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March 17th marks St. Patrick’s Day

Ways to celebrate while supporting local in the 253

By Jillian Chandler

Celebrations continue to take many forms as we try to maintain proper social distancing and follow all of the current—and ever-changing—health and safety guidelines. But don’t let that rain on your parade. It’s time to don your best green attire (and of course, throw on those hats, beads, shamrocks and anything else to show your St. Patty’s Day spirit) and create your own celebration, whether it’s solo or with friends, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Beer and whiskey pair well with this annual Irish holiday, so why not plan your own pub crawl to enjoy some great brews while patronizing your local drinking establishments! If you’re looking to have a nice evening in, you can always order to pick up and take your choice of brews home with you.

And hey, St. Patrick’s Day may fall on a Wednesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate after a day at the office or on Zoom.

A stop at 7 Seas Brewing (2101 Jefferson Avenue) is a great place to kick off an afternoon or evening of festivities. Swing by Odd Otter Brewing Company (716 Pacific Avenue), and for a brew with a view, Narrows Brewing Company (9007 South 19th Street) can't be beat! Though they were closed for the month of February, Black Feet Brewing (2302 Fawcett Avenue) will open its doors again in March. If cider is more your style, Incline Cider House downtown (2115 South C Street) has a great selection of ciders on tap, as well as beer and wine available for your enjoyment. At Wingman Brewers (509 1/2 Puyallup Avenue), guests will be treated to well-crafted, authentic Tacoma ales. Dunagan Brewing Co. Tasting Room (1126 Commerce) is another great option. If you’re looking to enjoy brews from Harmon Brewing Co., be sure to visit Harmon Pac Ave (1938 Pacific Avenue). And don’t forget to top off your night with some good old-fashioned whiskey from Old Soldier Distilling (309 Puyallup Avenue, Unit B1).

Celebrate the holiday, safely, while showing love to local businesses.

Be sure to call ahead for current hours. As many of these establishments are serving at 25 percent capacity, make a reservation if you can.

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