Counterfeit Irish pubs can be detected by their poorly concealed sake taps, five-leaf clovers, and bartenders who cast no reflection in mirrors. Experience the real deal with today's GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two tickets to the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day music festival at Lucky’s Pub on Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (a $30 value before fees, or a $32.72 value after fees). Groupon vouchers will act as tickets at the gate. Buyers must be 21 or older to attend this event.
Hosted by the happy-hour champs at Lucky’s Pub, Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day douses eight bands and two DJs in green beer to welcome fall Emerald Isle–style. Atlanta duo Dead Rabbits puts a bluesy spin on vintage garage sounds, and local quartet Lost Element rocks crowds with a giant cradle while performing its latest EP, Back Again. Wielding metal riffs as sharp as they are funky, Downfall 2012 cuts grooves deeper than a fortune cookie on the ocean floor. Other highlights include rousing bagpipe jams and a performance by Eddie Peery & the Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, who blankets fans in comforting country covers.
Drink specials such as $1 green beers will join more than 250 browns and ambers to lure quenched thirsts out of hiding. Instead of nibbling the bands’ set lists to soak up the ale, revelers can devour absorbent snacks from local food vendors (food and drink not included with today's Groupon). Guests may also play darts, pool, or shuffleboard when they’re not practicing air-triangle solos.