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Dickinson celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Dickinson businesses will be ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a pub crawl, green beer and live music Friday night. Dickinson Police Capt. Dave Wilkie said that though his department usually does not see an uptick in crime over St. Patty'...

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Dickinson businesses will be ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a pub crawl, green beer and live music Friday night.

Dickinson Police Capt. Dave Wilkie said that though his department usually does not see an uptick in crime over St. Patty's weekend, community members should be careful while enjoying the festivities.

"My suggestion would be to have a designated driver or use the cab and taxi services that are available,' Wilkie said. "There are bars that do taxi vouchers, I believe - use those. That would definitely be my suggestion because it sure is a lot easier than having to pay for a DUI."

The police department will probably have at least one extra officer working this weekend watching for intoxicated drivers, he said.

The downtown area is hosting the Irish You Were Beer Crawl with 11 participating businesses Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for people ages 21 and up. The event is a beer sampling, and participants may walk between the businesses trying different beers and collecting gold coins, said event co-organizer Peggy Anderson, who owns JP Frameshop and Western Edge Gallery. After the crawl, people may cash in 10 gold coins at The Brickhouse Grille, The Rock, the Eagles Club or Bernie's Esquire Club for a free drink.

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Tickets for the event are available at participating businesses or at the Barrister Building at 6 p.m. on Friday at 137 1st Ave W.

Other local adult St. Patrick's Day events include:

Army's West Sports Bar - DJ Brant will play starting at 9 p.m., green beer and drink specials all Friday night. Saturday will feature the 17th annual St. Patrick's Day pool tournament starting at 11 a.m. $600 prize for first place, double elimination, $30 entry fee.

Bernie's Esquire Club - green beers and pint specials on Friday. Hosting their annual St. Patty's Luck of the Irish Dart tournament. Require stats in order to play.

The Brickhouse Grille - Friday will have live music starting at 8 p.m. by local musician Dane Marcuson of Edith Massey in the B2 Lounge. Also featuring drink specials all day and night in addition to traditional special of cornbeef and hash.

Elks Lodge #1137 - Will have fresh corn beef as well as green beer, Irish mint juleps and Irish punch.

Liquid Assets - Irish stew starting at 5 p.m. until it's gone. Then will have their happy hour and green beer. Later on will have a DJ with party favors.

Maverick's Saloon - special on tap green beers all day.

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Players Sports Bar and Grill - On Friday will have an Irish-themed drink menu, Reuben bites appetizers, corned beef and cabbage special entrée. There will be bar activities, games and music in addition to free T-shirts, party favors and bottles of alcohol. Everyone who walks through the door will receive an envelope containing prizes such as 50 percent off on drinks and food gift cards. Friday bar party starts at 5 p.m. and green beer and other specials run all weekend.

Spur Bar and Lounge - selling St. Patrick's Day themed Bud Light cups to drink from and then take home in addition to other drink specials.

The Rock - Live music from The Band Kramer and The Lone Boners as well as green beer.

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