Where, When & How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Philadelphia, 2012

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Where, When & How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Philadelphia, 2012

Will you be able to corral the luck of the Irish into finding a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year? Having shed its religious origins, the holiday spawns festivities of all kinds, most having to do with prolific assimilation of sips and suds. Many bars around Philadelphia will be running specials on the holiday itself (which falls on a Saturday this year – watch out!), but some of the frolicking begins earlier. Check our our list below so you can best plan your Gaelic gaiety (unless otherwise noted, all specials are for March 17). Slainte!

The Bards: March 15, $4 Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks drafts, 5:30–7:30 PM; March 17, Kegs & Eggs with $4 Guinness and $10 Irish Breakfast, 7–9 AM; two special firkins from Yards and one from Weyerbacher

Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse: $4 Bud Light and Rolling Rock cans (16-oz.); $5 Harp bottles; $5 Jameson; $5 Southern Comfort Lime shots; $6 Guinness drafts

Chris’ Jazz Cafe: Two special jazz shows featuring Luke O’Reilly and Venissa Santi for $10 and $20, respectively

City Tap House: $4 Sly Fox drafts and beer cocktails; Casey Alvarez Band performs at 10 PM

Fado Irish Pub: March 15 – St. Baldrick’s Day shave-your-head fundraiser for childhood cancer research, 4 PM; March 17 – $10 cover all day; free pancakes at Pints & Pancakes, 7–10 AM; Irish dancers, 3 PM; DJ from 7 PM–close

Field House: Mention "Drink Philly" at the bar to receive a bracelet for $3 domestics and $4 imports from noon–8 PM

The Grape Room: $3 Lionshead bottles; performances by Dynagroove, Cookie Rabinowitz and Brian Flanagan

Hawthorne’s: $20 for traditional Irish feast featuring house cured corned beef, cabbage, red bliss potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, and Guinness, 5-10 PM

Kildare’s: $10 for a pint and Irish breakfast; live music & WMMR broadcast during the day and night

Liberty Bar: $3 Miller Lite bottles & drafts; $3 Bud bottles; $5 Tullamore Dew shots; Irish music and food all day

McGillin’s: Opening at 10 AM, $2 cover for party featuring Irish beer, cocktails, and food

Perch Pub: $5 Irish beers including Lavery Belfast Black Smoked Porter, Lavery IRA (Imperial Red Ale), Arcadia St. Bridget's Irish Red Ale, and Sly Fox O'Reilly's Dry Irish Stout; Corned beef cabbage will be prepared as well

South Philly Bar & Grill: Irish Olympics featuring games, food/drink specials, prizes, and a DJ; special Irish-themed food menu

Sullivan's Steakhouse: $6 Celtic Knockouts (pineapple-infused Svedka Clementine and Midori)

The Trestle Inn: "Off the beaten path" Erin Go-Go Bragh event, with authentic Irish whiskey flights as well as several Irish ales on tap and in cans; featured will be John Sullivan Irish Whiskey, Redbreast 12 Year, John Powers, Jameson, Michael Collins Single Malt, Sly Fox Seamus

Triumph Brewing Company: Irish Dry Stout and Irish Red Ale will be on special all day

Wedge & Fig: $17 for a three-cheese board, sampling of Irish-inspired desserts, and a glass of beer

Event Date: 03/17
Event Time: Varies
Location: Various Bars
Price: Varies

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