Among the green rivers, parades, and pub crawls, entertainment on March 17 isn't generally an issue. Nonetheless, drinking apps can enhance your celebrations with games of the intoxicating variety.
Frat favorites include Beer Pong U ($1.99), Beer Pong Challenge ($0.99), and the Quarters-like Beer Bounce ($1.99) for the iPhone and Beer Pong King ($1.99) for Android. Better yet, iChug for the iPhone ($0.99) and Android (free) uses the accelerometer built into your phone to time how long you take to down your green beer. It's as though your phone distilled the best parts of college and fit them in your pocket.
Android's Beer-Word (free) also sounds like a recipe for mildly absurd St. Patrick's Day fun. The app gives you a word, blocks your phone number (using *67), and then calls a random person. Without uttering the word yourself, you have to get the stranger to say the word. Standard drinking rules apply: If you fail, you drink--but if you succeed, everyone else knocks one back. The same goes for Balance the Beer (free).
BlackBerry features BeerBuzzer ($2.99), a multiplayer beer-themed trivia game, while Palm boasts the arcade-style Beer Kegger ($9.95).
And then there's the Irish Drinking Game ($1.99). Simply shake your iPhone, receive a command, drink, and pass. Just don't blame us when a YouTube video surfaces of you doing an Irish jig or attempting to Riverdance.