Get your Irish on at 1700 Penn

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Photo Credit Noelle Barnhart and pa Libations

As construction continues on 1700 Penn, a bar/taproom/retail store in the Strip District, the owners invite you to party in the adjacent parking lot.

Pennsylvania Libations and Helltown Brewing are hosting a St. Paddyโ€™s Tailgate on March 14 to celebrate the City of Pittsburgh annual St. Patrickโ€™s Day Parade. The event is free to revelers 21 and over. Guests will be required to show their identification upon arrival and will be given a wristband. Leashed pups are welcome.

The shenanigans go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, but patrons can take shelter under the 2,400-square-foot tent. The big top will serve an array of Helltown beer, Grand Illusions ciders, meads and a collection of Mazza wine. Tasty lobster rolls from Wholey’s Seafood Market will also be available

Live music begins at 1 p.m. with C. Scott Ensemble. Soak up that booze with food from local vendors and buy St. Paddyโ€™s T-shirts and accessories from Yinzers. In addition to paying homage to the Irish, the March 14 bash is a fifth-anniversary party for Pennsylvania Libations, which has another Strip District spot at 2103 Penn Ave.

During the 2019 holiday season, the tent served as a pop-up beer and wine bar. 1700 Penn will once again be holding a market-style event every weekend beginning March 21. Shoppers can visit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to stock up on wine, cider, and mead.

The owner, Christian Simmons, hopes the market gets people excited for the brick-and-mortar location, which is set to debut this spring or summer.

When 1700 Penn opens they it will sell bottles and cans from more than 25 of the stateโ€™s top wineries, cideries, and meaderies, with the option to taste before you buy. The 90-seat taproom will sell growlers, cans and pints of Helltown and Rivertowne beer.

Pennsylvania Libations will run the full-service bar area, using more than 150 different spirits and 200 wines from across the Commonwealth.