With St. Patrick’s Day just over a week away, bars and restaurants all around the country are gearing up for the festive celebration of all things Irish. A nod to of the life of Saint Patrick, the most well-known patron saint of Ireland, since the early 17th century every March 17th has been observed as St. Patrick’s Day.
The village of Slane in County Meath, Ireland holds a unique place in the history of St. Patrick’s Day. In 433 AD, Patrick climbed the Hill of Slane and lit the fire before the High King. This act of defiance is the reason on March 17th we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Raise a glass of Slane Irish Whiskey and toast to Patrick’s defiance.
Here are some of the top spots to enjoy Slane Irish Whiskey all around the country when Irish eyes are smiling on March 17th. Sláinte!
Rí Rá Irish Pub, Atlanta
Rí Rá Irish Pub brings a piece of Ireland to Midtown Atlanta – literally. With a bar made from salvaged parts of old Irish pubs and taverns, along with Celtic artifacts and a parquet floor imported right from the Harland & Wolfe yard (where the Titanic was built), Rí Rá is the real deal. Come for the live music and pub grub, stay for the Slane Irish Whiskey.
1080 Peachtree St. NE #1, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404-477-1700; rira.com/atlanta; @riraatlanta
Molly MacPherson’s, Savannah
Head to the Savannah location of this popular Scottish pub on St. Paddy’s Day and celebrate with a dram of Slane Irish Whiskey along with a side of Scotch Eggs and Guinness Onion Rings, served by a genial waitstaff dressed in traditional kilts.
311 West Congress St., Savannah, GA 31401; 912-239-9600; www.macphersonspub.com/location/molly-macphersons-savannah; @macphersonspub
The Celt Irish Pub, Dallas
Boasting a selection of over 50 Irish whiskeys, The Celt is your spot for this St. Patrick’s Day. There will be a Celtic Music Festival all weekend long, along with Irish fare – think Fish & Chips and Guinness Irish Stew – along with Slane Irish Whiskey cocktails.
100 N Tennessee St. McKinney, TX 75069; 972-562-2929; www.theceltmckinney.com;
Who said St. Patrick’s Day can only be feted in a pub? In Houston’s Clear Lake neighborhood, head to Rosewater, an upscale cocktail bar with a serious selection of spirits for the March 17th festivities. With a sophisticated vibe, this is your spot for sipping a Slane Irish Whiskey on the day of all things Irish.
1606 Clear Lake City Blvd., Houston, TX 77062; 832-224-4182; www.rosewaterclearlake.com; @rosewaterclearlake
The Native, Chicago
A family-owned neighborhood bar, The Native in Chicago’s Logan Square is a watering hole worth checking out. Not only is there free popcorn and shuffleboard, but The Native – which claims to be “The Chicago,’s #1 Bar (by us)” – has a serious selection of Irish whiskey (Slane Irish Whiskey included!) and frozen pizza.
2417 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; 872-206-5526; www.thenativechicago.com; @thenativechicago
Harrigan’s Irish Pub, Chicago
With a low-key vibe and no pretense, Harrigan’s in Chicago’s Lakeview area is all about a good time. Along with a pub grub – standouts include Jalapeño Poppers, Potato Skins and the Sloppy Larry steak sandwich – there is also a Golden Tee golf game, darts and TV’s, all perfectly enjoyed with a glass of Slane Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day!
2816 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60657; 773-248-5933; harriganspubchicago.com; @harriganschicago
Treadwell Park, NYC
The third location in the NYC-based Treadwell Park family, the 200-seat venue is best known for an extensive list of beer (as well as a delicious giant soft pretzel with cheese and mustard!) along with a solid selection of spirits like Slane Irish Whiskey.
508 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036; 212-388-6751; www.treadwellpark.com; @treadwellpark
Thirsty Lion Gastropub, Glade Park
The Thirsty Lion is known for their variety of multicultural ethnic dishes made from scratch with fresh ingredients, but now through March 17th, it’s all about the Irish. With a special Irish-inspired menu featuring dishes like Beer Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage, the official St. Pat’s soiree will feature food specials, live music and craft cocktails including the Slane Irish Mule, of which $2 from every one sold goes directly to help Childhood Cancer Research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation..
1220 Chisholm Trail, Suite 100, Euless, TX 76039 + multiple locations across the US; www.thirstyliongastropub.com; @thirstyliongastropub
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day party filled with live music, delicious diner-inspired bites and drinks in a chic retro log cabin-like setting? Look no further than Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge, the place to be in the City of Roses on March 17th.
830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214; 503-231-9663; www.dougfirlounge.com; @dougfirlounge
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