The city’s watering holes are gearing up for an influx of the Irish and the Irish-at-heart.
With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday, it should be a busy day.
At Winston’s Pub, food and beverage manager Dean Nicklin said they’re more than ready for the big day.
“Basically we’ve been prepping for it since the start of March. Slowly putting up decorations, getting everything in order, making sure everything is safe for people to come down – bringing in extra staff.”
Winston’s is one of many Saskatoon pubs where people will be able to take in performances celebrating Irish culture.
They’ll have bands and dancers popping in to perform throughout the day.
Finn’s Irish Pub will have a pipe and drum band.
Many bars will be getting an early start Saturday, with several managers telling 650 CKOM they planned to be open by 9 a.m.
Many bars are also planning to offer breakfast. At O’Shea’s Irish Pub on 2nd Avenue South, the meal will be free with the purchase of a beer.
While the green suds will be flowing, bar managers are encouraging people to plan a safe ride home or take a cab.
Saskatoon police also took to social media to remind people to stay safe on the roads.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s day this weekend? Don’t rely on luck to get home. Make a solid plan before you head out. Did we mention that it’s also an #SPScheckstop weekend? #WhatsYourPlan #NeverOKtoDriveImpaired pic.twitter.com/YgoyQ9PpRB
— SPS Traffic Unit (@SPSTraffic) March 16, 2018
—With files from Daniella Ponticelli