2009 St Patrick's Day

Flanagan's [ 41 West Lancaster Ave, Shillington]: Corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Irish corned beef sandwiches, green beer. "Wild Geese" play Noon-5PM, "High Strung" plays 8P-Midnite

Trooper Thorn's [ 451 Morgantown Rd/Rt 10] has a tent out back, drink specials and giveaways but no live music this year

The Ugly Oyster [ 21 S 5th St ] - a "Guinness Bar" which was supposedly made in Ireland and assembled by Irish craftsmen or some baloney - their phone answering person says "It's just a regular day" - WTF? March 17th is FAR from a regular day.

Brewer's Bar & Grill [ 101 S 3rd Ave West Reading ] has $2 Coors Lite and Killians green pints, $3 Jameson and Baileys shots, $3.50 Guinness pints and $5 carbombs as well as a $10 Special that buys you a draft and you get a St Pattys tshirt and pint glass

Blind Hartman's Tavern [ 2910 Pricetown Rd Temple ] has green beer, beads, shots, Corned Beef & Cabbage and the live band "Irish Mist 8-Midnite

Slammer's [ 1262 Cotton St Reading ] has a DJ all night. While this has nothing to do with being Irish it is still a DJ on a Tuesday night and people loved us being kilted in 2008!

 

 

 

   

Reading and Berks County are overwhelming viewed as "Dutchie" - containing significant populations of Pennsylvania Dutch (those with German backgrounds).

Surprisingly, only about 20% of the city population lists themselves as primarily German or PA Dutch and only 33% in the county.

Compare this to the <5% of the city dwellers who claim Irish or Scotch-Irish and the 10% of the county population.

Finding pubs that bill themselves as Irish (and hopefully sponsoring Irish events) has become a bit easier in recent years as several high-profile Irish-oriented taverns have opened.

Even with these advances it is still a task to identify Irish things to do in this area.  Hopefully, this site will be a tool that will lead you to things green and orange!

 


See You At Hannahoe's Grave At Midnight!!

 

 

Coachlight Tavern - 418 S 19th St (corner of Cotton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading's "Guinness Bar" - chooses not to advertise in the paper and lists NOTHING about their St Patrick's Day plans


Other Sort Of Local Areas.....

Molly's Pub

3 day St Patty's day celebration with drink specials, irish menu, live music and giveaways. Come to the biggest and best Patty's Day celebration in Lancaster! Friday - Pre Party 11am-2am Saturday - 7am breakfast to 2am party Sunday 11am to 2am

 

 

 

Comments? Input? Places I have missed?

tom@americantom.com