Irish Eyes Will Smile in Arlington!

St Pattys Day

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and Irish eyes – and the eyes of those who want to be Irish – surely will be smiling in Arlington!

Throughout many of the bars, pubs, and restaurants of Arlington, you’ll find powerful Irish pride, great Celtic music, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Come out, treat yourself to a couple of pints of Guinness, and make some new friends! To get you started, here is a list of some of Arlington’s most popular Irish bars:

O’Sullivan’s – In the nightlife-heavy Clarendon area, O’Sullivan’s offers more than 130 types of whiskey behind the bar as well as live music daily. 3207 Washington Blvd.; (703) 812-0939;

Ireland’s Four Courts – Just down the road in the Courthouse neighborhood, Ireland’s Four Courts helps revelers get into the Irish spirit with traditional dishes like corned beef and cabbage or beef stew with Guinness. 2051 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 525-3600;

Samuel Beckett’s – Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub in the Village of Shirlington has a menu that’s an eclectic blend of old and modern-day Ireland. For a unique spin, try the Guinness burger! 2800 S Randolph St.; (703) 379-0122;

Siné – In Pentagon City, stop into Siné, where on St. Patrick’s Day (and every day), you can sample traditional Irish breakfasts or beef n’ Guinness stew. 1301 S Joyce St.; (703) 415-4420;