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It’s March again, which means warmer weather, Spring in the air, and green things everywhere! Celebrate the changing season
and St. Patrick’s Day the proper way: with booze. Chances are you already have a favorite bar, pub or brewery to visit on St.
Paddy’s, but if you’re looking for ideas, I might have a few.
First, let’s begin with the obvious: Lucky Joe’s is
one of the most festive places to be on St. Patrick’s
Day. It’s probably the best choice in Old Town, and
for a good reason. They host the family-friendly St.
Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday March 14, and
offer plenty of partying for the adults later in the
afternoon and evening.
The parade begins at 10am and features over 80
Irish and St. Patrick’s themed floats. It’s free and
open to all. Afterwards, head over to Linden and
Walnut for the Old Town Irish Party! There will be
local food, music, dancing, activities and, of course,
beer. (These events are family-friendly, but the beer
drinking is an adult privilege.) Lucky Joe’s also offers
great Guinness deals and Irish food at the bar.
Looking for something a little richer? How about
Irish whiskey? William Oliver’s Publick House (Drake
& Timberline) offers a fine selection of over 280 whiskeys
and a pub-inspired menu. With a newly-expanded
building, the pub is proud to provide a classy, oldfashioned
hometown feel. They offer whiskey tasting
events and Sunday brunch, and pride themselves on
offering lots of Colorado-born products.
Have you been to 1933 Brewing yet? This little
brewery is on South Mason and is preparing to celebrate
its 1st birthday on March 11. The brewery gets
its name and theme from the ratification of the 21st
Amendment on December 5, 1933, which allowed
the consumption and legal distribution of alcohol in
the United States. The speakeasy-style “hole in the
wall” brewery is holding its own among the plentiful
assortment of breweries in NoCo, and it’s because
they brew great beer.
March 11 will see the release of a Hawaii-inspired
Baltic Porter, live music by Professor Fox’s One Man
Band, and the Wing Shack food truck. There will be
special weekly happenings every week in March, and
a “big blow out” party on Saturday March 28 featuring
games, live music, food and more. Celebrate no
prohibition by stopping by their tap room and enjoying
a great craft beer.
Dates and events are subject to change. Always
designate a driver, party responsibly, and don’t kiss
every redhead you see.