Friday is the 17th of October. And you know what that means? It is exactly five months until Saint Patrick’s Day! What, that didn’t occur to you right away??
Well, if the 17th of every month does not make you immediately think of that great Irish holiday, then that must mean you have never been to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania on the Sunday before St. Patty’s Day for their annual parade and Celtic flavored, town wide bash. I have been there many times, and let me assure you that once you attend, you will look forward to going back for the rest of the year.
But don’t wait for March to come around to visit this gem of a town tucked into the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. Before you go, check out our coverage of the best places to drink in Jim Thorpe that appeared in the American Public House Review this past March and April. We visited a cozy café called the Black Bread, an ale house appropriately named JT’S, the only combination tavern and art gallery I have ever seen called FLOW, and the town’s signature Irish pub the Molly Maguire’s. Plus you can learn about how wonderful the parade can be and even discover the amazingly rich Irish-American heritage of this old coal mining town.
Posted by: David McBride