“Tasting Room Grand Opening” At Ironclad Distillery Co.

The day has finally arrived! The much-anticipated opening of the Tasting Room at Ironclad will take place Saturday, March 31st. Spend the afternoon touring the beautiful, historic building while learning all about the history of the company and the product.

Come out to show support, meet fellow bourbon lovers and get a taste of what Ironclad has to offer. The day’s festivities will include tastings, cocktails, live music and a literal outpouring of history and stories. Take advantage of the opportunity to see how their hand-crafted bourbon is made, or pick up a bottle to take home.

Tastings are $5, or you can get a Tasting Flight (a one ounce sample plus your choice of two cocktails) for $20, or you can just get an individual cocktail from the menu.

Free tours will be given every hour on the hour. Last tour leaves at 4pm. This event is from 12-5pm. We will see you there!

For more info on this free event, click here.

“Oyster Roast” at Hoss’s Deli in Newport News

Hoss’s Deli will host their first ever Oyster Roast Saturday, April 14th. The event will feature live music, locally caught oysters and a fun crowd!

Enjoy a wide selection of beverages, great service and local oysters. Park your ‘bikes out back’ and kick it with the cool kids. Austin Ferguson will perform live and keep you dancin’ all day long. Specials include $2 oyster shooters and a dozen oysters for only $6.

Oyster shell recycling will be provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. This event is from 12-5 and will be held rain or shine.

For more info, click here. 

“Special Whiskey Tapas Tuesday” at Fin Seafood

Tapas Tuesday returns to Fin Seafood with two of our absolute favorites, whiskey and tapas! Tuesday, March 20th, plan to attend the ‘Special Whiskey Tapas Tuesday’ at Fin.

You’ll enjoy outstanding service, delicious food and cocktail creations by Mixologist Robert Gregory. This event offers 3 courses with 3 different cocktails for $25. The menu includes cured salmon, lamb sausage and cannoli. For dessert options, you’ll love the salt roasted pineapple sorbet and almond bon bon with chocolate dust.

This event is from 5-9pm and reservations must be made. For more details and the entire menu selection, click here. Reservations are accepted over the phone at 757-599-5800.

 

“St. Patrick’s Day Festivities” on the Peninsula

St Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, which means lots of parties and shenanigans. Here is a detailed guide to make your adventure a shamrockin’ good time. Don’t forget to wear green and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

NEWPORT NEWS

Tradition Brewing Company | St. Paddy’s Day Inflatable Foosball Tournament

Lionsbridge FC and Tradition Brewing Company are excited to present this one-of-a-kind St. Patrick’s Day party. The Inflatable Foosball tournament will take place from 9-5pm. Enjoy bagpipes throughout the day and stay for the smooth sounds of Heather Gillis at 7pm. What’s better than a little soccer, great beer and good company? For more info, click here.

SMOKE BBQ | St. Paddy’s Day Party

Begin your St. Patrick’s Day celebration the right way with SMOKE BBQ. Enjoy an Irish breakfast, bagpipes, K9 demos and live music.  There will be a cornhole tournament with cash prices and Hey Hey Hooligan will take the stage at 8pm. For detailed info, click here.

Hoss’s Deli | St. Patrick’s Day Party

Don’t miss the amazing $2.50 Bloody Mary buffet and mimosa specials starting at 11am. Enjoy 50% off of road kings; the biggest, baddest burger around. A little birdie told me that Jager models will be making an appearance at 2pm. Green beer all day! Live music by The Mullins Sisters at 9pm. For more info, click here.

Quaker Steak & Lube | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Irish specialities on the menu and drink specials until 9pm. Cornole tournament, shamrock bingo and best dressed contest at 7pm. Live music by Gerald and Marc from 5-8pm. For detailed info, click here.

The Cove Tavern | Slapnation at The Cove

Enjoy the amazing food and beautiful views of City Center at The Cove Tavern. Catch the festivities around the fountain and then dance the night away with Slapnation from 6-9pm.

City Center | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Bring the family out for St. Paddy’s Day fun by the fountain. Adult beverages, food trucks, line dancing and free fun activities from 2-6pm. Vinyl Headlights will perform live on stage. For detailed info, click here.

HAMPTON

Park Lane Tavern | St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

Enjoy an authentic Irish brunch, drink specials and live music all day. Bryan Dunn, Brian Sewell and Jan and Zane of Schooner or Later will perform. This event is from 10-1am. For detailed info, click here.

Oozlefinch Craft Brewery | Fest O’ The Finch Party

Good ole Celtic sing-alongs, pub music and a shamrock hunt. Enjoy the Jameson Inspired firkin and the “The Lady in Green”. Sean and Colin also know as Glencoe Lads will be playing from 6-9pm. The fun begins at 1pm. For all of the details, click here.

