It's more than beer
Playwright Oscar Wilde once quipped, "Work is the curse of the drinking class," and we're inclined to agree with the swishy scribe, especially when it comes to this year's St. Patrick's Day. Since the annual exercise in alcohol excess falls on a weekday, you'd better have a sick day up your sleeve, unless clocking in come Friday morn' with a Blarney-stone-size hangover is your bag, baby. But with so many joints wanting to get in on the action by offering grody green beer or overcooked corned beef and cabbage, you might also need the luck of the Irish to find all the primo parties. Or you could peep our listings of select events going down on Thursday, March 17 (unless otherwise noted), since we've broken down all the Celtic culture and fabbo fetes by venue type. We've got the hookup to the hip happenings around the Valley, allowing you to paint the town green on the cheap and keep shamrocking well into the wee hours, while pub owners are still scraping nasty-ass green dye from their taps.
You could be the winner of a pair of tickets to a show of your choice at the Marquee Theatre, a $60 gift certificate to Carrabba's Italian Grill, and a Guinness gift bag. Count the number of Guinness pints that appear in this St. Patrick's Day Guide and enter online at phoenixnewtimes.com/guinness. Winners must be 21 years or older and will be selected through a random drawing of all correct entries. Winners will be notified by phone by Monday, March 21.
Events and happenings
Sundome Center for the Performing Arts
19403 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West
Golden Dragon Acrobats
TicketsSun., Mar. 5, 6:00pm
Frank Ferrante in An Evening with Groucho
TicketsSun., Mar. 12, 3:00pm
TicketsTue., Mar. 14, 7:30pm
The Doo Wop Project
TicketsSat., Mar. 18, 7:30pm
Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne Starring Mary Wilson
TicketsSat., Mar. 25, 7:30pm
Dublin's Traditional Irish Cabaret is the Emerald Isle's answer to vaudeville, with comedy by Noel V. Ginnity, ballads by tenor Paul Hennessy and soloist Catherine Coates, music by Seamus Brett, Tommy Keane, and Pat Marnane, and the furious footwork of Irish step-dancers. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20. $16.50-$27.50. Call 623-975-1900.
Cave Creek Coffee Company
6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Folk guitarist Tim Flannery brings his Irish-style acoustic music to the Valley. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19. $15. Call 480-488-0603.
Mama Java's Coffeehouse
3619 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
Arizona Readers Theatre brings the words of such legendary Irish scribes as James Joyce, Edna O'Brien, W.B. Yeats and others to life during this public recital. 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. Free. Call 602-840-5282.
The Old Brickhouse Grill
1 E. Jackson St., Phoenix
"Spring Classic Tour" underground hip-hop concert with Living Legends, J-Live, Visionaries, and Pigeon John. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19. $22-$25. Call 602-258-7880.
Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
KZON-FM's annual St. Patty's Day Throwdown features co-headliners Cake and Everclear, as well as Shawn Johnson and the Foundation, and the Clare Voyants. 21-and-over only. 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17. $15. Call 480-784-4444.
Westin Kierland Resort
6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale
Local bagpiper Michael McClanathan performs Irish Pipes at Sunset in the resorts Dreamweavers Canyon. 5:30 p.m. daily. Free. Call 480-624-1000.
Anna's Southwest Grill
425 S. Power Rd., Mesa
Live entertainment from Jack Wagner, $12.95 corned beef and cabbage, and Irish drink specials. Reservations are suggested. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-832-3202.
At Painted Mountain
6210 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa
Corned beef is served in a $5.95 breakfast hash, $7.95 sandwiches for lunch (with split-pea soup) and $12.95 dinners with cabbage and roasted red potatoes. Enjoy green beer all day and participate in "Irish-themed" karaoke at 7 p.m. Open until 11 p.m. No cover. Call 480-832-0158.
1125 W. Elliot Rd., Tempe
St. Patrick's Day Celebration with food and drink specials, promotions, and music from DJ Pete. Open until 11 p.m. No cover. Call 480-940-0565.
Caruso's Italian Ristorante
4341 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert
Italian goes Irish for St. Patty's Day, as this eatery features green pasta with a pesto cream sauce for $11.95. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 480-633-9100.
