This year four of Philly’s hottest bars are sharing the luck of the Irish with four incredible charity causes on Tuesday, March 17 – and how much money they donate depends on how much you drink! Each bar will feature a “charity cocktail,” from which a portion of the sales will be donated to the charity of their choice. So grab your green, summon your inner-Irish, and know that the money you spend at these bars is going to make a huge difference in someone’s life!
Raise your glasses for these incredible causes:
Jerry’s Bar at 129 W Laurel Street in Philadelphia
Will be serving up Irish Whiskey Sours to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Because no one can describe a bar better than restaurant critic Craig LaBan, we’ll defer to him: “A corner-bar relic of old Northern Liberties has been splendidly transformed into one of the city’s best new gastropubs, from the extraordinary rehab with historic touches by owner and contractor Bill Proud to the handmade menu from former Cafe Estelle owner Marshall Green. The mellow live-jazz brunch is a highlight (with house-smoked meats), but Green’s dinner menu also delivers deft bistro classics that hit an ideal balance of affordability, quality ingredients, and well-crafted comfort. The best new gastropub of the year.”
Twenty Manning Grill at 261 S. 20th Street in Philadelphia
Will be serving up “T.O.’s” to benefit Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Twenty Manning Grill – often described as “that spot” – has a casual, yet upscale vibe with impeccable attention to detail paid to every cocktail that leaves the bar and every plate that leaves the kitchen. The atmosphere is energetic, friendly and comfortable (seriously, the leather couches are SO comfortable). On St. Patty’s Day, Twenty Manning Grill will feature a drink called “T.O.” in honor of longtime patron Terence Oglivie who recently passed away.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House at 1310 Drury Street in Philadelphia
Will be serving up Chocolate Leprechaun Martinis to benefit the Irish Center of Philadelphia.
According to Huffington Post, McGillin’s Olde Ale House is one of five top bars in the country to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. It is officially the oldest bar in Philadelphia, throwing open its doors the year Lincoln was elected president (that’s shortly after the Liberty Bell cracked and long before ground was broken for Philadelphia City Hall). The beer taps have been flowing since 1860, making it the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia. McGillin’s will be opening at 10am on St. Patty’s Day and is known to fill up fast, so the earlier you get there the better!
McFadden’s at 461 N. 3rd Street in Philadelphia
Will be serving up Irish Car Bombs to benefit Friends of the Beast
What happens when you combine Philly’s number one party bar with one of the country’s favorite drinking holiday’s?! You raise lots of money for a really great cause! On St. Patty’s Day, $1 from every Irish Car Bomb served at McFadden’s will be donated to Friends of the Beast. Founded in memory of a long time member of the McFadden’s family, Friends of the Beast is a 501c3 grassroots non-profit foundation benefitting a wide variety of athletic programs for children in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area.
Katie Everett is Founder of Philly Gives – an organization aimed at maximizing positive community impact in Philadelphia by fostering collaboration and generating increased awareness, support and involvement in local charitable efforts. You can connect with Philly Gives by liking them on Facebook, following them on Twitter or e-mailing them at [email protected]