Spring has finally sprung, and not a moment too soon, because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Just around the corner is where you’ll be going too: There’s nothing more enjoyable than posting up at the neighborhood bar with your closest friends to celebrate.
It might not be the trendiest spot in town, and it probably never made a “best of” list. But your neighborhood bar has the memories that those other places can’t replicate. All the stories, the laughter, the late-night crushes and rounds — they’ve built upon one another to make this your bar.
Wherever you are in the bar, get the bartender to pour a shot of Jameson. Not only is it the essential drink, it’ll make a great subject for your next Instagram pic or tweet.
That sweet amber sitting in the shot glass acts as the perfect lens for your neighborhood (like those in the slideshow) and gives you that #ShotsEyeView that lets your friends know you’re about to run this pool table, whether they’re the stripes to your solids or hundreds of miles away in their own neighborhood bar.
But you’re here in the bar you’re always in, and you wouldn’t have it any other way, because when a bar fits you like a broken-in leather jacket, you’re not even thinking about going anywhere else, especially on St. Paddy’s Day.
As long as the shot lives, this is your spot, because it’s got what you want: good friends, good tunes and good vibes.
Starting this Friday, March 13, if you find yourself holding a shot of Jameson (and you should), whip out your phone and snap a picture with the shot in the foreground. It acts as the perfect magnifier for the background and shows off the places that mean the most to you.
Your high school photography teacher will be proud of you, and when your friends see your Facebook or Instagram post tagged with #ShotsEyeView and #LongLiveTheShot, they’ll know that you’re celebrating St. Paddy’s in style.