There is perhaps no luckier time to visit Atlantic City’s casinos than March 17, St. Patrick’s Day and on weekends.
And you don’t have to be Irish to take advantage of all the casino specials on March 12 and again on March 17.
There are two dates for special events at Atlantic City casinos due to the annual Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade which was scheduled to take place on March 12.
According to parade organizers, the parade was canceled in January due to a reduced parade route due to security concerns on the promenade and a lack of interest from participants.
Still, organizers encouraged those who live in and visit Atlantic City to keep March 12 in mind as a good time to visit local businesses as they would if the parade were taking place.
No Parade, But St. Patrick’s Day Fun at Atlantic City Casinos Continues
When the 2022 Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk was canceled, parade organizers posted on their Facebook page and encouraged “residents, families and friends to respect the traditions and visit all local establishments on March 12,” when the parade was scheduled.
And indeed, there are various St. Patrick’s Day events – some scheduled for March 12 and others for March 17 – at Atlantic City casinos.
Atlantic City casinos plan St. Patrick’s Day in a big way each year.
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Just keep an open mind about different music, outfits, food, and of course anything and everything green.
Best Bets to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Atlantic City Casinos
Special events and casino promotions for March 17 range from Irish pipers, Gaelic dancers, free green necklaces and special green drinks.
There are also a few special rates for staying after St. Patrick’s Day on Thursdays and weekends.
Here’s a list we’ve compiled of what some Atlantic City casinos have in store for St. Patrick’s Day and weekends.
St. Patrick’s Casino Resorts
In Resorts, one day is not enough to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Scheduled events include music and drink specials on March 12 and again on March 17.
Pipers are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 12 and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 17. There are free St. Patrick’s Day beads at the promotions kiosk from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 12 and March 17 while supplies last.
Breadsticks, located on the dining room level, offers corned beef, potatoes and cabbage or fish and chips served with beer on a special St. Patrick’s Day menu on March 17.
Landshark Bar & Grill and Margaritaville are offering “Marg O’ Rita Island” clover drink specials on March 17 and a 17% discount on green goods.
Bar One offers a selection of Smithwick’s Irish Ale, Guinness, assorted Jameson Irish Whiskey drinks and a special for the day, a Wicked Little Leprechaun.
Go Green at Ocean Resort
From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ocean Resort is offering a free play contest on March 17. Winners are called every 30 minutes, with two winners every 30 minutes eligible to win $500 in free play. To play, go to the Ocean Rewards desk.
Ocean is also offering a chance to give back to the local community with a 5k run on St. Pat’s Boardwalk on March 19. Ocean organizes the race to benefit its community partners, South Jersey Field of Dreams and The Donny Fund. The race begins at Ocean Casino Resort on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and ends in front of Ocean. South Jersey Field of Dreams at Absecon is a space for children with physical and mental disabilities, allowing them to play and fully participate in a baseball game.
Nola’s Bar & Lounge at Ocean kicks off St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic rock music. John McNutt’s Keltic Rock Warriors take the stage at 9 p.m. on March 17 with a mix of classic Irish music and authentic guitar-tinged rock. Visitors can also enjoy St. Patty’s drink specials. Nola’s is offering Jameson Irish Whiskey specials the night of March 17 and $7 Jameson shots, which are a St. Patrick’s Day classic.
Ocean also offers a specially designed St. Patrick’s Day cocktail, available at several in-house establishments. Try the “lucky charm” at Villain & Saint, Nola’s, 1927 Lounge and TopGolf Swing Suite. The drink is a combination of Jameson, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice, muddled cucumber, simple syrup and topped with a slice of vibrant green cucumber, sure to add a boost to your walk for the weekend. -end of St. Patrick’s Day.
Try your luck at Bally’s with Irish-themed drinks
Celebrate the luck of the Irish to The Atlantic town of Bally with specialty drinks on St. Patrick’s Day including:
- Irish Countryside Julep (served in a julep mug) – Irish whiskey, strawberry rose, mint and soda water
- Classic Irish coffee – demerara syrup and Lavazza coffee
- Variety of Irish beer
Tropicana offers clovers and shenanigans
The dancing continues on March 17 with the team’s St. Patrick’s Day entertainment Boogie Nights and The Best of the 90s – 2000s.