Herald 2017’s arrival with a no-fuss but all-fun evening at Kildare’s in West Chester. You can start to ring in the new year a day early, and then return to party with us until 2016 is just a memory.

We’ll start our celebration on Friday, Dec. 30, with Dueling Pianos. These talented musicians join us every month, and have yet to be stumped by a request. Their tunes make the perfect backdrop for a dinner date or a few rounds with friends before the night gets too late. Music runs from 8 to 11 p.m.

The next evening, we’ll ring in the new year with an open-house style party. Our owner, Dane Gray, explains, “We operate as normal, and kind of refer to it as a no-fuss, no-trap New Year’s Eve. We have some specials, but you’re not locked into anything.” Because West Chester was made for bar-hopping, we encourage guests to come and go as they please. While we won’t have any huge packages, we will have a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and:

  • $5 champagne all day
  • From 9 to 11 p.m.:
    • $3 Stella Artois
    • $4 Moscow Mules
    • $4 Jim Beam Apple

In addition to those specials, we have our usual variety of beverages, including craft brews and specialty cocktails. A DJ will be working the crowd with tunes, as well! Watch the ball drop and ring in 2017 at Kildare’s in West Chester!

Kildare’s in West Chester is a destination: an authentic Irish pub that has something for everyone. We’re a place to bring the family for weekend brunch; cheer your favorite soccer (or American football) team; enjoy next-level fare at a business lunch, dinner with friends or special event; spend happy hour (questionable dance moves and all); and, of course, imbibe great beer, whiskey and other adult libations. Join us and find out why we’re not your average Irish pub.

Jay Breslin