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9 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in North Carolina

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Feeling the luck o’ the Irish? You’re not alone: North Carolina is the perfect place to party on March 17. From brunches to breweries, the fun doesn't stop. Head to these 9 best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with hundreds of your closest friends.

10th and Terrace, Raleigh, NC

Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right with an elegant brunch you won’t forget. Their rooftop terrace and bar make for a perfect recovery spot from last night’s celebrations, giving you beautiful views of the city and a make your own Bloody Mary bar.

Doherty’s Irish Pub, Apex and Cary, NC

This is the most highly anticipated St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the area each year, and they never fail to disappoint. As an authentic Irish pub, you can expect all your favorite Irish fare and libations, along with bagpipes and Irish dancing.

Terrace Room, Goldsboro, NC

This St. Patrick’s Day-themed market is truly inspiring, featuring vendors, entertainment, a scavenger hunt, and plenty of prizes to go around. Even better, it’s completely free and open to all!

Carolina Ale House, Multiple locations

If you’re not into green beer and Irish car bombs, perhaps a Lucky Charms eating contest is more your speed. Test your luck and devour your bowl as quickly as possible for a Carolina Ale House gift card.

Oak City Brewing Company, Knightdale, NC

The annual Shamrock Shuck is a must-do event, regardless of whether you love or loathe oysters. They’ll have beer, bagpipes, food trucks, vendors, face painting and more, along with an epic oyster roast. It’s free to attend the event but there is an entrance fee to participate in the oyster roast.

Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville, NC

Settle down to a St. Patrick’s Day feast unlike any other! Irish dishes are prepared using Ghostface brews.

Rocky River Vineyards, Midland, NC

While most people are drinking green beer, head to the vineyard for a tasty change of pace. They’ll have food carts on site all day, as well as green wine slushies and even a clover hunt for a chance to win a free wine tasting!

The Historic Sharpe House, Statesville, NC

If you’re looking to soak in the Irish heritage and add some class and sophistication to your holiday, book a spot at the Historic Sharpe House’s St. Patrick’s Day tea. They’re dishing out Irish fare with a steaming cup of black tea, with three different sittings throughout the day to suit your schedule.

Pizza Peel and Tap Room, Multiple locations

Pipes, drums, and pizza—it must be a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! This fan-favorite pizza house will fill the air with the sounds of pipes and drums, marathon challenge-style. 

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