Friday, March 14, 2014

Irish pub in Milton will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day twice.

Courtesy Nicole Dow; Neighbor Newspapers

Luck is on the side of north Fulton residents and visitors looking for local St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, located in the Crabapple neighborhood of Milton, is hosting two St. Patrick’s Day parties — one Saturday and one Monday.

Both parties will be all-day affairs held rain or shine. Doors to the pub open at 11 a.m. Attendees are invited to come out early as admission outdoors is $10 after 1 p.m.

“For the Saturday event, we’re enclosing the entire parking lot like we’ve done every year for the past five years,” Tim Henderson, the pub’s manager, said last week. “We’ll have live bands, beer trucks and a couple of extra kitchens out there.”

The restaurant will serve a limited menu outdoors, featuring items including fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches and Guinness bratwurst. Outdoor patrons should be advised to bring cash for food and drink purchases and admission.

The lineup of musicians and bands Saturday will be Duncan McLauchlan, Carolina Ceili and Fisheye, Henderson said.

Partygoers can forget the green beer. Olde Blind Dog will be serving up its own unique beer the pub dreamed up with the help of Atlanta brewery Monday Night Brewing. Henderson said the beer is an Irish red ale, which they named Sassie Lassie.

“This is a new feature this year,” he said. “We found a brewery that would work with us. You have to buy a certain amount and most small restaurants cannot go through that much beer but we can do that on St. Patrick’s Day.”

Henderson said the party Monday will be similar to Saturday’s event.

“It will not be the entire parking lot, but we will still have live music and we’ll have a limited menu but it will not be as limited as the one on Saturday,” he said.

The entertainers Monday will be Mickle-A-Do, Red Letter Band and Ben Rogers Band, Henderson said.

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