On Tap: Two STL Bars Announce Closings, Top Spots to Drink for St. Patrick's Day

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Two St. Louis bars announced their closings yesterday on Facebook.

Cherokee Street’s ArtBar, known for serving craft beer and small plates in its colorful atmosphere, will be pouring drinks through March 31. “Being a part of ArtBar was a dream come true,” owner Tom Halaska said. “We created some wonderful memories, made a lot of new friends, helped the community, and had one hell of a good time.” 2732 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District

stpatsbarcrawlstlouisstl31415mydrinkon.commydrinkon2813729Soulard’s Tropical Liqueurs also announced its demise after receiving some disappointing news that St. Louis City Excise Division Hearing Officer Tom Yarbrough decide to terminate the frozen cocktail bars’ liquor license on April 9. The social media post stated they are looking to find another home for the beloved Trops in St. Louis. 1800 S. 10th St., Soulard

March 11: Help The Gramophone celebrate its 8th anniversary at IPA Madness. IPAs from Stone Brewing, 4 Hands Brewing Company, The Modern Brewery and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. will be on tap. Also plan on participating in the beer relay for prizes. 4243 Manchester Ave., The Grove

March 13: Old Bakery Beer Company has been in business for one year and will be celebrating with a Black & Blues Party. Head across the river and enjoy black beer tastings from more than 20 local breweries with barbecue and old school blues spinning all day by the Funky Brew Crew. There’s even going to be a special first anniversary beer released.
Tickets are $30 and include tastings from all of the participating breweries and a commemorative glass. 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton, Ill.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin this Saturday Downtown and continue through next Thursday to Dogtown. Here are some spots to get your green beer when you’re not at the parades.

St. Pats Bar Crawl 
March 12, 12-9pm
Make your way down Washington Avenue at hotspots like Lucas Park Grille, Over/Under and more for drink specials, trolley transportation, a photo hunt for prizes and Uber credit included in your ticket.

Snake Day at Ballpark Village
March 12, all day
Go green with Ballpark Village turns green on Saturday with 20 hours of non-stop fun before, during and after the St. Patrick’s Day parade. There will be live music from U2 Tribute band eLevation, food and drink specials, giveaways and more. Catch the Blues game on the big screen, too. Tickets start at $25 and includes drinks from 8-11pm.

Tigin Irish Pub
The (heated!) tent will be open bright and early to start getting your drink on for Pints and Pancakes. There will be DJs spinning tunes all day. There’s a $5 cover that will cover your whole day and you even get $10 gift cards for after March 17. 333 Washington Ave., Downtown

O’Shays Pub
March 12 & 17
Drinks are on special for Saturday and St. Patty’s Day with $8 Left Hand Milkstout with a shot of Jameson, $5 car bombs and specials on Irish eats like corned beef & cabbage, house fried Irish chips and more. 4353 Manchester Ave., The Grove

Big Daddy’s Not Even Slightly Irish St. Paddy’s Party
March 11-12
The green beer will be flowing all weekend and Irish-inspired dishes and cocktails will be available. There will also be free shuttles running to the parade. 118 Morgan St., Laclede’s Landing

Pat Connolly Tavern
March 17
This traditional favorite opens at 6am for breakfast and beer before the Dogtown parade. The party continues with food and more drinks until 1am. 6400 Oakland Ave., Dogtown

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