AN Eastbourne bar is preparing for its grand opening weekend.

The Emerald Bar is a newly refurbished bar and lounge located opposite Eastbourne Pier, underneath The Pier Hotel.

“Saint Paddy’s day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than at the Emerald Bar Grand Opening. We’ve got a packed weekend planned for you guys including live music, sports, food and a whole lot of Saint Patrick’s Day atmosphere and fun.”

It runs from March 17-20.