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A Taste of Ireland

Friday, March 14, 2014

You may not have grown up celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but there’s no reason not to start now! The 48Hrs Team brings you special deals, the best Irish beer across Mumbai and green clothing that you can get your hands on to get into the spirit of the festivities

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Party at The Barking Deer

Bring in St. Patrick's Day by celebrating all weekend with the Irish theme at The Barking Deer. They've brewed a special coloured beer, with extra Red Irish ale as well as delicious Irish fare which includes Corned Beef, Hash Browns, Irish Lamb Stew and lots of fun games.
When Up to March 17
Where The Barking Deer Brew and Pub, Todi & Co. Mills at Mathurdas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W)
Contact 61417400

Treats at Vicinia
Celebrate St. Patricks Day in an authentic, Irish way by picking from a range of Irish treats at Vicinia Cafe & Bar. Treats at the restaurant and bar include Irish Murphy's Stout Beer, Irish Magners Apple Cider, Irish Whisky, Jamesons and a range of shots, risottos and snacks in true Irish colours. There's also a special Irish Burger that you shouldn't miss out on trying.
When March 17, from 12pm - 1am
Where Ground Floor, Chinoy Mansion, Near Gangar Opticians, Kemps Corner
Contact 91671947849167194784/ 23681010

Indulge at Kirith's Patisserie
Indulge in some yummy treats on St. Patrick's Day, as Kirith's Patisserie is baking delicious, eggless cakes to help you celebrate. From Orange Silky Cream Gateaux and Swiss Dutch Truffle to Grilled Pineapple Cream, Brownie Mousse, Double Chocolate Cake and Mixed Fruit Cream Gateaux, there's something for everyone. Also as part of a St. Patrick's Day offer, you can buy Stollen bread and get 200g Mocha Rocks absolutely free. You can go and pick up some of the treats yourself or call them for home delivery.
When March 17, from 11 am – 7pm
Where St. Mary's Road, Opposite Mazgaon Court, Mazgaon
Contact 23781282/ 23746455

Celebrate with Irish House
If you can't decide what to do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, there's no better place to head to than The Irish House. The pub has a host of activities and treats lined up, brought to you by Irish Whisky brand, Jameson. Kickstarting the festivities is a live performance by award winning band, Sky Rabbit. There is also a day-long carnival complete with competitions such as the man v/s burger challenge (aim to finish a 3.7 lbs burger in 20 minutes!) for Rs 599, all you can drink beer (till you have to run to the bathroom at least) for Rs 799 and chug-o-lympics (try your hand at chugging three beers as fast as you can) for Rs 450. There's also a sundowner with DJ Karan Desai, karaoke and several other treats. The dress code is green, so pick from our options and head down!
When Ongoing
Where The Irish House, Kala Ghoda
Contact 49150001

Irish beer in the city
Considering that Mumbai is host to two different pubs/ bars with 'Irish' in their names, you'd think that getting a number of different Irish beers wouldn’t be a problem. Wrong! The only Irish beer that Mumbai has to offer is the Murphy's Stout. Listed below are the bars where you can indulge in this light and sweet beer, a pint of which will set you back by around Rs 600-1,000.

The Pint Room: The Pint Room is a place that every beer aficionado must visit at least once. They have a vast variety of beer from all over the world, one of which is the Murphy's Stout (Rs 950 for 500ml). It's also one of the rare places in the city that has something more to offer from Ireland — Magner's Cider.
Where Ground Floor, Great Punjab Restaurant, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Contact 65250009

The Barking Deer: The Barking Deer, has a similar menu as The Pint Room, but the pub is in Lower Parel and also has a microbrewery. If not everyone in your group is up for an Irish experience, The Barking Deer makes for a good choice as they have a number of other options. A serving will set you back Rs 650.
Where Mathurdas Mill Compound, Lower Parel
Contact 61417400

Fun Facts

  • St. Patrick wasn’t Irish! That’s right — he wasn’t born in Ireland and he wasn’t Irish at all. He was actually part of a family of Roman citizens who lived in what we call modern-day England, near Scotland or Wales — no one is certain.
  • St. Patrick did spend time in Ireland — as a slave, herding sheep! He grew closer to God when he escaped to a monastery in England in his 20s.
  • Now, legend may have you believe that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland but in reality, there’s no evidence to suggest this ever happened. In fact, snakes don’t exist in Ireland because of the cold climate.
  • Dress up in green because that’s the accepted colour for the day, but the original colour associated with St. Patrick is actually blue! The saint is always depicted wearing blue vestments, not green. The colour probably changed later on, as green became a traditionally Irish colour.
  • You may think that it's all about the beer — but it was actually a dry holiday in Ireland all the way to 1970, because of certain Irish laws. In fact, all pubs were shut down at this time.
  • The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland but in Boston in 1737!

Harry's: Be it beer, cocktails, shots or any kind of alcohol —– Harry's — the bar in Powai has a large variety of everything. The menu is extensive and the food is good value for money. A pint of Murphy’s Irish Stout costs Rs 700.
Where Ventura Park, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Contact 67256587

Boveda: Boveda is known for its fantastic continental fare. But, their drinks menu is won't disappoint you either. From unique cocktails to hard to find brands, you'll find a lot of options. A pint of Murphy’s Irish Stout here costs Rs 575
Where Morya Landmark One, Off New Link Road, Oshiwara Village, Andheri (W)

The Irish House: With 'Irish' in their name, we would be surprised if they didn't have Irish beer on their menu. While they do, we still were surprised as they have nothing more than Murphy's Stout (Rs 750). However, they do have a good range of other alcohol and beer and the place is known for its upbeat atmosphere.
Where Phoenix Mills Compound, Lower Parel

Go Green!
St. Patrick's day is the perfect time to sport green clothes. Get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit by adding something green to your wardrobe. These are some pieces that caught our eye.

Summer Ready
Treat yourself to this lime green maxi dress from Global Desi and breeze through the summers.
Price Rs 2,499

Vibrant Green
This rich green coloured jumpsuit by Sonaakshi Raaj from www.perniaspopupshop.com is very elegant.
Price Rs 36,750

Everyday chic
Get this green high-low hem shirt from 109° F for everyday wear.
Price Rs 899 onwards

Keeping It Cool
This striped collared t-shirt from Tommy Hilfiger is smart and casual at the same time.
Price Rs 3,990

This t-shirt with a silver print from Riot is great for everyday wear.
Price Rs 699

The Basics
This green tank top from Promod will pair well with jeans, shorts and even skirts!
Price Rs 1,098

So Cool!
This table fan print dress by Masaba from www.perniaspopupshop.com is a quirky addition to your wardrobe
Price Rs 7,500

Leafy Greens
These leaf print shorts from Tommy Hilfiger are bright, without being over the top.
Price Rs 4,499

Sizzling Hot
This bandage dress by Bebe is in a beautiful green hue and is also very figure flattering.
Price Rs 13,000

A Lacy Affair
This pale green cotton top from Pepe Jeans has lovely lace panelling and is ideal for a feminine look.
Price Rs 1,499 onwards

Go Neon!
Add this neon green skirt from Pepe Jeans to your wardrobe to instantly brighten up your look.
Price Rs 1,499 onwards

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