P.J. Clarke’s, located in the heart of Washington’s power center at 1600 K Street NW, will offer St. Patrick’s day drinks specials, including Guinness Irish beer ($4) and Jameson Irish whiskey shots ($6). The restaurant will also feature traditional Irish fare, including Corned Beef and Cabbage and Irish Beef Stew (a Guinness-fueled recipe prepared by executive chef Jason Brumm). An Irish pipe and drum band will perform throughout the evening and, weather permitting, St. Patrick’s Day will also serve as the christening of their new outdoor dining patio.
In honor of Sidecar, the restaurant’s accompanying semi-private dining den, the restaurant will give away a 2011 Ural T Sidecar Motorcycle at the event. A portion of the proceeds from St. Patrick’s Day will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Cheerleaders from the Washington Redskins will be on hand to cheer on the fundraising efforts.
Since 1884, P.J. Clarke’s New York City flagship has been a centerpiece of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day tradition. The Washington D.C. soiree will be no different, as the location plays host to many of the city’s heavyweights and their power lunches as well as those who just enjoy a good beer and great ambiance to surround it.