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
It's safe to say that St. Patrick's Day is a big-time bash in the Valley. For those of Irish descent, it's a time for taking pride in your heritage and honoring the patron saint of the Emerald Isle. For everyone else, though, it's yet another day for getting soused and sporting silly hats. Everybody wants to be Irish during St. Paddy's Day, just like every two-bit tavern and corner bar is gonna try to cash in on the Gaelic groupies by serving up more green beer than your bladder could possibly hold (hey, does it come out the same color?). Since there are so many places to Erin go, brah, in the PHX, we've compiled listings of all the best places to get your Irish up on Friday, March 17 (unless otherwise noted). It's the biggest lowdown on the green scene since the Book of Kells that'll help clue you in on all the crackalackin' Celtic craics and score your own pot o' partying gold at the end of the rainbow.
You could be the winner of four VIP tickets to the New Times Music Showcase, being held April 9 on Mill Avenue in Tempe; and a case of Bud Light. Count the number of Bud Light bottles that appear in the print version of this St. Patrick's Day Guide and enter online at phoenixnewtimes.com/budlight. Winners must be 21 years or older and will be selected through a random drawing of all correct entries. Winners will be notified by phone by Monday, March 20.
Avondale Civic Center
11465 W. Civic Center Dr., Avondale
Special "under the stars" St. Paddy's Day concert featuring Irish rockers The Clare Voyants. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Free. Call 623-478-3050.
The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Enjoy green beer and the heavy metal thunder of Kreator, Napalm Death, Perfect Murder, Undying, Motive, and Loren Battle at this all-ages show. 7 p.m. $20. Call 480-968-3238.
12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills
Enjoy a St. Patrick's Day celebration where the city's famous fountain will be dyed green at noon and 6 p.m. Other highlights include an Irish arts and crafts, kids' activities, an appearance by the "Loving Leprechaun," a beer garden, a food court serving up everything from corned beef and cabbage with green potatoes to Thai cuisine, and live music by the Phoenix Scottish Pipe Band, the Brid Dower Band, Oceans Apart, and Booya. Free. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 480-816-5151.
Glendale Public Library
5959 W. Brown St., Glendale
The Wild Thyme Band, a six-member traditional Celtic folk group, performs songs of Scotland and Ireland in the library's auditorium. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Free. 623-930-3531.
Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa
Dublin's Traditional Irish Cabaret will provide a sort of Celtic vaudeville, with Irish music, comedy, and dancing. Performers include comedian Noel V. Ginnity, Dublin's Traditional Irish Dancers, singers Paul Hennessy, Tommy Keane, and Emer Harnett, and more. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. $24-$36. Call 480-644-6500.
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
Lamb stew supper is served all day starting at 10 a.m. Later, members of the AZ Readers Theatre will perform readings of Irish fairy tales at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, free for children under 12. A special St. Patrick's Day ceili -- a traditional social event with Irish step dancing -- follows at 8 p.m. and will feature a cash bar and dance lessons for those who want to learn how to get jiggy with it. Admission is $6 for adults and free for kids age 12 and under. Call 602-258-0109.
Margaret T. Hance Park
1106 N. Central Ave.
The 23rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire kicks off at 10 a.m. with myriad multicolored floats traveling from Third Street and Virginia Avenue to the west side of the park. Afterward, attend an all-day Irish Faire filled with Celtic culture, including two stages of Irish music and entertainment, Irish step dancing, food and drink areas, vendor and merchandise booths, arts and crafts, and a kiddy area. Runs until 5 p.m. $5 for adults, $1 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for those under 6. Call 602-258-0109 or see www.phxirish.org.
The Paisley Violin
1030 Grand Ave.
The acoustic all-star folk trio Haiku Rd. performs a special St. Patrick's Day set of Celtic-influenced folk numbers and Irish songs. 8:30 p.m. No cover. Call 602-254-7843.
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale
Local bagpiper Michael McClanathan performs "Irish Pipes at Sunset" in the resort's Dreamweavers Canyon. 6 p.m. Free. Call 480-624-1000.
Benchwarmers Sports Grill
801 S. Power Rd., #101, Mesa
Keep the St. Paddy's Day celebration going with $9.95 corned beef and cabbage dinners and $3 Guinness available all weekend. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-854-8670.
7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
Live jazz from the Ted Alan Trio, as well as $4 Guinness cans and $5 Irish car bombs. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call 480-994-8484.
Carlos O'Brien's (both locations)
1133 E. Northern Ave.
7111 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale
Corned beef and cabbage dinners with red potatoes are available all day for $8.95, while drink specials on margaritas and Guinness, promo giveaways, and live DJ run from 7 p.m. until closing. Open until midnight. Call 480-367-0469.
