By Brittany Wiley
BAPA Business Liaison
The South Side Irish Parade has been a neighborhood tradition, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since 1979. Inspired by a second year of cancellation due to Covid, BAPA created South Side Party Packs to support local businesses that were losing out on revenue from parade-goers. The Party Packs were extremely successful with businesses and neighbors.
This year, the South Side Irish Parade is back and, in partnership with the 19th Ward Office and Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association, so are the Parade Party Packs!
Party Packs come in a deluxe zip-top, polar bag decorated with a St. Pat’s version of BAPA’s Love Where You Love logo. Packed into the bag will be enough food, drink and party-makings for four people. The cost is $150 per Party Pack and all orders must be received and paid for by Mar. 5.
Included in the Party Pack:
Paddy’s Punch from Barney Callaghan’s Pub; Love Where You Drink pint glass and Guinness from Cork & Kerry Tavern; crowler of Speculator from Open Outcry Brewing Co.; corned beef sandwiches from Swanson’s Deli; St. Patrick’s Day cookies from County Fair Foods; Parade Day candle from Beverly Dry Goods; box of Barry’s Irish Tea from South Side Irish Imports; Irish soda bread from Beverly Bakery; St. Patrick’s Day party ware from Haven 1890; four-pack (2 of each) of Little Wing and Spoonful IPA from Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub; and four souvenir shot glasses from the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
Parade Party Packs go on sale Mar. 1 and only 150 are available. Party Packs must be ordered online by Sat., Mar. 5 at bapa.org and picked up Sat., Mar. 12, 12 to 2 p.m. at Barney Callaghan’s Pub, 10618 S. Western.