11 things to do this St Pat's Day that aren't just getting shitfaced

Who the hell was St Patrick and why was he drunk all the time? 

St. Patrick's Day is back again. A time in which we collectively celebrate by getting drunk out of our collective minds (because Irish people?) while sippin' on a Guiness and hitting up the nearest pub draped in green shamrocks. 

But, you know what? I get drunk all the bloody time and to be honest, it's a drag. There are (surprisingly) better things you can do. Here's a few of them for you to check out.  

Check out Australia's first ever greyhound adoption cafe. Bring home an old dog and teach it several new tricks. 

Go for a hike in one of Victoria's most beautiful destinations.  

Take on some of Melbourne's biggest food challenges.

Hit up a big ol' crossword and language festival, because one day nerds will inherit the Earth. 

Hit up Smith Street Band's first ever music festival.

Experience Melbourne's new virtual reality cinema.

Go to a rock show, ya gronk.

Pack the car, grab your mates, and head on a road trip.  

Go vintage shopping at Victoria's hidden gems

Experience one of Melbourne's must-try pubs.

Or, just say 'fuck it' and get a bev. I'm not gonna tell you what to do.