Chances Are Restaurant & Lounge
7570 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale
An ample Irish buffet is served from 4 to 9 p.m. with corned beef and cabbage, fish, salad, bread pudding, roast lamb, and more for $12.95, while entertainer Jimmy Snowden performs Irish music and dancing. Corned beef and cabbage lunches are also available. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-994-4338.
Cornish Pasty Company
960 W. University Dr., #103, Tempe
Enjoy a special St. Paddy's Day pasty for only $5.50, or with pint of Guinness for $8.50. 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 480-894-6261.
8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria
This eatery offers up corned beef and cabbage dinners with carrots and red potatoes for $11.99, as well as drink specials and green beer. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 623-979-5353.
Eli's American Grille
7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
Chow down at this all-day party featuring a corned beef and cabbage feast with boiled red potatoes, and homemade cornbread with honey butter for $12.99. There are also plates of fried fish and waffle fries with coleslaw for $9.99, live music from the Aaron Nelson Project at 9 p.m., and drink specials. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-948-9800.
Four Peaks Brewing Co.
1340 E. 8th St., #104, Tempe
Get an early start with an Irish breakfast of green eggs and ham being served starting at 6 a.m., as well as oatmeal stout car bombers, Irish dancers, drink and shot specials, commemorative tee shirt giveaways for the first 100 people through the door, bagpipers, and an appearance by "Bottle Man." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-303-9967.
John O'Henry's Fine Dining
909 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
Partake in a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with salad and bread pudding for $17.95, as well as drink specials throughout the night, with guitarist Johnny T. playing rock 'n' roll from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Food is served 5 to 11 p.m. Call 480-730-9009.
Three Valley locations
Tasty Reuben sandwiches are served for lunch, traditional corned beef and cabbage dinners with potato soup are available for $8.95 ($10.95 after 4 p.m.), as well as $2.50 pints of Michelob Ultra and green Budweiser, and promotional giveaways. 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 480-814-0003.
Lakeshore Restaurant at Saguaro Lake
14011 N. Bush Hwy., Mesa
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with $11.95 corned beef and cabbage and $3 Guinness pints. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 480-984-5311.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
2575 E. Camelback Rd.
St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza with an Irish breakfast buffet -- consisting of green eggs and ham, bangers and mash, and corned beef hash -- at 8 a.m., along with lunch and dinner specials of corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches, and bratwursts throughout the day, and plenty of Guinness, Harp and Bass Ale on tap. Bagpipers and DJs provide entertainment. Open until 1 a.m. Call 602-468-1200. Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
JD's Lounge offers a special St. Patrick's Day menu with shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and beer specials from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The Garden Court restaurant will also serve up shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 to 9 p.m. Call 480-948-5000.
322 E. Camelback Rd.
Corned beef and cabbage lunch specials, as well as oatmeal stout on tap. 11 a.m. to noon. Call 602-279-8909.
Wally's American Pub 'N Grille
5029 N. 44th St.
This homey pub serves up corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and other food and drink specials. Opens at 11 a.m. Call 602-954-2040.
Bars & Clubs:
Ain't Nobody's Bizness
3031 E. Indian School Rd., #7
Pre-St. Patrick's Day Bash with $2 pitchers, $3 Irish car bombs, a bead toss, DJ Brooklyn spinning hip-hop and reggaeton, and a surprise giveaway at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. Thursday, March 16. Call 602-224-9977.
3414 W. Union Hills Dr.
Drink specials, party favors, and DJ Scotty spinning the hottest dance tracks. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-581-8368.
Big Daddy's North Sports Grill
2401 W. Union Hills Dr.
St. Patrick's Day party with food and drink specials, green beer, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-547-2770.
Brennan's Sports Bar
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Both corned beef and cabbage and green beer will be served all day, and a DJ plays the hits at 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-951-8837.
The British Open Pub
1334 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Dine on such traditional U.K. dishes as corned beef and cabbage, chicken in whiskey sauce, Stovies, bubble and squeak, and Scotch eggs. Drink specials start at 6 p.m. and include $3.50 pints, $2 domestics, and $1 off all well and wines. A bagpipe and drum band performs at 7 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-941-4915.
5510 W. Camelback Rd., Glendale
"Saint Patties Day Bash" with giveaways, drink specials, and music by Evolocity, Lockdown, Infidel, Corvus, and Endofmay. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $7. Call 623-931-9000.
Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Celebrate at Tempe's favorite neighborhood bar with shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, promotional giveaways, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-968-9935.
717 W. Union Hills Dr.
St. Patrick's Day blowout with Irish drink specials all night, and dancing. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-789-1417.
Chasers Bar & Night Club
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
"Bagg Pipes & Beer St. Paddy's Day Bash" with green beer, and music from The Treatch, Franko Ditty Danko, A Few Random Drunks, Booby Trap, Greenhaven, and No Lily. 8 p.m. $5. Call 480-945-4985.
