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Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza
6821 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa
Half-priced appetizers will be served from 3 to 6 p.m., with a variety of Irish beers available all day. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-218-8171.
Satisfied Frog on Bell
2827 E. Bell Rd.
Corned beef and cabbage, drink specials, green beer, live entertainment, and more. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-765-7777.
Sucker Punch Sally's
4 E. University Dr., Tempe
The rock 'n' roll diner offers drink specials and a performance by the psychobilly band Belfry Bats. 11 p.m. Call 480-248-6673.
Wally's American Pub
7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale
Plenty of Emerald Isle eats will be served (including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, and shepherd's pie), and live music and bagpipers will be on hand. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 480-596-7978.
Azool Bar & Grill
3134 W. Carefree Hwy.
This nightspot transforms into "O'Zools" during its St. Patrick's Day celebration, which promises corned beef and cabbage, Three Olives promos and giveaways, live music from Adam Stein, karaoke, and more. 4 p.m. Call 623-582-5177.
Big Daddy's Sports Lounge
10618 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Partake in $5 corned beef and cabbage, $5 Irish car bombs, $2 green beer pints, $1 green Jell-O shots, and plenty of Irish music on the jukebox. 6 a.m. Call 602-861-1034.
Brigett's Last Laugh
17222 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Nosh on $6.95 corned beef and cabbage while enjoying $3 Guinness pints or $3 shots of Jameson, Bushmills, or Tullamore Dew. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-788-0507.
4432 Miller Rd., Scottsdale
The food and fun starts before dawn as green-colored bagels, Irish coffee, green beer, and full breakfasts will be available after 6 a.m. The rest of the day's activities include lunch service and live music in the outdoor beer garden starting at 11 a.m., a pipe and drum band, DJ and dancing, games such as a hot dog eating competition and sexiest leprechaun contest, and appearances by the girls of Red Stripe, Jäger, Bushmills, and Bailey's. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-990-8797.
560 South College Avenue
Drop in for $2 green beer, $3 Nutty Irishmen, $4 Guinness, and $5 Irish Car Bombs all day. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-967-2536.
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
KUPD jock John Holmberg broadcasts his Morning Sickness radio show on the patio, which coincides with the serving of a traditional Irish breakfast starting at 6 a.m. A ginormous tent party in the parking lot commences at 10 a.m., and features live entertainment, a food buffet, beer stations, outdoor bars, Irish stepdancing, bagpipers, and more. Open until 1 a.m. $10. Call 480-557-9087.
3432 E. Illini St.
The all-nude male cabaret promises dance specials, prizes, giveaways, and more. 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Call 602-274-3425.
Do Drop In
9501 N. 7th St.
This notorious North Phoenix dive offers a hula-hoop contest for prizes (with an $1 entry fee), drink specials, free food, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-944-1323.
Duke's Sports Bar & Grill
7607 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
In addition to its regular menu of comfort food selections, Duke's will also dish out corned beef and cabbage. Call 480-675-9724.
1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler
St. Patrick's Day Block party featuring drink specials, promos, giveaways, and more, as well as music from Holly Kirsten, The Brazenheads, and The Scones. (Breakfast will also be served at 8 a.m.) Noon-2 a.m., $10 after 3 p.m. Call 480-722-9434.
George & Dragon Restaurant
4240 N. Central Ave.
Drink specials, live music at 7 p.m., a huge Guinness Toast, and more. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-241-0018.
Goat Head Saloon
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
St. Patrick's Day party with music from The Morning After, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-464-8030.
Hurricane Bay Nightclub
4139 W. Bell Rd.
Ladies can wear out their skimpiest swimwear and win fame and fortune at the "Tini-Wini Green Bikini Bash," where $500 in cash and prizes will be awarded at 12:30 a.m. to the sexiest siren (with $250 going to the runner up). Drink specials include $3 Budweiser and Bud Light aluminum bottles until midnight and $1 green beers all night. DJ Knick Knack will also spin. Call 602-843-6100 for cover.
Lis Doon Varna
16100 N. Arrowhead Fountain Ctr. Dr., Peoria
Support the Peoria Sunset Lions Foundation and other local charities at this celebration, which boasts food and drink specials, step dancing, and raffles and prize giveaways of such booty as a Guinness bicycle, as well as music from the McMorrows, Paddy's Peg Leg, and the Glendale Pipe Band. (Pre-parties will also be held on Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, with raffle of VIP ticket packages for Flogging Molly's concert and other prizes). Opens at 10 a.m. Call 623-979-0730.