From boozy ice cream to pet pubs and patios.
Colorado’s COVID restrictions are easing, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t all be as responsible as we can as we celebrate this year. This year, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the pandemic, so we’re not out of the woods yet. But, as there are still activities going on, it’s important to mask up, adhere to safety regulations put in place by the law of your corresponding venue, and enjoy the luck o’ the Irish this year. Because boy, do we all need a little luck this year. Here’s a roundup of all of the cool events going on for St. Paddy’s day in Denver. You know, after the snow passes.
1. Sweet Cow Ice Cream
This year, Sweet Cow Ice Cream is collaborating with a local brewery to bring you a unique dessert for St. Paddy’s. A mix of Bailey’s Irish Cream, Jameson Whiskey, and Wood Boss Brewing’s ‘Hisolda’ brew which is an Irish Cream Coffee Stout, churned in the Ice Cream Machine to make a creamy, frozen boozy treat. We can’t wait to try.
Where: 1882 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
2. Counter Culture Brewery
Counter Culture is doing a COVID-safe family food-and-beer pairing meal for you to enjoy at home. On the menu, you can choose between corned beef and cabbage or shepherd’s pie that’ll come with a side of Irish mashed potatoes, whiskey glazed brussel sprouts, and Irish salad. Orders can be placed before 4pm on Tuesday, March 16th, for pickup between 4 and 7 pm on Wednesday, March 17th! Check out their website to order.
Where: 205 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
3. Munchables Cookies
Saturday, March 13th, come get a delicious cookie from the pop up cookie shop, Maura’s Munchables. Curate Mercantile will be hosting the pop up shop from 11 to 1 on Saturday, so stop by for some St. Patty’s themed desserts. From Leprechauns to Rainbows to Pots O’ Gold, come brave the snowstorm and reward yourself with a sugary treat.
Where: 8242 S University Blvd Suite 150, Centennial, CO 80122
4. Number Thirty Eight
There’s a party to attend, and it’ll be held at Number Thirty Eight on Wednesday, March 17th from 4pm to 11pm! The menu will consist of a green cocktail called the, ‘Wicked Leprechaun,’ Corned Beef and Cabbage Baos, and Rueben fries. There will also be entertainment with actual live music (bagpipe players) and Irish step dancers! Their website has all the details here.
Where: 3560 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216
5. Clancy’s Irish Pub
This weekend, come on down to Clancy’s Irish Pub to enjoy a weekend full of Irish food, whiskey, green beer, and Irish step dancers. What more could you ask for? Clancy’s has been around since 1973 and went through a rebranding in 2010, but they’ve always been a great place for Irish tradition. Come get a heaping plate of Irish nachos this weekend and wash it down with a green beer.
Where: 7000 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
6. Denver Union Station
Saturday, March 18th is Union Station’s annual St. Patrick’s Themed Pet Pub. Bring your fur baby and enjoy a nice cold beer. The patio will be open from 12-8pm. There will be a few restaurants and bars participating in the event, such as Stoic and Genuine, Terminal Bar, Pig Train Denver, Mercantile Denver, and Ultreia Denver. Grab some themed-grub on the pup-friendly patio and make sure to deck out your dog in holiday gear, as the best dressed dog will win a one night stay at the Crawford Hotel.
Where: 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
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