Yes-the holiday gets a little nuts but as I've noted on here before I still like it and still get a little nostalgic as it was always a big day in the Woods household. And now that I don't have to suffer through the all-green lunch- I might like it even more.
I love Irish Potatoes. I not-so-secretly love Shamrock Shakes-. I love the community feel at the bars -when people are just a bit friendlier than usual. And if I didn't give up meat for Lent I would eat everything on an Irish-themed menu--except corned beef because I've never been a fan.
Some bars have traded in the concept of the cliche green glass of Miller Lite and massed produced beers for more crafty events.
Here are a few worth giving a shot...
City Tap House
The University bar will be the place to be for those as excited about March Madness as they are about going green for 8 hours. They will tap a firkin of O'Reilly's Stout at 3 pm-just in time for the Pitttsburgh game. Pints will be $4. And as they are doing for all NCAA games, Sly Fox cans are a mere $3.