Getting into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

Saturday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day and we are hoping to bring a little luck o’ the Irish to you when it comes to finding somewhere to celebrate. While the rivers run green and the Irish pubs are full, many of local establishments are serving up some great deals, festive treats, and awesome entertainment to keep you in good spirits.

Three Rivers Distilling Company

St. Patty’s Day at the Distillery
March 17, 12pm-11pm

What to expect:

Drinks

  • $5 – Emerald Isle: Summit City Gin and crème de menthe
  • $7 – Pot of Gold: Harvester Vodka with a touch of elderflower, splash of ginger beer
  • $6 – Irish Eyes: 122 Unaged Corn Whiskey, crème de menthe, and heavy cream
  • $6 – Irish Lady: melon infused Harvester Vodka with OJ and sparkling grape juice on draft
  • $7 – Sparkling Shamrock: Cucumber and pear infused Harvester Vodka, touch of elderflower, lemon juice and simple syrup served on draft

Food

  • Corn beef and cabbage
  • Shepherd’s pie
  • Irish stew
  • All of their other amazing food options.

Pedal City

Starting at 8am for Mad Ant’s Pub Crawl

Pedal City is having live music and a free tasting on St Patrick’s day! The tasting starts at 8 am with a free Irish whiskey sampling and lots of giveaways! The live music starts at 1 pm with Blake Blurry until 5 pm then again with Dan Smyth starting at 10 pm!!

What to expect:

Drinks

  • $3 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey
  • $4 large (22 oz) Green Beer
  • $4 Irish coffee
  • $4 Coffee with Irish Cream

Food

  • Shepherd’s pie
  • Twice baked potatoes
  • Reuben sandwich
  • Corn beef and cabbage

HT2

March 17, 3pm-12am

While they aren’t having a party like other local bars, they are sticking to their signature craft drink charms!

What to expect:

  • HT2 will be serving a special drink called Magic Milks.
  • This drink is a Lucky Charm Marshmallow infused vodka with almond milk

Photo provided by HT2


Hamilton Public House

March 17, 8pm to 11pm

Hamilton Public House is hosting the Summit City Saints among other wonderful things tonight to celebrate that little Irishman in us all.

What to expect:

  • Green beer
  • Live music
  • Various food and drink specials
  • “The Black Stuff” Guinness 16oz Cans.
  • We’ll have the patio open to those ages 21 and older.

Two EE’s Winery

March 13-21st

While most people are out looking for green beer, Two EE’s is putting a green spin on one of their popular items!

What to Expect:

  • $7 Green, vanilla slushies!

Photo from Two EE’s


Hop River Brewing Company

March 17, noon – 12:30am

Great, Not Green: Know What’s in Your Glass!

Learn about beer on the day you enjoy it most. Interactive brewhouse tours all day with our Brewer. Don’t miss the special release of our new Irish Stout: Markievicz.

The story behind the name is hardcore! We’ll give you the cliff notes version and a description of the beer on International Women’s Day: Thursday, March 8th.. But in case you want the story now.. visit here!

What to expect:

  • New Irish Stout: Markievicz.
  • House-made Corn Beef Sandwich made from Wood Farms meat

JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House

Join downtown’s JK O’Donnell’s for St. Patrick’s Day. JK’s will have a tent up all day (which will be open to all ages until 7 pm). The pub itself will be 21+. Admission is $5.

JK’s favorite bagpipers, The O’Tooles, will be back this year for multiple drop in performances.

Live music schedule

  • Joyce Fry & Gregg Clark
    • 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Jen & the Foggy Creek Band
    • 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Soltre
    • 4:00-6:00 PM
  • The Mighty McGuiggans
    • 6:30-8:30 PM
  • James and the Drifters
    • 9:00-11:00 PM

Read more about JK O’Donnell’s in our new feature article here!


Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Specials

If you are looking for something that the family can partake in for St. Patrick’s Day, check out some of these specials and activities:

Firefly for Four Leaf Clover shakes

Yummi Bunni for Tutti Fruity Ice Cream with Trix

Catch “Who Framed Lucky the Leprechaun?”  at TekVenture is located at 1550 Griffin St., Fort Wayne. Tickets are $5 or $20 for a family of six. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Victoria Sarjeant

Author: Victoria Sarjeant

Victoria moved from to Fort Wayne from Greentown, IN in 2007. She received her BA in Political Science. She presented "Building Affinity Groups to Engage a New Generation of Alumni" at 2015 CASE V Conference and "Regional Talent Retention" at the 2017 CASE V Conference. She received the 2016 IPFW Distinguished Service Award, and was a director-at-large for IPFWAA Board of Directors. the secretary on the Emerging Leaders Alliance Executive Committee, vice chair of Living Fort Wayne Committee, a member of YLNI, a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and she runs her own business in her free time. She also owns I'm Not Wining, LLC and is an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils.

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