Fattening the pot (of gold) at week’s end is a plethora of goodness occurring throughout the week. Rejoice, for the emerald fervor shall be steadily building—only to culminate in a 3 day weekend of general mayhem and frivolity! Until then, here’s the daily party prognosis!
When: Monday, March 12th:8pm
What better way to wage ware against the torturous work week than with some Monday Night Fever—disco style! Disco Unlimited are providing the funkadelic tunes, as B.B. King’s time warps back to the era of disco fros, bellbottoms, and overall salacious revelry! Grab your tix, secure your spot, and succumb to the glittering allure of the disco ball!
MTV Free Comedy Show
When: Tuesday, March 13th: 7:30pm
Where: Webster Hall
A little hilarity goes a long way in resurrecting one’s spirits. When the week is dropkicking your morale with untamed ferocity, fight back with some unadulterated laughter—for free! MTV is sponsoring this all night comedic bash, which touts such acts as: Joe Perra, Anthony DeVito, Emmy Blotnick, and Andrew Schultz (to name but a few). Simply print your free ticket here, and let the hilarity commence!
Copycat Cover Night
When: Wednesday, March 14th: 9pm- 4am
Where: Ottos Shrunken Head
There’s a subtle brilliance required when successfully interpreting the music of another. There are certain artistic liberties involved—a fine mixture of innovation and replication—that results in some truly magical tuneage. Over at Otto’s, the theme of the night—aptly titled “Copycat”—is a tribute to old school garage rockers “The Sonics”. Vintage songs, live grooves, no cover, and $5 Sonic Blue Cocktails all night—genuine frivolity at its finest!
Vintage Brew & Arcade Night
When: Thursday, March 15th: 5pm
There is no crueler fate for the brew enthusiast than the fickle, evanescent nature of the craft brew. Resigned to short, limited releases—the unearthing of a true gem of frothy magnificence is quickly tempered by the stark reality of its fleeting existence. Yet this Thursday at Barcade there shall be a momentary reprieve, as they resurrect some hidden legends from the great beer mausoleum in the sky. Coupling the re-release of such classics as Flying Dog Gonzo, Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, and Sly Fox Ichor (to name a few), with some old school arcade goodness—Barcade is the spot to savor the sweet taste of nostalgia!
Pre St. Patty’s Kickoff Party
When: Friday, March 16th: 5pm- 4am
Where: Turtle Bay
While Friday typically designates the simultaneous abandonment of responsibility and commencement of revelry, this Friday brings further debaucherous tidings: the kickoff of the 3 Day emerald bacchanal that is St. Patty’s Weekend! For those incapable of satiating their dreams of emerald glory in one day—fear not, the festivities shall be rollicking all weekend! The pre-fest starts this Friday in the form of wild drink specials ($2 draft beer, $3 bottles, and $4 mixed drinks) over at Turtle Bay. $5 gains you entry into the pinnacle of all St. Patty’s pre-games—but for those stepping into the big leagues, there also exists a 3-day $25, ironman pass that secures your ticket to Sloppytown all weekend!
St. Patty’s Bar Crawl
When: Saturday, March 17th: 11am- 9pm
Where: Throughout NYC
It has arrived: the premiere drinking holiday for Irish and non-Irish alike! The only acceptable means of paying homage to the emerald titans of liquid shenanigans is to embark on a bar crawl of equally mythic proportions. The “St. Patty’s Shamrock Shuffle” is such a beast: 20 bars (offering ridonkulous drink specials) over the course of 11 hours! Whether you intend to dominate the weekend (via the uber-sweet 3 day pass), or restrict the madness solely to Saturday ($20)—do not miss the emerald insanity commandeering the streets of NYC this Saturday!
March Madness Party
When: Sunday, March 18th: 12pm- 6pm
There is the distinct possibility that some folks may not be violently hungover on this tamest of days—kudos to you! For the rest of the slavering masses suffering the effects of alcohol withdrawal (and potentially the DT’s), the only viable option is to indulge in some “hair of the dog”. Getting some of the golden hooch back in the system is the quickest way to avert the catatonia and listlessness of the magnanimous St. Patty’s Day hangover. Luckily, the folks at Barcrawls.com are offering a coda to decadence in the form of their “March Madness Party”. Touting the same drink specials as their Friday & Saturday festivities, and offering the perfect liquid requiem to an already binge-heavy weekend--don't miss your chance to accomplish the triple crown of drinking endeavors! Snag your tix here!