Party Like It's St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Plan A: Sit at home and watch The Departed while slurping on a McDonalds Shamrock Shake.

St. Patrick’s Day Plan B: Party.
We’ve gathered all things Irish going on across the state to get you off your butt and help you get lucky (shamrocks and leprechauns, people). 
So, the heck with the pot of gold, that was all used up to bailout the banks. Here’s where the rainbow is going to lead you.

Pour House: We've never had a bad time at this Hartford bar. It's only appropriate that Jameson Irish Whiskey is hosting the St. Patrick's Party.  Starting at noon, they'll be serving up $4 Guinness pints and $5 Irish car bombs. Bonus, free corned beef and cabbage buffet.
The Music: Head down to New Haven's Playwright for a party heavy on the tradition. Starting at noon, you can hear live traditional Irish music. Then, at 6 p.m., the Highland Rovers Band moves in. The club itself opens at 6 p.m. with KC101's Duane Wuane and Smokey. There will be plenty of traditional food along with dancers from O'Keefe's School of Irish Dancers.
Music To Life: Trinity Arts Series in Torrington is having a celebration at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.  You can catch a performance of some traditional music and song. Here's why we think it sounds cool, they're all about the audience participation. It's like a sing-a-long on speed and you might just end up having to play an instrument that's been handed off to you. 

Green Eggs and Ham: The Half Door in Hartford wants to make sure you're stuffed before any parade hopping you might be doing.  They'll serve up their famous Big Arse Kegs and Eggs breakfast starting at 8 a.m.  Choices range from regular eggs to green eggs and ham. 

Stuff The Gut: The Litchfield Saltwater Grille has a special deal for senior citizens. For $10, you can get corned beef and cabbage or sole Bromely for lunch, along with soup or salad, a drink and of course the soda bread.  You've got to make reservations!

The Big Parades

Bridgeport: The parade starts at Harbor Yard on Main Street at noon.

New London: The parade starts at 1 p.m. and runs through downtown.

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