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Breweries and Bars to Check Out for St. Patrick’s Day in Norfolk, VA

Downtown Norfolk is the place to be with its surplus of restaurants, shops and bars to entertain you on your time off and during special occasions.

This St. Patrick’s Day, what’s a better way to celebrate than by visiting a local brewery for craft beers and a good time? Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends or you’re going stag, Norfolk, VA has an abundance of breweries and bars to visit for the occasion.

In this post, we’ll take you on a tour of the best spots for craft beer in Norfolk. Don’t worry about parking – Norfolk’s Granby St. Parking Lot (Lot 333) and BB&T Parking Deck (Lot 500) are right by all the action. For those celebrating in the new and trendy NEON district, Norfolk’s  Lot 838 has you covered. Pick a place and let the festivities begin!


Brewery Tour of Downtown Norfolk

Downtown Norfolk is a hub of activity – there are sure to be St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happening everywhere! With so many options to choose from, here are a couple of top breweries and bars to stop at an enjoy:

Grace O’Malley’s

Considered St. Patty’s Day central for Norfolk residents, Grace O’Malley’s is an authentic Irish pub that exudes the heritage. Everything from the dark wood interior to the traditional food choices and Guinness craft beer comes from Ireland. O’Malley’s is THE place to be for St. Patrick’s Day.

Address: 211 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Walking distance from Lot 333: 4 minutes

Walking distance from Lot 500: 6 minutes

Tap It Local

This family owned and operated venue is all about sourcing locally. From their fresh seafood and other pickings to their selection of local craft beer, Tap It Local  is a comfortable and friendly place that the people of Norfolk will appreciate. There’s nothing like feeling at home with friends during holiday festivities.

Address: 244 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Walking distance from Lot 333: 4 minutes

Walking distance from Lot 500: 8 minutes


With Grain’s  indoor rooftop beer garden and outdoor patio, trendy only begins to cover this brewery’s ambiance. With Norfolk’s abundant history, Grain likes to showcase authentic American brews alongside the regional craft beer. Combined with the stunning views and live entertainment, you’re sure to enjoy the historical yet modern take on beer for St. Patrick’s Day.

Address: 100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Walking distance from Lot 333: 1 minute

Walking distance from Lot 500: 4 minutes

Blue Moon Taphouse

There’s something for everyone at Blue Moon Taphouse. This two-story venue’s tavern area, central area and dining area offer three unique experiences with their outdoor gaming, riverfront patio seating, old-school booth-style seating, sports viewing and live performance opportunities. What better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than with one of America’s classic brewing companies.

Address: 333 Waterside Dr #108, Norfolk, VA 23510

Walking distance from Lot 333: 4 minutes

Walking distance from Lot 500: 5 minutes

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

The space may be a bit small, but its personality sure isn’t. Jack Brown’s is a small dive packed with regional beer, savory burgers and a decor worth talking about. For those drinking alone or bringing buddies, this casual eatery is simple but filled with charm. Plus, you’re sure to make a friend or two while celebrating.

Address: 131 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Walking distance from Lot 333: 1 minute

Walking distance from Lot 500: 6 minutes


Exploring the NEON District

NEON, or New Energy of Norfolk, is the area’s first official arts district, and an up-and-coming spot for young adults to gather for nighttime entertainment. With tons of restaurants, bars and clubs, the district has great opportunities for this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.

Baxter’s Sports Bar

Sports enthusiasts will enjoy kicking back and watching the next game at Baxter’s Sports Bar while simultaneously drinking a craft beer for St. Patrick’s Day. This pub is a great way to unwind and enjoy a cold one after a hard day of celebrating – and save a few gold coins of course.

Address: 500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Walking distance from Lot 838: 9 minutes


Reliable Parking in Norfolk, VA

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of food, drinks and fun with others. The last thing you want to do is miss out on the excitement because you’re too busy finding a place to park for you and your entire crew. Norfolk has several parking places to consider:

Lot 333 – Granby St. (Downtown Norfolk): 333 Granby St, Norfolk, VA

Lot 500 – BB&T Parking Deck (Norfolk): 500 E Main St, Norfolk, VA

Lot 838 – Neon district/ Norfolk: 838 Granby St, Norfolk, VA

These new lots are clean, affordable and easy. The Granby and Neon district lots have no height restrictions, and the BB&T parking deck allows overnight parking for those who party too hard. Your vehicle will be safe and secure for your return.

What are you waiting for? Grab your green and gold and enjoy the festivities! Rest assured, you’ll find a place for your car while you celebrate (or a spot for your friend to park and pick you up later!).

Use City Parking’s Parking Locator to find the perfect spot!