If you’re looking for some hearty Irish fare, flowing drinks, even some hand-clapping Irish tunes this St. Patrick’s Day, you’re in luck! Here’s a roundup of local pubs and restaurants to help you get in touch with your Irish side. There may not be a pot of gold waiting for you, but there may just be a good time — or at hearty plate of corned beef and some Guinness, too!

Black Swan Tavern
1401 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 128, Marietta 30068

Enjoy these Celtic dishes in Black Swan’s cozy pub atmosphere: Irish Spring Rolls, Irish Nachos, Dublin Coddle consisting of braised smoked sausage, potatoes, onion, bacon and apple in Smithwick’s broth, Guinness Irish Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and the Blarney Sandwich.

Bradley’s Bar & Grill
4961 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Bradley’s Bar & Grill is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day by serving fall-apart corned beef, new red potatoes, cabbage and carrots with house hot mustard and Shepherd’s Pie, $5 Irish Whiskey, $4 Guinness and $3 green beer.

Chicago’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant
4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell 30075

Head to Chicago’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant for some green beer, corned beef hash and reuben sandwiches.

Eggs Up Grill
4401 Shallowford Road, Suite 126, Roswell 30075

Stop by Eggs Up Grill for a taste of these Irish dishes: homemade Corned Beef Hash & Two Eggs, their famous home fries, grits and toast or Hash Benedict with two poached eggs over corned beef hash on an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. The Reuben lunch sandwich of corned beef is served on grilled thick rye bread with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand Island dressing comes with home fries, potato salad or chips and pickle.

J. Christopher’s
1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 114, Marietta 30068

From March 12 through March 18, if you need an Irish breakfast in the morning, J. Christopher’s will surely do the trick! Try their ‘Shamrocks’-a pair of poached eggs on a bed of corned beef hash atop an English muffin, with roasted potatoes, or their ‘Route 66’ a skillet full of corned beef hash, oven-roasted potatoes capped with sunny-up eggs and an English muffin or biscuit, and lastly, a classic ‘Reuben Sandwich’ with oven-roasted potatoes.

Keegan’s Irish Pub
4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell 30075

Folks who head to Keegan’s today will find a menu chock full of Irish fare favorites from their year round menu: Banger’s and Mash, Guinness Braised Short Ribs with whipped potatoes and seasonal veggies, Chicken, Shepherd’s or Guinness Beer Pot Pie, and a St. Patty Melt: two Angus patties, Swiss cheese, sautéed onions and thousand island dressing on grilled rye bread. Enjoy live music by guitarist Sean Thomason, no cover.

Marlow’s Tavern
2960 Shallowford Road, Suite 109, Marietta 30066

On March 16 and March 17, Marlow’s will feature Irish Spring Rolls made of corned beef, cabbage, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and a spicy 1000 island dressing, Shepherd’s Pie made of fresh seasoned ground lamb, carrots, green peas, topped with whipped potatoes and an Irish Stew entree of hefty chunks of home made steak stew, red potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Paradise Grille
3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066

Paradise Grille’s St. Patrick’s Day party starts at noon with these specialties: potato soup, bangers and mash, Guinness marinaded corned beef and cabbage, gaelic flatbread pizza and classic reuben sandwich. Live music starts at 3pm to wee hours

This article was written by Margaret Waage and originally appeared in the March issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 36. Click here to view the digital edition.