Not every drink has to feature booze (though it doesn't hurt)
St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to just be green beers. Celebrate this Saturday, March 17, with some of these St. Paddy's-themed cocktails, beers, shakes or coffees in Columbus!
Winans Chocolates + Coffees
Winans is featuring a selection of St. Patrick's-themed coffee drinks this week, from the Nutty Irishman (with Irish cream and hazelnut) to the Green Tea Mint Latte (with green tea, peppermint and steamed milk). The simple Pot O' Gold mixes white chocolate and caramel with your latte.
VASO Rooftop Lounge
True to its Dublin locale, the new VASO serves up cocktails in a Celtic spirit. The Liffey's Cooler is a special beverage made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, apple juice, mint leaves, passion fruit, cinnamon syrup and aquafaba (think of it as the vegan version of whipped egg whites). Take St. Patrick's Day imbibing to a whole new level by starting down the Celtic Cocktail Trail, of which VASO is a stop. Organized by the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau, the trail includes 11 stops for Irish-themed cocktails at area Dublin businesses. Snag a passport from the CVB and collect stamps while purchasing drinks.
Barley's Brewing + Sideswipe Brewing
Two of the city's craft breweries have teamed up to create a collaboration beer for St. Patrick's Day called Collar & Elbow. The Irish stout was brewed at Sideswipe's facility using Barley's house yeast. The official tapping party takes place Saturday, March 17, from 2-10 p.m. at Sideswipe's taproom.
Rockmill is offering “Colcannon and Cookies” on St. Patrick's Day. Chef Andrew Smith is preparing a special colcannon dish (an Irish classic with mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale), and the brewpub is serving special Irish stout cookies. You can even dunk those cookies in its Rugged Expanse, the house stout with a smoky and dark fruit profile.
Stack City Burger Bar
The Shamrock Shake is one of the signature flavors in American St. Patrick's Day celebrations, and you can snag a local version through this weekend at this Short North burger bar. Stack City is known for its shakes, including a year-round Biscoff shake that you can spike with bourbon.