Casey Jones Grill
2848 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and Guinness and Irish whiskey shot specials throughout the night. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-493-9930.
College Street Deli
706 S. College Ave., Tempe
Nosh on corned beef hash, beer-batter pancakes, or green eggs and ham for $4.25 each. Pints of green beer are also offered for $1. 7 to 10 a.m. Call 480-966-9254.
Copper Canyon Grill & Brew Pub
5945 W. Ray Rd., Suite 13, Chandler
Craiger's Restaurant & Lounge
5400 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
Wet tee shirt contest with a $250 cash prize, corned beef and cabbage, giveaways, $1 green beer, $2 J ger and Cuervo shots, and $2 Coronas. Live music from DJ Hollywood. No cover. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-934-8071.
Crazy Ed's Satisfied Frog
6245 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Get corned beef and cabbage with parsley potatoes and carrots for $9.99 during lunch and $13.99 for dinner. Drink deals include $6.50 green margaritas and $3.50 pints of green beer. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 480-488-3317.
Deemo's American Grill
2501 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 30, Phoenix
The Esplanade eatery offers corned beef and cabbage, giveaways, and $2 green beer. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 602-381-6870.
8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria
Live music from Big Mamma and White Bread, corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and giveaways. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. Call 623-979-5353.
The Downside Risk Grille & Bar
14950 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale
Prize giveaways, $2 green beer, and corned beef and cabbage specials. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-609-7025.
Driver's Sports Grill
14175 W. Indian School Rd., Suite C-1, Goodyear
"St. Patty's Bike Nite" from 6 to 10 p.m., with all-day giveaways, $6.95 corned beef and cabbage, $4 Irish Car Bombs, $4 Bailey Mudslides, $3 Guinness Stout, and $2 Bushmills. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-536-8571.
Eli's American Grille
7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
St. Patrick's Day Bash with $12.95 corned beef and cabbage, live music from the Aaron Nelson Project at 9 p.m., giveaways, and drink specials. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-948-9800.
Four Peaks Brewing Co.
1340 E. 8th St., Suite 104, Tempe
Green eggs and ham or beer bread breakfast sandwich served at 6 a.m., and the first 75 people get a commemorative tee shirt. Corned beef and cabbage served until 11 p.m., and drink specials all day. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-303-9967.
Jilly's American Grill
7301 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale
Party alongside the Notre Dame Club of Phoenix, with food and drink specials and live music. 4 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 480-368-8663.
John O'Henry's Fine Dining
909 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
Complete corned beef and cabbage dinner with bread pudding and all the trimmings for $17.95, drink specials, and music by Harry Mathews starting at 7:30 p.m. Open from 5 to 10 p.m. No cover. Call 480-730-9009.
Three Valley locations
Traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with salad or Irish potato soup for $8.95 ($10.95 after 4 p.m.), and specials on draft beers. 11 a.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 602-955-6616.
McCormick & Schmick's
2575 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Live music, bagpipers, corned beef and cabbage, Reubens, and plenty of Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks. 5 to 11 p.m. No cover. Call 602-468-1200.
92nd Street Cafe
9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
Happy hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., $9.25 corned beef and cabbage, and karaoke from 9 p.m. until close. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-860-4003.
2710 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
St. Patricks Day specials on corned beef and cabbage, $6 Irish Car Bombs, and $5 Guinness and Harp. No cover. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-789-7979.
The Vine Tavern and Eatery
2808 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
This watering hole offers $3 pints, $8.29 shepherd's pie, $7.99 corned beef and cabbage, $7.99 Reubens, $4.99 Guinness Irish stew, giveaways, and karaoke at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-9806.
The Vine Tavern & Eatery
801 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Specials include $2 Goldschlager and Jäger shots, $2.50 domestic steins and $4 import steins. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $2 cover after 9 p.m. Call 480-894-2662.
The Vine Tavern and Eatery
975 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
Specials include Irish stew, shepherds pie, Reubens, and $3 green Miller beer. 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-730-6313.
Bars and clubs
855 S. Rural Rd., Tempe
All Starz Sports Bar & Grill
4929 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 12, Chandler
Trivia games, free swag, $4 Irish Car Bombs, $7 pitchers of Guinness and Bass, and other drink specials. 7 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 480-785-7827.
