Tuesday is Saint Patrick’s Day and that means wearing green clothes, drinking green beer, and feeling green the next day.
The obvious spots to soak up the Irish spirit(s) are Paddy O’Shea’s (with homeland band Quintet Tarantino – if the bar is covering the food for these guys, they best take out a loan, because I ran into them at The Den mid-week and they pretty much cleaned out the kitchen), The Stumble Inn (Irish cocktails, free green shots, and a Guinness deal – buy six pints and get a free T-shirt or hat), and Durty Nellie’s (not sure what is up here as the Web site address forwards to another company).
The Pavillion also has the Guinness special, while Gingko will have fiddle, guitar and squeeze box outfit “The Dublingers” playing Irish folk music – and Guinness at RMB40 per pint.
Those seeking something more subtle can soak up some Irish whiskey at Ichikura, Er, or Glen.
For the Canadian readers, a little trivia: According to Wikipedia, the longest continually running St. Patrick’s Day parade in North America is in Montreal. (More Canadian trivia: hockey team the Toronto Maple Leafs were once known as the Toronto St. Patricks and wore, no surprise, green jerseys.)