How To Have A Fun, And Safe, St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2017 | Brian


Last week we discussed some great St. Patty’s Day cocktail ideas, but what about conduct? How do we have fun while acting safe on the day itself? In 2017, it’s pretty darn easy.


Uber, Lyft, whatever. Download the app and use one! Ridesharing has greatly reduced the amount of fatal crashes, crime, and DUI arrests. It’s ease of use and instantaneous nature is crushing the taxi industry and taking names. The next generation will likely never even use a taxi—lucky for them.

Ridesharing apps were basically built for occasions like St. Patrick’s Day. The beauty here is that you can split rides with friends and end up paying next to nothing for your ride.

This leads us to our next point…

Stay in Groups

There’s power in numbers, which equates to safety. Surrounding yourself with others not only keeps you safer from crime, but it protects you from yourself too. After a few pints of Guinness, you’ll be better off roaming the streets with others around you.

Have a Meetup Spot

It’s always wise to have a “just in case” meetup spot. Not that you’ll remember it or even need it, but do yourself a favor and put your mind at ease. Make the meetup spot a location everyone in your group knows well. This will make it easier for them to find whilst inebriated.

Whiskey, light beer, whiskey, light beer

Don’t make the mistake of having four whiskeys before 11pm. Sure, you’ll hit a zenith where you’re the most hilarious person to have ever lived, but that will soon come crashing down and your night will be done before it even got started. Don’t let this happen to you or those around you.

After each Jameson you drink, follow it up with a Coors Light. Yes it’s lame, but the next morning will feel a heck of a lot better for you. Plus it will ensure you’re able to go longer into the night. Don’t be THAT guy—this is coming from someone who has been that guy far too often, it stinks.

Watch an Irish Flick at Home

If you’d rather not compete with the hordes of people at every bar between here and Dublin, stay at home and watch some good old Irish movies. This is an activity that is 99% guaranteed to be safe. You can even play a drinking game while watching, just don’t use Guinness. That would be a darn shame of a waste laddy.

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