Everybody in town who is Irish or pseudo-Irish will be at the St. Patrick’s Day Ball at the Shangri-La tonight, tickets for which sold out sometime last fall. A quick scan of Upcoming.org and SmartShanghai shows a dearth of St. Patty’s Day fun in the rest of the city, which shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise — this is China. O’Malley’s claims to have the best craic in town this weekend, and mentions lots of giveaways but no drink specials. Plan B is having a 150 RMB open bar tonight for it first anniversary, and the fact that it is St. Patrick’s Day seems like a happy coincidence. Everything else appears to be business as usual … which means we’ll probably grab a pint or two at the Blarney.
Here is a definition of “craic.”
Image from O’Malley’s Irish Pub.