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Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Bay Ridge

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Saint Patrick’s Day has come — but not gone — in the Ridge!

The streets ran green with beer on Tuesday, and they’re about to run green with pride during this weekend’s Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. If you’re worried about your weekend revolving around a stroll down Third Avenue, don’t fret — we’ve got some killer tunes in store for you, too.

On Saturday, jog over to Longbow Pub and Pantry (7316 Third Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets) to catch a Six Nations rugby match between Ireland and Scotland. Let the well-known Welsh pub serve as neutral ground for you and your kilt-clad neighbors to argue over whose team rules the pitch. The match-up kicks off at 9:30 am.

Sunday is parade day, which means you’re going to be doing a wee bit of walking and a whole lot of drinking. The Celtic cavalcade kicks off at Marine and Third avenues at 1 pm and will make its way north on Third Avenue, ending at 67th Street.

But follow our advice — ditch the display and dip inside for a drink when you get to the Pour House (7901 Third Ave. between 79th and 80th streets). The saloon is slinging Irish fare and specially-priced suds for the holiest day on the Gaelic calendar, and you’d be thicker than a brick to pass that up.

Then head back down Third Avenue to catch Irish rockers Shillelagh Law at the Wicked Monk’s (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) parade after-party. The tunes start at 3 pm, so don’t dally.

If you’re over stimulated from all the Guinness and good times, unwind at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House (9404 Fourth Ave. between 94th and 95th streets), where the Brooklyn Bards will bring you back down to earth with traditional Irish tunes played on guitar and tin whistle. The Bards break their silence at 5 pm sharp.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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