By Colleen Morrison
Don your finest green, practice your bagpipe skills and hunt for a lucky four-leaf clover … it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s how the Delaware River Towns are celebrating this year:
Irish Nights at The Washington Crossing Inn
1295 General Washington Memorial Blvd, Washington Crossing, PA
Every Thursday, February 18th – March 17th
Enjoy weekly Celtic performances and dine on Irish-inspired dinner and drink specials.
Inn of the Hawke
74 S. Union St., Lambertville
Friday, March 11 – Thursday, March 24
Lambertville’s Inn of the Hawke usually serves American fare in an old-world, English pub atmosphere, but for two weeks in March, its strictly an Irish tavern. Its menu will include traditional Irish meals like corned beef and cabbage, steak and Guinness Pie, Irish lamb stew, and shepherd’s pie.
The Inn will also host traditional Irish breakfast on Sunday, March 13 and Sunday, March 20 featuring bangers, rashers, ham, potato pancakes, baked beans, eggs and Irish soda bread with blackberry butter.
The Inn’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration is on Thursday, March 17 featuring drink specials and performances by Traonach playing traditional Irish music from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner seatings at 6:00/6:30 and 8:30/9:00.
Gerry Timlin Performs at the Yardley Community Centre
64 S Main St, Morrisville, PA
Gerry Timlin is a native-born Irishman who performs folk music. Check him out below:
Irish Fest at Triump Brewery
Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA
March 12th – 13th
Free event for the whole family! Join us starting at noon for a day filled with Irish Music, Irish Food, and of course Irish Beer! Music includes Hobnail from 12pm to 8pm. Then The Successful Failures take the stage at 9pm with a $5 cover. Irish menu and beer specials. For the kids, there will be Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Magic Shows, and more from noon to 6pm.
11 Church St., Lambertville
Wednesday, March 16
The intimate, no-frills Mitchell’s Cafe features live, authentic Irish music every first and third Wednesday of the month. Stop by in the evening, grab a drink, and enjoy a little Irish fellowship on St. Patrick’s Day Eve.
Milford Oyster House
92 Water St., Milford
Thursday, March 17
Enjoy a Guinness on draft over a plate of corned beef and cabbage in this cozy tavern. Or break from the traditional and try one of Milford Oyster House’s Zagat-rated seafood dishes instead!
The Bridge Cafe
8 Bridge St., Frenchtown
Thursday, March 17
If can’t wait until dinner and looking for a lunchtime fix of Irish fare, The Bridge Cafe will have corned beef included in its daily specials!
Irish Jigolos at Lambertville CUMC
108 N. Union St., Lambertville
Saturday, March 19, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Lambertville’s Centenary United Methodist Church will be hosting an evening of Irish fun with local band The Irish Jigolos on Saturday, March 19. The $12 entry fee for adults covers seeing the band as well as enjoying an Irish feast of corned beef, cabbage and more.
Galway Girls at the Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St, New Hope, PA
The Galway Girls return to the Bucks County Playhouse for St. Pattys! Have a pint & celebrate the songs of The Emerald Isle. The Galway Girls are keeping the tradition of authentic Irish music alive thru classics like Four Green Fields, Whiskey in the Jar, Danny Boy & more!Not ready to go home after the show? Enjoy traditional Irish drinks at the Riverview Café. Reservations are required. Tickets are $25.