While St. Patrick’s Day is officially March 17th, it seems that enterprising event planners around the country (and especially in the Boston area) have magically turned the entire month of March into a green-tinted, beer-fueled party. If you’ve been out and about in Boston since the start of the month, you might be worried that the best of the St. Patrick’s events are already behind us – but fear not – there are a host of events coming up in the next four days that will help justify the closet full of green you’ve been waiting to wear all season.
Kicking off the weekend, stop by Lamplighter for some delicious beers as well as an Irish Food Pop-up from 5PM – 9PM tonight. Longfellows Cambridge will be supplying Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Mashed Potatoes.
Aeronaut is hosting “For the Love of Ireland” - a HUGE event on both Friday and Saturday. The event will include Irish Music, Irish Dancers, Irish Singers, Irish Theater, a sneak-peak at the upcoming Irish Film Festival, the release of “1916” (an Irish Stout), and an auction in support of the Irish International Immigrant Center.
From 6-9PM on Friday, Mystic Brewery will have vegetarian shepherd's pie-flavored pierogi’s at the taproom in Chelsea.
Bone Up Brewery is open regular hours all weekend. While there aren’t any specific St. Patrick’s Day events, you can always throw down a couple glasses of “Green Smoothie” – an experimental, hop stew IPA – and keep in the colorful theme alive.
On Friday night, Slumbrew will be hosting its "Second Annual Flogging Molly Listening Party" with free Irish Beer Soda Bread and other food specials. Additionally, if you’re out by Assembly Row, check out Slumbrew’s recommended DIY Assembly Row Pub Crawl, and end your night with The Buzz, who will be Shamrocking the night away during a free show at the American Fresh Brewhouse on Friday night.
Nightshift has some special events set up for Friday evening, including Irish-inspired food from Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers (Irish Burgers, Irish Stew, Corned Beef, and Colcannon Egg Rolls) and music from the Irish American Police Officers Association Pipes & Drums and a set from Sam Reid & the Riot Act.
On Saturday, Dorchester Brewing Company will be releasing Savin Stout – an Irish dry Stout, served on Nitro. In the middle of the afternoon, they’ll have Irish-inspired food options from the folks at Revelry Food Truck and a live music from The Ivy Leaf.
On Sunday, be sure to pick up your favorite four-pack, six-pack, crowler, or growler and head to that party at your co-worker’s girlfriend’s college roommate’s cousin’s house for the annual Southie St. Patrick’s Parade, starting at 1PM.