Patron saint of the boozies.

There are always a lot of bar offerings for St. Patty’s, but they can all seem to run together after awhile—Pogues cover band here, green beer there. Shamrocks everywhere.

So this year, let’s start things off with Tom Douglas’ Saint Patrick’s Day Beer Blast, to be held at Palace Ballroom on March 17 from 5 to 8pm. Entry is $35 per person, for this you can sample Irish ales from Snoqualmie, Big Al Brewing, Maritime Pacific, Elysian. Elliott Bay, Hales, Pike Brewing, and Georgetown Brewery. Douglas is fixing up some Irish snacks to pair with the brews, you know those will be good.

It’s funny. I’m not having the best day today, and the thought of going to this actually cheers me up. Tom Douglas is such a happymaker, have you noticed? He just knows how to make us happy. Order tickets by calling 206-448-2001.