This Bar Banned All Irish People on St. Patrick's Day as a Social Experiment

The bouncer at the pop-up told people wearing green that the Irish were “lower-class citizens” who would “steal your jobs."
Jelisa Castrodale
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I’m an Irishman with a Lethal Potato Allergy

My life-threatening allergy to fries, mashed potatoes, and even potato vodka has made life difficult—and painfully ironic. But I've always wondered what my fate would've been like if I’d been born in Ireland some 200 years ago.
Kevin Zawacki
Los Angeles

LA's Longest-Standing Bartender Has 86'd More Celebrities Than You

We spoke to Ruben Rueda of Musso & Frank's about his views on dry martinis, 86ing movie stars, and DD’ing for Charles Bukowski.
Richard Parks

Guinness Original, Guinness Foreign Extra, Jamaican Dragon Stout: Which Guinness Tastes the Best?

I sampled the many incarnations of Ireland’s best-loved stout to find out which one we should be raising a glass of this St. Patrick's Day.
Nell Frizzell
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This Irish Coffee Is Your Boozy, Buzzy Weekend Hangover Cure

Last night was great until this morning. Wake up and make this delicious coffee recipe that will help ease your weekend pain before you do it all over again tonight.
Munchies Staff

How to Celebrate St. Paddy's Day in NYC Without Stepping into a Bar

O’Shit! It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and whether you lose your way from the pub crawl, your booze cruise capsizes, or you get kicked out of every bar in NYC, you’re definitely gonna need a few alternate party spots for the “Big Green Night.”
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Get Drunk On Whiskey and The Good Old Days with The Pogues

The Pogues have released their own brand of whiskey just in time for Saint Patrick's Day, and it is oaky, grassy, and brute-as-hell.
Javier Cabral

Ireland Is Boosting the Price of Alcohol to Fight Binge Drinking

A recently tabled bill would peg that minimum at 1 euro per unit, meaning that a bottle of 40 percent ABV liquor would cost at least 28 euros.
Nick Rose
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This Singing Grandmother Will Restore Your Faith in Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

St. Paddy's is, in fact, one of the worst days you could possibly choose to go out to a bar and drink with your pals. It's a day when your favorite watering hole transforms into a cesspool of terrible humans. Luckily, this video of an older (maybe...
Dan Meyer

The Drunken Irish Stereotype Is True Because We Want It To Be

You think Ireland doesn’t know about its drinking reputation? Trust me, we do. We’ve had enough hangovers, bloodied knees, and broken relationships to know exactly where we stand: somewhere between an AA meeting and another round of shots.
James Nolan

The Cocktail World Is Intoxicated By Irish Moonshine

Once illegal, Ireland's forgotten moonshine—poitín—it's now making its way into proper bars and cocktails despite its unpredictable alcohol content.
Josh Barrie

American St. Patrick's Day Is a Violent, Drunken Disaster

On our adopted holiday of debauchery, 80 percent of all drunk-driving deaths involve drivers who are nearly twice the legal limit, and entire cities and college campuses have shut down their "Irish" festivities due to sexual assault, robbery...
Emelyn Rude