From chasing all the snakes out of Ireland to drinking green beer, what is St. Patrick’s Day all about?
In legend and religion, Saint Patrick is considered to be the patron saint of Ireland. He’s also seen as the representative of Ireland and Irish culture. March 17 is both a day of holy obligation and celebration for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
This year, St. Patty’s Day falls during the beginning of spring break, but the managers of Ray’s Place, 157 Lounge and Zephyr Pub don’t think this will cause the day to go uncelebrated in Kent. In fact, they think because the holiday is on a Saturday more people will go out.
For those of you who aren’t planning to spend your whole day in church or leave early for spring break trips, here’s what’s going on in downtown Kent.
*Green food coloring added to any drink for St. Patty’s Day
Monthly drink specials:
Miller Lite draft: $2.50 (pints), $2.95 (talls)
Guinness draft: in 20 oz. imprinted glass (keep the glass!), $5.50
Guinness: $4.50 (pints), $5.50 (talls)
Yuengling black and tan: $2.95 (pints), $3.50 (talls)
UV Ginger Cake, UV Cake N’ Coke & UV Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (shot or drink): $2.95
Sex on the Beach (shots): $2.95
Cherry Bombs: $2.95
Spiced Rum & Coke: $2.95
Tropical Rum & Coke: $2.95
Amaretto Sours: $2.95
Long Island Iced Tea: $3.50
Futher Mucker’s: $3.50
Monster Assault & Jim Beam: $3.75
Monster Rehab & Vodka in a Mason Jar (keep the jar): $4.95
Specials on Irish foods like corned beef and cabbage ($11.95), Irish stew ($7.95) and reubens ($7.50)
Irish music all day
“One Hall of a St. Patty’s Day Boogie”
Get into the Irish spirit with performances by Boogie Matrix, Aliver Hall, Hayden Calling, Shotgun Jubilee and Goodnight
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7.
Tickets (for all ages) are $8
Opens at 7 a.m.
Miller Lite: $3 (pint), $7 (pitcher)
Rum and coke: $2.50
Shots of Powers Irish whiskey: $3
Shamrock shake shots: $2.50
Opens at 8 a.m.
Bud Lite and Miller Lite: $3 (pints)
Special sushi rolls - egg and bacon: $5 (8 pieces)
Ham and cheese Maki: $5 (8 pieces)
Wasabi mashed potatoes: $2.50
-You can get all three options for $10
DJ all day long
Bar opens at 6 a.m.
Guinness Stout Float - a pint of Guinness, vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup: $5.95
The Black Pearl - ½ Kentucky Bourbon Ale and ½ Guinness
Mint Pudding Shots: $1
Killians: $1.50 (pint)
Reuben and fries: $5.99
All St. Patty’s Day weekend (Friday-Sunday)
Water Street Tavern:
Opens at 6 a.m.
Specials on Bud Light, Guinness, Yuengling, Miller Lite and Jameson’s
Features on Irish Car Bombs, Bushmills and other Irish brands
Breakfast special from Cajun Dave’s of bacon and cheddar or spinach and feta egg casserole, hash brown potatoes, sausage links, and a mimosa for $6
Cajun Dave’s will also have specials on corn beef sandwiches
T-shirts and beads
Tree City Coffee:M/h2>
Irish Cream Frappe - double chocolate frappe with Irish cream syrup, topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup; $4.25 (12oz.), $4.85 (16 oz.), $5.35 (20 oz.)
Frosted Mint Frappe - white chocolate frappe with frosted mint syrup, topped with whipped cream and white chocolate mint syrup: $4.25 (12oz.), $4.85 (16 oz.), $5.35 (20 oz.)
Irish Cream Coffee - coffee with Irish cream syrup topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder: $2.40 (12 oz.), $2.70 (16 oz.), $3.00 (20 oz.)
Mint Mocha - mocha with frosted mint syrup, topped with whipped cream and white chocolate mint syrup: $3.75 (12 oz.), $4.55 (16 oz.), $4.90 (20 oz.)
Irish Cream Latte - our signature latte blended with Irish cream syrup: $3.25 (12 oz.), $4.05 (16 oz.), $4.40 (20 oz.)
Guinness chocolate cake with Jameson whiskey ganache & Bailey’s icing: $4.50
Pistachio layer cake: $4.50
Chocolate macaroon with mint buttercream: $1.25
Espresso macaroon with Bailey’s buttercream: $1.25
Irish soda bread pudding with Jameson whiskey sauce: $4.00
Shamrock sugar cookies: $2.00
In addition, there will be a webcam with a live broadcast of the St. Patty’s festivities all day and night on kentwired.com for alumni who can’t make it to the party to check out, or for students who want to keep up on the action while they may be home taking a little break.