It wouldn’t be the last Sunday in February on Tipp Hill without green beer.
"Definitely not a typical Green Beer Sunday, but you’ve got to make the most of what you’ve got. It’s a strange situation we’re all in, but we’ve gotta make the most of it and there’s gotta be a green beer Sunday," said Dennis Coleman of Coleman’s Irish Pub.
"Oh no, we’re definitely returning Green Beer Sunday fans, we come every year," said Amber Bush.
What You Need To Know
- Green Beer Sunday is the last Sunday in February, and this year if you wanted a seat inside you had to reserve one in advance
- Coleman's Irish Pub was at half capacity, and tickets sold out in about 20 minutes
- They had a drive through where you could pick up a bottle of green beer, green cider, or a lucky leprechaun
Coleman’s was half full on Sunday, but that was by design. Due to the pandemic, they had to take reservations in advance if you wanted a spot inside. And those spots, went really quick, in about 20 minutes.
As we approach almost a year of COVID-19, people were happy to be out, embracing some of their old Syracuse traditions.
"I never leave the house anymore, so this is my one big like I get to go out and do something," said Bush.
Usually their parking lot is packed with people and live music, but this year the lot is only open for drive-thru so people can pick up their green beverages.
Pouring beers, ciders, and lucky leprechauns in the parking lot, people could drive up and get their own bottle without having to come in and take the risk of being inside.
"I’m from Rochester, so I’ve only been here a couple times, but I didn’t know what to expect when I came out here and this looks amazing so," said Paul Suflita of his first Green Beer Sunday.
Whether pulling up in your car or sitting down inside, the tradition of green beer lives another year. The green beverages will be available at Coleman's all month.