St. Patrick’s Day is coming! You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the celebration. Put on your stylish green outfits and hit the town for a night of fun. There are plenty of ways that you can do that here in Lynchburg, so we put together a pub crawl to help you and your clan have the most fun. We always encourage you to have fun and enjoy the City as much as we do, so please drink responsibly and have a designated driver as you enjoy this pub crawl. Here’s how you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Lynchburg!
Badger on Main
Check out Badger on Main, an extension of The Stoney Badger Tavern. They serve classic bar food like sliders and wings, and have a full service bar and several beers on tap. It’s a great place to grab a beer and then head to their back patio section to take in the scenic views.
The Water Dog
Next, head to The Water Dog in Downtown Lynchburg where they offer 36 draft beers. You can also carb load here with one of their shareable appetizers such as their parmesan crusted pretzel bites, one of their gourmet grilled cheese options or some nachos with beer cheese! Grab your beer and spend some time in their beer garden before you head to the next location.
Fifth and Federal Station
Make your way up to Fifth Street to try Fifth and Federal Station where they have 250 varieties of whiskey available to try. You’ll definitely want to try out their BBQ, which varies from baby back ribs and brisket to “half smoked” chicken.
St. Paddy’s Day Pub Run
At 6 p.m., Fifth and Federal will be hosting the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Run! It’s free to run in the race, and dressing up to show off your Irish pride is encouraged. New Balance will be there to hand out door prizes to those with the most creative holiday spirit! Whether you decide to run in the four mile course or not, you can hang out and enjoy the festivities surrounding the event.
Apocalypse Ale Works
One last stop at Apocalypse Ale Works to finish off your night! They will have live music on their back porch, making it feel like the ultimate backyard party with jumbo Jenga and Connect Four. Try out one (or a few) of their craft beers and take in the St. Patrick’s Day cheer.
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun in March!
There are also a few other events happening during March that will help you bring in the luck of the Irish this year! So, if a pub crawl is not for you, but you still want to celebrate your Irish heritage, these events are for you.
St. Paddy’s Day 5k
On March 14th, you can participate in the St. Paddy’s Day 5k! This race is open to all ages and starts at 9 a.m. All participants will receive a custom designed t-shirt and swag bag. Make sure to register by March 12th at the very latest to be able to participate.
Sedalia Center’s Celtic Festival
On March 28th, you’ll be able to immerse yourself into Celtic culture at the Sedalia Center’s Celtic Festival. This even features Highland dancers, Celtic music, a sheepdog herding exhibition and a parade of clans! You’ll be able to enjoy classic pub food, a whiskey tasting and enjoy mead and Scottish Ale. There’s so much more in store at this event for you to enjoy, so make sure you save the date!