St. Patty’s Day Fun at the Rathskellar

Do you have plans yet for March 17th? If you’re wondering what March 17th even signifies, then you’re not quite in the Irish spirit yet. If that’s the case, check out the Rathskellar’s website to get you in a celebratory mood. This much-loved Indianapolis restaurant may specialize in German food, but that doesn’t mean it’s not up to the challenge of serving green beer with its fellow European counterparts.

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday everyone can enjoy, and to many represents the beginning of spring in the Circle City. So throw on your festive green best and head to downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, March 17, for the Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest at the Rathskellar.

The doors will open at noon, and your wallet will be happy to hear there’s free admission all day long. Make sure you arrive thirsty, because if there’s one thing the Irish take seriously, it’s their beer! Drink specials will include authentic favorites such as Harp, Smithwicks, and of course, Guinness. Can’t swallow the dark and stiff brews of your brothers from overseas? There will be a full bar available as well to satisfy palettes of every origin.

And no all-day party would be complete without plenty of eats to complement the wide variety of spirits. If you love Irish food, you’re in luck—corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Irish red potatoes, soda biscuits, and shamrock cookies all await sampling galore at this festive Indianapolis event. And if you’re a tried-and-true German food fan and prefer the Rathskellar’s normal fare of kielbasa and sauerkraut, their full regular menu will be available.

And of course, Ireland is famous for more than their hearty food and drink and sparkling emerald coast. Irish dancing is practically a sport in the country, and the Rathskellar pays homage to that tradition with performances by some of Indy’s finest entertainers, The Irish Dancers of Indianapolis.

And Irish music in Indianapolis is alive and well too–you can look forward to a rousing show by several local artists, including The Gordon Piper’s (the premier bagpipe band in the city) and everyone’s favorite, Polka Boy. Later in the night, the festivities will take on a more contemporary flair with a performance by ZannaDoo.

This St. Patty’s Day, make sure you head to where the action is–to the Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest at the Rathskellar. And for more stories on current events happening all over the city, be sure to make a daily Web-surfing destination.



The Rathskeller

401 E Michigan St
Indianapolis, IN 46204