St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, and Mercerians need to celebrate. Many Macon establishments will be hosting parties to celebrate holiday.
Mercer Village: will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Merchants will be selling crafts and goods, and Good Country People, a band composed of Mercer professors, will perform. Afterward, from 7-10 p.m., there will be a Mercer Village party. According to Maconga.com, the party will include “bingo, bagpipes and music by the Shane Bridges Band and Dirty Sound Professors.” There will also be inflatables for partygoers to enjoy.
For students looking to venture a bit further from campus, downtown Macon will be particularly festive for the holiday weekend. Many downtown locations will begin festivities a day early. On Saturday, students can go to the Mercer Village party and head downtown afterward for music and thematically appropriate shenanigans.
The Rookery: Rookery bartender and Macon socialite Roger Riddle said, “We’re having our St. Patty’s party the day before for those who don’t want to get in all the madness.” Local band Mag Tard will be playing on Friday, March 16. Riddle said, “Mag Tard is interesting in that, instead of having a lead guitar, they have a sax player.” Mag Tard recently released their new single Stayed at Home from their album Did You Mean Mustard? on theblueindian.com.
The Hummingbird: Tim Obelgoner, general manager of the Hummingbird, said, “We’re going to have the obligatory green PBR, and we’ll probably be the only bar in town with it.” Local band Back City Woods will perform. There will be a $5 cover, but there will be a chance to win the money back. Obelgoner said, “We’ll probably be doing some gift certificate giveaways during the night for his and hers best St. Patrick’s Day outfits.” The ‘Bird is kicking off the party Friday night with the band Drivin’ N Cryin’.
Bearfoot Tavern: Chris Barton, general manager of the Tavern, said, “We are getting a special keg of Bud Light that’ll be green. We’re also going to do happy hour all day Saturday.” Barton explained that Bud Light draughts and all well drinks will be $2, and there will be $4 glasses of wine. There will be St. Patrick’s Day goodies. Barton said, “We’ll have party favors: necklaces, top hats, shamrock stuff.”
Roasted Café and Lounge: Nick Rizkalla of Roasted is planning a St. Patrick’s Day party. Experimental rock bands Xavii and Nations will begin playing at 10 p.m. While the party will have no cover charge, donations for the touring bands are encouraged.
Anyone looking for a St. Patty’s party in the Payne City area should check out The Shamrock, a pub/restaurant with plenty of experience with Celtic fun.
The Shamrock: Macon’s Irish pub anticipates having quite a crowd for St. Patrick’s Day. Pub owner Dargan McAfee said, “There’s going to be a big crowd. Every year it’s pretty big. We’re going to have several bar areas open, a lot more than regular.” Cover for the Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day party will be $5, but there will be opportunities to win prizes all night for most festively dressed patrons. McAfee said, “We’re going to have all the Irish food we normally have on the menu. We’ll have about four solo singers throughout the night in the tent outside. We’re also going to have Keith Williams and Friends and the Josh Carson and Shane Bridges Band playing.”
Roasted: The newest café in Macon is offering plenty of deals for those wishing to get their drink on. $1 PBR, $2 glasses of house wine and Bud Light 16 oz cans.
PowerStation Club: The club is hosting a ‘Kiss Me I’m Irish St. Paddy’s Day Party.’ Ladies are in free till 11:30 p.m.. The club will have some scrumptious $1 draft green beer. Ladies will receive $2 wells until 12 a.m.