Tar Heel fans are rubbing elbows with St. Patrick’s Day this year as UNC takes on the Texas Southern Tigers, Friday, March 17. And we all know what we hope to find at the end of that rainbow! Whether you’re celebrating the luck of the Irish or looking for a place to watch the game this weekend, or perhaps, indulge in a little of both – check out these local spots.

Carolina Brewery
460 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend at Carolina Brewery with $3 Shamrock Ale. If that alone isn’t enough to get you out of the house, they’ll also be serving up corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches, and Reuben egg rolls. And there are plenty of TV’s around, so you won’t miss a minute of the game.

Four Corners
175 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC


Four Corners, named after Dean Smith’s infamous offense strategy, is the place to go if you want to watch the games and celebrate St. Patty’s Day all in the same place. They’ll have $8 green beer pitcher specials, $4 Guinness pints, and corned beef and cabbage or Reuben sandwiches. Don’t forget to wear something green along with your Carolina blue!

Mystery Brewing
230 Nash St., Hillsborough, NC


Mystery Brewing opens at noon on March 17 and will be serving traditional Irish breakfast all day long with their seasonal St. Stephens Green dry Irish stout. Stick around and get your jig on with the Nee Niggy Band at 8:30 PM. They’ll be performing Irish and Celtic tunes that will be sure to get you in the spirit of the holiday.

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC


If you’re in the mood to watch the game without any leprechauns, then check out Tobacco Road. They’ll be serving regular specials including $2.50 Corona/Corona Light and $12 Sam Adams Pitchers. Check out their interactive dietary needs menu on their webpage. You can search their available food options by simply checking a tab with your dietary restriction. Call ahead to find out their featured special for game day.

Linda’s Bar and Grill
203 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


O’Linda’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration kicks off at 11:30 AM on Friday, March 17th! Come out for a full day of Irish food and drink. Enjoy Shepherd’s Pie, Guinness Stew with Soda Bread, Corned Turkey and Cabbage, plus Car Bomb Bread Pudding with Chocolate Ganache and Bailey’s Creme Anglaise. Now that’s a real Irish dessert! Drink specials include $5 Irish Car Bombs, Guinness Pints, Jameson, Tullamore Dew & Baby Guinness Shots and of course $2 Green Beer.