It's that time of year again! Boston is going green for St. Patrick's Day! This weekend, bring out your inner Irishman and drink Guinness, eat corned beef and cabbage and dance along to bag pipes in the streets. In 1847, nearly 40,000 Irish immigrants moved to Boston to escape the Irish famine. Ever since, the Irish have had a strong presence in Boston's public works, first responders and the Boston culinary scene.
If you are looking for a great way to visit different bars and pubs in the city, try out Green Kegs and Hammered 3 day Pub Crawl. The event is going on all weekend and tickets can be purchased online. Visit bars like Royale Nightclub, Cure Lounge, Kitty O'Shae's and Clarke's to have a few brews with your friends and meet other St. Paddy's enthusiasts. If a pub crawl isn't your style, maybe a delicious Irish meal is the thing for you! The Black Rose in Faneuil Hall will be celebrating all weekend long with meal deals and live music! While at Quincy Market, stay for the day and hear free concerts and watch local Irish Step performances. And for those who like their music a little louder, the Dropkick Murphy’s will be performing this Sunday at the Boston House of Blues! It doesn't get any more Irish American than the Dropkick Murphy’s! Head to McGreevy's on Boylston Street after the show, they own the place!
It's hard to go a day in Boston without encountering a local who can trace his roots back to the Emerald Isle. For this reason, Boston comes alive on St. Patrick's Day and puts on the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country. Head to South Boston for the main event before coming back to your favorite bed and breakfast. Share your wild and crazy experiences with other guests over afternoon tea and cookies (or coffee and Tylenol!).