Baja Reds Cantina
5122 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Potluck buffet, $2 pints and $3 pitchers of green beer, giveaways, and shot specials. Noon to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-286-9251.
5930 W. Greenway Rd., Glendale
Complimentary buffet with corned beef and cabbage, karaoke at 9 p.m., $1 domestic drafts and $4 domestic pitchers. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-938-9330.
801 S. Power Rd., Mesa
Free giveaways from Apple Smirnoff Ice, $2.75 pints of green beer, and $7.95 corned beef and cabbage. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-854-8670.
The Big Bang
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
The dueling pianos belt out drinking songs, with $3 Guinness, and $2 green beers. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-557-5595 for cover.
5394 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe
Live music, $2 domestic bottles, $4 Black & Tans, and plenty of Irish fare. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-820-0660.
8501 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix
"Kiss Me I'm Irish" celebration with a DJ, free deli buffet until 8 p.m., cash prizes, giveaways, and green beer. Reservations recommended. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover starting at 8 p.m. Call 602-995-5982.
Brennan's Sports Bar
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Trivia challenge at 8 p.m. (costing $5 per entry) with a cash prize. Local DJ at 9 p.m., with corned beef sandwiches, $5 Black & Tans, $2.75 green beer, and giveaways. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-951-8837.
British Open English Pub & Grill
1334 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Live music from Dante, bagpipers, corned beef and cabbage, Reubens, and Guinness specials. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-941-4915.
Cactus Jacks Bar & Grill
4747 E. Elliot Rd., Ahwatukee
Corned beef and cabbage and red potatoes for $5.50, with $2 pints of green beer, $2 shot specials, and karaoke at 4 p.m. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-893-6630.
2701 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
Karaoke, green beer, giveaways, free pool and drink specials. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-956-8998.
Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
The party goes down both inside and outside, with a giant beer truck, leprechauns, fiddlers, bagpipers, the Guinness mascot, burgers, brats, free promos and a lot more. 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. $5. Call 480-968-9935.
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
"Bag Pipes and Beer Bash" with live music by Booby Trap, the Dank Knight, Cliff Is Twilite, Slowmobile, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 21 and over. $3. Call 480-945-4985.
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Corned beef and cabbage, specials on pints of Killian's, Irish Car Bombs, green beer. Live music from Snake Eyes. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-706-5564.
3935 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
Cue up some $2 green domestic drafts, $2.50 well drinks, and promos and giveaways. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-220-0859.
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
St. Patrick's Day Bash with green beer and live music by Beyond Analog, Ekosphere, Thousand Yard Stare, and Novus. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 for 21 and over, $8 for under 21. Call 480-968-3238.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill
12417 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Green clothing costume contests, prize giveaways, green-themed drink specials, promotions and local DJs. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-536-7711.
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
"O'Gringos St. Patty's Shamrock 'n' Roll" with DJ Sterling. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-423-3800.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
"Trailer Trash St. Patty's Bash" with a $2 all-you-can-eat buffet from 4 to 7 p.m. and $3 Green Gringoritas. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.
Draft House Sports Cafe
393 W. Warner Rd., Chandler
Specials include $1.50 Shamrock Shots, $2.50 bottles of Guinness, and $4.95 all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage, with DJ music at 8 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-963-5520.
The Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant
3841 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
Entertainment provided by Keltic Cowboys, Wild Angels, bagpipers, and Irish step-dancers. Ample eats are also available, with corned beef and cabbage, Irish sausage, and shepherd's pie. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-867-0984 for cover.
Earls Tin Palace
15784 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
DJ Senbad spins up-tempo dance, with green beer and Irish Car Bomb specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-607-1941.
1514 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix
Drink specials, and live music from the Hillstreet Stranglers, Pangolese, and Colonial Excess. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-256-9705.
7941 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Drink specials all night long for the lasses, and DJ Wes provides dance music. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-939-6261.
940 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Live music by Chuck O'Baby and the Irish All-Stars at 8 p.m. Drink specials, giveaways, and corned beef and cabbage all day. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-812-1177.
