I am not the slightest bit Irish, but St. Paddy's Day will always hold a near and dear place in my heart. Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day!

At my alma mater, UMASS Amherst, we had massive St. Paddy's Day celebration at the bars uptown called "Blarney Blowout" (not sure if it still exists...the Amherst police were not huge fans). We would get all gussied up and dress in green, put shamrock stickers on our faces, grab leprechaun hats and orange beards, and drink far too much green beer for our own good. College Kira was so much fun (cut to me now going to bed at 8 pm for my morning show)!

This year, the spot for your St. Paddy's Day shenanigans needs to be The Goat in Manchester or Portsmouth. They just announced that for the first time ever, they will be opening at 8am for brunch for FOUR DAYS over St. Paddy’s weekend Thursday-Sunday, for the ultimate March Madness bash. Let's talk about all that The Goat has to offer.

Adult Shamrock Shakes:

The Juiciest most delicious burgers you ever did see:

A fun crowd:

Live entertainment 7 nights a week: 

Here's the music lineup at the Goat for St. Paddy's Day Weekend:

Thursday March 17th: Chris Fitz Grice (Manchester)

Friday March 18th: Chris Toler (Portsmouth)

Friday March 18th: Back in Black (the ACDC tribute band) (Manchester)

Saturday March 19th: Mike Forgette (Portsmouth)

Saturday March 19th: Johnny Friday Band (Manchester)

Sunday March 20th: Rob Pagnano (Manchester)

They also have big screen TVs if you want to watch a game, a killer whiskey selection, and a brunch that will knock your socks off. What more could you ask for? Make sure you get to The Goat BRIGHT AND EARLY for one (or all) of the days of their St. Paddy's Day Bash.

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