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August 24, 2009

Governor Martin O'Malley drops by J. Patrick's

martin o'malley at j. patrick'sGovernor Martin O'Malley hit up J. Patrick's (1371 Andre St.) for a pint late last week, my spies report.

From the glass, it appears he quaffed Guinness. Heh. Quaffed.

According to my spy:

He was there for a while. It was a pretty decent crowd there last night for the advanced irish jam session, much better than the previous weeks.

Believe it or not, their Irish jams are pretty cool -- especially the advanced ones.

I've heard through the grapevine that J. Patrick's has hit on some hard financial times lately. So if you're in the area, be sure to drop by and have a pint or two. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:01 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Celebrity sightings


Yeah, no surprises that the governor was there. It's the only real Irish pub in the city in my opinion! My boyfriend and I have become weekend regulars over the past two months and two weeks ago Saturday night was empty. But this past weekend it was the most crowded we have ever seen! Awesome band on Saturday and even got us up and line dancing. Amazing times at jpats for sure.

Live entertainment is a wonderful thing, gets everybody dancing and enjoying themselves. Go figure!

I love that place.

"Believe it or not?"
Even if it's not your type of music, the jams can be appreciated for the incredible musicianship, and for their willingness to open the stage to new and experienced musicians alike.

It's a grin to watch the Peabody classical violin students that are sitting in...they magically transform themselves into Irish fiddlers.

Remember to watch your 3s and 7s. ;-)

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