St. Patrick's Day is of course looking a little different this year. Restaurant reservations will be more competitive than usual and the parade isn't for another six months! But don't fret. You can still have a great (and safe) time.
Expect this list to be updated as more businesses announce their plans.
Editor's note: no business has paid to be in this guide.
Eat Irish Food (and drink Irish booze)
Food and drinks are a centerpiece of most good celebrations and St. Paddy's Day is no exception.
Galway Bay Irish Restaurant and Pub
There are three distinct areas at Galway Bay this year. The main bar area will be first-come, first-served. When full, they'll start a text message waitlist. This section will feature a special bar menu and the full beverage selection. An outside tented area will also be first-come, first-served and may be used as a temporary waiting area for the main bar. The main restaurant area will be available by reservation only. Call 410-263-8333 and ask for Sean or Candace to reserve a table. Reservations are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This area will feature a special three-course menu.
You can also enjoy regular menu takeout from Castlebay, Fado, and Donelly's Dockside.
Do the Shamrock Stroll
Check in at any participating restaurant any time in March and get two souvenir koozies for $20. The more you check in and tag the Shamrock Stroll page, the better chance you'll have to win the prize pack which includes a pop-up tent, a BBQ pellet grill, and a party cooler.
Fado Irish Pub
Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern
McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar
Acme Bar and Grill
Rams Head On Stage
Stan and Joe's Saloon
Dock Street Bar and Grill
Do a (virtual) Pub Crawl
Stan and Joe's Saloon is participating in a virtual pub crawl with the Anne Arundel Emerald Society on March 13. Tickets for the livestream are $25 and give you the chance to win prizes. Partying in the parking lot with live music, drink deals, food specials, and "Irish shenanigans" is free.
Timmie & Tambo | 1–4 PM
Michael K | 4–7 PM
37 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
At home shenanigans
Learn to dance
Watch and learn several traditional and contemporary Irish Dances with the O'Grady Quinlan Irish Dancers and AACPL. After the virtual session, the dancers will be available for Q&A.
Snag some Get Lucky glitter bombs from Fluff Daddy. Toss 'em in any drink (carbonated works best), give it a swirl, and watch your drink turn into the funnest one you've ever had. And yes, we know funnest isn't a word.
Cookie Jar Kits has decorate your own shamrock cookies in three kit sizes: small, medium, and large. Each package includes multiple colors of icing and sprinkles. Pickup is March 13 and March 20 in Eastport.
For the less DYI inclined, It's My Party Cookies teamed up with Tangled Balloons to offer a festive stuffed animal, super cool balloon, and 6 huge cookies! Pickup in Arnold March 14-16 or get delivery within a ten mile radius of 21012 for $3/mile.