Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish.
So, check out these nearby St. Patrick's Day events and celebrations.
The Chapter House
With the Township Council voting to allow restaurants to open an hour early on St. Patrick's Day popular spots like The Chapter House will be welcoming customers earlier than usual to celebrate the day.
The Chapter House will have a free breakfast buffet from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the bar area only that will include scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course corned beef hash. There will also be $5 bloody mary's and mimosa's as part of the morning buffet and green beer specials later in the day.
The Ivy League
On the northbound side of Route 9 the Ivy League will also be having a wide ranging festival for the holiday starting tonight. There will be traditional Irish items like shepherd's pie and Irish stew as well as less traditional items like a pot of gold stuffed potato skin and a Guinness New York Strip Steak. There will also be specials on drinks like Irish coffee and green beer during the day.
Woody's Roadside Tavern
For Farmingdale residents Woody's Roadside Tavern will be offering Kegs and Eggs on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. There will also be $2 drafts until noon.
Right on Route 33 near the border with Freehold, The Cabin is also looking forward to a busy weekend with plenty of specials. For $14.95 patrons can enjoy all the corned beef they can eat. There will also be an Irish menu as well as bag pipes performing and live music from 1 p.m. until closing.
The Court Jester
The Freehold location of Court Jester is serving up Irish specialties all week in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Patrons are able to choose from three Irish dishes of a corned beef sandwich, Smitty's chicken, and Irish stew. In addition to the meal, the Court Jester is serving multiple Irish beers. Get a more in depth look at the Court Jester's St. Patrick's Day fare here.
The American Hotel is serving corned beef and cabbage and other authentic Irish food all day and night. There are also all day drink specials including $3.50 Guinness drafts.
Moore's Tavern is serving a full Irish menu with live music all day long. For more information about Moore's specials, click here.
Second Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
The parade will begin at 12:15 p.m. sharp and will feature bagpipers, an area dance school performance and more. All are welcome to march in the parade. For more information click here.
Downtown Freehold Pub Crawl
Irish Week continues with Downtown Freehold’s Pub Crawl. Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, March. 15 four participating pubs will be holding a scotch or beer tasting. Participation in the beer crawl cost $20. Tickets for the scotch crawl cost $40. To purchase tickets contact Downtown Freehold at 732-333-0094.
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