Kiss Me I’m Irish…. Or Don’t

We really feel that there is a backlash against St. Patrick’s Day this year. In fact, we are pretty certain we’ve received more press releases bragging about non-St. Patrick’s Day events than actual St. Patrick’s Day happenings on the 17th.

Either way, we like a fun time, so here are some of the best offerings, for the proud to be Irish, for those watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, or for the rest who just want to celebrate Thursday.

Kiss Me I’m Irish

Drafting Room – The Exton bar is offering $4 pints of Sly Fox Seamus Red, O’Hara’s Celtic Stout, Great Lakes Conway Red and Harpoon Celtic Red.

Fado – If you’re making a day of it Fado opens at 8am and will be offering free pancakes.

Hawthornes – Corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread/Irish Potatoes and a can of Guinness for only $17 bucks.

Hop Angel Brauhaus – Live Irish music at 6pm and Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp and Sly Fox Seamus all on tap.

Horizons – Philadelphia’s vegan restaurant manages to create an Irish-themed menu without resorting to corned tofu. $45 five-course menu includes a beer pairing with each dish.

McGillin’s – Philadelphia’s oldest bar will be serving O’Hara’s Stout, direct from Ireland and O’Reilly’s Stout, direct from Phoenixville. There will also be hearty Irish fare available all day.

Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant – The Old City bar is offering Jameson glazed pork slammers and shepherd’s pie slammers for $3 apiece. There will also be $3 cans of Sly Fox and tasting flights of Irish whiskey.

Tria Cafe – Both locations will be offering special Irish beer and cheese pairings. Ireland’s Porterhouse Wrasslers 4X Stout are $6 and Ireland’s favorite blue cheese, Cashel Bluewill be offered for $6 per plate.

Varga Bar – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Smuttynose Brewery. The New Hampshire brewery will be featured for $4 per pint and there will also be Irish whiskey specials after 8pm.

Kiss Me I’m a College B-ball Fan

City Tap House – $3 Sly Fox cans during all NCAA tournament games. A firkin of O’Reilly’s Stout will be tapped on Thursday at 3pm. The stouts will be $4 per glass. Fill out a bracket by Thursday at 1pm and you’ll be eligible for a trip for Two to Las Vegas or a $5,000 Bar Tab at City Tap House.

Distrito – Fans can catch the game and enjoy $4 Nachos and $2 Tecate Cans throughout the NCAA tournament. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drinker’s Pub – The Center City Drinker’s opens at noon on Thursday and Friday featuring $1 hot dogs and $1 Rolling Rock ponies.

13 at the Marriott – Enjoy $2 Narragansett Lager drafts and half-priced wings.

Tavern 17 – The bar in the Warwick Hotel is offering $2 Narragansett Lager drafts and half-priced wings during all NCAA games.

Kiss Me It’s Thursday

MidAtlantic -The Dueling Pigs Dinner will put two of the country’s best pig farms against each other in a three-course meal. Dinner is $45 per person with an optional

Zahav – Get your tickets before its too late to the Klezmer Carnival. There will be fire breathers, vodka and music from the West Philadelphia Orchestra.

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  • rob

    backlash is directly related to the amount of “adults” stumbling drunkenly through the city in large, obnoxious packs wearing large, obnoxious novelty hats and glasses, puking and pissing on things that shouldn’t be puked and pissed on.

  • Handsome Pete

    I think there would be less of a backlash if St. Patrick’s Day drunkenness occurred on St. Patrick’s Day.

    Instead we suffer through a month of the Erin Express.

  • Willie

    These two comments are both right on the money.

  • Mike

    The Bouncyball bracketeers annoy me far more than the St. Patrick’s amateurs. Basketball with the sound on should be outlawed under the Geneva convention, nothing but sneakers squeaking, and A.D.D-riddled cheering sections going “Yeah …aww…yeah…aww…yeah….awww…yeah….awww”.

  • Tim

    Being Irish and loving a good beer, these St Pat’s day parties are an embarrassment. I want nothing to do with obnoxious, white trash, Miller Lite swilling, screaming jackasses as they puke and piss all over the city. Essentially, the St. Pat’s day celebrations make it difficult to enjoy the city for ten days a year.

  • Snake

    Tim, if you’re Irish, you can’t deny that the displays of drunkenness are just as embarrassing in Temple Bar on St. Patty’s day.

    Possibly minus the hats and green sunglasses but including much of the mass-produced American beers. I have no idea why they have so much Bud, Coors and Corona over in Ireland, it actually made me angry when I saw it.

  • Daniella

    Amen, Snake. Just got back from a trip to Ireland. Bud and Corona abounds, sadly.

  • okie

    I can’t believe Brittingham’s was left off the list of places to go.

    Great Irish music. Actual Irish–to one degree or another–who know their Irish history, know their roots and usually very few Philly “Plastic Paddy’s” who wear shamrock sunglasses and beads.

    That’s where I’ll be in my kilt Thursday, sonny.