Philadelphia is gearing up for a festive weekend of Irish fun. In a town that already bleeds green, the streets will be flowing with people ready to get their St. Patrick’s Day on. In Center City bars and restaurants are kicking up the heels by offering delicious food and drink specials fit for a leprechaun himself. Grab your emerald hat and four-leaf clover to join the fun with our top party picks below.
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
The comfort queen herself will slip into her finest green for a special brunch specials, free giveaways and discounted drinks. Before you hit the streets, head to Smokin’ Betty’s for brunch featuring Irish Car Bomb Bread Pudding French Toast (with Baileys whipped cream), Spinach & Ham Frittata (with goat cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes), Corned Beef Hash (with sunny side up egg and rye toast), Boxties (Irish potato cakes served with honey butter) and Shamrock Pretzels (with Pale Ale mustard sauce). All day entrees will include a Corned Beef Burger (Swiss, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing with fries), Shepherd’s Pie (House ground lamb, cheddar mashed potato topping), Corned Beef & Cabbage Eggrolls (with Guinness Mustard). Party in the bar all day with free Brooklyn and Jameson give-a-ways (while supplies last), $4 Brooklyn Brewery drafts (including Irish Dry Stout, $8 Guinness Car Bombs and $5 Jameson & Paddy Shots.
Looking for some fun up in Rittenhouse? Then stop by and see Betty’s older brother at Devil’s Alley. The devil serves up drink specials and Irish inspired comforts with a special Irish Stout Brunch on both Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2013. Drink specials will include $5 Jameson Shots, $6 Guinness Pounders and $8 Car Bombs. Irish Stout Brunch will be served daily from 11:00am to 3:00pm with Car Bomb Bread Pudding French Toast (with Guinness ice cream and Jameson caramel sauce), Stout Braised Sausage Hash (with two sunny eggs), Long Trail Coffee Stout Coffee Cake, and Green Eggs and Ham.
Find true love at the end of this rainbow with the gayborhood’s official St. Patrick’s Day Party. Head over to Ubar (formerly Uncles) at 1220 Locust Street, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Enjoy a free drink, discounted drink and beer specials, complimentary food from Terra, cool door prizes, a benefit raffle, music, great eye candy and special surprises. Enjoy some good ‘ole Irish fun and frolic for a great cause, with part of the proceeds benefiting City of Hope. Tickets are $15.00 online or $20.00 at the door. The first 50 tickets sold online get a FREE Matrix Biolace styling gift valued at $20.00. Event is 21+ only. Buy tickets now at www.kissme2013.eventbrite.com. To check out the guest list, RSVP and stalk on the Facebook invite. Philly Loves Fun will be in the house, so make sure to come say hello! Can’t find us? Send us a Tweet @phillylovesfun @koryaversa. If you can’t make the party, please consider a donation online too. You know what they say about being generous? You’ll have the luck ‘o the Irish!
St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl
In a city that practically invented the bar crawl, it only made sense to expand the concept from a night, to a day to a three day epic weekend. Make sure you get some rest and eat your Wheaties, as BarCrawls.com presents a weekend of shamrocks and shenanigans. The fun takes you from Midtown Village to Northern Liberties to Rittenhouse Square to South Street. Party like a rock star with bus service that hits the top bars and pubs in our great city. Tickets start at only $15 and tap out at $35. Buy them online here before they sell out.
If you know of other top spots this weekend let our readers know about them in a comment below or visit our Facebook page. We’ll be out all weekend and the more fun the merrier. See you then!
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