Celebrate the greenest day of the year at Bucks County’s pubs and taverns

This Saturday, everyone’s Irish! And there’s plenty of ways to celebrate the greenest day of the year at Bucks County’s local pubs and taverns. Here’s some of what’s on tap for St. Patrick’s Day:

The Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio will host its second annual Newtown Irish Festival March 16 and 17. The festival kicks off at noon on Friday, March 16 and continues through St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17. “We’re looking forward to some good weather and some good old Irish fun,” said Shawn Ward, Esq., noting that the celebration is the biggest of the year at the Parrot. Held inside the pub and beneath a 30 by 90 foot tent set up on Silo Drive next to the Green Parrot, the festival will feature Irish step-dancing on the patio by Rince Ri Irish Dance and Nicholl School of Irish Dance. The Parrot will be serving traditional Irish food including corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie. Live Irish music performances both in the event tent and the restaurant and pub will include The Boys of County Bucks, McHugh & O’Neill, Ray Coleman, The Naturals, The Interns and DJ Johnny Bones, who will be spinning everyone’s favorite hits. “If they want to celebrate Irish heritage, see some great step-dancers, enjoy some good Irish music and food and obviously some cold Irish beer and Jameson whiskey, they should come out to the Parrot because that’s where St. Patrick’s Day can be found,” said Ward.The event is sponsored by Guinness Irish Stout, Smithwick’s Irish Ale, Harp Lager and Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Green Parrot is located at 240 N. Sycamore Street at Goodnoe’s Corner in the town-center of Historic Newtown Township. For more information, visit the Green Parrot on their website at www.greenparrotrestaurantandpub.com or call the Green Parrot at 215-504-PARROT.

At McStew’s Irish Sports Pub, 5316 New Falls Road, it’s time to get your Irish on and celebrate the wearin’ o’ the green. The pub will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. until Sunday, March 18 at 2 a.m. The celebration starts bright and early with plenty of Irish fun – Irish drink and food specials, live Irish music throughout the day, prizes and giveaways all day and night and, of course, Irish dancers. From 5 to 8 p.m. the guys from “Seven Band,” including Tommie and CJ, will be rocking the pub. At 9 p.m., the party continues with Exit 28.

The Continental Tavern will feature the best corned beef recipe in the area created by executive chef Jess Campbell and live Irish music from 3 p.m. until closing by Billy O’Neal (3 to 7 p.m.) and the ‘Nog Boys (7 p.m. until closing), both from Tir na nOg. In addition, Sharon Sweeney, former coach of the Philadelphia Eagle Cheerleaders and purveyor of fine Irish specialty gifts, will set up shop on the new front porch, and there will be prizes all day and lots of Irish laughter and frivolity. The Continental Tavern is located at the intersection of Main Street and East Afton Avenue in Yardley Borough.

The Pineville Tavern will hold its annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash on Saturday, March 17 from noon until Sunday, March 18 at 1 a.m. The tavern will offer traditional food and drink specials all day, with John Danaher & The Quiet Men performing live starting at noon and playing well into the evening. The menu features potato leek soup, grilled Scottish salmon over Caesar salad, corned beef & cabbage, Guinness marinated filet mignon, homemade shepherd’s pie, and beer-battered fish & chips. Call 215-598-3890 for more details. Éirinn go Brách!

The Triumph Brewing Company will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Festival on Saturday, March 17 from noon until Sunday, March 18 at 1 a.m. The free event is open to the whole family with a day filled with Irish music, Irish food, and of course Irish beer! In the early afternoon there will be plenty of kids stuff, including face painting and balloon animals from 1 to 4 p.m., stickers, fake tattoos, coloring books and a balloon drop at 3 p.m. Live music begins at noon with Hobnail performing without charge until 8 p.m. The Lawsuits will entertain beginning at 10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge after 9 p.m. The menu includes corned beef, shepherds pie, lamb stew, cheddar stout fondue and regular menu items. Featured beers for the day are Irish Dry Sout and Irish Red Ale.

The Amber Inn, Doylestown, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a free buffet (amber hot ham sandwiches and parsley potatoes) from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday night features DJ. Cody. There also will be $1 Jello Shots. On Saturday, the Inn offers a corned beef special on marbled rye bread and side of fries for $5.96. Saturday night features music and karoke with DJ Frank.

Other places to check out include Dacey’s Irish Pub, 215 W. Philadelphia Avenue, Morrisville. Dacey’s is Irish year round, but especially so on St. Patrick’s Day where Guinness rules and green is the word of the day.

Source: Jeff Werner, buckslocalnews.com/

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