It’s been more than two years since Patrick Riley fulfilled his dream and opened an Irish pub in his hometown, and this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration is set to be the biggest yet.
The fun at Paddy’s Irish Pub begins long before the actual holiday on Monday. Customers at the West Liberty Street bar and eatery can drink their fill of green beer and enjoy other special drinks Saturday, Sunday and starting early on St. Patrick’s Day.
Also on the St. Patrick’s lineup: starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday Joey D’s “Sound Storm” DJ and karaoke gets the festivities started followed by a hog roast that evening and music from the band The Jokers. On Sunday afternoon, Unwound performs. Also guests can look forward to a variety of giveaways and more throughout the weekend.
On Monday, the party gets rolling at 2:30 p.m. with Joey D’s “Sound Storm” karaoke.
This St. Patrick’s Day will be the third for Paddy’s, which opened for business in December 2011 and then held its formal grand opening a few months later on March 17.
Riley, who also owns Jefferson Welding at 400 E. North St. in Charles Town, had wanted to open an Irish pub for years.
After finding the perfect site in the onetime Charles Washington Inn, he began transforming it into a relaxed, casual space ideal for drinks as well as burgers, barbecue, steaks, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, hand-cut french fries, and other pub favorites.
Fans of Paddy’s also look forward to the restaurant’s Steak Nights, the Friday staple where steaks are hand-cut table-side by the chef, then cooked as requested.
Paddy’s opens for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. For more on the St. Patrick’s Day celebration or on Paddy’s regular features, call the pub at 304-725-4999, connect with Paddy’s on Facebook, or visit its website at paddys-wv.com.