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"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven."

St. Paddy’s is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the only holiday that’s meant to be one big party where you drink whiskey and beer with your favorite people. Not to mention San Francisco has some of the best St. Paddy’s Day parties (and so much spirit!). If you’re in the Castro District, or you’re looking for a little LGBT St. Patrick’s Day fun, read on for our list of great St. Paddy’s Day events in the Castro.

Mix — 4086 18th Street

On March 17th, head over Mix, the Castro’s favorite neighborhood bar. Come in and throw back some whiskey shots and Guinness, play your favorite Irish drinking songs on the jukebox, or play a friendly round of pool. They also have a great open-air back patio when you’re aching for a pint of fresh air. Learn more: http://goo.gl/FXXO1C

Moby Dick — 4049 18th Street

Come hang out with the boys at Moby Dick for St. Paddy’s Day! They promise to give VIP treatment to all you hot red heads and encourage you to wear your sexiest kilt (Catholic school girl skirt for you queens). Read more about Moby Dick: http://goo.gl/6HXwfM

Lookout — 3600 16th Street

Wear your favorite green outfit and come out to the Lookout to celebrate everybody’s favorite drinking holiday!DJ Colby B (Atlas Social Club NYC) spins from 5-8pm. Take a picture with your favorite Leprechaun in the photo booth or have yourself some green Jello shots! Enjoy $3 Jameson shots and a special selection of Irish beers just for this event! Learn more: http://goo.gl/GySvh6

Lone Star Saloon — 1354 Harrison Street

St. Patrick's Day on a Monday? That's not exactly lucky. Come out and celebrate with a pint of Guinness on Saturday, March 15th instead at REDDROXX at Lone Star Saloon! Only the best indie rock and pop goodies from DJ BRD at the end of this rainbow! As always, no cover from 9pm-2am. Read more: http://goo.gl/rOnFTA

The Stud — 399 9th Street

Join your hosts Bebe Sweetbriar & Turk Mason for a sexy St. Patrick's Day Weekend dance party that you won't soon forget. Sweet beats by DJ Frantik and headliner DJ Hawthorne. Drink specials, Pornstars, Ginger Boys, and Sexy Go-Go boys, plus GREEN BEER PONG! Come early and get a free gift! The first 15 paid guests receive a FREE PORN DVD or other porn swag from PornTeam.com (In honor of their 15 year anniversary). Read more: http://goo.gl/Xmt4tC

St. Paddy’s Day Parade and Festival @ Civic Center Plaza

Come join the Irish fun at Civic Center Plaza for the St. Paddy’s Day Parade and Festival! This year's procession — the 163rd in San Francisco's history — is a tribute to the Irish workers of America, starting at Market and Second Street, then marching up to Civic Center Plaza. Parade begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. Learn more: http://uissf.org/

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