When it comes to a Deep South St. Patty’s Day celebration, most people think Savannah. But why pay a fortune for a hotel room and fight the people-flooded streets (and smells!) when you can have an epic Erin go Bragh right here in Awesome Alpharetta? With plenty of craft brew-centric spots perfect for getting your green beer on, your St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Alpharetta will have you feeling like you know “where the gold at!” Deck out in your most vibrant green garb and check out these legit local beer havens:
2855 Marconi Drive, Suite 350
Nothing says St. Patty’s quite like a trip to this brewery. Jekyll prides itself on being the embodiment of Southern roots and sudsy relaxation. From hops tinged with spice (as is the case with the Pineapple Habanero Hop Dang Diggity) to an ultra-smooth brown ale (oh, hey Cooter Brown!), you’ll find seven year-round beers and rotating seasonal varieties on tap every day except Monday and a cozy, welcoming taproom to kick back and sip away. For a true celebration of Ireland’s fave pastime (BEER!) be sure to get in on the behind-the-scenes tours offered every hour. The Jekyll brewmasters will even pour you a growler of your favorite to go!
30 Milton Avenue
This is the place to find the food truck you’ve been feelin’ (or longing for!), but it’s also the only spot in town that offers in-house Cicerones (that means certified beer expert, y’all) who can recommend craft beer pairings to whatever food truck menu item you select. You’ll find everything from next-level local pizza to downright addictive tacos at the rotating food trucks (see what’s coming here) and the perfect beer to accompany your dish! IPAs from Athens, Witbiers from Woodstock, and Sours from the Dirty South are just a few of 20 rotating craft beers on draft at the Milton Ave. beer mecca. With plenty of great outdoor seating and beer specially curated to accompany your food truck treats, Truck & Tap is superior to any pot o’ gold.
900 Avalon Blvd.
When good little leprechauns leave this mortal coil, they hope and wish their final destination is anywhere close to as awesome as this two-story beer heaven. Barleygarden’s first floor boasts 61 North American craft options, while the second floor highlights the best in Belgian and German beers—meaning your taste buds can traverse the globe without ever leaving Alpharetta! Whether you fancy yourself a stout-loving lad or a cider-swigging lassie, you’ll toast with your go-tos and even discover new favorites at this Avalon beer epicenter. Be sure to scope out their extensive menu of decadent specialty grilled cheeses and hot dogs as the perfect fuel to accompany all your Celtic celebrations!