3 Cool Apps for St. Patrick’s Day
Get out your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” pins, your wacky leprechaun hats and your green attire. March 17 marks one of the biggest party days of the year, and it’s an important date in Irish history. Let’s not forget that this holiday commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the fifth-century patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who introduced Christianity to the country. It’s said he explained the Holy Trinity with what we know as the face of St. Patrick’s Day: the shamrock.
But if you’re not overly religious, Irish or a history buff, you probably only look forward to St. Patrick’s Day because of the massive party it ensues. Whatever boat you’re in, celebrate the day with a few festive and convenient apps. Locate bars and places that serve your favorite beer (let’s hope that’s green beer!), test your trivia knowledge of the holiday and find any business you need if you’re in a big city. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Recapp!
Besides corned beef and cabbage, the other edible symbol of St. Patrick’s Day is unarguably beer—on no other holiday do restaurants and bars dye their beer green. While celebrating St. Patty’s Day, make finding pubs that carry your favorite brews easy. FindMyTap is one of the best apps to help you of-agers locate your favorite beers at local bars near your current location.
The app is similar to Yelp’s GPS-based search engine, but it filters the destinations to bars and beers only. You can search for and browse through your beloved beverages and even suggest your favorite bars to be posted. Bar owners should take advantage of this feature so they can generate more business on this popular drinking day. The app gives you directions, the ability to write reviews and a variety of search tools. Quench your thirst quickly and easily with this must-have app for beer lovers. Cheers to green beer! (Free for Android and iPhone)
You may be dressed in your best Irish getup for the day’s festivities, but perhaps you want to know a little more about Ireland as well as the Irish holiday you are commemorating. iPUBQUIZ helps you test and gain Irish knowledge for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The app is a quiz game that tests you on your St. Patrick’s Day familiarity. Challenge your friends to play this game with you while sitting at an Irish pub, or use it as a supplement for entertainment while waiting for one of the parades to begin. (Free for iPhone)
Are you heading to a bigger city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Then you really should try MyCityWay USA, makers of the NYC Way app. This all-in-one local and travel app is über convenient for all your St. Patrick’s Day plans. Find Irish restaurants, pubs, parades, parking spots, restrooms and more to assist you to party the day away. This app makes it easy to find things to do and places to go on this beloved day of celebratory revelry.
The app is designed similarly to common smartphone displays, making it easy to swipe and browse through the 50+ categories that MyCityWay has to offer. We suggest that you browse through Nightlife to find out the fun happenings that go on in the city to make your night really count. This app is not only great for helping you celebrate special days such as St. Patrick’s Day, but it is also great for everyday happenings. (Free for Android, Blackberry and iPhone)