Any Bushwickian worth being called a Bushwickian knows how to celebrate that decimation of Irish heritage known as St. Patrick’s Day. From green beer to “Fuck Me, I’m Irish” tees, local residents know how to run the gamut of disrespect when it comes to commemorating a day intended to immortalize the moment Christianity first crept into Ireland by way of preparing an exultant feast (not necessarily a drunken one).
But Bushwick bar owners–whether Irish or not–know better than to confuse Bushwickians with the facts. That’s why beloved alcohol haunts like Three Diamond Door, Tutu’s, Pine Box and Koda are rallying to give the people what they want: earlier drinking hours to gear up for St. Paddy’s Day. 6 a.m. is the earliest one bar is willing to open, and that bar is none other than the craziest dive in town: Titty Tease.
Half Irishman Rian Boyle, a 24-year-old who is taking an online Comparative Literature class through Hunter, expressed his excitement while taking a shot at Alaska around 10:01 p.m. in preparation for the next morning. “Uh thenk it’s great Bush…wick is takin Sant Paterk’s Day so surrriously. It’s about time. It’s like how ther city usa take Santacon surrriously.” With countless “St. Patrick’s Day” enthusiasts like Rian Boyle in the neighborhood, you’re going to want to line up as early as possible to secure your seat at the bar.
Written by Genna Rivieccio