Shamrocks, Shenanigans And Bagpipers For A Lucky St. Patrick’s Day In Atlantic City

Written By Stephanie Loder on March 11, 2022
Atlantic City casinos celebrating St. Patrick's Day

There may be no luckier time to visit Atlantic City casinos than March 17 on  St. Patrick’s Day and into the weekend.

And you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy all the special casino offerings March 12 and again on March 17.

There are two dates for special events at Atlantic City casinos because of the annual Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day parade that was supposed to be held March 12.

The parade was canceled in January due to a scaled-down parade route amid boardwalk safety concerns as well as a lack of participant interest, according to parade organizers.

Yet the organizers encouraged those who live and visit Atlantic City to keep March 12 in mind as a good time to visit local businesses as they would if the parade happened.

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 keep with traditions and visit all local establishments March 12”, the date when the parade had been planned.

And indeed, there are various St. Patrick’s Day events – some planned for March 12 and others March 17 –  at Atlantic City casinos.

Atlantic City casinos plan for St. Patrick’s Day in a big way each year.

And in 2022, that’s no blarney.

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 bagpipers, Gaelic dancers, free green necklaces and special green drinks.

There also are a few special rates for staying after St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday and into the weekend.

Here’s a list we’ve compiled of what some Atlantic City casinos have in store for St. Patrick’s Day and the weekend.

Resorts Casino St. Patrick’s Day

At Resorts, one day isn’t enough to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Planned events include music and drink specials on March 12 and again on March 17.

Bagpipers are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 12 and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 17. There are free St. Patrick’s Day beads at the promotions booth 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 12 and on March 17 while supplies last.

Breadsticks, located on the dining level, offers corned beef, potatoes and cabbage or fish and chips served with beer on a special St. Paddy’s Day menu March 17.

The Landshark Bar & Grill and Margaritaville offer special “Marg O’ Rita Island” shamrock drinks March 17 and a 17% discount on green merchandise.

Bar One features a selection of Smithwick’s Irish Ale, Guinness, assorted Jameson Irish Whisky Drinks and a special for the day, a Wicked Little Leprechaun.

Go for the green at Ocean Resort

From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ocean Resort offers a Free Play Sweepstakes March 17. Winners are called every 30 minutes, with two winners every 30 minutes being able to win $500 in Free Play. To play, visit the Ocean Rewards desk. 

Ocean also offers a chance to give back to the local community with a March 19 St. Pat’s 5K Boardwalk Run. Ocean hosts the run to benefit their community partners, South Jersey Field of Dreams and The Donny Fund. The run kicks off at Ocean Casino Resort, onto the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and ends back in front of Ocean. South Jersey Field of Dreams in Absecon is a space for physically and mentally disabled children, which enables them to play and fully participate in a game of baseball.

Nola’s Bar & Lounge at Ocean kicks off St. Patty’s Day with Celtic rock music. John McNutt’s Keltic Rock Warriors perform on stage 9 p.m. March 17  with a blend of Irish classical music and authentic guitar-tinged rock. Visitors can enjoy St. Patty’s drink specials too. Nola’s offers Jameson Irish Whiskey specials the night of March 17,  and $7 Jameson shots, which are a St. Patty’s Day classic.

Ocean also offers a specially crafted St. Patty’s Day cocktail that is available at several in-house venues. 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 garnished by a vibrant green cucumber slice, sure to add a kick in your step for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. 

Get lucky at Bally’s with Irish themed drinks

Celebrate the luck of the Irish at Bally’s Atlantic City with specialty drinks on St. Patrick’s Day including:

  • Irish Countryside Julep (served in a julep cup) – Irish whiskey, strawberry rose, mint and soda water
  • Classic Irish Coffee – demerara syrup and Lavazza coffee
  • Variety of Irish beer

 Tropicana Offers Shamrocks and Shenanigans

Dancing continues March 17 along with St. Patrick’s Day entertainment from the Boogie Nights crew and The Best of the 90s – 2000s.

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Stephanie Loder is a freelance writer for PlayNJ. She provides coverage of New Jersey's Atlantic City casinos while also focusing on the beach, boardwalk, and special gaming events. Prior to writing for PlayNJ, she covered Atlantic City government, breaking news, and casinos for The Press of Atlantic City in Pleasantville, N.J.

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