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15 ways to get your jig on this St. Patrick’s Day

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There are two kinds of people on St. Patrick’s Day: those looking to celebrate Irish culture and those looking to cash in on those holiday drink specials. And maybe you’re both! Either way, with Columbus’ prominent Irish culture, we’ve compiled a list of 15 St. Paddy’s events for you to enjoy.

Paint & Pour | St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 13
901 Oak St, Columbus

Enjoy adult arts and crafts with a St. Paddy’s themed paint & pour. Tickets include a wine glass to paint and one to sip. This class is during the week, so you don’t have to miss out on any holiday festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies & Candles

Thursday, March 14
459 N. High St. Columbus

The Candle Lab is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day-themed cookie and candle pour. Tickets include a candle that you can customize with any of their 100+ scents. You will also have an instructed cookie decorating class, where you can showcase your skills as well as your Irish pride.

Byrne’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party

Friday, March 15 through Monday, March 18
1248 W 3rd Ave, Columbus

Join Byrne’s Pub and (614) for an epic weekend of festive shenanigans. This is the place where Irish meet, so you know it’s legit. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale for just $10, good for Saturday or Sunday. Call (614) 486-4722 for more information and to purchase tickets.

St Patrick’s Day 2019 Outdoor Festival

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
6652 Riverside Drive, Dublin

Fadó Pub and Kitchen is closing down the street and making Bridge Park the ultimate Paddy’s Day destination! Live music, cocktail stations, Irish dancers, Irish food and more! There will even be a chance to win a trip to Ireland. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 16
477 Park St, Columbus

This huge pub crawl comes complete with drink specials, beer koozies, and an awesome St. Paddy’s-themed Ninja Turtles t-shirt. Check-in is at Brothers bar, with participating locations  including The Half Pint, Callahan’s,and more. Tickets for the crawl can be purchased here.

St. Patrick’s Day Show

Saturday, March 16
Three Legged Mare 401 N Front St #150, Columbus

Beginning bright and early at 6am, the Three Legged Mare will transform into your one-stop-shop for Irish fare with a brunch buffet, live entertainment, and copious amounts of beer! Details for the weekend events can be found on their Facebook page. Featured Bands include The McLans, Cyril Scott, and Discarded Mischief.


CRC’s St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

Saturday, March 16
CRC 2971 N High St, Columbus

You can have fun while giving back at the CRC’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. This mini festival is held in the Lineage Brewing parking lot, where there will be live music, restaurant samples, and beer from Lineage. Tickets include admission and one free beer ticket.

St. Patrick’s Day at Park Street

Saturday, March 16
Park Street Tavern 501 Park St, Columbus

With two floors of fun, you won’t be able to escape the holiday cheer at Park Street Tavern. Complimentary Irish fare and drink specials are on the menu in addition to various music performances throughout the night. Stay tuned to their Facebook pagewhere additional specials will be released.

St. Patrick’s Day Tour

Saturday, March 16
Gay St. Columbus, 43215

Those looking for a break from traditional holiday beers will appreciate this craft cocktail tour. Running through Gay Street, you’ll experience unique cocktails, snacks, and giveaways. There will be a mixology lesson, as well as a Q&A with mixologists at each location. Tickets can be purchased through their website.

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday, March 16
Ledo’s Tavern 2608 N High St, Columbus

It’s time to celebrate Saint Patrick and party your kilts off!! Festivities begin at 11 am and last until Ledo’s locks up at 2:30. Bands kick off at 4pm and $3 green beers, $5 Irish Car Bombs, and $5 Jameson all day. PLUS, some lucky folks will receive a drink or two compliments of Jameson… Learn more here.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 16
Fresh Thyme Westerville 6670 Sawmill Rd, Columbus

Bring the kids to this family-friendly celebration with face painting, arts and crafts, and live music. Sample traditional Irish fare and enter for a chance to win a March Game Thyme gift basket.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Bash

Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
Tommy O’Bryan’s Pub 8270 Sancus Blvd, Westerville

Find out how a bagpipe can fit in at a bar during Tommy O’bryan’s St. Paddy’s day bash. There will be live music, drink specials, and dancers to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. And of course, there will be green beer.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Saturday, March 16
Tequila Cowboy 1069 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Get an early start at Tequila Cowboy, with doors opening at 11am. There will be festive green beer, corned beef reubens, and live music from The Hubie Ashcraft band. There’s also a pot of gold contest for those feeling lucky!

St Pitties Day!

Sunday, March 17
Land-Grant Brewing 424 W Town St, Columbus

Join us on St Patrick’s day, Sunday March 17th, for a few beers for a good cause! Land-Grant Brewing will be donating a portion of sales from 12p – 3p to the Columbus Pittie Committee. Weather permitting, they’ll be an adoptable dog or two as well as a couple of raffles. Learn more here.

Platform’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Sunday, March 17
Platform Brewing 408 N 6th St, Columbus

Join Platform in their taproom at 10am to get the day started early! They’ll have their famous Shamrock Shakedown (Milkshake IPA brewed with fresh lime peel, vanilla, lactose, and oats—6.3% 40 IBU) along with Irish Coffee, Car Bombs made with our Bent Arrow Dry Irish Stout, and plenty more St. Patrick’s Day inspired cocktails! Learn more here.

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Want to get away? Southwest making it cheap




Southwest Airlines is hoping that enough of you are close to feeling safe to leave the house for more than a trip to the grocery store. In a bid to jumpstart their flagging business, Southwest has announced some pretty steep ticket discounts - as low as $49 each way to a host of cities departing from Columbus.

