To be frank, St. Patrick’s Day is not a day for cheap drinks. Rather, it’s a day to avoid getting robbed. To that end, we’ve compiled some of the deals floating around our fair city this St. Patrick’s Day. By Chris Kelly.
Spike Village St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Thursday March 17th from 11-4 Am
184 Bedford Ave.,
Woody-boothed Williamsburg favorite Spike Hill charges no cover for its St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, which in itself might be something of a special on one of the year’s top bar days. The bar will offer specials on shepherd’s pie and Irish breakfast, along with games and prize giveaways, five local bands, and a DJ dance party. Intrigue and suspense also come included – there will also purportedly be an appearance by a “mystery bagpipe player.”
Pubcrawls.com St. Patrick’s Day Event
Fri. March 11 – Sat. March 12; Thu March 17
This special, purportedly the world’s largest bar crawl, is something of an investment, but for a certain type of day it may be a blue-chip one. Essentially, ambitious bargoers pay a flat $30 fee online for access to the crawl on three dates – Fri. March 11th, Sat March 12th, and St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday March 17th. This princely sum then entitles patrons to $1 Bud and Budlight drafts and $3 mixed drinks, along with a variety of other set specials, at a dozen Manhattan party bars like Croton Reservoir and Van Diemen’s. A $15 fee for St. Patrick’s day alone is also an option, but this restricts access to a single bar.
Barcrawls.com “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” Bar Crawl
Thu March 17, 12 – 9 p.m.
Before you click the link, note that pubcrawls.com archnemesis barcrawls.com is offering essentially the exact same deal with its own alliance of fratty Manhattan watering holes, including bars like McFadden’s and Joshua Tree. Other than bar preference, the Barcrawls tour is slightly cheaper at $25 for the three-day pass and $10 for a St. Patrick’s day only, one bar restricted ticket. Options for Hoboken, as well. Drink specials are same as above.
Chris Kelly is a freelance writer from Long Island.