Monday, March 16th, 2015
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Uisce Irish Pub in Bellingham
Teresa Schmidt
Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

Uisce’s understated entrance at 1319 Commerical St. in downtown Bellingham.

Uisce Irish Pub brought a wee bit of Ireland to Bellingham when it opened on March 17, 2006, and happy crowds have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day there ever since. Where else can you find a properly poured Guinness Stout, along with Smithwick’s Irish Ale, Harp Lager, and local, regional and imported craft brews (none of which are green)?

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

Pouring a Guinness

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

Irish Traditions (say “Smittick,” not “Smithwick”)

Or if you’re more into Irish whiskeys (or is that “whiskies“?) and Scotches, Uisce (pronounced “ISH-kah”) has a fantastic selection from which to choose for those all-important “Slaintes” when toasting St. Patrick and your Irish (or just for a day) buddies.

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

A fine 21-year-old Irish whiskey.

Whether you curl up by the fireplace or belly up to the bar, Uisce is the place to be most any time—but especially around St. Patrick’s Day.

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

You see, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t only about the drinks. A proper celebration must include the right ambiance, like authentic Irish music. Each year, Uisce brings together bands like Gallowglass, the Penny Stinkers and Devilly Brothers, along with duo Paedar MacMahon and Bruce Shaw. Traditional Irish tunes and folk music will liven up the pub and inspire you to sing or tap along.

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

Paeder MacMahon and Bruce Shaw

Open at Noon on St. Paddy’s Day

And it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day at Uisce without high-flying Irish step dancers, and the stirring sounds of pipes and drums. This year, you’ll get all that, and then some. Uisce opens at noon on Tuesday, March 17, and the music starts at 1:00. Plus, everyone can partake of the festivities when the block closes to traffic at 6:00 p.m. with food trucks (including Streat Food!) and more fun out front. It’s a bigger, better format, that authentically Irish owner Molly McGarry is super-excited about! And you should be, too.

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

Uisce Irish Pub, Bellingham, Craft Beer, St. Patrick's Day

Coincidence? I think not!

St. Patrick’s Day at Uisce Irish Pub

Uisce Irish Pub, 1319 Commercial St., Bellingham, WA 98225
St. Paddy’s Day is 21+ with a $5.00 cover.
Have fun and be safe!
Uisce on Facebook

For more fun ideas, see our pages for Breweries and Wine and Spirits.

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About the Author:

Teresa Schmidt, a copywriter who owns and operates Sprout Creative, comes from a long line of brewers, bootleggers and saloonkeepers. She moved to Bellingham 13 years ago to write, hike, ski and paddle—but it was the beer that really sold her. She also loves wine. And cocktails. And good food. To work it all off, she runs around in the woods at every opportunity.

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