Whether you love it or hate it or blame it for one too many college hangovers, the Purple Shamrock is a local legend. It's closing after 32 years in business, though, so it's time to hurry in for one last drink or twelve. In true Irish fashion, they'll hold a wake to go out in style.
The final date is Saturday, September 15, and a week of "traditional Irish festivities" are planned. On September 13, the Shamrock will host a wake complete with an empty casket, trailed by bag pipers. Last call on Saturday means a full St. Patrick's Day menu and green beer.
The Glynn Group is plenty busy, though; they just opened Granary Tavern and will open Sterling's in the coming months.