By Kathleen Vanesian
By Amy Silverman
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By Jim Louvau
By Kathleen Vanesian
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2501 E. Camelback Rd.
Drink specials, Irish music, and more. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-852-0900.
O’Brien’s Pub and Grub
7829 N. 35th Ave.
A full menu of Emerald Isle-style eats including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, Reubens, and Irish stew awaits, as do promo giveaways, music by The Scones starting at 1 p.m., and drink specials running all weekend. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-841-3980.
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
St. Patrick's Day Parking Lot Bash starting with mechanical bull riding, bagpipers, appearances by the Bud and Guinness girls, green beer, corned beef and cabbage, promo giveaways, magic card shows, a bikini and wet-tee-shirt contest at 11 p.m., beer-tossing contests, and more. Music starting at 1:30 p.m. by Krak Smokin Grannies, Sweaty, and Rhythm Edition. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069 for cover.
4338 W. Bell Rd.
Ginormous 16,000-square-foot tent-party extravaganza with ample amounts of corned beef and cabbage (as well as Padre's full menu), promos from Budweiser, drawings for two five-day vacations to Puerto Vallarta, March Madness action on 80 TVs, drink specials, face painters, clowns, fire eaters, and more. Entertainment starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes The McMorrows, the McElligott School step dancers, Azz Izz, Colleen Callahan, Envy, J. David Sloan & Western Bred, the Charge Michael Band, and a 26-piece bagpipe band. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 602-547-9406.
Pat Murphy’s Pub
3215 E. Thomas Rd.
No green beer here, just real Irish and English brews such as Guinness, Harp, Bass, and Smithwick's, as well as corned beef and cabbage, blues-rock by Poppy & The Usual Suspects at 8:30 p.m., and promo giveaways. Call 602-522-0669.
Pat O’s Bunkhouse Saloon
4428 N. 7th Ave.
Free Irish-Italian buffet is served at 3 p.m., with "absolutely no green beer." Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-200-9154.
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
Acoustic St. Patrick's Day celebration with unplugged jams by Sage Gentle-Wing, Lady Elaine, Todd Hoover, and others, as well as specials on green beer and Irish Car Bombs. 8 p.m. Call 480-968-7003 for cover.
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
St. Patrick´s Day Blues Party with music by The Fremonts, drink specials, and barbecue eats from the Rack Shack. $6. 8 p.m.-2 a.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 9 a.m. with beer trucks, an appearance by KTVK TV's Brad Perry, as well as Irish food, barbecue, drink specials, and music by The Biffo's, Brazenheads, and Mike Donovan from County Cork. $10 after 1 p.m. Call 602-241-1916.
6646 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa
1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
5830 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
All three locations offer huge tent events in their parking lots with live music, Irish step dancing, bagpipers, food such as shepherd's pie and corned beef and cabbage, kids' and family activities until 6 p.m., outdoor bars, green beer, March Madness coverage, and much more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $10 after 3 p.m. Call 480-396-9933.
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Irish music and entertainment are offered all day, with Paddy's Pegleg at noon, The Town Lake Highlanders Bag Pipe Band at 2 p.m., Haiku Rd. at 4 p.m., and The Keltic Cowboys at 9:30 p.m. Also on tap are promo giveaways by Guinness, Bailey's, Bushmills, and Jameson, as well as a full menu of traditional Irish food. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-929-9500 for cover.
SÃ©amus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub
18 W. Monroe St.
St. Patrick's Day street party benefiting the Arizona Animal Welfare League features eats such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and corned-beef sandwiches with chips, as well as promo giveaways by Bushmills, Baileys, and Guinness. The entertainment lineup includes Liar's Handshake at 10 a.m., The Irish Rover at noon, The Biffo's at 2 p.m., Krystal & Sturgis at 6 p.m., and Blackwood at 8:30 p.m., with bagpipers and the McTaggart School step dancers performing throughout the day. (A pre-party also occurs Friday, March 16, with happy hour at 5 p.m., music by Blackwood at 9 p.m., and more). 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-253-6081 for cover.
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
Horns and Halos presents "Spank Me, I'm Irish!" with a performance by the Pussy Posse Girls (who'll also host a spanking booth), stunts by The Cut Throat Freak Show, green-pudding wrestling by Dirty Darlins of Debauchery, punk rock by Reburn & The Skidmarks, boxing with the Arizona Derby Dames, and DJ Spyder spinning everything from The Clash to The Pogues. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 presale, $15 at the door. Call 480-829-1822.
2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Discounts on all Irish booze are offered at this hipster hangout, which also features "the only true lounge jukebox." Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-8998.