Waco: Local pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day after COVID restrictions lifted
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - One year after having to close due to COVID-19, Barnett’s Public House in downtown Waco held their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in full swing.
Manager Chris Bail is simply grateful that his bar is still standing.
“What a difference a year makes. Last year, you could feel a sense of impending doom,” he said.
“We knew what was coming and we knew that it would take a long ways to get back.”
Today, things are looking much better. with the state wide mask mandate is lifted and businesses allowed to open at full capacity, Bail and his crew spared no expense.
The celebration had green beer, Games and live music for everyone to enjoy.
“It’s crazy that we’re still here,” he said.
“I know that there’s a lot of businesses that weren’t able to make it. We’ve had a long year between the shut down and the freeze.”
For many Central Texans like Anthony Colonbino and Olivia Quinn, they simply feel lucky to participate.
“Both us got our vaccines and we’re ready to go. For these places to acknowledge what we have, I’m glad that we can go out without a mask to drink beer and do whatever we want on our own.”
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