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St. Patricks Day in Brooklyn

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We here at Brooklyn Exposed believe that everyone can be “Irish” on St. Patricks Day. And of course by “Irish” we mean “really excited to get loaded up on cheap whiskey and beer.” This why we are so excited that our beloved borough of Brooklyn offers up some awesome and alternative St. Patty’s options, ranging from burlesque to parades and drunken shopping to whiskey tastings. The luck-o-the Irish will be with you no matter what you choose!


Tullamore Dew Tasting
Noorman’s Kill, 609 Grand Street, 6:30-8:30om: Free
You know that whiskey is amazing, but do you know which type is your perfect match? Well, here is the chance to learn. Noorman’s Kill is hosting a tasting of all types of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, giving patrons the chance to discover what type of drinkers they really are. Noorman’s will offer the chance to sample Tullmore Dew’s Original, 10 Year Old Reserve, 10 Year Old Single Malt, and 10 Year Old Blend. By the end of the night you’ll be an old pro, albeit a drunken one.


St. Patrick’s Day Grand Street Pub Crawl
Begins at LP ‘n Harmony 683 Grand Street, 4pm-8pm: Free
Trying to organize a crowd of indecisive people? A crawl may be the perfect solution for your overloaded brain. Head over to Grand Street at 4pm to take part in a Greenpoint pub crawl, hitting some of the hottest spots in the hood. The adventure begins at LP ‘n Harmony (683 Grand Street) and ends up at Burnside (508 Grand Street). Each bar boasts its own food and drink specials, ranging from Bushmills Honey Whiskey shots to Listiwell Lamb Pie. It is the perfect way to appease all of your friends in one trip.

Antoinette St. Patty’s Day Shopping Party
Antoinette, 119 Grand Street, 12pm to 7pm, Free
This vintage/consignment store is set to give 10% off their stock in honor of the Irish. Wine will be served all day, so you can get buzzed while you browse the selection of dresses, skirts, jeans, jackets, and jewelry. Boasting a moderate price range to begin with, there is a big chance that you can walk away with a bag full of amazing and cheap spring clothes. Just don’t spill anything.

Saint Patrick’s Day for Sinners All Redhead Burlesque Revue and Party
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, 8pm: $10
To quote The Bell House website, “this St. Patrick’s Day, The Bell House offers you an alternative to drunken douchbaggery.” Take yourself out of the normal St. Patty’s bar flow and enter into a world filled with red-headed burlesque dancers. Aside from the naked ladies the night will also feature the live music of Amour Obscur. Of course there will still be a level of debauchery present, including a “show us your best emerald underwear contest”. No green beer provided, just some good ol’ nudity and a few anti-holiday attitudes.


Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Groups Assemble on Prospect Park West bet. 14th Street and 9th Street, 1pm: Free
Avoid the NYC crowds while still enjoying a parade with Brooklyn’s own St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held on the streets around Prospect Park. The theme of this year’s event will highlight “The Intertwined Histories of Ireland and America”, featuring a “Re-Dedication Ceremony” for the heroes and victims of 9/11 at 12:45pm. A corn beef and cabbage dinner will be held following the parade festivities, featuring live music by Frank Keegan.

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