It's St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday March 17, which means it’s that time of the year to dress up in all that is green and jig the night away, so much so that Michael Flatley ends up jealous. To help you celebrate (i.e. get drunk, or 'ossified' as they say in Ireland), we’ve compiled the best St. Paddy’s Day parties and events happening this week.
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From pints of Guinness to Celtic folk music to Jameson-feuled parties, get into the true Gaelic spirit with your lads and lassies.
The Blind Pig
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Want to get into the Irish spirit but don't want to wait till Sunday? The Blind Pig Bourbon and Smokehouse has got you covered with a specially-crafted menu of classic Irish dishes including their mouthwatering Steak and Stout Pie for RMB88 all week long. If you’re craving Irish booze, they are offering a buy-one-get-one deals on their own craft beer No Pout Stout, Irish Car Bomb and Jameson alcoholic drinks from Friday through Sunday .
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Big Bamboo is also starting off the celebrations early with buy-one-get-one deals on select Irish drinks and specially-made Irish dishes. Eat, drink and be merry all week long at this popular sports bar!
Stand Up Comedy Showcase
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Witness some first-class Irish humor on Friday night with a stand-up comedy showcase at the Shanghai Comedy Bunker featuring top Irish comedian Darren Beattie, plus a host of other great comedians and entertainers who are guaranteed to make you laugh.
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If you're all about celebrating St. Patrick's Day with countless Jameson shots, then the special shots deal at Logan's Punch on Friday and Saturday is for you! You can get eight shots for RMB150 or if you prefer a 'pint of the gat,' there is a beer and one shot deal for only RMB50. Make sure to wear your best green garments, as you get a free shot if you do.
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St. Patrick’s Day cannot be celebrated without a 'pint of the black stuff.' That's why Abbey Road is offering pints of Guinness Draft for RMB50 each. Continue the booze-filled celebration with shots of Jameson and Bailey’s for RMB30. Dance your best jig to some live Irish music on Friday and then recover from the hangover or carry on with the Australian F1 Racing on Sunday.
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Geneva is offering fantastic drink deals at their St. Patrick’s Weekend festivities. Think Tiger Draft for RMB30 and shots of Jameson and Bailey’s also at RMB30 each. On Saturday, bust your Irish tap shoes out as there will be live music from 6pm and then a chance to catch the Australian F1 Racing on Sunday at 1pm.
Stone Brewing Tap Room
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Get a chance to win your 'pot of gold' by joining Stone Brewing Tap Room this weekend in their ‘Luck of the Irish Raffle’ with prizes being given every hour throughout. There will be Irish Beer Flights for RMB98 each or a Bushmill’s 10-year whiskey shot and a Cimmerian Portal Stout Boilermaker for RMB48. For the foodies out there, they’ll also be serving up traditional Irish dishes such as Irish Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes for RMB108 and a Classic Reuben for RMB88.
The Blarney Stone
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Shanghai's beloved Irish pub is certainly getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with great craic showing all weekend. Plus, there will be drink specials and live music on Sunday between 1pm and 3pm. A pint of the black stuff is also only RMB50!
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St. Patrick’s Day weekend just got a whole lot greener at 2in1 Bar at Found 158 who are holding a special benefit happy hour between 6-10pm on Saturday. When you buy three drinks of wine or beer, the proceeds will go towards helping to plant trees with the Ganghla Foundation. Who knew drinking could be so rewarding!
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Tacolicious has prepared a special St. Paddy's day Taco for guests who come and celebrate on Sunday. Make sure to dress up in green to get a free shot and there are amazing deals on those classic Irish Jameson shots. Get three with ginger ale for RMB35 or five for RMB100.
The ZUK Bar
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In honor of St. Paddy's Day, The ZUK Bar will offer have buy-one-get-one on select drinks all day long as well as special snacks such as Shepherd's Pie with Garlic Potatoes, Fried Onion and Braised Cabbage. And if you really want to get in the spirit of things, there will be a special welcome Irish coffee from 12-4pm.
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Al's Diner is offering a special St. Paddy's Day deal this Sunday. When you dine-in, you can buy a pint of Kirin Draft Beer for only RMB15 that's reduced from RMB25 that is available at all Al's Diner locations.
Grand Brasserie, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai
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If you're looking to spend a classier way to celebrate St.Patrick's Day, Grand Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is preparing a special Irish spread as part of their Sunday Brunch menu. Featured are classic Irish dishes such as Irish Beef and Lamb Stew, Baked Pig Trotters and Baked Chicken Wings. Plus for an additional price, guests have the option for free-flows on Guinness, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, wines and beer during the course of the brunch.
Mar 17, RMB488 per adult, RMB238 per child (6-12 years old), RMB188 per person additional charge for free-flow Guinness, sparkling wine, red, wine white wine and beer, RMB288 per person additional charge for free-flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Grand Brasserie, Waldorf Astoria. See event listing.
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