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Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
The kitchen will whip up $6.75 corned beef and cabbage platters and $7.50 corned beef sandwiches all day, while drink specials on Guinness, Bushmill Bombs, green draft beers, and Irish shots will also be available. Poker is at 7 and 10 p.m., and karaoke at 9 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 623-842-1053.
906 E. Camelback Rd.
This pub will be a hubbub of activity, beginning with an on-site broadcast of KEZ's Beth & Friends at 6 a.m. The revelry starts at 11 a.m. with food and drink specials, happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., bagpipers, step dancing, music from Raun Alosi, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-241-1916.
58 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler
A super-size tent will be erected in the parking lot, housing a beer garden, cornhole pong, a dunk tank, a strongman striker, step dancing, and more. Play ring toss for a chance to win a trip for two to Ireland and the Old Bushmills Distillery. Todd Owens, Howieland, and Bobby St. Vincent will perform, while DJ Scrappy from 104.7 FM will be on the ones and twos. Breakfast is at 8 a.m., and the tent opens at noon; $10. Call 480-812-1588.
2601 W. Dunlap Ave.
St. Patrick's Day celebration with bagpipers, drink specials, step-dancing, live music, corned beef and cabbage, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-997-7714.
4338 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
Arguably one of the biggest Saint Patrick's bashes in the entire Valley, Padre's yearly tent party throwdown will feature face painters, clowns, green beer, corned beef and cabbage, prizes, giveaways, and more. A day-long entertainment schedule kicks off at 2:30 p.m. with the McMorrows, followed by Michael Pat and the Irish Step Dancers at 4 p.m., Colleen Callahan at 5 p.m., Spirit of Scotland at 6:30 p.m., J. David Sloan and Western Bred at 7 p.m., and Envy at 9 p.m. (Hans Olson also performs an inside set at 5 p.m.) 10 a.m., $10 after 2 p.m. Call 602-547-9406.
7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale
Igor's Jazz Cowboys present an evening of Irish songs. 6 p.m. Call 480-990-1114.
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
The Cadillac Angels offer rockabilly jams while the bar offers drink specials. 7:30 p.m., $5. Call 602-265-4842.
The Rose & Crown
628 E. Adams St.
A 13,000-square-foot outdoor festival and beer garden will surround this English pub, featuring prizes and giveaways, a variety of food, and music by August Red, Plinko, and other bands. 11 a.m., $10 after 3 p.m. Call 602-256-0223.
3593 W. Northern Ave.
Get wasted in the West Valley with music from rock, punk, and indie acts Tokyo Electron, Becky Lee and Drunkfoot, Earthmen and Strangers, and The Cosmeticators. DJ Mike Genz spins between sets. 9 p.m.
R.T. O'Sullivan's Sports Grill
Three Valley locations
Feast and frolic at any of the parking lot parties being staged at the three R.T.'s throughout the Valley, providing $4 monster mugs of green beer, mechanical bull-riding, local pipe and drum corps, and ungodly amounts of corned beef and cabbage to one and all. Irish beers like Harp and Smithwick's will be on tap and each location offers its own lineup of live music starting at noon. Bell Road features The Lucky Devils Duo, Tin Weasel, Nate Williams, Another Day, Westcott Avenue, and No Coast; while Southern Avenue hosts Mark Zubia, Tramps and Thieves, Emmett DeGuevera, Los Guys, What Laura Says, and The Sugar Thieves. Superstition Springs will provide stage space for Shelby James, 36 Cents and Dream, Vinyl Revival, Strange Young Things, and Champagne Tap. 10 a.m., $10 after 3 p.m.
Rúla Búla Irish Pub
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
A Jameson bicycle will be raffled off during Rúla Búla's annual outdoor extravaganza, as well as such shwag as hats, jackets, and golf bags. Pat McCrossan, Keltic Cowboys, INIS, and the Tempe Town Lake Highlanders Pipe Band are also scheduled to perform. Opens at 10 a.m. (Pre-parties will be held Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, and include raffles for VIP ticket packages for Flogging Molly's concert and other prizes). Call 480-929-9500.
The Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Live music from The Love Me Nots, Labor Party, and Surfside IV starts at 8 p.m., with corned beef and cabbage available all day. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-966-9565.
Séamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub
18 W. Monroe St.
Shamrock 'n' roll with music from Dan McGuinness, The Waters, Blaine Long, and The Nick Heward Trio, as well as promo giveaways from Jameson and Bushmills, and such menu selections as corned beef sandwiches and Irish beef stew. Ollie the Trolley will also provide shuttle service to the Turf and back. 9 a.m.-2 a.m., $10 after 3 p.m. (which also includes access to both bars). Call 602-253-6081.
Shakespeare's Pub & Restaurant
1744 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa
St. Patrick's Day party with food and beer specials, live music from local bands starting at 4 p.m., and more. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-507-7827.