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Luck of the Irish

Go green with these St. Patrick’s Day festivities

Looking for fun this weekend? You are in luck — Sunday coincides with the NCAA’s Selection Sunday and St. Patrick’s Day. From a preview of a new Irish pub menu to a pedal-pushing bar crawl, there are plenty of opportunities to raise a glass to Irish heritage.

One of the most anticipated events this St. Patrick’s Day is the menu preview for Patsy Hartigan’s Irish Pub, a new venture by Sauced chef Scott Schymik and Doc’s Sports Bar owner Josh Petrowski that is slated to open this year at 205 Main St. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17, stop by Doc’s Sports Bar, 1305 Stringtown Road, for a preview of Patsy Hartigan’s menu, including Reuben sandwiches, fish and chips, Scotch eggs, and more.

Kick up your feet at Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus’ dinner and dance on March 16. For $25 per person, enjoy a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, dancing, games, and green beer at 2301 N. Stockwell Road. Attendees must be at least 21. For more entertainment, join The Emerald Underground with Lindsey Williams on March 15 from 7-11 p.m. at the Rapp-Owen Granary, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, Indiana. Celtic rock and roll favorites from The Drop Kick Murphys, Gaelic Storm, and a few 1980s U.K. bands will be on the setlist. Registration costs $20.

Hit the links for the Irish Open at 11 a.m. March 16 at Boonville Country Club, 5244 N. IN 61, Boonville, Indiana. Four- and six-person teams can fill up on breakfast at 9:30 a.m. before heading to the green. Admission is $25 for club members and $40 for non-members.

This month, stop by Parlor Doughnuts, 204 Main St. and 301 N. Green River Road, for a milky green matcha latte, or pop into River City Coffee + Goods, 223 Main St., for a Lucky Charms latte, a marshmallow and lavender infusion topped with the colorful cereal treats themselves. At Joe Brewski, 10 N.W. Sixth St., indulge in cold brews flavors called Irish Spring, Matcha Madness, Bourbon Barrel Stout, and Thin Mint.

For a change of pace, join a bar crawl on Friday and Saturday nights via Party Time Pedalers. Start by purchasing a wristband at 7 Mile Lounge, 915 Main St., then pedal to four Downtown and Haynie’s Corner bars for drinks, games, and a chance to win a pot of gold at the end of the night. Keep an ear out for Evansville Firefighters’ Pipe and Drum Corps while pedaling!

Starting at noon on March 16, raise a 32-ounce toast of Irish stout at Henderson Brewing Co., 737 Second St., Henderson, Kentucky. Tom’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Q will be onsite serving a smoky Reuben sandwich, corned beef on rye with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, as well as nachos, loaded cheese fries, and other pub favorites. On this side of the river, Newburgh Tavern, 707 State St., Newburgh, Indiana, offers a rotation of Irish-inspired drinks, including green teas, Drunk Leprechaun, and Irish Headlock.

Plan to sleep in on Sunday morning? Stop by Trickey’s Brews and Bevs, 120 W. Locust St., Boonville, Indiana, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 for a holiday-themed brunch menu set to live music by the band 2 For The Road.

At Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Bodine’s Newsstand will serve fish and chips and more pub fare outside Mo’s House, 1114 Parrett St., from 4 to 8 p.m. March 17. Head inside Mo’s for a dessert of Irish coffee and a slice of carrot cake. Pappa Bear’s Catering will be stopping by Myriad Brewing Company’s Newburgh Taproom with an Irish food menu washed down with a green “812” cream ale.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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