Only one day a year we get to dress in stupid emerald green hats and down as much Irish whiskey and Black & Tans as we can drink with two fists: St. Patrick's Day (not pictured above**) is ready to launch -- just look at your local pub, they've already covered every square inch of bar space in shamrocks and tinsel. Personally we're going to be doing our partying at Brogue's in Lake Worth, where in the spirit of New Times tipplers across the U.S., we've already set a match to drink Michael Mooney under the table (We'll see whose veins run with honest-to-God pure Irish blood!!!).
But you may prefer your drinking contests closer to home -- near enough that you can crawl to bed on all fours, in fact. So if Oakland Park is your neighborhood, call on your fleet of Leprechauns to hie you over to the Jameson Bar at Hugh's Culinary, where Hugh is laying out a spread of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and soda bread to help you soak up the liquid. Music, bagpipes, and dancing has been promised, and the cost is a mere $10 per person, quite a deal if you stay from opening at 12 p.m. until "whenever." Hugh's is located at 4351 NE 12th Terrace, Oakland Park. Call 954-583-4844 to RSVP.
Other venues for Irish fun, this weekend through next week:
In Palm Beach County: Brogues, O'Shea's, The Dubliner, Slainte, Wishing Well, and Blue Anchor
In Broward: Biddy Early's, Briny's, Field Irish Pub, Waxy O'Connors, The Frog and Toad, McSorley's, Murphy's Law, Maguire's Hill.
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**erratum: gratuitous photo of naked male ass has nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patty's Day