a day to stay home
St. Patrick's Day
"Shirtless bartending firemen, bikini-clad bartendresses, and $3 Guinness pints! Puking on the L train, intra-office ass-pinchings, and hands-on investigation of the Irish curse: hurray for St. Patrick's Day! It's amazing that one holiday could so totally embody all our values of getting all liquored up and felt up.
Locations to avoid are listed at the NYC Bartenders & Patrons site and in the Murph's Guide. Most important: don't even go near McSorley's on 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd. Definitely avoid the lecherous leprechauns on parade up Fifth Avenue. Hell, call in sick and stay home with a bottle of Irish Mist."