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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s How Folly Is Getting into the Spirit

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Well top o’ the morning to ya! It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and you know what that means – you’ll be seeing green everywhere on Folly, from the rooftop at Snapper Jack’s to the frothy surf. And, not surprisingly, there’s lots o’ stuff happening around the island to honor this Irish holiday. So come on down and bar hop, dine and shop downtown on the eve of spring at the “Edge o’ America.”

Not surpisingly, there’s lots o’ stuff happening around the island to honor this Irish holiday.

Of course it wouldn’t be an authentic St. Patrick’s Day without imbibing a proper pint of Guinness at an Irish pub, so swing by St. James Gate (the name stems from that of the original Guinness Brewery in Dublin) and enjoy a glass of that black liquid gold while swaying to the sounds of traditional Irish music.

Take a stroll down along Center Street and sample an array of offerings from local staples like The Washout, Jack of Cups Saloon and Planet Follywood, or mix in some margaritas and tacos with your celebration and drop by Taco Boy, a funky taqueria. 

You can also duck just off the main strip and wander into Surf Bar, a popular dive hangout, or if the weather is cooperating Loggerhead’s Beach Grill on Ashley is a great place to chill outside and listen to more live music. 

If you want soak up a little Vitamin D while supporting a good cause, check out the annual Shamrock SUP Race hosted by Charleston SUP Safaris. Proceeds from this St. Patty’s-themed event go to support a local nonprofit that helps kids in the community. There is even a prize for Best Dressed Costume, so don’t spare on the creative attire.

Gather your green garb, don your giant four-leaf clover top hat and get ready to experience the luck of the Irish, Folly-style.

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