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The Annual Liam Neeson-Annotated St. Pat's Listical Thing

Celebrating a proud Irish tradition in Shanghai. It's the pointlessly Liam Neeson-centric St. Patrick's Day field guide.
By Mar 14, 2017 Nightlife
Back for it's second year, here's SmartShanghai's proudest article tradition: It's basically just a bunch of St. Patrick's Day events you can go to in Shanghai interspersed among my most recent favorite Liam Neeson movie moments.

Stop taking this man's daughter!


We're starting with my most recent Neeson. Some Harry Potter business called "A Monster Calls", wherein Neeson plays the most metal Ent ever. That's him there above. Saw this literally yesterday. I have no idea what this movie was about but Neeson is the voice of this thing which looks like it could disrespect the hell out of a Groot.

Here are some events...

Fri Mar 17

Boxing Cat Brewery St. Paddy's Paddy Wagon

Boxing Cat - 82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu

The Boxing Cat Brewery team, in collaboration with Teeling Whiskey, is planning a party bus for St. Pat's. Starting at 6.30pm they’re departing from Boxing Cat Brewery Yongfu for The Camel, Big Bamboo, Cages, and ending with an after-party at BCB Sinan Mansions. Each ticket gets you free flow of BCB Lucky Leprechaun Lager on the bus. Sounds proper sloppy. Tickets are 250rmb.

Fri Mar 17

Shaanxi Bei Lu St Patrick's Day Block Party

Dogtown - 409 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu

Following on from the success of Santa-Con and Halloween party last year, Jameson Irish Whiskey and the Shaanxi Bei Lu Crew are once again teaming up to celebrate all things Irish at the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. Five venues in all Voltroning it.

Fri Mar 17

St.Patrick's Day with Murphy's Irish Stout

The Apartment (Yongfu Lu) - 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

The Apartment and Murphy's are doing a "very green Friday night". They ask that you wear your best Leprechaun gear to the party. Live music by Apartment's Smokey and Prince Oli is followed by DJs OJ and Rhenz.

Hey, remember back in like 1983 when Lian Neeson was in "Nell"? I do. There's only one man that can use heart strings to garrote you to death: It's Neeson.

Some more events...

Sat Mar 18

Yeti pres. Jameson Day Fest 3.0 at ArtPlus Rooftop

Art+Space - 6/F, Bldg 2, 579 Waima Lu, near Xinmatou L...

Once again Jameson Irish Whiskey is teaming up with Yeti Out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Shanghai’s local community. Rooftop party overlooking Shanghai’s skyline with DJ sets from the city’s crews playing to a Saturday daytime party.

Fri Mar 17

Feck It! St. Patrick's Party

C's - 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu

Even C's is going green with the guys behind "Get Your Brit On" hopping across the Irish Sea to celebrate with a dose of Irish music. Thin Lizzy, Stiff Little Fingers, The Pogues, and more. "Expect free hats and that." Expect "Alternative Ulster"!

In the movie "Battleship" Liam Neeson plays 'Admiral Shane' in a movie based on a board game that also stars Rhianna and they still gave him 10 Oscars for it.

A few more...

Fri Mar 17

St. Patrick's Party

Lucca 390 - 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu

Lucca fantastic gay club goes green on the dancefloor with their St. Pat's party. Expect the hotness with an Irish-ish tinge.

Fri Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Party

Zapata's - 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu

The Mexican restaurant and club goes Irish with their yearly St. Pat's party. Free shots before 11pm for people wearing green. Guinness is 55mrb per glass. Jamesons shots at 40rmb all night. Should be a real staid affair.

If you were thinking I'm going to forget about the movie "The Grey" in which Liam Neeson fights a pack of superwolves with a bunch of broken travelers bottles tapped to his bloody fist you thought wrong. DEAD wrong.


Fri Mar 17

Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Shanghai Brewery

SH Brewery - Hongmei Entertainment Street, 21C, 3338 H...

Both venues of Shanghai Brewery is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with green beer, good cheer and something everyone’s wallet likes: cheap deals on booze and food.

Fri Mar 17

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

The BREW - The Kerry Hotel, 1388 Huamu Lu, near Fan...