Flights must be booked at least 14 days in advance and travel must happen between May 26 and August 31. Most expect Ohio's 14-day travel quarantine rule to expire by August but be sure to take that into account if you decide to hop on a plane.

Some of the cities and deals we have imagined for you include:

A long weekend in Atlanta: $118 per person roundtrip from Friday, Aug 14 - Sunday the 16th. Keep in mind, it's about 100 degrees in ATL this time of year so be sure to have access to a body of water if you go.

A patriotic, weekend protest in Washington DC: $98 per person roundtrip, 4th of July weekend. See the sights (if they're open to the public) and stand somewhere with a sign with whatever outrage you have in mind.

A long 4th of July beach weekend in Ft. Lauderdale: $198 per person roundtrip from July 3-6 and you can stay at this cute Airbnb apartment that's just one block from the beach for $88/night.

Vegas baby! You're going to have to forget the weekends if you want the great flight deal. But we found August 5-7 available for $198 a person. Plus you can get into the Bellagio for $139 /night right now as an added bonus. Two nights of debauchery, a little gambling and some of the best restaurants in America. What could go wrong?

Of course, traveling may be risky business for some people and this all assumes the respective cities and attractions re-open and are relatively safe. But if you just need to get away, it's probably never been cheaper.

See other flight options here.

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¡Ándale, check out these 12 Cinco de Mayo fiestas!




It's hard to imagine a Cinco de Mayo without the traditional tequila-induced hangover. Even though you may not be able to sip those margaritas on a sunny patio or at the bar, local restaurants have figured out a way to help you celebrate at home - margaritas included. Here's the not-so-skinny on living out your tequila and enchilada-fueled dreams.

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In order to bring a bit of normalcy back, we've teamed up with @hornitostequila and @daiquiri_daze_popup to open our doors back up for the day and serve a limited offering of some of the faves for Cinco de Mayo. Offerings include but are not limited to our basic-cable famous salsas and Columbus' most missed margs. A party pack for four will include a Spotify playlist and that good Cosecha pebble ice that MIGHT JUST help to make you feel like you're celebrating on our patio. Online pre-orders will start sometime tomorrow at and go to the day of. Walk-in’s are also welcome! Stay safe Columbus. We miss you dearly. Thank you so, so much for your continued support and we'll see you on the other side. Offerings: • Margaritas - Single (Comes with Salt, Lime, and Pebble Ice) - Traditional - Hornitos Reposado, Dry Curacao, Fresh Lime, Agave $8 - Next Episode - Hornitos SIlver, Dry Curacao, Hibiscus, Habanero, Lime $8 • Chips and Salsas $4 Koki's Chips, Roasted Tomato and Mint and Tomatillo-Avocado salsas Single/Extra Salsa $2 • Sage Margarita Jell-O Shot $2 • Cinco De Mayo Pack for 4 $40 (4) Margaritas of your choice, (2) Orders Chips and Salsas, (4) Jello-O Shots, Spotify Playlist, Ice, Limes, Salt, Super Cool Cactus Decanter • Chicken Tinga Taco Kit for 2 $20 (Pre-Order Only) Chicken Braised in Mild Red Chillies, Corn Tortillas, Avocado Salsa, Pickled Red Onion

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Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? This year our Fiesta is at your house with our 5 de Mayo Fiesta Combo 🇲🇽 You can get a combo for 2 or 4 Amigos! Each Amigo gets: • One Queso or Guacamole with fresh chips and Salsa 🧀 🥑 • Three Tacos of your choice (Shredded chicken, ground beef, or Al Pastor)🌮 • Two Lime or Flavored Margaritas We will be also dropping some 5 de Mayo T-Shirts inside some orders as a gift! But you can support our team by purchasing one for $10! *Promo available on 5/5/20 all day. Pick up only • • #eat614 #columbusfoodie #columbusfoodscene #topcolumbusrestaurants #614magazine #614eats #buckeyes #happyhour #mexicanfood #margarita #girlsnightout #tacos #guac #collegegirls #collegelife #restaurant #margarita #asseenincolumbus #college #campus #columbusfoodscene #columbusohio #osugrad #ohiostate #socialdistancing #quarantine #quarantinelife #cincodemayo #togetherasbuckeyes #osugrad

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Flanagan’s has your Saturday night covered with unique drive-in concert

Mike Thomas



With the usual slate of summer festivals and events cancelled due to the pandemic, we're going to have to get creative if we want to have any fun at all in the weeks to come. In that spirit, the team at Flanagan's Pub in Blacklick is hosting a special drive-in concert this Saturday, May 2, that offers a good time from the relative safety of your own vehicle.

Described as "Sonic, meets drive in movie, meets live concert" on the Flanagan's Facebook page, this special event running from 6PM-9PM on Flanagan's north lawn will feature live music from artist Brad Moore, with full service carry-out food from the pub also available.

Upon arrival, drivers will directed to the field north of Flanagan's parking lot. Attendants will be on hand aid with parking, and to ensure that a proper space is left between vehicles to promote social distancing. From there, servers wearing gloves and masks will deliver a single use menus to each vehicle and handle all carryout orders. Then, it's just a matter of kicking back to enjoy the show (but please take note: Flanagan's requests that all guests at this event remain in their vehicle at all times).

To aid in parking when you arrive, Flanagan's has produced this handy map:

Flanagan's is located at 3001 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd in Blacklick. For more information, visit Flanagan's on Facebook, or reach them by phone at (614) 855-7472.

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