CK's Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Get lucky at CK's with green beer, drink specials, music from The Money Band, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-706-5564.
Coach & Willie's
412 S. 3rd St.
Pan Dulce St. Patrick's Day Celebration hosted by Club 95's James Rivas Jr. and featuring DJs Villin, Melo, Tranz, and Kool-A spinning hip-hop, reggaeton, Latin pop, and cumbia. Drink specials include $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts from 9 to 11 p.m., $8 Incredible Hulks, $4 Midori Sours, and $3 Irish Kamikaze and Sour Apple shots. The first 200 people get a free CD, and there are giveaways all night long, including party favors and glow toys. A "sexy and stylish" dress code is recommended. 21 and over. 9 p.m. $15 ($5 off before 11 p.m. with flier). Call 602-254-5272.
2710 W. Bell Rd.
Corned beef and cabbage, drink specials, billiards, and darts. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-866-9898.
Deadbeats Sports Bar & Grill
2323 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Enjoy Irish car bombs, $3 Guinness pints, Irish food items, a "Miss Deadbeats" contest for prizes, and DJ Dub-XL spinning Top 40 and hip-hop. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-946-0696.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
"O'Gringos St. Patrick's Day Party," with "cheap ass drinks" and a DJ. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-7879 for cover.
The Dubliner Irish Pub
3841 E. Thunderbird Rd.
The parking lot's the place for this party, with drink and shot specials, tee shirt giveaways, and Irish food selections. Live entertainment starts at 10 a.m. with performances by the McElligott Irish step dancers, The Knockabouts, Keltic Cowboys, Pat McCrossan, M.O.T.E.L., and Wild Angels. Open until 2 a.m. $5 until 6 p.m., $10 after. Call 602-867-0984.
4343 N. 7th Ave.
"Shannon's St. Patrick's Day Party" with the Len Wood Bagpipe Band at 11 p.m., corned beef and cabbage, and $2 green beer pitchers until midnight. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 (free if you're wearing green). Call 602-279-0388.
1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler
A gigantic St. Paddy's Day charity event benefit starting at 8 a.m. with a hearty Irish breakfast being offered inside, while a parking lot party gets going at 11 a.m. with a huge beer tent serving both libations and such Irish staples as beef stew, shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage. Games will be held for such booty as televisions and DVD players, in addition to promotional giveaways from Guinness, Bailey's, Harp, and Smithwicks. Energy Radio provides a live remote, and the Keltic Cowboys perform at 3 p.m., followed by The Scones at 7 p.m. Outside events run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., while inside is open until 2 a.m. Call 480-722-9434 for cover.
Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Irish I Was Mexican" celebration with promotional giveaways, food and drink specials, the Guinness Girls, corned beef and cabbage, and music from local bands and DJs. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.
Four Peaks Grill & Tap
15730 N. Pima Rd., #D57, Scottsdale
Live music from Walt Richardson at 4 p.m., Jay & Ash at 6 p.m., and Scotty Johnson at 8 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-991-1795.
FOX Sports Grill
16203 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Catch all the March Madness basketball action that'll go down during St. Patrick's Day on this state-of-the-art sports bar's various big-screen televisions. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Call 480-368-0369.
Friendly Irish Pub
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, green beer, promotional giveaways from Budweiser and Coors, drink specials, and live music by Shamrocks in the Wind from 3 to 7 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-464-8030.
George & Dragon English Restaurant and Pub
4240 N. Central Ave.
This legendary tavern promises "a big piss up" with lots of Guinness, live music, bagpipers, promotional giveaways, and plenty of corned beef and cabbage in addition to its normal selection of English cuisine. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-241-0018.
Geordie's at Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telawa Trail
Both blues and brews will be on tap with music from One Class Act Blues Band, $3 Irish beers all night, and an Irish Sampler Platter for $10. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-955-4079.
4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza, Scottsdale
Party with Chuey The Satanic Hispanic and Rock 'n' Roll Midget, and drink $2 green beers. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-874-2264.
Greenway Village Cocktail Lounge
3143 E. Greenway Rd.
St. Patrick's Day celebration with food, drink specials, billiards, darts, and shuffleboard. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-971-5523.
13825 N. 32nd St.
Joe knows how to party, which is why he's offering the live music from Razin Kain, Anthem, and Unfinished Business, as well as various drink specials. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-992-1007 for cover.
5110 E. McDowell Rd.
St. Paddy's Day goes punk rock with free corned beef and cabbage, $2 Guinness, sexy leprechauns, and more than a dozen bands, including Vadoom, My Doll, The Fed-Ups, Breakfast of Champions, Lennore, Scud, and Beauty in Violence. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-225-0307.
Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
"You Must Be Irish 'Cause My Dick's A Dublin" festivities with music by Mondegreen, the Green Lady Killers, and Psycho Square Dance. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-557-6656.
The Library Bar & Grill
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
The time of day determines the price of drinks at this downtown Tempe bar, with $2 Guinness and $4 Irish car bombs from noon to 4 p.m., $3 Guinness and $5 Irish car bombs from 4 to 8 p.m., and $4 Guinness and $6 Irish car bombs from 8 p.m. until close. Whew! 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Ladies free, $5 for men after 8 p.m. Call 480-929-9002.
420 S. Mill Ave., #101, Tempe
Tune up your St. Paddy's Day celebration with StraightNoChaser, featuring a jazz band at 7 p.m., a funk band at 9 p.m., and a DJ playing from 11 p.m. until close. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $8. Call 480-967-8188.
7318 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Giant tent party extending onto Stetson Drive with green Bud Light, Irish car bombs, videos on big-screen televisions, promotional giveaways, and more. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8188 for cover.
Maloney's on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
The 14th annual Tent Party with proceeds benefiting United Phoenix Firefighters Association, featuring music from The Polyesters, Metalhead, and The Chadwicks starting at 5 p.m., as well as drink specials, prizes and giveaways from Mix 96.9, mechanical bull riding, souvenir mugs for the first 1,000 attendees, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-894-2224 for cover.
Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Another St. Paddy's Day Throwdown will go down in P-town, but this one features music from the U2 tribute band Zoo Station and local rockers Money $hot, as well as Jameson, Guinness, and Irish car bomb specials all night. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-970-0500.
15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Party on the west side with $7.95 corned beef and cabbage, drink specials, and a DJ spinning music from 10 p.m. until close. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 623-334-5000.
230 W. 5th St., Tempe
Watch all the NCAA tournament action during the day or groove to the reggae stylings of Grantman & The Island Beat at 8 p.m., with various specials on Guinness, Budweiser, and Bailey's available from open until close. 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. $2-$5. Call 480-966-5600.
Mill Cue Club
607 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Cue up great drink specials on Guinness, Irish car bombs, and shots. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-858-9017.
1744 S. Val Vista Dr., #101, Mesa
Opens at 7 a.m. with a "kegs and eggs" breakfast, with corned beef and cabbage and other Irish eats served all day, appearances by the Guinness and Bailey's Girls, bead tosses, prize and promo giveaways, music from Booya at 11 a.m., Irish step dancers at 1:30 p.m., the Brid Dower Band at 3 p.m., and DJ Zen One playing from 5 p.m. until closing. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-507-7827 for cover.
Monkey Pants Bar & Grill
3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Head for this bizarre bar for the "No Irish Allowed St. Patty's Day All Spanking Soiree" where you can "paint the town red like an Irish girl's crotch" with free leg humping from Artie the Irish Amputee to the first 128 people (or "until Artie is spent"), Scottish head-butting with a guy named Scott, a Mexican mariachi band at 8 p.m., $1 green tequila shots, and $3 Snake Bite shots. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-377-8100.
2501 E. Camelback Rd.
Partake of $3 pints of green Budweiser. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-852-0900.
O'Brien's Pub and Grub
7829 N. 35th Ave.
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day all weekend long with food and drink specials, and live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Call 602-841-3980.
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
St. Paddy's parking lot party starting at 6 a.m. with plenty of Irish eats, drink specials, prizes, a caricaturist, face painting, promo giveaways, a balloon twister, and an appearance by the Bud Girls, as well as live music from Sweaty, Krak Smokin' Grannies, and 68 Guns at 4 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-756-6069.
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.
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
This landmark hipster hangout won't be offering any grody green beer, but you'll definitely find lots of "crazy drink specials," entertainment from the "wacky regulars and staff," as well as its famous jukebox. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-947-8723.
The Venue of Scottsdale
7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale
Local hip-hop artist Lucky D throws a St. Patrick's Day CD release party featuring green beer and live music from himself, Antedote, Cut Throat Logic, Golden Tung, Jed's A Millionaire, Lil'Aimee, A.U., Casanova, Magnum P.I.E., the Latino Rebel Band, Rahmun, and DJs El Phadado and Needles. 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 day of. Call 602-828-3242 for tickets.
The Vine Tavern & Eatery
2808 E. Indian School Rd.
St. Patrick's Day party featuring live music from Sluggo starting at 9 p.m., as well as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, Irish stew, Reubens, $2.75 pints of green beer, and $3 Killian's pints. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-957-9806.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
"Sinners Party" with drink specials, live music, and $3 corned beef and cabbage dinner with carrots, potatoes, and rolls served at 5 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777 for cover.