Got the post-Valentine’s Day blues?? Well turn that frown upside down because I’m about to give you something to look forward to… ST. PATTY’S DAY 2012!
I’ve said it once; I’ll say it again… St. Patty’s Day is the greatest holiday all year long! It’s science, actually. You don’t have to celebrate it with your family – so no potential arguments. Everyone’s drunk. Again, everyone’s drunk. You get to deck yourself out in GREEN (which is a pretty flattering color on most people – also science). And, pinching is socially acceptable. Y’all admit it: It’s a solid way to celebrate a holiday.
I love St. Pat’s so much I once named a dog, “Guinness.” Fact.
Anyway, this year Kev and I are taking our St. Patty’s Day party on the road to the Ritz Lodge at Lake Oconee. We may be far away from a lot of the green debauchery, but we are still sure to celebrate!
If we were going to be in town, though, we’d absolutely, 100%, without a doubt, be at Fado Irish Pub + Restaurant for their annual St. Patty’s party!
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant was the first Irish pub to be designed and constructed in Ireland and shipped and installed in Atlanta. It is distinguished by its genuine Irish hospitality, the quality of its pints + authentic Irish food and fun.
Fado is hosting the city’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration! On Saturday, March 17, Fado will open at 7:00 a.m., and rugby fans will enjoy non-stop live action including Ireland vs. England in the exciting final match of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby tournament. There will be a $10 cover charge starting at 8:00 a.m., which grants fans access to a viewing area that has been sectioned off for the game. The rest of Fado is open with no cover charge for guests until noon.
At noon, the Buckhead pub will open its doors to the street festival that includes beer tents, bagpipers and Irish dancers along with live music throughout the day and night! Pre-sale tickets are available for $10 online (these sold out fast last year!), and tickets will also be sold for $15 at the door.
Astral Freaks (Van Morrison cover band), Desire (Atlanta’s own U2 cover band), and Justin will all perform live for the crowd outside the pub, and a DJ will be inside spinning tracks for inside partygoers. Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, partygoers can start early and stay out late. It’s a full day session that the pub likes to call a “Paddython!”
Fado will also be hosting exciting events leading up to the St. Patrick’s day festival, and interested guests can get more information by visiting the pub’s online event schedule.
Fado serves a menu of authentic Irish food and beverages including corned beef and cabbage, traditional Irish boxty and fish n’ chips, Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Bailey’s Irish Cream, proper Irish coffees, and a wide selection of Irish whiskeys. Yummmmm.
So plan ahead + don’t miss out on the fun at Fado from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m on Saturday, March 17 – Sunday, March 18! OR you may be making this face on St. Patty’s when the tickets are completely sold out…
Happy (early) St. Pat’s! Wishing green-awesomeness to you all!
Fado Irish Pub + Restaurant
273 Buckhead Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305
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