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Five ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, they say! Which, of course, means different things to different folks. To us, like with any holiday, it’s a great opportunity to embrace its cultural significance, bring people together over tasty food, and have a ton of fun!

Whether you choose to head to the pub for a day of drinking, have a proper Irish family feast or throw an epic St. Paddy’s Day party, be sure to make the most of this festive day of Irish pride! And if you’re not sure how you’re planning to enjoy the day, here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate!

1) Drink and Eat Irish at Saz’s State House

If you enjoy good craft beer, Irish-inspired fare and taking in all the camaraderie that comes with hitting your local pub on this festive holiday, then Saz’s State House is the perfect spot. In fact, the Round Bar was designed to make it easier for guests to connect and get a great view of what’s happening around them.

Saz’s State House will be taking the celebration outdoors when it joins the Wauwatosa St. Patrick’ Day parade starting at 3:30pm. The parade will make its way down Bluemound Ave., starting at 65th Street and ending at 52nd street. 

Look to Saz’s State House for plenty of party-starting Irish-themed drink specials and a special St. Patrick’s Day Menu to set the perfect mood.

2) Play some Irish Games

What better way to break the ice with your fellow kinsman than with a few Irish-inspired games! With games like Who’s the Leprechaun, Gold Coin Toss, Pin the Hat on the Leprechaun, kids and adults alike will be feeling the heat of some friendly competition.

You can even feed your competitive side with an Irish Games tournament! That’s sure to get plenty involved. With so many great parks in Milwaukee, like Humboldt Park in Bayview and Estabrook Park in Shorewood, there plenty of room to take the fun outdoors. 

3) Have an Irish-themed potluck

If you’re adventurous with your food like we are, host your very own Irish-themed potluck or dinner party.

Even if a day of drinking is on the agenda, we all need to eat, right? If you’re having a potluck, you can leave the most of the cooking up to your guests, but if you want something classic with a creative spin, we’d love to help! While our menus have been carefully crafted over the years, we love taking inspiration from wherever we can.

Consider classic dishes like Shepherd’s Pie, Wild Irish Salmon or Irish Stew prepared with plenty of love and culinary flexibility. If you have something special in mind, reach out to us let us know more about your event and the type of menu you envision. We’d love to work with you and make it happen!

And don’t forget dessert! Our personal faves: Irish stout cake and Guinness and Chocolate Cheesecake! While these require some planning and lead time to prepare, we have plenty of items on our Petite Dessert Menu that can be prepared with shorter notice. 

4) Head to a Bucks Game at the Fiserv Forum

Sports fans will be happy to know that both the Milwaukee Bucks will be home taking the Philadelphia 76ers on St. Patrick’s Day! You can hop on Saz’s free shuttle to the Fiserv Forum from Saz’s State House for every Bucks home game! Shuttles depart one hour and a half hour before game time, so be sure to arrive early to reserve your seat!

5) Go Big with a St. Patrick’s Day Party

If past St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have run a little stale, there’s only one thing left to do: plan your very own St. Patrick’s Day party! Go as big as you please, with over-the-top decorations, green libations, a feast fit for a clan and music, plenty of music! But don’t worry, throwing even the biggest holiday bash doesn’t require all the time and effort you’d imagine.

Let us step in and help with all the big details, from assisting with finding the perfect location and coordinating necessary rentals to creating a crowd-pleasing food and drink menu suited for any size crowd. Did somebody say a St. Paddy’s Day Pig Roast? Now, we’re talking!

Whatever you do or wherever you go, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to let loose, be creative and have some fun. Keep it simple with festive drinks and delicious food at Saz’s State House or take it to another level with your very own St. Paddy’s Day bash! And don’t forget to wear green!