Enjoy ALL DAY Dugite Stout happy hour prices and dance with Irish songs out in the hinterlands.

It's Liam. As Jesus. As a lion. You're damned right. Narnia: Chronicles of Ownage. There's like seven novels in that series but our man did the job in just three excellent and tidy movies. Leading armies of centaurs dispensing advice about Turkish Delight and shit.

Lot's o' stuff happening!

Daily until Mar 19

The Blarney's 3-Day Craic!

Blarney Stone - 77 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu

Three days. Three deals (four if you count the recovery session). One interminably extended bender at Shanghai's home for the Irish. Thumbs up.

Fri Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day Live Band

The Caxton - 374 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu

St. Paddy's day is on all weekend at The Caxton. On Friday they'll have live band, on Saturday you can stay up till the wee hours with back-to-back Six Nations games. It's Guinness on Tap for 50rmb, Jameson shots for 35rmb, and more.

Not even a real movie. Doesn't have to be. This was the item in this morning's Neeson News, which I check daily. This is what Neeson gets up to with his time off. Casually doing friggin' yoga in friggin' India with friggin' Voldemort because he just doesn't know any other way to do it.

What a useful website, having all this information.

Fri Mar 17

7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Bar Gatsby - 488 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu

The weekly Pub Crawl goes green for their annual St. Pat's blowout. They're bar hopping to four different Paddy parties with shots and more along the way -- three bars, 1 club.

Fri Mar 17

POP BAR St. Patrick's Day

POP Bar - Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, n...

Music, decent beers, and a lot of green on the agenda for Pop Bar. Corona Beer (Hmm? what?) on special from 2pm until late. 220rmb for 6 bottles; 400rmb for a dozen.

"Love Actually" is 'actually' metal as fuck.

Aaaaaaan that should do it.

Fri Mar 17

St. Patrick's Day

The Tipsy Fiddler - No. 6, Lane 135 Fahuazhen Lu, near Xingfu...

Celebrate Paddy's Day with the Irish at The Tipsy Fiddler, an ideal place in Shanghai to enjoy the craic. Live traditional Irish music from 7pm till the wee hours and no door charge. Expect a packed pub.

Fri Mar 17

St. Patrick's Day

Windows Scoreboard (3rd Floor) - 3F, 681 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu

Windows has the cheap deal on for St. Pat's. Buy-one-get-one-free on 25rmb green draft beers. Gonna get supper classy. Starts 5pm.

Ending with the classic. It's apropos. Rob Roy. The original Braveheart. Rob Roy slam dunks on a Braveheart. Have a good one Friday, Shanghai. Remember: St. Pat's day is all about keeping the GD British out of your face, swinging mad balls to the wind, and having sweet Madam Tussaud's-level quality hair while doing it.

Full St. Patrick's Day listing right here.




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  • 4 years ago Donny who loved bowling Unverified User

    What a bunch of fuckin' amateurs dude....A hostile take over of Yong Kang Lu is imminent, one day only... rivers of second hand green beer tinkling down the lu, over priced Guinness spilled in the streets, dunce caps for "security guards with their belts looped nearly twice around their waists....scooters parked up and down the bike lanes in a big middle digit north and South to the " doinkus of'll be anarchy...Dogs and cats, living together...

    I can get you a toe...with green nail polish!

  • 4 years ago Human Paraquat Unverified User

    May I also state there will be jousting competitions with Mobikes and flaming bamboo poles (waiver required)
    A strongest dude alive event where chamber pots are heaved for distance at bitchy upstairs tenants
    Slingshots of Jameson to the face!
    a leprechaun skinning competition and cook-off
    Pots of gold jiaozi swilled at will unto death
    Green Hot dog water from Family Mart
    Shepards Pie featuring Shanghai street porridge

    The list goes on! Converge on the Lu of Forever Healthy!

    What day is this again? Paddy's DAY

  • 4 years ago markmichaels710

    Given the heavy Irish and (more importantly) AMERICAN population here, the Shanghai Ministry of Culture should recognize these groups with a St. Patrick's Day parade down hongmei lu. We can rejoice with some folk songs and top it off with Green Baijiu.

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