St. Patrick’s Day Beijing: Drink deals at Irish Volunteer, Irish comedy at The Local & Paddy O’Shea’s Being Paddy O’Shea’s

Trish Smith of The Irish Volunteer has a hands-on approach to St. Patrick's Day.
Trish Smith of The Irish Volunteer has a hands-on approach to St. Patrick’s Day.


Given its regular slate of live Irish folk music, Irish Network China gatherings, Irish Irish football and rugby match screenings, Irish quizzes, and Guinness, Jameson and other Irish tipples, it might well seem Paddy O’Shea’s is in permanent St. Patrick’s Day party mode.

On Tuesday night, this veteran Irish sports bar — it’s eight years old, ancient in terms of Beijing bar years — will feature nine hours of Irish music videos, specials on all Irish beverages and a free drink for those wearing green. There will also be giveaways and a barbecue out front.

Meanwhile, the Irish Volunteer wraps up a week of food and drink special this Tuesday night. As Trish Smith writes, “We will have a bit of malarkey and lots of green beer / Make no mistake, you’ll want to be here!”

Food deals include the Irish Reuben with corned beef, white cabbage and brown mustard on an Irish French baguette, and choice of Irish French fries or mashed potatoes, for rmb45. You can add a cup of French Irish stew for rmb10. Get a full bowl of stew for rmb25 or a Guinness beef pie, made by Two Guys, for rmb40.

Wash it down with shots of Jamesons at rmb15 (doubles at rmb25) or Bailey’s at rmb20 (doubles at rmb30), a double gin or vodka Shamrocktini at rmb30, Irish coffee at rmb30, pints of Guinness at rmb45, or many of the other drink specials.

Finally, if you want giggles with your Guinness, check out Punchline Comedy at The Local. There will be a trio of Irish comedians — Colin Murphy, Colum McDonnell and Ian Morgan — to tickle your funny bone. There’s also a show at Charcoal in Shunyi on Wednesday. Details here.

Colin Murphy, Colum McDonnell and Ian Morgan comedy club china st patrick's day the local beijing

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