BY: KYLE WOOSLEY
If you’re tired of the same old bland Kentucky bar scene and avoid dance clubs, then the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub is the place for you.
With enough fun and entertainment for the younger college crowds, but calm enough for Richmond’s more adult population, the Paddy Wagon offers a variety of
options for all to truly enjoy a night on the town.
The Paddy Wagon has 37 different beers on tap. While local favorites like Kentucky Bourbon Barrell, Great Lakes and Kentucky Ale are available, it’s the Irish touch that really brings in the crowds. Paddy Wagon also offers 12 European beers and ales on tap as well, including Guinness, Newcastle, Harp and Smithwick’s.
Regular specials such as no cover nights and Monday’s Pint Nights bring in the weekly crowds and give college students the chance to enjoy Richmond’s nightlife without having to burry themselves deeper in financial burden.
This unique bar also holds a weekly Open Mic Night at 9 p.m. every Wednesday and regularly scheduled music venues, which keep its audience entertained while maintaining a calm and relaxed environment.
Perhaps the Irish-themed bars most popular events are their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17 and Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day on Sept. 17.
Let’s not forget about Wednesday’s Wingsdays, which attendees receive 35-cent wings throughout the night.
Zach Stratton, 22, a communication media studies major from Bardstown, said his favorite part of going out to the Paddy Wagon is sipping on his Grateful Dead while enjoying the local music venues.
“It’s more relaxed,” Stratton said. “Everybody is sitting down. It’s the perfect place to drink your beer.”
Trent Robinson, 23, communication media studies major from Bardstown, said he’s been hitting Paddy Wagon since his 21st birthday.
“When I turned 21 it was my favorite spot,” Robinson said. “If I’m going to go out, that’s where I’m going to go.”
Robinson said his favorite drink is a Fourth of July specialty drink known as the George Washington.
“It’s really good,” Robinson said. “If you don’t want to drink a ton of beer, get you two Washingtons and sip on your beer the rest of the night.”
The pub is co-owned by Chuck Fields, a criminal justice professor at Eastern, and Greg Farrell, and Paddy is opened from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 1 a.m. on Saturdays.
To check out the happenings of Paddy Wagon, visit their website at thepaddywagonirishpub.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/paddywagonirishpub.