UPDATE 3/11 11 a.m.: D.C.’s St. Patrick’s Day parade has been postponed, the committee board announced on its website.
“This decision was not made lightly and was done out of caution to ensure the safety and health of the thousands of attendees from the Washington area that attend the parade every year,” the website read.
“Rather than canceling, we are postponing our annual celebration for an event and date still to be determined.”
Original story follows:
It’s time for revelry, shamrocks and (probably) a healthy amount of booze. Here’s everything you need to know about St. Patrick’s Day 2020.
- 5 recipes and a cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day
- Drink like the Irish? Reach for an Irish whiskey (recipe)
- Best Irish pubs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
- 10 things you didn’t know about St. Patrick’s Day
Note: The D.C. parade has been postponed. WTOP will update this story when a new date is announced.
More information is available at the parade’s FAQ page.
Gaithersburg, Maryland, is holding its St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday at 10 a.m. The route is along Grand Corner Ave., starting at Rio Boulevard.
It’s important to pick a quality bar, and there are plenty of risks when it comes to deciding on an establishment to spend the drunkest of holidays in.
So you can thank your lucky charms that WTOP staff has these superior recommendations:
Phoenix Park Hotel, 4 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.
3319 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
808 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.
713 King St., Alexandria, Va.
105 W Broad St., Falls Church, Va.
2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va.
Stay safe and drink responsibly.
Eirinn go Brach!
Planned Metro trackwork
Several Metrorail lines will be impacted by planned trackwork this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The Blue, Yellow and Silver lines will single track between Eastern Market and Stadium-Armory all day both Saturday and Sunday.
The Red Line is shut down between Takoma and Glenmont (Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont stations will be closed).
And the Green Line will single track between Naylor Road and Branch Avenue.