8 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Norfolk

St. Patrick’s Day in Norfolk has it all: green beer, parades, live music, and more. Even with COVID-19 there are plenty of activities for the whole family!

First up, restaurants:

Grace O’Malley’s

Photo courtesy of Grace O’Malley’s Facebook page

Known for their hospitality and warmth, Grace O’Malley’s offers a place to kick back and relax while enjoying the comforts of a Gaelic kitchen and authentic Irish brews. This family-owned establishment is a must visit for locals and out of towners alike. Whether you are there to listen to the live music, enjoy the weekly specials, or gather with friends to catch up on the craic (meaning gossip), patrons will love the atmosphere! For more event details, check out their Facebook page.

Keagan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Keagan’s Facebook page

Located in Town Center, Virginia Beach, Keagan’s is a great place to enjoy a warm meal and large selection of drinks. With nearly 12 years of service to the communities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Keagan’s is the place for comfort food and a cold pint. Bonus: they have a cigar parlor with a full bar, multiple TVs and large screens for watching a game and pool tables to keep you entertained.


Photo courtesy of Murphy’s Facebook page

Ever wonder what it’s like to enjoy the comforts of Irish food and drink while being a few blocks away from the ocean? Well, if so Murphy’s is the place for you. They offer views of the boardwalk, authentic Irish meals, and whether you are there to catch a game on the big screen or listen to live music, Murphy’s has it all!

Celtic Tiger Irish Pub & Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Celtic Tiger Facebook page

The Celtic Tiger is a casual quality Irish themed pub with tasty food, Irish beers, Irish whiskies, live music and a festive Bier Garden. With its roots in Chesapeake, the Celtic Tiger offers our neighbors to the south a taste of Ireland. They have live music 4 nights a week and trivia once a week!

Next, special events:

St. Patrick’s Day at O’Connor Brewing

Photo courtesy of O’Connor’s Brewing

March is a special month for O’Connor’s as it encompasses their anniversary and the highly anticipated St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. You can get in on the action early by purchasing their merch online and through their social media.

“A Touch of the Irish” Food Truck Feast at Cova Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy of Cova Brewing Co. Facebook page

On Saturday, March 13, Cova Brewing will host their annual food truck feast, with Cheese It Up, Capt. Crabby and Cast Iron Catering onsite from 11am-9pm. Live music, local craft vendors and local Girl Scout cookies sales will also be on site.

NoCo St. Paddy’s Bash at Hank’s Filling Station

Photo courtesy of Hank’s Filling Station Facebook page

On Saturday, March 13th , spend your St. Paddy’s weekend with Hank’s Filling Station! Enjoy live bands, trivia, $6 Irish beers and $5 car bombs. All to support the Norfolk Cosmopolitan Club’s fight to find a cure for diabetes. More details to come!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Waterside District

Photo courtesy of Waterside District Facebook page

On Sunday, March 13, wear your green and celebrate at Norfolk’s best St. Patrick’s Day celebration! All week long, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day menu, live music, green beer and more holiday fun favorites!

Bad News Bears: The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Oceanview has been cancelled this year due to COVID.

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