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Irish Whiskey Fair – A Week of St Patrick's Day Celebrations

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Not just a day but a week of St Patrick's Day celebrations at The Wild Rover are set to take place and, in conjunction with The Whiskey Co-Operative, a Whiskey Fair is one that will have this buzzy Irish bar in Surry Hills buzzing even more.

Irish Whiskey Fair, The Wild Rover

Surrounded by jungle-themed wallpaper and red drapes, fun is mixed with raising funds for a good cause. The annual walk and charity – Darkness Into Light – continues to provide suicide awareness whilst helping those in crisis and those bereaved by suicide, thanks to the likes of this fair collaboration.

Beginning Monday the 13th March, from 3pm until 9pm, The Whiskey Co-Operative suppliers will contribute the booze for both consumers and the hospitality trade to taste their way through various brands of whisky found across the country. Whisky buff or not, as long as you're of legal drinking age, you can take part in an afternoon ($20) or evening session ($30) which includes ten tasting tokens, your own Irish Whiskey Fair tasting glass and some food during the session. Grab some mates or colleagues and purchase your tickets online before they sell out.

On Trivia Tuesday (the 14th) from 7pm, get ready for a few Irish pop culture questions thrown into the regular trivia mix. Prizes up for grabs include a $100 bar voucher, so start learning things like The Frames' lead singer's name and the location of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.

Wednesday the 15th sees the New Midleton Whiskey Stash, from 6.30pm-8.00pm, where you can taste rare whisky from Ireland that hasn't yet hit the market. $25 gets you five whisky tasters and food during the session. Book here for this one.

The Whiskey Co-Operative, The Wild Rover

On Paddy's Day (Friday the 17th), get ready for an amalgamation of jovial antics. Live music from The Sweet Jelly Rolls, The Emerald Isle pop trivia night and more whisky tasting will rock this whisky bar behind the big green door. The foot stomping fun starts from noon and romps on until late.

The entertainment continues over the weekend with more live music. The Buffalo Grass Boys will play bluegrass tunes on the Saturday from 7pm whilst, on Sunday from 6pm, Echo Deer bring folk and country harmonies to this fascinating two-story neighbourhood bar.

Food and drink specials are on all week, Monday the 13th through to Sunday the 19th until 6pm, including $1 oysters, $5 Guinness and $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey. Paddy's Day delicacy, Spuds with Guinness Gravy, will be added to the menu together with Steak and Guinness Pies that will tie you over between drinks. Specially crafted Jameson cocktails are also available.

St Patrick's Day celebrations, The Wild Rover
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So step inside this Aladdin's cave that is a mixture of Irish folk barn and New York chic, dust off your drinking boots, eat your weight in spuds and enjoy a good old hoedown – the Irish way.
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Where: The Wild Rover, 75 Campbell St, Surry Hills
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Looking forward to the day :)
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