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5 Places to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in the Upper Valley

Mar 06, 2020 11:38AM ● By Gabrielle Varela

Photo Courtesy of Salt Hill Pub

Since St. Paddy’s falls on a Tuesday this year, there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate!

Celebrate the weekend before with Shamrock Shuffle, a benefit for the Lebanon community’s programs and park development. The yearly shuffle is a 5K race or (for the less ambitious on a Saturday morning) a 1-mile fun run. Participants get festive wearing green and running in costume. After the course, you can grab a celebratory pint at Salt Hill Lebanon. Register and lock it in by March 8th on the website.

Photos Courtesy of the City of Lebanon


But if you aren’t afraid to celebrate on a school night, here’s the line up on where to raise a pint and get dandy on St. Paddy’s Day.

1.  Salt Hill Pub knows how to celebrate this day in style. With events at their four locations, it means there is no excuse not to join in. Taps start flowing at 9 am with a traditional Irish breakfast on the menu and a toast to the day. Once you’re all fueled up, the day-long shindig features four Irish style bands and giveaways all day. Large giveaways include Red Sox tickets and past prize winners have taken home snowboards, coolers, and other high-end fun stuff while one lucky winner will score a trip to Ireland for two! There will be Guinness girls, whiskey tastings, a roving bagpiper, photo booth, Father Will and his Naughty Nuns and of course, Irish whiskey!

"We throw a tremendous party every year to show our customers how much we love them, and as a bonus, we have a great time doing it,” says Jenn Galvin, General Manager of Salt Hill Hanover. “It's an amazing party surrounded by amazing people all just having a fantastic time. I've done St Patrick's in Washington DC and Chicago and this is one of the most genuine and fun venues I've ever had a chance to participate in." She said.

Photo Courtesy of Salt Hill Pub

2. If not a pub then why not a brewery? Long Trail Brewery hits all the marks with $3 can specials and a dry Irish stout to serve up along with traditional corned beef and cabbage. There will be live music from 3-6 pm where you can dance and jig to Vermont Irish jams by Poultney’s The County Down.

3. The Public House at Quechee Gorge is also celebrating their community and tradition with menu specials like corned Beef & cabbage, Reuben egg rolls, Guinness beef stew, braised brisket sliders  and Guinness Pints for just $4 all day. There will be plenty of Irish whiskey and live Music 6-9 pm with a special open mic hosted by Jim Yeager. Call 802-295-8500 for a reservation.  

Still North playing at Windsor Station Provided by Facebook

4. Raise a pint at Harpoon Brewery, particularly their Boston Irish Stout to celebrate their Boston roots and Irish pride. Then head over to Windsor Station Restaurant and  Barroom for more festivities! The Station touts farm-fresh food, craft beer and will have live folk music by Still Hill band. Doors open at 4:30 pm and music starts at 6 pm.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone!

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