Bar happenings: St. Patrick's Day, a beer dinner, Big Beer Festival, Whiskey for a cause and more

Staff writerMarch 14, 2014 

A pint of Guinness and a serving of shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread makes St. Patrick's Day worth celebrating at Doyle’s Public House in Tacoma.

DREW PERINE — Staff photographer file, 2011

This is a big entertainment weekend around the South Sound. Among the bar happenings:

Chambers Bay Grill Beer Dinner The University Place water-view restaurant at the Chambers Bay golf course will have a beer dinner, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday March 14. The dinner, $55 per person, includes seven courses matched with beer. On the menu: Scotch egg salad with Harp lager; confit potato salad with Guinness Black Lager; fish cakes with Smithwick’s Superior Irish Ale; Irish sausage with Guinness Draught and corned beef and cabbage roll with Guinness Extra Stout. For tickets, call 253-552-4867 or email UPDATE: The dinner is now sold out.

Ode to St. Pant Some bars celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, others celebrate pants. Patrons can drop off spare pants anytime Saturday March 15 at Tacoma’s Parkway Tavern for its annual pants drive, Ode to St. Pant. Last year, the bar donated 150 pairs of gently used pants to the Tacoma Rescue Mission. The bar is at 313 N. I St., Tacoma; 253-383-8748, facebook

Tacoma Brewing Co. Big Beer Festival The Big Beer Fest begins at 2 p.m. Saturday March 15 at Tacoma Brewing Co. On tap: Matt’s Barleywine; Citra Kick Barleywine/Triple IPA; Simcoe Kick Triple IPA; Noble Barleywine/Triple IPA; Cascade Quad (quadruple IPA); Licorice Stout; “Wacked” Stout (Orange/chocolate; Nitro Vanilla Stout; Ashen Stout (aged on ash wood). Find more details here.


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