Where to grab a drink this St. Patrick’s Day

It’s tradition on St. Paddy’s day to grab a brew or two. 

While I’m not completely sure what exactly people are celebrating, I know St. Patrick’s Day is one of the best days of the year.

You may be venturing over to Aberdeen or you’re one of the poor souls stuck in Stauffer all day. But whoever you are, it’s the one day of the year where green is universally flattering — especially in the form of pancakes and beer.

In celebration of this wonderful day, I’m here to give you a rundown of the best places to grab a drink or two.

Tir Nan Og Irish Pub

Over the past few years, the pub lovingly referred to as the Nog has been the go-to place for karaoke Thursdays. More importantly though, Tir Nan Og has thick roots in the Irish culture, and it’s the perfect place to get away from the craziness that will likely be the University District.

The Nog is located down by the water and is cherished by the Kingston community. The bar has been preparing for St. Paddy’s Day for the past few weeks with festive drinks and appetizers.

If you want to get away from the youths and have a beer with some truly spirited Irishmen, the Nog is the place for you.

Queen’s Pub (QP)

Regardless of what you’re celebrating, QP is a classic.

With its convenient location, it’s the perfect spot if you have a break in a work-heavy day, or want to stake out and wait for the rise of Aberdeen.

Like every other holiday, the pub will also likely feature a festive drink menu. My favourite from last year was their green sangria: less sugary than their usual recipe and perfect for sharing.

The Brass Pub

Although a bit off theme, the Brass is the place for those of you who aren’t super into celebrating St. Paddy’s. There isn’t any marketing for a special themed day, but it’s generally one of my favourite places to grab a drink in Kingston.

Also, the Brass is great for a midday meal. Coincidentally, their Irish nachos are awesome when paired with a pint.

Clark Hall Pub

Clark Hall has always been known for drawing a crowd during their Friday rituals, but the pub is holding an extra one for St. Paddy’s.

Clark is usually filled with engineers and great music, which will make for a fun St. Paddy’s celebration. While Clark has a wide selection of beer, their turbo is hard to deny: it’s a combination of beer and Smirnoff Ice, that sounds kind of disgusting, but it’s definitely worth a try.

In addition, the lovely Clark Hall staff are calling the next day’s event “Hangover Ritual”. Regardless of how St. Paddy’s treats you, a $13 pitcher of mimosa isn’t something to turn your nose up at.

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