Bull Island Brewing Company | St. Patrick’s Day with Mercy Creek

Enjoy amazing water views, great beer and an awesome crowd. Mercy Creek will be rockin’ the stage starting at 6pm. This event is from 6-9pm. For more info, click here.

PBR Hampton Roads | Shamrock Shenanigans

Come get some green beer and see the leprechaun race. Catch the Irish trashcan specials and Buckshot live on stage. For all the details, click here.

The Greene Turtle | St. Patrick’s Day ‘Shellebration’

Happy hour specials from 3-1am, DJ Chris beginning at 6.30pm and Guinness Power Hour! Games and giveaways all day. The Deloreans will perform at 9pm. For more info, click here.

WILLIAMSBURG

Billsburg Brewery | St. Patrick’s Day with Hangar 09 and B2

Great beer, amazing atmosphere and live music. Hangar 09 will be rockin’ the stage in the event tent. Come enjoy stunning views and a fun crowd. For more info, click here.

Amber Ox Public House | St. Precarious Day

The St. Precarious block party is a craft beer, music, and food festival full of friendly banter, live music, flowing taps and delicious Irish fare. For all of the details, click here.

Alewerks Brewery | St. Patrick’s Day at Alewerks

Good Luck Irish Stout will be on nitro as always, and to commemorate the occasion, they’ll be debuting a brand new beer!
Leprechauns Are Real Irish Red will be on draft all day and Fiddler’s Green will be there serenading with traditional Irish tunes. For detailed info, click here.

The Corner Pocket | St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The annual St. Paddy’s Day party returns with a performance by Poisoned Dwarf, the best traditional Irish music around and a special menu with Irish food all day. For more info, click here.

Center Street Grille | St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Irish food and drink specials beginning at 11am. Catch authentic Irish music by Dennis O’Riordan starting at 6.30pm. For more info, get it here.

“Bourbon Cocktail & Wine Dinner” at Fin Seafood

Sunday, March 4th Fin will host a ‘Bourbon Cocktail & Wine Dinner’. The perfect Sunday evening date or Girls Night Out.

The five course meal will be paired with 2 bourbon cocktails and 3 wines aged in bourbon barrels. Enjoy the stunning atmosphere of Fin Seafood while being served by the best. The dinner menu will feature venison carpaccio, wild Alaskan salmon, pork belly and veal cheek. For dessert, you’ll enjoy a bourbon pecan ice cream tart.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the area’s best mixologist and an astounding chef. Space is limited and reservations are required in advance. This event is from 6-9pm. Tickets are $75, not including tip and tax.

For more info and to purchase tickets, call 757-599-5800

“Artini – Virginia Made” at Boathouse Live

The PFAC Board of Advisors is excited to announce the 7th Annual Artini – Virginia Made. This year, the event is taking place at Boathouse Live Friday, March 2nd.

Local mixologists will compete to create the best cocktail using ingredients made in Virginia. Attendees will choose the winner. Enjoy amazing appetizers from Circa, Waypoint, Harpoon Larry’s, P.F. Chang’s, Second Street, Fin, Riverwalk, Juan’s, Kismet, Mellow Mushroom, Schlesinger’s and of course Boathouse Live.

Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 after February 23rd. Admission includes drink tastings and food pairings. Enjoy great food, exquisite drinks and live music by Plastic Eddie. This event is from 6-9pm.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“Good Shot Judy” at Boathouse Live

Friday, February 23rd, prepare to shake, rattle and roll all night long to the sounds of Good Shot Judy.

Good Shot Judy is a Virginia-based band specializing in classic vocal jazz entertainment, always bringing the swing and the swagger. This highly popular band is known for delivering top-notch classic vocal jazz and recreating the classic nightclub entertainment feel of Las Vegas in its prime. Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie, glitz and glamour.

Boathouse Live is the perfect venue for this lively group, with lots of space to tear up the dance floor. This event is from 9pm-12am. General admission is $5, VIP is $10.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“One City Marathon” in Newport News

The Fourth Annual One City Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 4th. This is an exciting weekend event including a two-day Health and Wellness Expo, kick-off celebration at Boathouse Live, pasta dinner, and four races!

Choose from the Boston Qualifier Marathon, Marathon Relay (teams of 2-4 split the marathon), Maritime 8K or Nautical Mile Fun Run. The marathon starts at Newport News Park and is a point to point course taking you through scenic Newport News. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the James River, a flat course, enthusiastic fans, course support, and more.

This year, the Saturday night pasta dinner will take place at Boathouse Live. Join the awesome runners and staff at the official One City welcome party with great food, live music and guest speakers. The menu will include salad, two pasta dishes, vegetables, bread and dessert. Tickets are $17.50 per person with group discounts available.

Once the race is over, you’re invited to celebrate at ‘One City, One Celebration’, the official after-party for the race. This event will feature a live DJ, food provided by Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, craft beer by Tradition Brewing Company, runner-relaxation area and fun children activities.

For more info and to register, click here.