The Rewind

Reading This Twitter Thread Is The Second Best Thing To Going To The Pub

Reading This Twitter Thread Is The Second Best Thing To Going To The Pub

It's a St Patrick's Day like no other. No pubs. No parades. No craic. Maybe it's only when Paddy's Day's is taken away that we can truly appreciate it for what it is. It feels against nature and borderline criminal that this mid-March day can come and go without even the option of nipping in the side door of a beloved boozer  and taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours out from the day to take stock, meet friends, meet strangers, eat peanuts, play darts, tell stories, sing badly, swear a lot, argue a lot, apologise a lot and the million other things essential to life that take place in pubs.

We've found the next best thing to going the pub: thinking about going to the pub, and thus appreciating the privilege of going to the pub.  We loved this Twitter thread started by Declan Lawn where people describe the one pub they could go to when this all blows over. The replies come from all walks of Irish life and they represent the drinking diaspora.

Here's some of our favourite replies:

 

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What's yours? Give me O'Connell's in Portabello on a rammed Paddy's Day.

And lordy, when it's safe again to go back to the pub, we'll make it count.

Donny Mahoney

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