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Old 03-17-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I know I didn't go 'uptown', or downtown, but did go to 5 different bars but to no avail. Hardly anyone at any of them....I've seen more people at this time on weeknights than on a big bar nite like tonite. One bar was.....get this....OUT OF GUINNESS...and it wasn't because the 8 people in the bar drank it all. Another bar had more waitresses than people. 1 of the 5 was actually playing traditional Irish music. While these weren't Irish pubs, they weren't dinkly little holes in the wall either. Sorry, but I'm very disappointed.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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OUT OF GUINNESS!!! An outrage, I say.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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I would have to take a wild guess that there aren't that as many irish people here and less catholics than other faiths are the main reason why....

Also, St Patties day is associated w/drinking which is a no-no in many eyes.....not surprising that alot of bars weren't packed.

I wore my green today!
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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It's a good thing Rí Rá reopened just two weeks ago!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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Ri-Ra, Dandelion Market, Connolly's and several other places uptown were packed from lunch time (lines out the door at Ri-Ra at noon) until the wee hours of the morning. It was a sea of green uptown. Unless a bar or pub outside of uptown advertised St. Patrick's Day specials (Galway Hooker, Tyber Creek), I wouldn't have expected much. Also, the parade was on saturday and there were thousands and thousands of people uptown for that who may have gotten it out of their system then. I was at the first parade 14 years ago which was over in about a half hour. Believe me, we've come a long way!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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Eman, this is mostly a family oriented city. I wouldn't expect any bars outside of uptown to be busy on St. Patrick's Day. I personally don't know anyone who went out yesterday, but most of my friends are your typical 30-something parents.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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The party was last weekend uptown. There were tons of people around. I know I could not celebrate last night with getting up at 5:30am for work. I can't do it like I did 10 years ago. One night down takes 2 to recover. Gotta love it.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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haha, I hear ya mayday, but I'm not going down without a fight!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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I did celebrate yesterday too as well as Saturday. Got home at about 1ish and uptown was still packed. Got to bed at about 1:30 (after starting dishwasher etc). Alarm went off at 5:15am. I am exhausted in work today. I am nearly 50 BUT I am Irish so I have it in my genes to not miss a good seisun!!!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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I drove past 5th last night and I could tell you that Ri-Ras and Connelly's had people spilled outside at 10 p.m. Connelly had an outdoor tent and many patrons were spilling onto the sidewalk. I just think people tend to go to Irish bars, rather than other bars. Charlotte does not have a large Irish presence, so you won't see the overly large crowds like you see in DC or NY.
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