By Kathleen Vanesian
By Amy Silverman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Jim Louvau
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Benjamin Leatherman
By New Times
By Becky Bartkowski
4338 W. Bell Rd.
A 14,000-square-foot tent party starting at 11 a.m. with fire-eaters, clowns, face painters, corned beef and cabbage, and drink specials. Live entertainment from The McMorrows at 1:30 p.m., the McElligott Irish step dancers at 3:30 p.m., Azz Izz at 4:30 p.m., a 26-piece bagpipe band at 6:30 p.m., Colleen Callahan at 7 p.m., and J. David Sloan with Western Bred at 9:30 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-547-9406.
3215 E. Thomas Rd.
There won't be any "crappy green beer" here, just real Irish brews like Guinness, Harp, Murphy's, and Smithwicks, as well as corned beef and cabbage (served all weekend) and prize giveaways. Poppy & The Usual Suspects provide both blues and Irish tunes. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-522-0669.
Pat O's Bunkhouse Saloon
4428 N. 7th Ave.
Sample a free Italian-Irish buffet, and drink specials like $2 domestics and $2 wells. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-200-9154.
Pattie's 1st Ave. Lounge
7220 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
Down $3 green beers and $4.50 well drinks while DJ Pedro spins Top 40 and hip-hop hits. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-990-0103.
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
Live music from "Sist O'Blue" (a.k.a. Sistah Blue), drink specials, and barbecue eats from the Rack Shack. $6. 8 p.m. Call 602-265-4842. Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub
906 E. Camelback Rd.
Parking lot party benefiting the Arizona Animal Welfare League starting at 6 a.m. with KEZ's Beth and Bill in the Morning show. Food includes corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Reubens, hamburgers, and live music from O'Carrolls Gate, Keltic Cowboys, The Scones, and more. $10 after 1 p.m. Call 602-241-1916.
R.T. O'Sullivan's (both locations)
6646 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa
1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
Parking lot bash at both bars starting at 8 a.m. with more than 2,500 pounds of corned beef brisket, drink specials, March Madness coverage, bagpipers, balloon artists, Irish step dancers, and commemorative tee shirts for the first 1,000 attendees. Entertainment at Superstition Springs location includes music from Idle Red, 4 Turns Left, and J.D. Simo, while the Southern Avenue location includes performances by Shawn Johnson & The Foundation, Tramps & Thieves, and more. Runs until 2 a.m. $10 after 3 p.m. Call 480-396-9933 and 480-844-1290.
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
St. Paddy's Day party promising promotional giveaways from Guinness, Jameson, Bailey's, and Jägermeister, as well as a menu of traditional Irish food, bagpipers playing throughout the day, and live music from The Love Brokers from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-929-9500 for cover.
Séamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub
18 W. Monroe St.
St. Patrick's Day street party benefiting the Arizona Animal Welfare League goes down underneath two tents and inside the pub, where $8 gets you either corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, or a corned beef sandwich and chips. Live entertainment includes Irish step dancing at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., Spoiled with Krystal Baker at noon, O'Carrolls Gate at 2 p.m., the bagpiper show band Tartanic at 6 p.m., and Blackwood at 9 p.m. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-253-6081 for cover.
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
A "magically delicious" St. Patrick's Day bash with an Irish trivia contest for prizes, Blarney Stone kissing, Irish libations, and music from Tryfecta, Twisted Thorn, Dagger, and Swingin' Jezuz. 21 and over. $5. 6 p.m. Call 480-829-1822.
2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Quality Irish booze ("with no green food coloring") is offered at this retro Rat Pack-style celebration with "the smoothest lounge jukebox anywhere." Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-956-8998.
1334 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
The parking lot and patio will be blocked off for a huge St. Patrick's Day bash featuring an outside bar with drink specials like $1.50 green beer, live entertainment, and corned beef and cabbage and other food specials. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-283-8228.
15688 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Full Irish breakfast served starting at 8 a.m. with Irish food and Guinness offered all day long, in addition to live music from The Clare Voyants, "absolutely no green beer," and promotional giveaways from Guinness, Harp, Bailey's, and Smithwicks. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-609-8677.
Sluggo's Sports Grill
161 N. Centennial Way, Mesa
Spring training St. Patrick's Day bash both inside and outside this downtown Mesa sports bar (that's close to Hohokam Stadium), with March Madness coverage, live music, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-844-8448.
3102 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"St. Patty's at Daddy's" with music by 3 Second Delay. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-970-6556 for cover.
The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
660 W. Warner Rd., Tempe
Party both inside and outside at this charity fund raiser, featuring a dunk tank, sumo wrestling, surfing games, drawings, giveaways, and music from bands like Pyromania, Pump, Storm Within, Dither, and Herb-In-Life. Dine on traditional Irish eats -- as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, or steak -- and wash it all down with 14-ounce cups of Guinness, Harp, and Smithwicks for $3. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover after 6 p.m. Call 480-592-0102.