Create Your Own Luck in Dunwoody This Saint Patrick’s Day

There’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, and this year you should follow the rainbow that leads to Dunwoody! Not quite sure what to do? Consider these suggestions as you plan a jolly good time.

Get Lucky: Go on a Pub Crawl. St. Patrick’s Day would not be complete without visiting a pub. Lucky for you, Dunwoody has several from which to choose.

Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern holds the title of being the city’s very first pub and one of its oldest restaurants. With plush chairs and sofas, you’re sure to feel right at home – with a large group of your closest friends, of course! It tends to be the premier spot to play pool, shoot darts, or have a pint, so you should plan to arrive early if your heart is set on this destination for St. Patrick’s Day.

Dunwoody Tavern Patio

For a more upscale venue with the laid back aura that every pub encompasses, venture to O’Brian’s Tavern. While O’Brian’s replicates a London Pub atmosphere, they present a special Irish menu for St. Patty’s Day along with traditional music and dancing! Bagpipes, anyone?


If you find yourself near Perimeter Mall, stop by The Pub Perimeter. This classic Irish spot has a self-serve beer tap, which could come in pretty handy if you’re trying to avoid the inevitable wait time accompanied by St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasts. They’ll get things started early with bagpipes at 11 a.m. for the morning folks, before debuting them again at 5:30 for the afternoon crowed. A live DJ and the best drink specials you could possibly find will also be on site. The fun spills over into Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. when "the best hangover brunch in town" will be served, along with their Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!

The Pub Perimeter Exterior

Last but certainly not least, there’s the cozy, yet lively King George Tavern. Its trademark is the bright red original telephone box that stands alongside its exterior. The perfect background for that St. Patrick’s Day selfie!

King George Tavern Phone Booth

Go Green: Take in some green scenery by visiting a park. Looking for less of a crowd and more family fun this St. Patrick’s Day? Let the great outdoors treat you to some nice greenery. The Dunwoody Nature Center will host extended hours after sunset for their Friday Night Hike on March 17 at 8:00 p.m. This event will give visitors the chance to experience the nocturnal creatures under the lights of stars and flashlights! Nature Center educators will lead the hike, which is absolutely FREE! If that’s not enticing enough, delicious hot cocoa will be served in front of a warm fire at the end of the night.

Friday Night Hikes at DNC