Note: For this year’s festivities, check out our blog on St. Patrick’s Day 2013.
Pull out all your green clothing and lace up your party shoes because St. Patrick’s Day in Breckenridge is not to be missed. You don’t need to be Irish to appreciate a day that is usually synonymous with drinking beer and with a slew of local bars offering amazing specials; the hardest part of your day will be deciding where to go.
Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub has always been a Breckenridge go-to whenever you have a hankering for a Guiness and, given that Burke’s makes it a point to have a running countdown all year long till St. Patrick’s Day, the place truly shines on the big day.
Feel like starting the day off with a shot of Jameson? Well no one will judge you over at Burke & Riley’s because they open bright and early on St. Patrick’s Day with a live band plus bagpipers, drummers and dancers throughout the day. Snow or shine, you don’t have to worry about freezing fingers and toes out on Burke’s heated tent on the deck.
If you feel like doing a little skiing or riding, there are plenty of on-mountain options for après. The TBar at the base of Peak 8 will have DJs spinning tunes on the Ski Hill Grill patio throughout the day. Been dying to use that Leprechaun costume hanging in the closet? Well this would be the place to bust it out and enter yourself into the costume contest. Also look forward to beer and margarita specials.
Check out the Coppertop Bar at the base of Peak 9, where you can enjoy Irish drink specials all day.
If you’re going to commit yourself to an afternoon of drinking, then it’s best that you fill up your stomach with a proper Irish feast. The Park Avenue Pub is just a short stroll from the Quiksilver base area.
Whether you have Irish blood running through your veins or you just like to celebrate like the Irish, head to Breckenridge this St. Patrick’s Day where the party never ends.