P.J. Clarke’s, the legendary saloon in the heart of Washington’s power center at 16th & K Streets NW, announces its third annual Washington St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 17th, from 11am through midnight.
With a St. Patrick’s Day tradition that dates back to 1884 in New York City, P.J. Clarke’s has established its K Street location as the center of Washington celebrations for the patron saint of Ireland since its opening in 2010. The day begins with P.J.’s heralded weekend brunch, which boasts six versions each of Eggs Benedict, Bloody Marys and Bellinis. For St. Patrick’s Day weekend, a seventh Benedict, Green Eggs and Ham, will be offered.
Throughout the day, the DC Fire Department’s Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps will march and perform throughout the restaurant and patio, and Irish drink specials – including $4 Jameson, Bushmills and Guinness – will be offered throughout the day and evening. The restaurant will feature traditional Irish fare, including Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew and a Classic Rueben, and a Guinness Float for dessert.
In keeping with its longstanding philanthropic tradition for the holiday, P.J. Clarke’s will be raffling off a 2013 Ural-T Sidecar motorcycle to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Chosen in honor of Sidecar – the restaurant’s lower-level, recently fully-private dining room – the Ural-T is the only motorcycle specifically built for usage with a sidecar, and is a performance motorcycle capable of handling almost any type of road, weather and service condition.
Washington Redskins cheerleaders will sell P.J. Clarke’s/St. Patrick’s Day commemorative t-shirts,
With each numbered shirt counting as a raffle entry and 100% of t-shirt sales being donated to the Memorial Fund. In addition to donating the motorcycle itself, P.J. Clarke’s will also match donations from the raffle, dollar for dollar.
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