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How to Have a Memorable St. Paddy’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day is usually an opportunity to spend a weekend bar hopping, getting in touch with old friends and new over beers and some great Irish food. Because of the current health crisis, however, many of those traditions have to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get in the spirit of the holiday, all right near your Crane Chinatown apartment.

Center City is home to tons of authentic Irish pubs, many of which are open this St. Patty’s Day for limited indoor dining and drinking, outdoor socializing and takeout. No matter your comfort level, you can find a way to embrace your Irish roots (or those you wish you had!) with some quality cuisine and brews. For instance, Plough & The Stars is one of Philly’s most well-known authentic Irish spots—and it’s just one mile from your Crane Chinatown apartment.

Plough & The Stars recently reopened for indoor dining, welcomes outdoor diners on its patio and offers takeout and delivery, so regardless of whether you want to head out for the holiday or recreate the fun at your Crane Chinatown apartment, you can find plenty of Irish spirit at Plough & Stars. Irish influences can be found throughout the menus, like the battered Irish sausages, Guinness casserole, shepherds pie, fish and chips and much more. The restaurant also offers frequent specials, including a $16 takeout deal available on weeknights for ahi tuna with sweet potato hash and salad. No Irish meal is complete without a few drinks, and at Plough & The Stars, you can enjoy a wide selection of draft and bottled beers, craft cocktails and warm, seasonal selections. And, if you end up heading out to the restaurant for your meal, you can even enjoy live Irish music outdoors.

So this St. Patty’s Day, even if you’re hunkered down, you can embrace the luck of the Irish with an authentic local favorite like Plough & The Stars.

Plough & The Stars

123 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106