Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, wearing all green, some good Irish or Celtic tunes - if nothing else, St. Patrick's Day is a unique pseudo-holiday.
So, where's your favorite local place to ring in St. Patty's Day?
We asked Patch readers that question during our Readers' Choice voting last year - and here's what they had to say.
In Redwood City, the 840 Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge won with roughly 60 percent of the votes.
From the story:
"Known for its cocktails, 840 Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge is perfect for serving up that refreshing cucumber cooler or pomegranate martini after having too many mugs of Guinness.
The plush atmosphere is perfect for lounging with friends, and the music picks up later in the night so you can try out your new dancing shoes.
In the comments, Berta Garcia Suarez said it was the 'place to go' and the new 'hot spot' in Redwood City."
Elsewhere on the Peninsula, here's what venues readers voted as their favorites:
Belmont: St James Gate Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1410 Old County Road
Burlingame: Behan’s Irish Pub, 1327 Broadway
Foster City: McGovern’s Bar, 215 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo
Half Moon Bay: The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road
Menlo Park: Oasis Beer Garden, 241 El Camino Real
Millbrae: Fiddler's Green, 333 El Camino Real
Pacifica: Cheers of Pacifica, 1249 Linda Mar Shopping Center
Palo Alto: Antonio's Nut House, 321 N. California Ave.
San Bruno: Newell's , 497 San Mateo Ave.
San Carlos: The Office, 1748 El Camino Real
San Mateo: O'Neills Irish Pub, 34 S. B St.
South San Francisco: Molloy's Tavern, 1655 Mission Road
Do you disagree? Where is your favorite place to celebrate the day of the Irish? Or, is there an event you're planning to attend instead? Tell us in the comments below.
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