Obama celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a Guinness

President Obama drinks a Guinness on St. Patrick's Day at the Dubliner in Washington, DC, March 17, 2012 CBS News

(CBS News) - The president got in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a pint of Guinness at a local Irish pub in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Obama did not have to pay a cover charge at the Dubliner, a pub a short drive from the White House and just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The lively crowd toasted with the president, and he also posed for a photo with a 21-month old baby who was also at the Irish celebration.

(The president's mid-day pint with revelers decked out in Irish green can be seen in the video above.)

  • Leigh Ann Caldwell On Twitter»

    Leigh Ann Caldwell is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.

Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.