Luck o the Irish and ST PADDY's DAY celebrations!!
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You may be thinking to yourself... St. Paddy's in BA? How many people actually celebrate it?? 50,000 people turned up for the parade in BA! I arrived back at the hostel to find my Irish friends ready to hit the true Guiness downtown at The Kilkenny (Irish Bar), which, if you are ever in BA during St. Paddy's, it is a must! The earlier you go, the better, for there were no lines upon arrival, and they let us in for free! It's a great mix of old and young where the older Irish travel groups told tales of the Ireland of old. The slogan for Kilkenny's is: The Only Ginness Original Irish Pub in Latin America...Enjoy the best fun, where the perfect pint lives. So, if you are looking for the perfect pint, this MAY be the place to go.
Face painting in all forms is one of the draws of this pub! A mascara, a clover, one eye, Irish designs... everything goes here! I met some fabulous Irish, some great Europeans, Australians, Asians.. and unfortunately, some pretty arrogant US rugby wannabees who thought it was fun to grab women's butts... and some pretty forward Argentinians who used their typical "air kiss" to get a little more. Luckily, we saw right through them:)
Those of you who like HOUSE music would have loved the next club we went to... Pacha! The infamous ROGER SANCHEZ played at Pacha. I, of course, had no clue as to who this man was, but by the end of the night, fell in love with his DJing skills. It was 50 pesos to see him perform in this amazing venue! There are several floors, filled with blue lights and camels.