St. Patrick's Day Guide 2012

O'Kelley's Sports Bar
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
The party extends into the parking lot on St. Patrick's Day and will boast green beer, giveaways, and appearances by both the Bud Girls and Guinness Girls. Plenty of gonzo games and goofy fun will also take place, including a free poker tournament at 1 p.m., mechanical bull riding, beer pong, baton fights, tricycle races, psychic readings, and more. The live music lineup includes performances by Strangeland, Different Breed, Plowd, and Rock Addix. Gates open at 6 a.m. Call 480-756-6069.

Padre Murphy's
4338 W. Bell Rd.
A titanic, 16,000-square-foot tent will barely contain all the revelry and raucousness that is planned for Padre Murphy's annual party. In addition to all the leprechauns, clowns, and green beer, a full day of entertainment is planning, including gigs by Irish dancers, bagpipers, Colleen Callahan, J. David Sloan and Western Bred, Seanachie, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., $10 after 2 p.m. Call 602-547-9406.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
Hang out on Saint Patrick's Day with owner Bob Corritore, his pal Dave Riley, and the rest of their Juke Joint Band. 8 p.m., $7. Call 602-265-4842.

Rips Ales & Cocktails
3045 N. 16th St.
Saint Patty's Day party featuring an live music, green beer, drink specials, and party favors. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-266-0015.

Robbie Fox's Public House
640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Sixth Street in downtown Tempe will be blocked off for a gargantuan affair boasting DJs, 25 different draft beers for $5 a pint, juggling leprechauns, bagpipers, Irish dancers, and prize giveaways. Doors open at 6 a.m. Call 480-642-6442.

The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
A special "Green and Black" edition of the joint's industrial and fetish-oriented dance party Cupcake takes place. 8 p.m., $8. Call 480-947-3580.

Rosie McCaffrey's
906 E. Camelback Road
This pub will be a hubbub of activity, beginning with an on-site broadcast of KEZ's Beth & Friends at 7 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, live music, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-241-1916 for cover.

R.T. O'Sullivan's
Four Valley locations
Each location will offer massive indoor/outdoor parties boasting such Irish eats as corned beef and cabbage and shepherd's pie, as well as food from the grill. Drinkers can enjoy $5 monster green-colored Miller Lites and mechanical bull riding and other games will also take place. Local bands will also perform at each party starting at noon. The Glendale location will feature The Lucky Devils Duo, Tin Weasel, JG and the ModRockers, The James Park Band, and Radiologic. Meanwhile, the Southern Avenue location will offer Paris James, Cigarettes, Chocolate Fountain, Shawn Johnson, Tramps and Thieves, and Strange Young Things. And over at the Superstition Springs R.T.O.'s, however, indie rockers and blues artists like the Sugar Thieves, 36 Cents and a Dream, Silverbell, Los Guys, and Quick Henry will be onstage all day. Free until 3 p.m., $10 thereafter. Call 480-844-1290 or 480-396-9933.

Rúla Búla
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Fete the traditional holiday of Saint Patrick's Day with some traditional Irish food and drink, as well as shot specials throughout the day, and various promotions from Guinness, Jameson, Bailey's, and Bushmills. Live music starts at noon. 11 a.m., $5. Call 480-929-9500.

The Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Some of Tempe's best bands — including Mojo Farmers, Mergence, Black Carl, and What Laura Says — will perform starting at 7 p.m. Raffles and prizes will be handed out, and corned beef cabbage will be served. 5 p.m., $10 after 8 p.m. Call 480-966-9565.

2701 E. Indian School Road
Chillax inside the lounge and listen to the jukebox while partaking in lots of wacky St. Patty's Day booze specials. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-944-1517.

The Shout! House
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
Dueling pianists will perform starting at 8 p.m. while bartenders will be pouring $5 Irish car bomb shots and Jameson. Patrons can also bring their own steins and get $5 green beers. 7 p.m. Call 623-772-1500.

Skeptical Chymist
15688 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
A ginormous block party will take place at this North Scottsdale establishment and will offer beer gardens, Irish food aplenty, giveaways, and more. The live music schedule includes Jim Gregory at 11 a.m., The Sea Merchants at 1 p.m., The Scones at 4 p.m., and The Brazenheads at 8 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. for an Irish breakfast. Free before noon, $5 until 3 p.m., and $10 until close. Call 480-609-8677.

Swizzle Inn
5835 N. 16th St.
Get 17-cent beers for 17 minutes only starting at 5 p.m. (a.k.a. 17:00 hours). Tullamore Dew, Jameson's, Swithwicks, and Magners are also available for $2.50 all day long. Call 602-277-7775.

Tilted Kilt
1910 S. Gilbert Road, Mesa
660 W. Warner Road, Tempe
2 E. Jefferson St.
Get an early start on Saint Patrick's Day at any of these Tilted Kilts, which will offer an Irish breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by live music and massive all-day parties. The Mesa location kicks off at 11 a.m. with rock from Chuck E. Baby, while the Tempe location also starts at 11 a.m. offers performances by The Persuaders, the 2 Tone Lizard Kings, and Navaeh. $10 general admission. Call 480-507-5458 or 480-592-0102. CityScape's Tilted Kilt street party gets going at 10 a.m. with music from Keltic Cowboys, The Walkens and others. $20 general admission, $100 VIP access. Call 602-293-3888.

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Actually both Four Peaks locations will be opening at 7am tomorrow, not 6am like they printed in the article, please be aware and plan accordingly!


Tempe Tavern on St Patty's day features DJ Horsepussy, Helema'uma'u, The Bovine Fury, and Cockswain! Be there.


Stop by any Hells Angels MC clubhouse to party as March 17th st paddys day is the Hells Angels birthday. the HAs were born on st paddys day 1948 in Berdoo California. they also have the best live bands and most sexy hot women and the best party's in this city.

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Shauna Whiskeychick Castorena

If you're looking for something a little off the green-beer bro-dog path, Oklahoma rock and roll band Motortrain will be throwing down at The Blooze in north Phoenix with local favorites Whiskey Six and Black Metal Box. Motortrain is currently on their 2012 Highball Tour, and St. Paddy's day is their last stop so they're leaving it all on the stage. Besides, with three boys of Irish descent in the band, it's gotta be more in the spirit of things then just sippin green beer!