915 Grand Ave., Phoenix
Anyone kooky enough to wear green underwear on the outside of his or her clothes gets 2-for-1 drinks all night long, but saner folk can also double up with 2-for-1 on any green drinks like melonballs or grasshoppers. There's also karaoke, $2 Rolling Rocks, and prize drawings. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-252-0988.
1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler
Charity event benefiting Friends of Animal Care and Control with $9.95 Irish breakfast at 8 a.m. (reservations recommended), a Guinness beer tent, promos and mountain bike giveaways, live music from the Clare Voyants at 2 p.m. and the Scones at 6 p.m., beef stew, shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage. Outside events run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., while inside is open until 2 a.m. $10 after 2 p.m. Call 480-722-9434.
1st Round Draft Sports Grill
1520 W. Warner Rd., Gilbert
Free corned beef and cabbage from 5 to 7 p.m., karaoke at 8:30 p.m., and drink specials on green beer, Irish Car Bombs, and Guinness. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-497-2445.
Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Irish I Was Mexican" party with a live remote from The Edge, specials on Irish and Mexican drinks, unique games for prizes, and live music by Mink Rebellion, 2 Dimes, and 9Ball. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.
Friendly Irish Pub
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Green beer, party favors, corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and other festivities. Live music by Gabriel Duffin at 3 and 8 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-464-8030.
Fuel Motorsport Cafe
2827 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Huge St. Paddy's Day party with a custom car show, giveaways, $3 small pitchers of green PBR, $10 mugs of Guinness (with $1 refills), live music from Underwater, and Fred Green, and appearances by Chris "Body Drop" Artiaga from Monster Garage, the girls of Hi-Liter, and a Napoleon Dynamite look-alike. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-788-0500.
George & Dragon Restaurant (both locations)
4240 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
4230 S. 48th St., Phoenix
Large selection of import beers, with all Irish booze at special happy-hour prices, live music, and $5.95 corned beef and cabbage. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-241-0018 or 602-470-0018.
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Live music by the Knockabouts at 2 p.m., Brid Dower Band at 6:30 p.m., and Young Country at 9 p.m. Appearances by the Bailey's and Guinness Girls, with giveaways and $3 Irish beers. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-488-1906.
Jet Lag Lounge
7908 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale
"Irish karaoke sing-along" with music by the Randy Thomas Show at 7 p.m., and $7.95 corned beef and cabbage. 11 a.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 480-941-9144.
Jillians at Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix
Offering $5.95 Blarney Stone Martinis, $6.95 Dubliners Delights, and $3.95 pints of Guinness. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-538-8956.
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Live music by Sluggo, $2 Coronas, and $2 Cuervos. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-992-1007.
138 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
The buff male bartenders at the Valley's only gay Irish pub wear kilts, and specials include $1.50 Irish coffees, $1.50 Irish whiskeys, and $2 Bailey's. Free corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and Irish potatoes. Runs until 1 a.m. No cover. Call 602-266-0875.
5110 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
"Punk Rock St. Patrick's Day" with free corned beef and cabbage, $1 Guinness pints, a midget dressed like a leprechaun, and performances by Bullet Train to Moscow, the Earps, Walt Flanagan's Dog, and the Fuck You Ups. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-225-0307.
12601 N. Paradise Village Pkwy. West, Phoenix
"Ladies Show Your Sexy Green Thing" contest for prizes, all-request music and videos with DJ L/ECTRIC, $3 green Coors Light, $1 well drinks for ladies, and $2.50 Scooby Snacks and Lucky Irishman shots. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-765-0059.
The Library Bar & Grill
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Drink specials include $2 Guinness from noon to 4 p.m., $3 Guinness from 4 to 9 p.m., and $4 Irish Car Bombs from noon to 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-332-2036 for cover.
Maloney's on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
The 13th annual Tent Party benefiting United Phoenix Firefighters Association, with mechanical bull riding, a dunk tank with the Arizona Dream Girls, a barbecue cookout, and live music from the Chadwicks, Metalhead, and Chalmer's Green. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-894-2224.
Mardi Gras Bar & Grill
8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Live music from DJ Truspin, $1.50 Lucky Charms shots and $2 Irish beer. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-970-5707.
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
The bar transforms into "Sham-rocks," with chances to nab tickets to next month's U2 concert, $2 U-Call-Its until 11 p.m., and $1.50 pints of Guinness, Harp, and Smithwicks. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-968-3301.
