Reader's Choice: The Shore House Edges Out Idle Hour in St. Patrick's Day Poll

Many businesses in Boro and Beach offering specials


edged out The Idle Hour, its neighbor down Route 88 in Point Borough, in Patch's Reader's Choice poll asking readers for their favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Voting took place from Monday morning until Friday morning (March 16) and is now closed.

The Shore House, formerly The West Side Tavern, received 57 votes, or 37 percent of the total vote, and The Idle Hour received 42 votes or 27 percent (see complete results in the box below).

and , are throwing tent parties in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

At the Shore House, the tent party will be broadcast live on "95.9 FM the Rat," which is giving away a trip to Miami.

The day will feature two bands, "May Day Rising" and "Brother Fish," two DJs, bag pipers, Irish step dancers, a cabbage eating contest, other competitions, green beer, corned beef, Irish nachos and Irish potato skins.

The tent will be open from 10 am to 8 pm, the restaurant/bar is open from 8 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday.

At the Idle Hour, the tent party will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Music by the Mangos, DJ Lucky Charm, bag pipes and a mechanical bull, all outside, plus $5.99 corned beef sandwiches and drink specials. Inside, the party goes until 2 a.m.

Broadway, Point Beach, every day is St. Patrick's Day with items like corned beef on the menu all the time. But when the rest of the world is paying attention on March 17, Farrell's shows its appreciation by throwing in some extras, like Irish music by Ned Malone, bagpipers, the musical and comical stylings of Rich Meyer, and the band Big Bad Irish.

Will Mayfield, a manager at Farrell's, said, "We are buying ton of corned beef. I mean literally a ton."

, Route 35, Point Beach, will offer corned beef platters and homemade Irish soda bread.

816 Arnold Avenue, Point Beach, is having live, traditional Irish music from Mike Conaghan and food and drink specials befitting the day.

709 Arnold Ave., Point Beach, will serve St. Patrick's Day food and drink specials at lunch and dinner.

BoroMom March 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Are the tent party locations (Shore House) required to pay for extra security for neighboring streets? Last year was an absolute nightmare on Osborn Ave. (which they use as their own private parking lot) with drunks driving the wrong way on this one way street, screaming, puking and urinating on homeowners lawns! Not safe for our own kids to be outside.
s March 12, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I live on Osborn Ave and its a nightmare when they have the tent party! The police never look out for those of us who live down here because if they did then they would have a couple of cops posted all day along our road to keep the partyers in check. Why should we deal with those drunk idiots all day that's there job! We are A quiet residential street that gets ignored for a lot of things, I lose track of how many people drive the wrong way down this street everyday or speed as well. But nothing is done. I guess someone is going to have to get hurt or worse before a change is really made. Dreading the drunk messes that will fall down our quiet street on the 17th.


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