Clematis Street Goes Green With Parades, World's Largest Beer Pong Tournament

St. Patrick's Day obviously brings out the frat boy in all of us. Though the original Patrick was too busy wrangling snakes to be that much of a party guy, every year on March 17, we make up for it in a big way -- in his name.

This St. Paddy's day, Clematis Street in West Palm Beach is closing off some of its streets and letting the parties spill out from the bars. We're talking live music, Irish food, bagpipes, beer pong, and a visit from Patrick himself.

Roxy's Pub is hosting a party suitable for the entire family. The three-bar complex is taking up the 300 block of Clematis for a giant green block party.

For the kids,

there's a bounce house and a family area. For those of us 21 and over who still act like kids, Roxy's is attempting to break the Guinness World's Record for the largest beer pong tournament. The tournament

will be held from 1 to 10 p.m. Registration for teams is $25 in advance,

$30 at the door and covers a pitcher of beer per round. To register

for the game, click here.

Roxy's is also featuring drink specials, free kegs, and eggs from 9 a.m. to noon and live music.

O'Shea's Irish Pub

is closing off the 500 block of Clematis for an Irish block party and

parade with grand marshal St. Patrick himself! Live bagpipe

performances, Irish dancers, and the Killbillies provide you enjoyment as

you scarf some Irish fare and drink plenty of beer.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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