Be Irish for the day in Reno on St. Patrick's Day
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St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year and you know what that means — Reno is ready to party! From annual events such as the much-anticipated leprechaun crawl to family friendly celebrations, there’s plenty of corned beef and green beer to go around.
Check out our picks for how to spend your St. Patrick's Day on March 17, and the days leading up to it.
Traditional Irish Dinner: For one night only, Rapscallion — known for its cioppino featured on the Food Network and expansive wine cellar — puts seafood on the back burner. Instead, diners are invited to indulge in a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage, starting at noon March 17. Wash it down with pints of green beer. Details: 775-323-1211.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Head out of town to take in Virginia City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. At 10 a.m., the parade starts moving. It’s just one in a lineup of annual parades hosted on historic C street lined with old-fashion buildings, boutiques and watering holes. After the parade, attend the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl. Details: 775-847-7500.
Leave the kids at home
Sixth Annual Reno Leprechaun Crawl: You’ll see more than "Kiss Me, I’m Irish" shirts at this festive crawl. Starting at 8 p.m. March 17 and ending at 4 a.m. (if you can make it that long), leprechauns and other lucky crawlers line up to enjoy green beer and other brews at more than 25 downtown Reno bars. Get started at Headquarters Bar or the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino. This year, the crawl falls on St. Patty’s Day.
Ceol Irish Pub: On March 17, Ceol Irish Pub on South Virginia Street pays homage to its roots with a St. Patrick’s Day party — and everyone is invited. Sample the bar’s impressive collection of whiskeys and refuel with corned beef and other regional favorites served out of a food truck. Details: 775-329-5558.
Alturas Bar & Nightclub: I bet you didn’t know a biker bar was a good place to hang out on St. Patrick’s Day. Alturas Bar & Nightclub on Fourth Street offers patrons a corned beef potluck, Jell-O shots, games and swag on March 17. Details: 775-324-5050.
Shea’s Tavern: Corned beer, green beer and live music? We’re sensing a pattern here. Open 24 hours, the South Virginia Street pub welcomes Hellbound Glory, Deadly Gallows, Werewolf Club and Pink Awful to its stage on March 17, while Pabst and Fireball girls hand out free booze. What more could you ask for? Details: 775-786-4774.
Wells Avenue District: Ryan’s Saloon and Broiler, Corrigan’s Bit O’Ireland, Lucke’s Saloon and Rapscallion on Wells Avenue and Filthy McNasty’s on Holcomb Avenue are always good for a party on St. Patrick's Day as locals flock to this area known for its Irish bars and other pubs.
Other options for celebrating on St. Patrick's Day: Ole Bridge Pub, 50 N. Sierra St., and Shenanigan’s, 77 Plumb Lane.