6 of the Best Wisconsin Bars to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at This Year

Toast to the Irish (Americans) with a Keeper’s Heart whiskey at one of these bars.

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St. Patrick’s Day is a day for celebrating, reminiscing, honoring Irish heritage, and enjoying a delicious drink (or two) with friends and family. Keeper’s Heart is an ideal whiskey for the occasion. The remarkable new whiskey blends Irish and American whiskies and distilling traditions to create an entirely new style. The most-awarded new whiskey of 2022, Keeper’s Heart was created by world-renowned master distiller Brian Nation, and the unique blend of different styles resulted in an exceptional drink you have to try.

A new style of whiskey, Keeper’s Heart is made at O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company in Minneapolis Minnesota., where the distillery is based, and it’s now made its way to Wisconsin. Here are a few bars that are featuring Keeper’s Heart drink specials this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 17-19.

1. Stubborn Brothers Brewery – Shawano

220 S. MAIN ST., SHAWANO | 715-201-0859

This craft brewery, like the name suggests, was started by a pair of Wisconsin brothers with a passion for beer. The brewery supports local farmers and businesses with a farm-to-table approach and locally sourced ingredients. This St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll be mixing a Keeper’s Heart Old Fashioned, using barrel select. stubbornbros.com

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2. Happy’s Junkyard – Woodruff  

1013 FIRST AVE., WOODRUFF | 715-614-7039

Known for a welcoming atmosphere and friendly bartenders, Happy’s Junkyard is serving up a Ginger Heart special cocktail with Keeper’s Heart whiskey this St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17. The drink muddles lime and lemon with the whiskey and tops it off with ginger ale. Happy’s also has a bevy of bar games like pool, darts and bags that are sure to liven up the celebration. happyspub.weebly.com

3. Revere’s Wells Street Tavern – Delafield

505 WELLS ST., DELAFIELD | 262-646-4070

This Lake Country spot is going all out on St. Patrick’s Day. The tavern and restaurant is bringing in multiple bands to play throughout the celebration. Come for a drink; stay for the awesome food selection, like the Revere Burger and the signature giant pretzel. And you’ll find a delicious Keeper’s Heart Mule specially featured on the cocktail menu. reverestavern.com

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4. O’Brien’s On Main – Amherst

128 N. MAIN ST., AMHERST | 715-824-3317

This Irish pub is the place to go for great live music, with different acts playing the room every Thursday and Sunday. Located on small-town Amherst’s picturesque Main Street, O’Brien’s also boasts a spacious covered patio and a wide drink selection. You can order a Keeper’s Heart cocktail there this St. Patrick’s weekend.  facebook.com/obriensonmain1

5. The Treasury – Delavan

303 E. WALWORTH AVE., DELAVAN | 312-720-5185

The Treasury is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party again this year. There will be live music, Irish food, family-friendly activities and of course, fantastic drinks. Keeper’s Heart is being used for the Midwest Mule and the Midwest Manhattan specialty cocktails – blending a Wisconsin-style cocktail with Keeper’s Heart’s Irish/American whiskey mix. thetreasurydelavan.com

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6. Pike’s Pine Isle Lodge – Three Lakes

1261 PINE ISLE. RD., THREE LAKES | 715-546-3333

The view here simply can’t be beat. On the shore of Medicine Lake with over 200 feet of frontage, you’ll catch a beautiful sunset while you enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Pike’s Pine will be serving up a specialty Keeper’s Heart Old Fashioned, an ideal Wisconsin cocktail to honor the day. Consider stopping by the day before St. Patrick’s – the rustic lodge is hosting a Whiskey Workshop on March 16 with a dinner to follow. pineislethreelakes.com

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Keeper’s Heart was founded by Patrick and Michael O’Shaughnessy, two cousins who wanted to create world-class whiskeys. They enlisted Master Distiller Brian Nation, formerly of Jameson, Midleton and Redbreast, along with Liquid Collaborator David Perkins, to make the remarkable blend. As the O’Shaughnessys say, “Truly exceptional whiskey has the rare power to capture moments in time with the friends and family who matter most, and that’s the heart of everything we do.”

Learn more about Keeper’s Heart, or buy a bottle, at keepersheartwhiskey.com. You can also join the whiskey’s Cask Society program, which gives members access to one-of-a-kind releases and special offers. Follow Keeper’s Heart on Instagram @KeepersHeartWhiskey.