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Boston recently got named the best city in the country to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate at one of these Irish pubs:
1. The Burren (address and info)
Also known as where to get your annual dose of Irish seisiúns, The Burren is Irish music central, either for an informal afternoon jam or more formally staged root rock. Stop by on Thursday for live Irish music all day in the Front Room, with four special dinner shows happening in back throughout the afternoon and evening. And of course, corned beef and cabbage abound. (Oh, and don't worry, the place is large enough that you can forgive the outsized Tufts' student body representation.)
Perfectly poured Guinness? Check. Shepherd’s pie and fish & chips? Check. A cocktail list that favors Irish whiskey as the spirit of choice? Check and check! Add one more check for the holiday: the traditional corned beef dinner.
This place is a century-old lion that feeds and waters every ilk of Bostonian, then keeps them lingering with a backroom dartboard and a late-night weekend bar menu. That means there’s no need to crank the proceedings up to 11 on March 17th. Instead, enjoy some extra Irish tunes, and kitchen specials like the corned beef sandwich and an Irish boiling bacon, both available starting at 11am.
Any watering hole that’s held on since 1969 has our loyalty. Add in the friendly vibe, cordial bartenders, fascinating regulars, and the better-than-average draught menu, and you might as well stay put for the entire evening. It's not certain just what this place is doing for St. Patrick's Day, but we can't imagine it not being a great place to be.
“The alternative Irish pub” gives you the Guinness-fueled dance party you can’t get at any other pub in town. Kick off the day with the Liverpool game in the morning, followed by live music in the afternoon, and DJed tunes at night.
Here are a few ideas from Boston.com for St. Patrick's Day 2016 in Boston:
Limelight Studios near the Theater District hosts an evening of St. Patrick’s Day comedy featuring headliner Will Noonan who has appeared at The Oddball Comedy Festival, on NPR’s This American Life, and much more. (Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Limelight Stage and Studios; $5; 18+)
Starting on St. Patrick’s Day, the family-friendly shopping experience at Assembly Row in Somerville will turn into one big raffle experience—patrons will each have five different ways to earn tickets. Erin’s Guild will also perform an Irish music set at American Fresh Brewhouse on Friday. (Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, March 20 at 11 p.m.; Assembly Row; free; all ages)
Charles River Rugby is hosting its fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day party, complete with live music, cheap beers, a photo booth, and much more. Suggested donations will help benefit the local men’s and women’s rugby teams. (Saturday, March 19 at 12 p.m.; The Green Briar; $10 suggested donation; 21+)
The Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a chance to honor our veterans, wear some green, and show your Irish pride. The march will feature floats from various community groups and plenty of bagpipes. (Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m.; South Boston; free, donations accepted here; all ages)
Saint Patrick's Day is around the corner, and because the city of Boston is rich in Irish heritage (and Irish pubs), Boston.com compiled a list of the top Irish bars. This list is broken down into various categories such as nightlife scene and live music. You can even vote here for the remaining contenders!
The bracket challenge runs March 11-15. Each round lasts one day. We will tally up the votes and announce the winner on March 16, the day before Saint Patrick's Day.
Travelzoo has a great deal out for those celebrating St. Patty's this weekend! See Celtic Woman at Boston's Citi Wang Theatre for only $26! Travelzoo subscribers can see traditional Irish tunes along with fan favorites like "You Raise Me Up" and "Orinoco Flow". Click here for further details!
"Celtic Woman is an all-female Irish musical ensemble conceived and assembled by Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance.In 2004, he recruited five Irish female musicians who had not previously performed together: vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt, and shaped them into the first lineup of the group that he named Celtic Woman. Downes chose a repertoire that ranged from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs."
A portion of the proceeds be making a contribution to some great charities: COPS FOR KIDS WITH CANCER and THE LEARY FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION. A portion of each ticket sale will go towards each charity, but we also encourage additional donations.
So hydrate up on Friday night and be ready to go prepare for St. Patty's Day, only a week after this event...