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August 5, 2010

The inflatable Irish pub, or, 'I want that'

Do you have a big yard you're tired of mowing? Would you rather open an Irish pub there, but don't want to waste time buying materials/building it?

Portable Pubs to the rescue! ...

That's right, folks. For the low low price of $12,797-$45,978 (depending on the size), you can own your very own inflatable Irish pub, and invite your friends to the Most Wickedly Awesome Yard Party Ever.

Hold on for a second, my belly hurts from laughing. OK. Whew.

Yes, Portable Pubs exists -- at least as far as I can tell. Volker Stewart turned me onto them this morning. They're like moon-bounces for adults. Some of them come with multiple rooms, (fake) fireplaces and bars. All you need to bring is the Guinness. And the air. I'd call my inflatable Irish pub Shelale Sam's Slainte Shack.

And you?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:11 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Drink-ology, Random stuff


You are hereby banned from owning one until you learn to spell "shillelagh" correctly.

As penance, you must also master both the uilleann pipes and the button accordion. I'll round up the phone numbers of Baltimore's masters of same (Charlie McVicker and Billy McComiskey, respectively) post-haste.

I'm already an accordionist, of the traditional variety. I have a Concertina, but they're not as fun to play, I've found. Less versatile.

Also, my grandmom keeps a shel-whatever in an umbrella stand by the door. If the wrong person comes a knockin ... BAMF.

Next gathering:

The Midnight Sun Céilí

Bonus points if we can put it on top of the old Legg Mason building.

Listed under the feature:

Erection in no more than 5 minutes by one air blower and 2 people

Heh, heheheh, heh, heh...they said erection...heh, hehehheh

You not thinking big enough. Put it on a boat. Have a mobile floating pub. Or even better, one of the new Looney's Pubs should have enough space to hold one of these. Think of it: your own Irish Pub inside a Irish Pub.

I swear to God he did not learn to spell shillelagh like that from me.

(I prefer "sail éille," actually...but only 'cause I'm a thóin.

I'd enjoy a little craic at your pub Sam

wait did someone just refer to Looney's when speaking of an Irish Pub? Any micks going to jump down his throat for that?

TS: I was waiting for that. 2 hours? Speed it up man!

I understand someone in Pasadena is putting up an inflatable gentlemen's club.....uh drive thru coffee shop in their backyard.

Be extra extra careful throwing darts, though!

I understand someone in Pasadena is putting up an inflatable gentlemen's club.....uh drive thru coffee shop in their backyard.

It's not the shop that's inflatable.


Can we have a bottle of Tullamore Dew. Pronounced Tulach Mhor in the old language.

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