St Paddy's Day pub crawl brings the luck of the Irish to downtown Rochester

From corned beef and cabbage, green beer, drink specials and more, the luck of the Irish will be in Rochester Friday evening for the St.Paddy's Day pub crawl.


(Green Shamrock drink special at Ruthless.)


Starting at 4 p.m., Ruthless Bar and Patio, The Arlington Room, Evergreen Eatery, Putt's Bar and Grill and The Dam Landing will be providing festive green touches of fun tonight for the Leprechaun Lap.


Monica Smith, owner of Putt's Bar and Grill, hopes the event is the start of a new St.Patrick's Day tradition for Rochester that will continue to grow. 




Those participating in the event should do so responsibly. Plan ahead for transportation home before going out. The Indiana Department of Transportation stated on their website that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had reported that in just 2016 alone, 60 people were killed from drunk-driving crashes during the St. Patrick's Day holiday period that started from 6 p.m. March 16 and ended 6 a.m. on March 18.


For that reason, law enforcement will be out in full force to make sure everyone behind the wheel is sober. This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


(Corned Beef and Cabbage Shepard's Pie that will be a feature at the Arlington Public House tonight. Slow Roasted corned beef, carrots, onions, potatoes, in a slow simmered Broth topped with creamy white cheddar mashed potatoes.)