March 17th is one of the most important dates in Irish history. It is a holiday that honors the death of St. Patrick, the national apostle who introduced Christianity to the country, also known as the fifth-century patron saint. In recognition of such history, it has turned into one of the biggest celebrations of the year. It revolves around revelry of green clothing, Irish lore, food, and libations. So bust out your green socks and leprechaun hats to celebrate the day’s festivities. We have compiled a list of apps that will help you have a fun and safe St. Patty’s Day.
Beer is the universal symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and it is common for bars and restaurants to dye their beer green. For the green beer lovers out there, FindMyTap is a useful app that helps users locate local pubs. Similar to Yelp’s GPS based search engine, this app filters the destinations to beers and bars only. You can browse through your much-loved beverages and even suggest your favorite bars. The app not only provides you directions but it allows you to leave reviews too. For all the beer connoisseurs out there, quench your thirst with this must-have app.
If you’re hoping to make Happy Hour last an entire day, then this app is for you. It is supported in just about every major city and uses your GPS to find happy hour deals in your area. It lists happy hour deals based on user feedback. Happy Hours are a great opportunity to be social and merry at an affordable price. Rally your friends and coworkers together for a cheap and memorable time. With the Happy Hours app you’ll know exactly where the early evening drinkers are at. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, there’s bound to be a plethora of deals.
Beer Roulette – The Drinking Game
Energize your St. Patty’s Day party with a good old-fashioned drinking game. When the beer coma starts to set in, it’s time to break out the Beer Roulette app. Shake up your beer and see who gets to enjoy the beer and who gets sprayed! The beers are digitally “shaken,” mixed, and in turn players must choose one of six cans. The player who gets sprayed is deemed the loser and must chug a beer like a leprechaun.
This all-in-one travel app and local guide is convenient for all your St. Patrick’s Day plans. Find Irish pubs, restaurants, parking spots, parades, and more to help you party all day long. This app delivers personalized contextually-relevant information around-the-clock based on your location; with this app it’s so much easier to find things to do and places to go on this festive holiday. MyCityWay helps you navigate cities better, faster, and smarter.
Taxi Magic, Uber, and Lyft
Going out to a bar for the night? Then you should probably decide against driving and driving. Taxi Magic, a smartphone-based service for booking cabs, allows you to order a taxi and pay online. There’s no extra surcharge — it’s just the flat taxi rate plus a $1 booking fee. One cool feature of this app is if you’re coming from a raging party or standing on the street outside the most crowded pub in town, the Taxi Magic app helps you flag down the cab you called by turning your phone screen into a beacon. Similarly, Uber and Lyft are popular ride sharing apps that allow you to hail a ride based on location. Unlike Taxi Magic, Uber and Lyft drivers are not taxi drivers, but regular people like you and me.
We can always use some help getting into that Irish spirit for the big day. Luckily. there are a lot of apps out there for all our needs. Have a safe and fun St. Patty’s Day.