230 W. 5th St., Tempe
"Get Your Green On!" party with March Madness, green beer, giveaways, bagpipers, leprechauns, and a live band. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-966-5600 for cover.
McDuffy's Wide World of Entertainment
15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
"Get Your Green On" over on the west side, with $6.95 corned beef and cabbage all day, $2 pints of green beer, specials on Bailey's and Guinness, giveaways, and in-house DJs from 9 p.m. to close. 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover starting at 4 p.m. Call 623-334-5000.
4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
St. Paddy's celebration with DJs, happy-hour prices from 3 to 7 p.m., $5 corned beef and cabbage, $5 Vodka Red Bulls, and $2 pints of "green pee" throughout the day. 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover in the afternoon. Call 480-425-0111.
Mill Cue Club
607 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Great deals on Guinness, special promotions, and a DJ. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-966-0068.
3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Goldfish racing, live music by Kendizzle and the Gravy Makers, $2 Pacifico, $1 tequila drinks, and $2 Iowa Tacos. Cockfighting starts at 11 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-377-8100.
5008 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
Chow down on corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, score drink specials on Killian's, and Irish Car Bombs if you wear green, and belt out karaoke starting at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-937-0940.
O'Brien's Sports Bar
7829 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix
Irish folk-rock duo Siler & Clarc plays on the patio at 8 p.m., with $2 domestic pints, $3 domestic mugs, $7.99 Reubens, corned beef and cabbage, and specials on Irish beers and booze. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-841-3980.
2601 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix
A three-day extravaganza boasting $7.50 corned beef and cabbage with colcannon potatoes, and $6.50 corned beef sandwiches. Live entertainment starts at 8 each night with bagpipers and step-dancers on Thursday, March 17; and the Clare Voyants on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19. Runs until 2 a.m. every day. $5 cover on Thursday only. Call 602-997-7714.
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
St. Paddy's Parking Lot Party with mechanical bull riding, wet tee shirt contest for cash and prizes, and green beer. Live music from Chuck E. Baby and the All-Stars, Krak Smokin Grannies, and 68 Guns starts at 3 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069 for cover.
Ole Brass Rail
3788 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
O'Mallys Sports, Spirits and Grill
3544 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
Start the day with a green eggs and ham breakfast and a live remote by Power 92's Morning Madhouse at 6 a.m. There's also green beer, giveaways, and live music throughout the day, with DJ Foreplay spinning at 9 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. Call 602-589-7180 for cover.
501 S. Mill Ave., Suite 301, Tempe
Party on the PattyO with drink specials, dancing, and music from DJ Slippy. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 for lads, $2 for lasses. Call 480-967-3060.
4338 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
A 14,000-square-foot tent party with leprechauns, jugglers, roaming shot girls, and a huge menu of traditional Irish fare. Live entertainment from The McMorrows at 3 p.m., the McElligott Irish step-dancers at 4:30 p.m., Colleen Callahan at 5:30 p.m., various bagpipers at 7:30 p.m., and J. David Sloan with Western Bred at 8 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. $10 cover after 2 p.m. Call 602-547-9406.
3215 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
Hourly specials include deals on Murphy's Irish Stout, Harp and 10 different whiskeys. Live music, giveaways, and corned beef and cabbage are also offered. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-522-0669.
Pat O's Bunkhouse Saloon
4428 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix
Celebrate St. Paddys during the gay bars underwear night, with $1 domestic draft specials, a potluck buffet, and DJ Doom spinning at 9 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-200-9154.
2939 N. 16th St., Phoenix
St. Patricks Day party with free corned beef and cabbage, $2 Irish Car Bombs, and shot specials. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-279-4339.
Pattie's 1st Ave. Lounge
7220 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
Potluck cookout, party favors, and drink specials on Irish coffees, Irish whiskeys, and Guinness. Live music from DJ Pedro at 8 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-990-0103.
The Rework Lounge
5064 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
The "Mean Green Contest" with prizes for those wearing the most emerald-colored clothing, and specials on Irish Car Bombs, Guinness, Jameson and Bushmills. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-275-0682.
