What’s better than St. Patrick’s Day with a glass of Jameson? Drinking at the one and only Jameson house in Vancouver.
Those who know, love whisky. This St.Patrick’s day the Jameson House at Portside will be a sea of green and gold, with the world’s most exceptional spirit flowing to every glass. Why would you be anywhere else?
Considering more than 10% of Canadians claim to have Irish ancestry, it’s no surprise that Vancouverites embrace this green holiday. The Portside Pub is going Irish for a day on March 17th from 2pm-2am. Get there early, you don’t want to miss out.
Only at the Official Jameson House will you find a Jameson Ice Luge greeting you as you enter, Live Bands starting at 9pm, Jameson Girls helping you stay ‘lubricated’, Prizes, Specials & Giveaways all day, and plenty of Jameson (the elixor of the Leprechaun Gods) to go around. RSVP on Facebook and let your friends know you’re Going Irish For A Day.
Now, because we’ll all love Guinness and Whisky filled conversation over the long bar, here’s some St. Patrick’s Day trivia for you to share with your lassies and lads.
- •St. Patrick was not Irish. He was from Wales.
- •The humble shamrock was originally a teaching tool. St. Patrick is said to have used the three-leaved plant to explain the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) to the pagan Irish.
- •The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York in 1766.
- •For many years, blue was the colour most often associated with St. Patrick. Green was considered unlucky. St. Patrick’s blue was considered symbolic of Ireland for many centuries and the Irish Presidential Standard is still blue.
- •In Chicago every year, the Plumbers Local 110 union dyes the river “Kelly” green. The dye lasts for about five hours.
- •Guinness sales soar on St. Patrick’s Day. Recent figures show that 5.5 million pints of the black stuff are downed around the world every day. On St. Patrick’s Day that figure is doubled.