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St. Patrick spirit is strong in West Columbia and special at Savage Craft Ale Works, with SYR and The Bograts – Stone River St. Patrick’s Day Oyster Roast is Friday

The spirit of St. Patrick is alive and well in West Columbia.

Entering the Westover Acres neighborhood from Sunset Boulevard, the gates are adorned with St. Patrick’s Day well wishes. Jarrett’s Jungle, just a few blocks down the street, is selling Irish Shamrocks. Affordable Medical Equipment, on Sunset, has a St. Patrick’s Day mannequin dressed in green and gold behind the wheel of a motorized chair.

While many are in the spirit of the green, Savage Craft Ale Works at 430 Center St. – in West Columbia’s River District – is pulling out all the stops for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

“We are excited to kick off the spring season and St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Celtic Music and Irish beer,” said Victoria Porter, the general manager of Savage Craft Ale Works. “It’s going to be a great Saturday to spend outside with live music, friends, families and the best part – all the puppies who come out as well.”

Porter then described the day’s activities at Savage Craft.

“We have the beloved top Irish duo from Charleston, The Bograts, on the Savage Stage from 3 to 6 p.m.,” said Porter. And there’s much more than The Bograts.

“The hometown favorites, Syr, will play their Celtic Folk Rock, inspired by Celtic history and myth,” Porter said. “They will take the stage at 7 p.m. and play until close.”

There will be St. Patrick’s Day inspired food, too.

“Our Executive Chef Dante will bring back his popular Irish Menu from last year featuring Reuben Eggs Rolls, Corn Beef and Cabbage Sliders,” Porter said. She also said other menu items for the day include: “Stout Braised Short Rib Tacos and Irish Bangers and Mash.”

Food will be served Biergarten Style in the Armory from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

And the Irish have a reputation for enjoying a beverage. Savage Craft is covering that, too.

Beer on draft will feature a Dry Irish Stout on the micro brewery’s Nitro Tap and a collaboration with Angry Fish, aptly named Pint o’ Gold, an Irish Pale Ale. There will also be 12 other Savage Brews to choose from.

“For fun we will be turning the Frose Green and if you want your beer green, just ask your bartender when they are pouring,” Porter said.

If you want to make a day of it, you can bring lawn chairs, blankets, or umbrellas.  

Stone River at the West Columbia Riverwalk is also having a St. Patrick’s Day party. 

The Big Red Barn Retreat will  hold its very first oyster roast fundraising event On Friday March 17. The BRBR St. Patrick’s Day Oyster Roast on the River, presented by FN America, is a fun-filled celebration featuring a delicious buffet feast provided by Haile Street Grill. Live entertainment will be provided by Connick School of Irish Dance and Randy Davis Trio.  There will also be plenty of silent auction opportunities. It’s from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stone River, West Columbia. FIRST 150 TO ARRIVE GET GREEN PINT GLASS!!

What is on the menu?

  • UNLIMITED Oysters
  • BBQ
  • Green Beans
  • Mac-N-Cheese
  • Slaw
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage
  • Dessert Bars
  • Drinks: Beer provided by Steel Hands Brewing, Red and White wine from Vino Garage ( 2 alcoholic drinks with each entrance ticket then, $5 each)
  • Free Tea, Lemonade, and Water

All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the Big Red Barn Retreat’s programs and services for Veterans, Active-Duty service members, First Responders, and their families. Big Red Barn Website 

The spirit of St. Patrick is all around West Columbia. And everyone can gather at Savage Craft Ale Works and Stove River to listen to the music, sample the food and drink the beverages of the Irish. 

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