St. Paddy’s Day, food tour, flea market and hockey this weekend in the Glebe

March 16, 2018 | by glebeadmin

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The St. Patrick’s Day Parade may have already floated through the Glebe, but that doesn’t mean the party is over.

With St. Patrick’s Day landing on a Saturday this year, there are a boat load of Irish-inspired parties in the Glebe to help you to channel your inner leprechaun and get in the green spirit.

From Irish stew and green beer to a raucous party with funk soulsters the Hornettes, the Glebe is certainly the place to be this St. Patrick’s Day.

Local Lansdowne kicks off the party weekend with a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson for $10. They’ve got plenty of beer and some patio games, depending on if winter decides to stick around. The party is on all day at Local. Click here to test your luck.

Down on Bank Street, Boston Pizza is hosting its own little Irish day with green beer, food specials, music and giveaways. They’re dubbing Saturday’s bash as “the best party in town.” Don’t forget to wear green. Click here for more information.

Wanna win a trip for two to Ireland? All you have to do is order an O’Hara’s Irish Stout this by Friday at Craft Beer Market, and you’ll automatically be entered into the draw. Enjoy return airfare for two, five nights in a hotel and a tour of the O’Hara’s Brewery in Ireland. Stick around for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Party and enjoy $5 shots of Jameson, and a pint of O’Hara’s Irish Stout for $6.75. Click here for details.

Looking to cut up a rug this St. Paddy’s Day? Head to Irene’s Pub and catch one of Ottawa’s hottest funk bands when the Hornettes take over the live music bar on Bank Street. The band will be playing three full sets as they move through funk, soul and Motown. Tickets are $15 at the door. Click here for deets.   

Lace up your skates and dust off your rusty dance moves, as the Arena at TD Place is home to another DJ Skate Night, but this time it’s a St. Paddy’s Day edition. Dress in green and skate around TD Place while a live DJ drops the bass on all your favourite tunes. The all-ages session goes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an adults-only ice dance from 9 p.m. to 11. Food, drinks and giveaways all night. See more here.

But St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only thing that has the Glebe hopping this weekend.

Saturday also features 613 Flea, where treasure hunters can dig for goods inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. Find rare antiques, vintage clothing, handmades and other eclectic goods. The event is always free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to start digging.

Hungry? Take a delectable food tour through the Glebe this Sunday with C’est Bon Cooking’s Taste of the Glebe tour. Hit up some of your favourite restaurants, or some you haven’t tried yet. The tour starts at 1 p.m. with tickets at $59 for adults and $45 for children. Click here to get your feast on.

If the Ottawa 67’s run the table this weekend, they could leap into sixth place just in time for the playoffs. They’ll need to win tonight in Mississauga and again here at TD Place Sunday afternoon when the North Bay Battalion blow into town. The Battalion is currently three points ahead of the 67’s, but if they lose their final two games of the season, it opens up the door for the 67’s to slide up the standings. Sunday’s game is the final game of the regular season, with playoffs beginning next week. Come out and support the NHL’s future stars as they close out the season at home. Puck drop is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Another great weekend in one of Canada’s great urban neighbourhoods. We’ll see you in the Glebe.