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CK's Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd.
St. Paddy's party will take place on Saturday, March 16, with live music from The Dickensons, drink specials, giveaways, and more. 9:30 p.m. Call 480-706-5564.
Connolly's Sports Grill
2605 W. Carefree Highway
Get an early start to your St. Patrick's with a kegs and eggs breakfast starting 9 a.m., followed by a day of Celtic-style carousing that will include Irish eats, a Lucky Charms-eating contest, a bikini competition and crowning of the first-ever "Connolly's Clover," a photo booth, giveaways, green beer, and more. DJ Soulman and Bobby B. from Kottonmouth Kings will also be in the mix. 9 a.m.; $5 before 2 p.m., $10 afterwards. Call 623-879-5997.
16846 W. Bell Road, Surprise
St. Patrick's Day promises shot specials aplenty, green beer, free corned beef and cabbage, and music from DJ James. All-day drink deals include $5 Irish Car Bombs and $3.50 pints of Smithwick's, Killians, and Guinness Black, while happy hour from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. features $2 domestic longnecks and $3 Three Olives cocktails. Opens at 11 a.m. Call 623-546-9222.
3432 E. Illini St.
Giveaways, prizes, drink specials, and plenty of hunky strippers will be a part of the St. Patrick's Day festivities. 7 p.m.-4 a.m., $20 (which includes a free drink). Call 602-274-3425.
Draft House at the Reef
393 W. Warner Rd., Chandler
Classic rock bands will perform in the afternoon and both corned beef and cabbage and drink specials will be offered all day on Saint Pat's. Opens at 10 a.m. Call 480-963-5520.
Dubliner Irish Pub
3841 E. Thunderbird Road
The pub's proprietors will offer Irish food and libations, promos and giveaways, and live music all weekend long starting on Friday, March 15. Celtic rockers The Biffos will perform all three days, while Trevor Jones and The Chancers from Ireland will also be featured on Saturday, March 16. The main event takes place on Sunday, March 17, when the Glendale Pipe and Drum Band, the Michael Patrick Gallagher School of Irish Dance, The Sea Merchants, and The Sullivans will also perform. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. each day; $10 cover on Sunday after noon. Call 602-867-0984.
1340 E. 8th St., Tempe
The St. Pat's festivities at Four Peaks kick off at 7 a.m. with a brunch buffet before a day filled with live music, drink and shot specials, plenty of potent brews, and free commemorative shirt for the first 100 patrons through the door. Call 480-303-9967.
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
There's gonna be no shortage of things to eat and drink during Harold's Saint Patrick's Day fete, including a wealth of food and alcohol specials. The repast will feature$12.99 sheppard's pie, as well as $13.99 Mulligan's stew, fish and chips, or corned beef and cabbage. Adult beverage options include $3.50 green beer, $6 Irish Car Bombs, and $5 Bushmill's, Smithwick's, and Guinness. Local bands Weathergrass, The Rakes, and the GC Roadshow will perform throughout the day. Opens at 11 a.m. Call 480-488-1906.
Irish Wolfhound Pub
16811 N. Litchfield Rd., Surprise
Live music and St. Patrick's fun will take place all day at this Surprise pub's party commencing at 10 a.m. with Emmit McElhinney, followed by The Big Fellahs at 1:30 p.m., The CheekTones at 6 p.m., and both Loudhouse and Spin Cycle at 9:30 p.m. Call 623-214-1004.
5912 W Glendale Road, Glendale
St. Patty's Day Party with DJs, green beer, drink specials, and more. 8 p.m. Call 623-939-7561.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
A St. Patrick's repast of $7 corned beef sandwiches with fries and $8.75 platters of corned beef and cabbage with potatoes will be available all day. Wash 'em down with $2 pints and $3.25 super mugs of green beer, $4.50 Guinness and Irish Car Bombs, or $5.25 B-52s. Shot deals include $5.25 Bushmills, $4.50 Jameson, and $3 Bailey's. Happy hour specials run from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and from 11 p.m. until close, Texas Hold'em takes place at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., a billiards tournament begins at 9 p.m. ($10 entry fee), and while karaoke fun ensues in the lounge. 11 a.m. Call 623-842-1053.
4338 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
A day filled libations, live music, and lively fun will take place underneath a big top tent at Padre Murphy's enormous annual Saint Pat's affair, which offers food and drink vendors, promos, and other distractions. Entertainment will be provided by the Michael Patrick Gallager Dancers, blues musician Hans Olson, the Highland Legacy Bagpipers, J. David Sloan and Western Bred, Colleen Callahan, Boy Wonder Blues Band, Summer Dawn and Envy, and others. 10 a.m.; free before 2 p.m., $10 until 6 p.m., $15 until close. Call 602-547-9406.
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
The sweet science will be showcased in grand fashion during the St. Patrick's festivities as bouts for the 10-Count Boxing championship will take place in the midst of O'Kelley's parking lot party starting at 1 p.m. Other distractions planned for the daylong affair include drinking games, bagpipers, giveaways, appearances by both the Bud Girls and Guinness Girls, psychic readings, and green beer (natch). Live music starts at 12:30 p.m. with performances by Rhythm Edition, The Dickensons, Rock Addix, and Krutch. 6 a.m. Call 480-756-6069 for cover.