Metro Atlanta is blessed with many Irish pubs – but Fado in Buckhead is the only one that was ac-tually designed and constructed in Ireland. Fado has been ground zero for all things green since 1996, and it has a full weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry on tap.
Things kick off on March 14 with the St. Baldrick’s charity event. The annual head-shaving mara-thon is at 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and raises money for children’s cancer research. Learn more at www.facebook.com/pages/st-baldricks-at-fado-atlanta.
March 15 greets early risers with European sports on the telly and a full pub menu at 7:30 a.m. The famous Outdoor Block Party revs up at noon, with live music until 10:30 p.m. and an indoor DJ taking over starting at 9 p.m. March 16 brings the “Day of Rest,” with European sports beginning at 8 a.m. and live music at 2-11 p.m. Irish dancers will perform throughout the day, and a guest bar-tender event for charity happens at noon-3 p.m.
The big day itself, March 17, starts early with kegs and eggs, and segues into another outdoor bash at noon. Live music at 2-9:30 p.m. will include bag pipers and Irish dance. A DJ will again be on hand to spin pub tunes late into the night.
For information about location, musical lineups, menus, cover charges and to purchase tickets (recommended), visit www.fadoirishpub.com/atlanta/.
– Steve Kilbride