The classiest ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the city of brotherly love.
Fadó's Harp-battered fish tacos.
1. Do brunch like the Irish Get to Fadó Irish Pub at 8 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day for the Pints & Pancakes breakfast. Want to stay a while? Sip beer, nosh on snacks like Guinness barbecue wings and Harp-battered fish tacos, and enjoy live music throughout the day.
2. Treat yourself to a burger Rouge’s burger of the month is the Irish Breakfast—dry aged beef topped with sausage cassoulet, rashers, Guinness cheddar, and a fried egg on a potato roll—in honor of the Irish holiday.
3. Save room for fries... Shake Shack is bringing back its themed fries called When Irish Fries Are Smiling through the 17th—topped with horseradish cream, scallions, and applewood smoked bacon.
4. ...and dessert Pop in the lobby at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia to watch the hotel's pastry chef make Irish potatoes—small candies made with coconut, confectioner's sugar, vanilla, cream, and cinnamon; sample these treats and from 4-6 p.m., you can try Irish soda bread stout cupcakes topped with malted barley buttercream, too.
5. Rock out Irish band Jamison Celtic Rock performs at Paddy Whack on Tuesday from 2-6 p.m. While you're there, try the Celtic quesadilla and Irish stout onion soup
Inside-Out Leaf Jacquard Top & Skirt, Marni ($890; 720). Barneys New York, 1811 Walnut St., 215-563-5333
6. Dress the part Even if you're not Irish, add some festive, green pieces to your closet this week—like this mini-skirt set by Marni; not only will you stand out in a sea of green T-shirts on Tuesday, you'll also have a great outfit to wear all summer. And gentlemen, whether you're meeting- or bar-hopping, step out wearing this green tie decorated with Duke & Winston's signature bulldogs.
7. Down some whiskey No St. Patrick's Day is complete without a shot (or two) of Irish whiskey. Enjoy exclusively priced Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey shots at the Liberty Bar & Grill while getting soothed by the sounds of Irish music.
8. Laugh at Lafferty's Wake The Society Hill Playhouse puts on this hilarious, interactive performance, giving audience members the chance to attend Charlie Lafferty's wake at the local pub. Shows are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through April 12.
9. Get on your feet Take a Ceili dance lesson this Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Irish Center (6815 Emlen St., 215-843-8051). Follow along with instructor John Shields and you'll be a pro at the popular Irish folk dance in no time. Find more dance lessons here
10. Pay your respects Take a time-out at the Irish Memorial at Penn's Landing on Tuesday for the annual wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m.; the service is dedicated to the millions of Irish people who were forced to emigrate to the U.S.
Grab a pint and a good meal at Slainte.
11. Settle in for an authentic meal Sláinte Pub & Grill serves the traditional bangers and mash—Irish sausage over house-made mashed potatoes with onion gravy and sweet peas. Get a Guinness to wash it all down.
12. Have an Irish cheese platter (with beer, of course) Old City cheese café Wedge + Fig has a St. Patrick's Day special that includes an Irish cheese board, a pint of beer, and an Irish dessert. Dig in!
13. Sip green wine Head down to Penn Woods Winery for a glass of green wine, offered March 14-16.
14. Party at home If you're working on St. Patrick's Day, avoid the crowds altogether and host an after-work shindig at home. Pick up some chic decorations from Paper Source, make Irish-themed finger foods, and ask guests to bring their favorite Irish brew.
15. End the big weekend with... more food and beer On Tuesday Kildare’s Manayunk wraps up it's 17 Days of St. Patrick celebration. Stop by for Irish fare, drink specials, and the chance to take a trip to the homeland.