St. Pattys Day

St. Patrick’s Day “Jigs” in Calhoun County

Article By Abby Parks

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It’s that time of year again when good luck abounds, shamrock bouquets are “in,” and green is the color to beat. And you might even spot a small character lurking in the shadows, set on guarding his pot of gold. You guessed it–St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! Though it originates in Ireland, this holiday is celebrated by everyone who loves to dress up, have a cocktail (albeit green in color), and enjoy some customary Irish food that you can’t find just any day of the week. We’ve searched for the best celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day going on in Calhoun County on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, so get ready to follow that rainbow to your favorite spot.

The Peerless Saloon and Grill

The Peerless Saloon will be offering some delicious Irish pub fare on Friday, March 17, as well as drink specials and live entertainment.

Menu Specials: 

Bangers & Mash

Corned Beef & Cabbage

$5 Drink Specials:

Lucky Leprechaun

Lucky Charm

Shamrock Sour

Live music:

Friday, March 17 Stone House Revival (9pm)

Location: 13 W. 10th St., Anniston, AL 

Contact: (256) 238-1899 

The Dark Horse Saloon

The Dark Horse Saloon has a weekend of stellar live music and drink specials planned. 

Drink Specials:

$6 Irish Lemonade

$7 Irish Car Bomb

$8 Irish Trash Can

Live Music:

Friday, March 17 Patrick Smith ($5 cover)

Saturday, March 18 Jace Pearson ($5 cover) 

Location: 1113 Noble St., Anniston, AL

Contact: (256) 403-2968

Coldwater Mountain Brewpub

If you’re looking for variety in Irish dishes, Coldwater Mountain Brewpub has a St. Patty’s Day menu that will tickle your tastebuds for sure! Their drink specials are in the works, and being a brewpub, we know they’ll reflect the spirit of St. Patrick to perfection.

Menu Specials:

Smoked Corned Beef with Cabbage, Potatoes, and Carrots

Lamb and Beef Shepherd’s Pie

Reuben Sandwich

Irish Egg Rolls

Fish & Chips

Irish Whiskey Glazed Salmon

Guinness Beef Stew

Live Music:

Friday, March 17 The Storydwellers (8pm)

Location:  1208 Walnut Ave., Anniston, AL

Contact:  (256) 403-2334

Apothecary Drafthouse

There’s a new bar about to open in Calhoun County, and guess what? The grand opening is planned for none other than St. Patrick’s Day!  The Apothecary Drafthouse is set to open on the square in Jacksonville, AL at 6 pm that evening. Their special event will feature some food provided by the Quick Fixx and Kin Express food trucks, and they will also offer a limited in-house menu. They will be requiring reservations, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information.

Live Music:

Friday, March 17 Grace and Grit Music

Location: 7 Public Square East, Jacksonville, AL

The Lush Garden

Anniston’s favorite wine bar, The Lush Garden, will have Irish-inspired small plate specials TBA, as well as live entertainment on Friday, March 17. Their specialty, of course, lies in the area of beverages, and they have some creative drinks they’ll be featuring that evening.

Drink Specials:

Green Beer

Pot O’ Gold

4 Leaf Clover

Tipsy Leprechaun

Location: 209 E. 7th St., Anniston, AL

Contact: 256-403-1484

Rack and Roll Billiards & Sports Bar

There’s a special music celebration happening at Rack and Roll Billiards & Sports Bar to help music lovers celebrate the big Irish Day in Style.

Menu Specials:

Shepherd’s Pie – $11.99

Corned Beef & Cabbage – $11.99

Irish Platter – $16.99

Drink Specials:

Irish Car Bombs

Irish Trash Cans

Irish Lemonades

Green Beer

Live Music:

Friday, March 17 The Rattlesnake Rattlers

Location: 917 Noble St., Anniston, AL

Contact: (256) 624-6434

Hubbard’s Off Main

If you’re not quite into the bar scene, there are some great family options such as Hubbard’s Off Main, which will be featuring Shepherd’s Pie on their menu for lunch and dinner on St. Patrick’s Day, along with some unique drinks and live music.

Drink Specials:

Irish Floats

Irish Coffee

Shamrock Sippers

Live Music:

Friday, March 17 Robbie Jordan

Location: 16 E. Choccolocco St., Oxford, AL

Contact: (256) 403-0258

Rosie’s Gourmet 2 Go

This quaint restaurant which always sports a “special-laden” menu will have a couple of great options available on Friday, March 17 for dine-in or take-out.

Menu Specials:

Corned Beef Hash with Potatoes

Rueben Special

Location: 3337 Henry Rd., Anniston, AL

Contact: (256) 342-5294

Happy Hour Comedy Club

The Happy Hour Comedy Club has decided to go to great lengths to get you laughing like a leprechaun on Friday, March 17 with their St. Patrick’s Day Comedy BASH. Featured comedians include: Zeb Balentine, Rocky White, Buck Jenkins, and Delbert Jenkins. They will have a food and beverage menu available. 

Showtime: 8:30 pm

Ticket Prices: $15

Location: 1021 US Hwy 431, Anniston, AL

Contact: (256) 343-3538

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