Friday, March 2, 2012

Atlanta St. Patty's Day events: Where to drink yourself green

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Green beer, anyone?
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For those courageous enough to brave the St. Patrick's Day bar/festival scene, here are some spots where the Guiness and Jameson will surely be a-flowin'.

Atlantic Station 12 p.m. ShamRock the Station. Atlantic Station is teaming up with Meehan's Public House for their first full-on St. Patrick's Day party. Starting at noon, families can enjoy Irish dancing, games, face painting, balloon art and bagpipers. Live music will begin at 5 p.m., and the night will end with a fireworks display. Premium and craft beer stations with popular drinking games will be open all day. $10. Details

Buckhead Saloon 12 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Festival. March Madness kickoff, free entry before 4 p.m., drink specials, and Irish food such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and bangers and mash. $10-15. Details

East Point Corner Tavern and Edgewood Corner Tavern 2 p.m. Karaoke O'Palooza. Two of the Corner Tavern locations will be celebrating St. Paddy's Day with Irish karaoke. Irish food and beer specials will be available. Free. Details

Fadó Irish Pub 7 a.m-3 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Fadó will open at 7 a.m., and rugby fans can watch non-stop live action including Ireland vs. England in the final match of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby tournament. At noon, the Buckhead pub will open its doors to the street festival that includes beer tents, bagpipers and Irish dancers along with live music throughout the day and night. $10-15. Details

Limerick Junction Irish Pub 11 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Block Party. The bar will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day as well as their 25th anniversary. A block party behind the pub will begin at 2 p.m. The party will include live music, traditional Irish food, and Irish beers. Free. Details

Max Lager's 12 p.m. IMOS Cask Tapping. The St. Patrick's Day Parade begins in front of Max Lager's doorsteps, and the bar is celebrating with specialty beers. At noon they will be tapping three casks (including the 2011 Great American Beer Festival ® Bronze medal IMOS (Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout), IMOS infused with Dark Roast Coffee, and IMOS infused with cacao nibs from Ghana). Irish cocktails and food will also be available. Free. Details

Park Tavern 2 p.m. Lepre*Con 2012. Park Tavern will have live bands, multiple DJs, Irish Car Bombs, and beer galore on St. Patty's Day. Rowdy party games and other shenanigans will be going on throughout the day. $10. Details

Tavern 99 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Feeling Lucky? At Tavern 99. The bar will be featuring its regular menu, along with Irish specials. March Madness basketball will be playing on 20 tvs, and five live bands will perform. All ticket holders will get a drink on the house. $20. Details

West Midtown Corner Tavern 2 p.m. Everybody's Irish Celebration. Celebrate the holiday right with lunch and dinner specials as well as drink prices you cannot ignore. $4 Guinness $4 Jameson $5 Irish Ales: Goslings, Ginger Beer and Limes $6 Irish Car Bombs. There will be free giveaways throughout the evening. Free. Details

If you can't settle on just one bar, you can also check out one of the many pub crawls that will be going down. The 2nd Green Mile St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl will hit up Deadwood Saloon, Flip Flops, Front Page News, Sutra Lounge, Ri Ra, and CosmoLava. The St. Patrick's Day Irish Bar Bus Tour is stopping by Tavern 99, Meehan's-Vinings, Meehan's-Sandy Springs, Pub 71, and Limerick Junction. The Luck of the Irish Kegs & Eggs Pub Crawl will cover Virginia-Highlands bars like Neighbor's Pub, Hand in Hand, Dark Horse Tavern, Diesel, and Atkins Park.

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