

    • Trev

      It was alright until the beer line got to be 20 minutes long due to huge crowds. That sort of ruined it.

  • Clarendon Skank

    I know where I’ll be this weekend!

    • Serbian Lifeguard

      When is Serbian Day?

  • Kory

    hell yeah bros! we are riding on clarendon this weekend, kids! i work hard all week and this weekend its time to let it all out! green beer, corned beef, guinness, whiskey, baileys, it is ON! gonna crush some sluts and pound my bros! you guys into dropkick murphys? they are doing a surprise set at the 4p’s. watch and see if you dont believe.

    • Mike McColgan

      I remember when DM were good. It was 1998.

    • Wearing Green and Drinking

      don’t forget the Jamesons!!!!!!

  • Trev

    The Trevors will be out en masse.

  • Mindermast

    Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.


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