“May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, ‘this drink’s on me.'”
— Irish Drinking Toast
Saint Patrick’s Day? How about Saint Patrick’s Week! We like the sound of that. Hey, if we all can pretend we’re of Irish descent this coming Saturday, then we should be able to celebrate all week long. (Remember: If you’re 100% full-blooded Irish, you’re 50% Guinness and 50% Jameson. It’s the most important genealogy there is!) If you’re spending your week celebrating the great Saint Patrick in traditional fashion – that is, with a beer in hand – be sure to have the lowdown on everything happening at your local pubs this week.
Monday, March 12th
Manchester is hosting their monthly Mug Club meeting, brought to you by Guinness and Smithwicks. Feel free to ask the bloke with the brogue anything about the beer-making process and what inspired them to make your favorite brew.
Tuesday, March 13th
Our beloved Half-Pint Plymouth is kicking back with a drink and listening to the sweet sounds of Fil Pacino.
Wednesday, March 14th
Sandwich will be Stealing the Pint Night, with Jack’s Abby craft lagers and Springdale ales for tasting.
Thursday, March 15th
Start your weekend early in Plymouth with live music by Jeff Hilliard, Worcester with DJ Paddy Mac, or Sandwich with BK’s Flydown Zipper Jam.
Friday, March 16th
Cedarville will commence their weekend of St. Patrick’s Day Menu Specials, running from Friday-Sunday, with live entertainment from Jeff Hilliard from 9 p.m.-midnight. Manchester is also feeling lucky a day early and will host a St. Patrick’s Day kickoff with Smithwicks from 6-8 p.m., and live music with Brad Bosse at 8:30 p.m. Swing by Pembroke for live music by Munk Duane and a beer promo with Barrel House Z, Portsmouth to hear Gabby Martin at 9 p.m., or Sandwich to listen to Tall Richard and the Night Owls.
Saturday, March 17: the Luck o’ the Irish!
Stop into any location for traditional Irish fare and menu specials!
Portsmouth will host the girls from the Riverdance school during lunch time and Almost Famous at 9 p.m. Manchester will have a Guinness promotion from 3-4 p.m., and Royal Crown from 6-8 p.m. Franklin will sport live music all day—12 p.m.: Ricky Robidoux, 4-7 p.m.: Mike Melendez, 9 p.m. on: Franklin High School’s own band, Soar! Framingham can jam to classic rock cover band Broken English starting at 9 p.m. Westford told us they will be hosting an “all-day party,” and we’re going to hold them to their word. Stop in any time during the luckiest day of the year for a homemade cabbage dinner. Pembroke is hopping on that same bandwagon with Irish Step Dancers and Pipe Band coming in to play, as well as The Scoobz with special guests Michael Rahman and Stevie Bold from the Aldous Collins Band that night. A little birdie also told us Pembroke is tapping Magic Hat’s BarRoom Hero, the collaboration with the Dropkick Murphys! You’ll have to visit to see for yourself. Come to Cedarville to listen to The Sugar Bears from 1-4 p.m. and stay for the Irish Step Dancers at 4:15 p.m. As you enjoy Hyannis‘s corned beef dinner, you can enjoy the music of King’s Atlantic. Sandwich will host the Kings Buskatears from 3-6 p.m. and the Grab Brothers Band from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Falmouth‘s live music will last all day: Walrus Gumboot is on from 1-4 p.m., Brian Boru Bagpipers during dinner, and Syndicate from 9 p.m.-close.
Sunday, March 18th
Rest. Recover. Drink water. Repeat.
Then stop by Manchester at 1 p.m. for your favorite guitarist John Hasnip and your favorite pub food to bring you back from the dead. Cheers!