Babe, WeakLeg, Shoot-Z, Solomon-Strikes-Curious-Poses, and I all decided it would be a good idea/fun to head out to Woodside & Sunnyside Queens to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
And celebrate we did.
We started the day at P.J. Horgan's Pub in Sunnyside, touted as "Queen's Most Authentic Irish Pub." The Guinness was flowing, shamrocks were blinking, and Irish tunes were blaring. And the french fries were delicious.
We then headed to a really fantastic Irish pub on Skillman called Mickey John's. That was a real family spot with firefighters behind the bar and Smithwicks on tap. Super! It's definitely worth a visit!
Post firefighter bar, we headed to what can only be called the most Irish spot on the planet - Donovan's. There was a 30 minute wait for the cheeseburgers but who cares? While we waited we just drank a little more, ravaged a bag of Kettle Chips, and listened to awesome Irish Bagpipes. Though supposedly an official burger tasting in our quest to find the most perfect burger, we were all a little too tipsy to adequately score this offering. Still, "This is the most effing delicious burger I've ever eaten, dude, I'm dying!" has to count for something.
Satiated and drunk, we then headed out to catch live Irish music at Saints and Sinners. Yeah, the five of us and the rest of Woodside, apparently. We quickly Oh Hell No'd that one to roll across the street to hit up Sean Ogs Tavern to grab some tunes and more beers. Everyone who wasn't at Saints and Sinners was there - know why? Cuz the music was off the hook. But the crowd was just too much for me, and when the fights started to outnumber the good times, Babe and I decided it was time to roll. Our trip to Queens for St. Paddies was officially complete. Thumbs up all the way around. And if you don't believe me, just see for yourself.