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Looking for something to do around St. Patrick’s Day? These 3 businesses are bringing green-hued fun to Gainesville
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David Hays enjoys a beer while listening to live music during St. Patrick's Weekend on the Square on Saturday, March 16, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

Several beer-centric spots in Gainesville are calling people to don their green clothing and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrock-hued drinks and live music. 

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St. Patty’s Party 

Tap It Gainesville Growlers and Peach State Bank are teaming up to throw a St. Patrick’s Day celebration Wednesday, March 17, at Tap It off Thompson Bridge Road. Grab a green beer and enjoy live music from The Murphs, an Atlanta-based American rock band. The group will perform from 5-7 p.m. The event, which is free to the public, will also include free Tap It and Peach State Bank merchandise giveaways. The event was set to happen at the bank but due to the weather has moved to Tap It.

When: 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, March 17

Where: Tap It, 1850 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

More info: Tap It Facebook page

Redneck Blonde concert

ChopBlock Food & Spirits is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by livening the evening with a 9 p.m. concert from Redneck Blonde, an Atlanta-based band that plays current hit tunes and music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The restaurant will also serve green beer throughout the day, from 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

When: 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17; concert at 9 p.m.

Where: ChopBlock Food & Spirits, 110 Main St., Gainesville 

More info: ChopBlock’s Facebook page 

Downtown Drafts

Looking for a laid back evening with friendly faces and scrumptious drinks? Downtown Drafts is offering green-colored beer and frozen mimosas on St. Patrick’s Day, as well as drink specials. The beer and wine shop will be open from noon to 10 p.m.

When: Noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 17

Where: Downtown Drafts, 115 Bradford St. NE, Gainesville

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