Spirt of Philadelphia First Friday 2017 Leaderboard

Inflatable Irish Pub Is the Bouncy Castle of Your Dreams

by Ryan Hudak on Jun 18, 2015 in Culture

It has happened to every adult. You’re sitting at some crappy kid’s birthday party and the parents have sprung for a giant inflatable bouncy castle. You have a few beers, and then look longingly at the castle and think, "Man, those things were fun. I wish I could get in there without pulling a muscle/shattering a joint/looking like a kid toucher." And then you go back to doing boring adult things.

But no longer! The inflatable bar has entered America thanks to The PaddyWagon Pub. While it is only available in Boston, the company hopes it will gain popularity as it has in England and Ireland so they can expand throughout more cities in the US. While the “pub” is meant to mimic a traditional Irish pub, what it boils down to is a giant inflatable tent for your backyard. Now, if said tent is air conditioned, it might be worth your while, but unless you live in the suburbs and have a sizable yard, you’re probably not going to worry much about it.

In case having an inflatable tent in your backyard isn’t enough to excite you, the company can also add on different levels of Irish-ness, including a customizable list of Irish food like shepherd’s pie, beef stew, and soda bread, or Irish drinks. And if that isn’t quite Irish enough for you, you can tack on some entertainment options like traditional Irish step-dancers and even a few Irish wolfhounds to hang around with.

But what if you want a huge inflatable bar for your wedding, corporate event, or backyard party that isn’t Irish themed? You’ll just have to wait for now. No word on whether the inflatable obnoxious club with inflatable VIP area and bottle service is in the works or if you’ll be able to blow up a grimy corner dive bar in your backyard. Hopefully, they will happen soon, because who wants to sit in the sun and breeze while they have a drink outside when you can bring that dark tavern atmosphere to your house anytime you want?

Photo via The PaddyWagon Pub


Tags: Beer, Cocktails, Food, Parties, Spirits
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Get in Formation: A Beyonce-Themed Bar is Coming to Brooklyn

Get in Formation: A Beyonce-Themed Bar is Coming to Brooklyn

Starting on December 1, Brooklyn bar Leyenda will transform itself into a real-life Beyhive for the holidays in honor of Beyonce....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 14, 2017
Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Forget the tinsel and string lights - the UK's Lakes Distillery has released a line of booze-filled ornaments just in time to make your holiday season...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 14, 2017
SPONSORED
Skygarten Rectangle Ad
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 6, 2017
Nick Elmi's Royal Boucherie Is Now Open in Old City

Nick Elmi's Royal Boucherie Is Now Open in Old City

Nick Elmi, owner of ITV and Laurel in South Philly, has added another restaurant to his collection - Royal Boucherie in Old City. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 13, 2017
Behind the Bar: Maria Polise of Southwark

Behind the Bar: Maria Polise of Southwark

This week on Behind the Bar, we're talking to Maria Polise of Southwark, Queen Village's cocktail mainstay. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 13, 2017
Philadelphia Restaurants are Coming Together to Throw a Benefit for Bridget Foy's, November 15

Philadelphia Restaurants are Coming Together to Throw a Benefit for Bridget Foy's, November 15

After Bridget Foy's and its surrounding businesses were ravaged by a two-alarm fire in late October, the South...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 10, 2017
Han Dynasty to Host Wu Tang Beer Dinner, November 21

Han Dynasty to Host Wu Tang Beer Dinner, November 21

Back by popular demand is Han Dynasty's Wu Tang Beer Dinner, which will take place in Brooklyn on Monday, November 20 and in Philly on Tuesday, Novemb...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 10, 2017
Jet Wine Bar is Celebrating 7 Years with a Week-Long Wine Event, November 10-16

Jet Wine Bar is Celebrating 7 Years with a Week-Long Wine Event, November 10-16

South Street's Jet Wine Bar is celebrating its 7th anniversary this November, and is marking the occasion with...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 10, 2017
Where to Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2017 in Philadelphia, November 16

Where to Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2017 in Philadelphia, November 16

This coming Thursday, November 16 marks the release of this year's batch of Beaujolais Nouveau....read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 10, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close