East Bay Irish
Robert J, Perry
We may not dye the Bay green, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about St. Patrick’s Day. Or have we? Pour yourself a pint of Guinness and take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of the East Bay’s Irish pride.
Which East Bay bar has the largest selection of Irish beers?
No surprise, Port Costa’s Warehouse Café takes the (pot of) gold, with eight varieties of Irish beer, including three types of Guinness.
What Berkeley pub features Irish music on Sunday nights and a traditional ceilidh dance on Mondays?
The Starry Plough
When was the city of Dublin (CA) founded?
James Witt Dougherty first bought the land for farming and ranching in 1853. The Dougherty Station Inn was built in 1862. By 1878, the settlement had grown to include a school, church, cemetery, and various stores, and was officially named Dublin. The city incorporated in 1982.
Where can you celebrate St. Patty’s in the 925?
Check out Dublin’s annual St. Patrick’s Day festival on March 17 and 18. Activities include a fun run, parade, pancake breakfast, and green-and-white evening gala. For information, call (925) 556-4500 or visit www.dublinstpats.com.