Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Jozi-style

The best excuse to drink beer this weekend

St Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture on the death date of Saint Patrick on the 17th of March. This year it falls on a Saturday and it’s the perfect excuse to let loose and enjoy a couple of cold ones with your friends. In Johannesburg, there are loads of St Patrick’s Day events for you to attend.

shamrocks-2139855_19201. Drink your way into St Patrick’s Day at Eagle Canyon
Start your Saturday by drinking straight into the celebratory Irish holiday with whiskey and Guinness specials at the Eagle Canyon Golf and Lifestyle Estate. They will also have great entertainment like a live band and entertainment for the kids to keep you dancing through the night.

Where: Eagle Canyon Golf AND lifestyle Estate Bar lounge in the clubhouse
When: 16 March

2. Bottomless Guinness at the Beerhouse
For just R199 you can get BOTTOMLESS Guinness beer and an Irish Car Bomb (shot of Irish cream and whiskey into a glass of stout) at the Beerhouse (Fourways, Centurion and on Long) on the 17th of March. It doesn’t get more Irish than that in Jozi.

Enjoy as many cold ones as you can with your friends while watching a few bands play some awesome tunes.

Where: Beerhouse Fourways, Beerhouse Centurion, and Beerhouse on Long
When: 17 March from 4 p.m.
Cost: Entrance R40 p.p. (entrance at Beerhouse on Long is FREE)
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3. Enjoy the annual St Patrick’s Day Bush Pub Run at Huddle Park Golf & Recreation
Don’t you think that a 7km night trial run would be much more fun with alcohol? Huddle Park Golf & Recreation is hosting a pub run on the 16th of March. There are four themed pubs on the route and there are prizes for the best dressed.

Where: Huddle Park Golf & Recreation, 121 Club St, Johannesburg
When: 16 March
Cost: R200 p.p. (includes four complimentary drinks)
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4. Drink green beer at SAB
Have you had a green beer yet? SAB World of Beer is hosting a beer tour from the 13th of March ‘till the 17th and this tour will give you the opportunity to celebrate St Patrick’s Day the Irish way – with green beer and traditional Irish dishes.

Where: SAB World of Beer, Newtown, Johannesburg
When: 13 to 17 March
Cost: R125 p.p.
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5. DIY St Patrick’s Day at home
You don’t necessarily need to go out to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, you can throw your own party at home.

You will need the following:
– Green face paint
– Green decorations (you can cut out four-leaved clovers out of paper and hang up a few green streamers)
– Green beer (use green food coloring and slowly pour the beer into the pint glass and watch the color mix. You can add a few more drops if you want a more vibrant color.)
– A pot of gold (you can buy golden coin chocolates at your local sweetshop)
– Friends and family

shamrock-1217739_1920Whatever you do Saturday just make sure it’s a good one but please don’t drink and drive. Happy St Patrick’s Day and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

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