Go Irish locally for St. Patrick's Day

by Allie Smeeth
Stripes Europe

Celebrate the luck of the Irish in style this year by hitting up some of Germany’s popular Irish bars. During the month, you will have the chance to sample traditional Irish meals, whiskeys and, of course, beer!

Stuttgart: The Auld Rogue Irish Pub
Experience Saint Patrick’s Day like never before at the Auld Rogue Irish Pub in Stuttgart. This quaint, family-run restaurant is a perfect place to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Last year, the pub hosted a variety of activities, including a performance by a folk band from Ireland, a traditional Irish Sunday brunch and dances by an Irish group. Throughout the day, a 400-person beer tent located outside the pub served a selection of Irish beers, including Guinness, Murphy and Kilkenny!

If you are unable to make this year’s celebration, the pub is still a great place to wind down with friends. Throughout the week, the Auld Rogue provides customers a taste of Ireland with a wide selection of fine Irish whiskeys and delicious food. As you feast on Irish stews or beef and Guinness pie, compete with fellow quiz lovers during weekly quiz nights on Mondays or listen to some traditional Irish music on Thursdays.

If you are looking for a low-key Irish evening, this quaint pub is sure to satisfy your needs. For more information about the Auld Rouge, visit www.theauldrogue.com.

Frankfurt: Waxy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
Cheer on your favorite sports team while soaking up Ireland’s culture at one of Frankfurt’s finest Irish pubs, Waxy’s. Aside from offering a variety of Irish meals, including bangers and mash, cottage pie and daily soups, Waxy’s has a wide selection of traditional Irish beverages. Irish hot whiskey, Paddy, Black Bush and beer buckets are available for purchase. If you like a little competition, make sure to check out 10-euro steak and quiz night every Monday. Once you have finished a delicious steak, side of your choice and sauce, test your knowledge during the quiz, which begins at 7 p.m. If you like to sing, grab your friends and hit the stage every Friday or Saturday during karaoke night, starting at 10:30 p.m.

Whether you plan to sit and chat with friends, have some delicious food, or watch the game, Waxy’s rustic atmosphere provides a memorable night. For a listing of upcoming events, visit waxys.de.

Ansbach: Irish Pub
Sit among fellow sports fans and sip an Irish beer at Ansbach’s Irish Pub. The homey complex has sofas, stools and tables to provide guests with a perfect view of the numerous TV screens. Satisfy your taste buds with a burger, chicken strip basket, toast or wings. If your party is in the mood for a special treat, vodka energy, Havana and coke, and Irish beer towers are available.

If you need an entertaining way to make it through the month, make sure to check out the monthly karaoke, Jägerbomb and cocktail nights! Get a good deal on drinks by taking part in the Big Ticket event each month, which provides you the chance to try a variety of shots, beers or both for a reduced price!

Whether you are craving an ice-cold beer or juicy burger, this lively pub will provide you with an enjoyable experience. For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.irishpubansbach.de.

Landstuhl: Blarney Stone Irish Pub
If you’re yearning for a little Irish influence, head on over to the Blarney Stone Irish Pub in Landstuhl. This pub offers guests an opportunity to catch up on the world of sports in an enjoyable way. As music booms in the background, visitors have the chance to savor an Irish beer, Irish Funeral and other drinks. If you start getting a little hungry, the Blarney Stone offers a variety of meals, including Irish beef stew cobbler, fish and chips, and salads.

Throughout the year, the Blarney Stone hosts a variety of parties, including a Saint Patrick’s Day party. During past Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, children from a local Irish dance class performed and participants savored Irish beers. If you are looking for more opportunities to soak up Irish culture, check out the pub’s monthly poker night and Monday night trivia. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BlarneyStoneIrishPubLandstuhl.

If you are still searching for something to do this Saint Patrick’s Day, or looking for a hot spot for your weekend, do not pass up these Irish pubs.

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