The bar crawls have already begun, but there’s still time to don the green for St. Patrick’s Day.
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Is it the luck of the Irish that has finally brought the melting of the snow? We don’t doubt it. This city is overrun with ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. So whether you’re going for all-you-can-drink green beer, or a wholesome evening of lively traditional music, surely there’s an offering that suits your style.
St.Patrick’s Day is still over two weeks away, but that’s no reason not to start celebrating, right? Over in Canton, they’re chomping at the bit, so why not join in for a a little Irish-inspired revelry this weekend? You’ll get the St.Patty’s party started early, and maybe even be feeling spent by the time everyone else is out in force a week or two later. The Canton Irish Stroll involves a pub crawl of sorts with tons of Irish grub along the way, and guidance by a strolling bagpiper and a lucky leprechaun. There will, of course, also be plenty of green beads to go around, so you needn’t fear getting pinched.
Like all good Irish folks, those guys over at Liam Flynn’s Ale House have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all weekend. Heck, maybe even all week. Whether you’re already corned-beef-and-cabbaged-up-to-here or haven’t yet gotten around to pouring yourself a pint of something green, today’s the official day when we’re really supposed to go all out. After all, traditionally those pesky Lent restrictions are lifted on this day. So whatever vice or luxury you may be giving up for the month is fair game for this glorious 24 hours. Quick! Get thee to some red meat and alcohol! And while you’re at it, help Liam Flynn’s celebrate the opening of their fully operational kitchen.
St. Patrick’s Day, that holiday when it’s cool to connect those freckles and reddish roots back to The Emerald Isle, is Saturday, March 17. For many of us, though, this unofficial U.S. holiday is mostly about connecting with friends (and strangers) over an all-day celebration of Irish culture.
Lucky for us, there are several local Irish pubs and restaurants where we can do just that — starting at 6am. Here’s an overview of some St. Patty’s Day good-for-the-gob (and ears) hours and specials:
Blarney Stone (Fells Point):
Opens at 9am. No live music, but impressive jukebox selections.
Claddagh Pub (Canton Square):
It’s their 17th Annual “Meet in the Street” with band Mr. Greengenes headlining. They expand their space with heated tents, but if this weather continues they might need air conditioning this year.
Mick O’Shea’s (Mt. Vernon):
Kegs-n-Eggs starts at 10am accompanied by an early bird special on 16oz Guinness pints – $2 from 10am to 11, $3 from 11 to noon, and $4 from noon to 1pm. Enjoy the rugby match between Ireland and England at 1pm and live music from The Spalpeens at 4pm.