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What to Do this Weekend in Dot!

Here are some fun things to do this weekend in Dot with a St. Patrick’s Day Twist

Full Day of Drinking Beer

Dorchester Brewing Company is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as the Irish intended – with a full day of drinking great beer on Saturday, March 16th from 11:30 am-11:00 pm! With an expanded capacity to fit everyone IN who wants IN, there will be plenty of room for all! With fresh beer, live music, traditional food and more!  Events include a Beer Release from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and live music from Blue Light Bandits, an independent groove rock band from Worcester.  Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen will be serving up their version of Irish food from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The menu includes Beer Brined Corned Beef with Stout Mustard, Fingerling Potatoes, Carrots, Braised Cabbage, Irish Pork Sausage with Garlic Mustard, Crispy Leeks, Irish Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Whiskey Glazed Onions on Rosemary Sourdough.  You can learn more here! For other St. Patrick’s Day events, visit here!

5 Days of Specials

The Bowery Bar is celebrating with not one, not two but 5 Days of Celebrations! Enjoy lunch, dinner and drink specials from March 13th-March 17th. On Sunday, March 17th there will be live music on the patio – weather permitting with It’s An AJ Thing!

Get lucky at Lucy’s American Tavern from March 13th-March 17th! Enjoy 5 days of celebrations including whiskey tastings, Irish food, and live music with The Emergency Broadcast System!

Live Irish Sessions

Lower Mills Tavern will be featuring live Irish sessions all day long! Make sure to stop by for lunch or dinner! Enjoy brunch specials like Guinness Beef Stew and Corn Beef Hash! We also highly recommend their craft cocktail The Irish made with Irish whiskey, maple liqueur, cinnamon simple, hot coffee; topped with chocolate whipped cream & dash of salt 11.

Register to run

It’s the 25th Anniversary – Charbo’s Run –   This 5 mile road race that starts at 11am from Florian Hall on Sunday, March 24th. Mark S. Charbonnier, Dorchester native and Massachusetts state trooper, was shot and killed in the line of duty on On September 2, 1994.  A road race was started in his memory back in 1995.  After a 15 year hiatus, the road race is back to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his death.  You can register here! 

Enjoy some family fun

Family skate night!  Olde Towne Real Estate is hosting a Family Skate Night at the Devine Rink on Saturday, March 16th from 6-9pm.  Enjoy free food, free skating, and an appearance by Pat Patriot and Blades the Bear.  There will also be a raffle for a wide screen TV!  All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Leahy/Holloran Community Center!

Listen to Live Music

The Industry will be featuring live Irish music on Saturday, March 16th from 8PM to 11PM. Enjoy the songs and stories of Ireland brought to life by none other than Ireland’s own Paddy Mór – a Galway native who has performed in both Ireland and the United States!  On Sunday, March 17th, The Industry opens at 10am with live music by DJ Bren!  Connolly Academy of Irish Dance will be stopping by too!

Savin Hillbillies will be performing at Tavolo on Saturday night!

Get Your Dancing Shoes Ready

Get ready to dance at dbar at their St. Patrick’s Party – Kiss my Lucky Charms with DJ Jay Ine!  The fun takes place on Saturday, March 16th from 10pm-2am!  Don’t forget to wear your green!

Take in some art

The Dorchester Art Project is featuring a new exhibit The Figure is Queer – Trans and Queer Figure Drawing Showcase. Opening reception is Friday, March 15th from 6pm-9pm. Open Saturday and Sunday 12pm-6pm.  Open to all ages and this event is free. 

Corned Beef and Cabbage

A time-honored tradition! The Eire Pub will be serving up corned beef and cabbage all day long. Pairs perfectly with Guinness

Savin Bar + Kitchen is featuring traditional boiled dinner this weekend!

Landmark Public House will have the Connolly Academy of Irish Dance at 12pm followed by live music all day! They’ll be serving the good stuff (aka corned beef & cabbage) all day and weather permitting, they’ll have an outdoor patio and beer stations.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.