Over on the Emerald Isle, the locals don’t draw shamrocks on their faces or drink green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, they’re more likely to drop by the pub for a pint or two and a plate of something simple. So why not give your St. Patty’s Day celebration that same homey, hospitable feel with a menu of pub food classics?
Mix It Up
Give these pub standards a try as a change from your basic pint of lager, stout, or ale.
Black & Tan half stout, half pale ale
Black Velvet half stout, half champagne
Half & Half half stout, half lager
Snakebite half lager, half cider
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