Mar. 12, 2013 | By Erica Backus
Rules for Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah
Whether you are Irish or just Irish for the day, Savannah is the place to be for St Patrick’s Day. And like the green waters that flow from our city’s fountains for the holiday, BEER and other celebratory libations will be free flowing for Savannah’s biggest cocktail party. While our community prides itself on our liberal open container policy that has helped make Savannah a legendary party town, we do ask that you abide by a few rules this St. Patrick’s Day when it come to getting your “drink-on.”
If you want to take your booze to go, you’ve gotta’ put a band on it – a wristband that is.
If you want to drink an adult beverage outside and enjoy our beautiful downtown area, you need to purchase a wristband each day (Friday & Saturday) for $5. Wristbands are not required during Saturday’s parade. If you plan to drink in a bar, you do not need a wristband – only if you plan to join the rest of the revelers in the streets.
You can get your wristband at one of the 22 booth locations downtown (on River Street, St. Julian Street, City Market, Ellis Square, and Franklin Square). To drink on the streets, you need to have your beverage in what Savannahians call a “traveler”- that’s a plastic cup 16 ounces or less.
Savannah’s St. Pat’s Day Toasts Raise a Glass…
Now that you understand the rules, here are a few toasts and Irish Blessing that will bring you luck as you tackle St. Patrick’s Day Savannah Style!
“May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.”
“May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty. And our ale never turn musty.”
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, and may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
“May your blessings outnumber the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”
“Here’s to me, and here’s to you, And here’s to love and laughter- I’ll be true as long as you, And not one moment after.”
“May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”
“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”
“As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.”
Cheers and be safe, y’all! For parking, shuttle and designated driver information, click here.