1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
"Rhythm and Blues St. Patrick's Party" with live music from Lady J and the Gents, the Rack Shack BBQ, drink specials, and green beer. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $3. Call 602-265-4842.
Rio Salado Brewing Co. -- Salt River Saloon
605 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Ska music from the Two Tone Lizard Kings, door prizes, and $3 green beer. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-829-6775.
3731 E. Main St., Mesa
Nickel drafts (green-tinted or otherwise) from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., prize giveaways, and live music. No cover. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-641-2125.
Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub
906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Parking lot party kicking off at 6 a.m. with KEZ's Beth and Bill in the Morning show. Events start at 11 a.m. with step-dancers, bagpipers, and music from Rabharta, Keltic Cowboys, and O'Carroll's Gate. Corned beef and cabbage and other food will be served, and proceeds benefit the Arizona Animal Welfare League. $5. Call 602-241-1916.
R.T. O'Sullivan's (both locations)
6646 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa
1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
Parking lot bash at both joints with Name That Tune, games, more than 2,800 pounds of corned beef brisket, drink specials, bagpipers, and Irish step dancers. Entertainment at Superstition Springs location includes KSLX's party van at 4 p.m., and DJ Simo at 8:30 p.m. The Southern Avenue location hosts live music from The High Plains Drifters, Black & Tan, Ghetto Cowgirl, Tramps and Thieves, Carden, and the Pistoleros starting at noon. 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover after 3 p.m. Call 480-396-9933 and 480-844-1290.
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Traditional Irish dishes, import beers on tap, giveaways, and live music from Pat McCrossan at 12:30 p.m., O'Carroll's Gate at 4 p.m., and the Rocket 88's at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-929-9500 for cover.
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Live music featuring Bad Shoe, green beer, and plenty of drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-921-1775 for cover.
Sandy's Dirty Drummer
1400 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe
"San Felipe's O'Brien's"
20825 N. Pima Rd.,
The re-christened bar serves up green chile corned beef burritos at 11 a.m., $2 Coronas, shot specials, giveaways, and DJ Larry Mac spins at 8 p.m. Party lasts until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-563-9495.
Séamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub
18 W. Monroe St., Phoenix
St. Patrick's Street Party with step-dancing, traditional Irish food and whiskey cake all day, and live music from Blackwood Band, Rabharta, and the Knockabouts all night. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-253-6081.
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
Live music from Mile High Five Club, Don't Die Cindy, Only in Dreams, Curium, and more, with ticket giveaways, green beer and drink specials. 18 and over, bar with ID. $7. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-829-1822.
10893 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
EastonAshe performs at 8:30 p.m., with $9.95 corned beef and cabbage, $5 Irish Car Bombs, $4 J ger shots, and $3 Coronas. KKLT's Prize Machine will provide giveaways. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-948-1980.
Shenanigans Bar & Grill
2244 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
"Wearing of the Green" costume contest, classic rock from The Reason at 9 p.m., $3.50 small pitchers of green beer, $3.25 Guinness pints, $2.50 Killian's pints, $3.25 Nutty Irishmen, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-863-3725.
Shepherd's Nite Club
3114 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix
"Erin Go Braughless" where leprechauns serve specially priced Guinness and green beer, with hip-hop from MC Precision and DJ DMX at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-482-0751.
Steel Horse Saloon
1788 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Ladies night with karaoke and $1.25 well, wine and drafts. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-942-8778.
3102 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Sugar Paddy's" with shepherd's pie specials, $4 Guinness, $5 Jameson, and live music by Matt Tener at 5:30 p.m., and Quantum at 5 p.m. $2 cover after 8:30 p.m. Starts at 5 p.m. Call 480-970-6556.
33 American Bistro
15672 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Specials include $5 Famous Cheeseburgers all night, and $3 well, wine and beer until 7 p.m. Live blues from Hans Olson on the patio from 6 to 9 p.m. Open at 11 a.m. No cover. Call 480-222-3366.
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
There's no green beer here, just the famous jukebox and "really cheap drinks." 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-947-8723.
Wet Willy's Baja Cantina
16041 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria
Drink specials including $2 domestic bottles and $3 imports. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-486-9500.
Wild Willy's Pub and Grub
6032 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Selected beers, shots and drinks are $1 all day and all night. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-355-6150.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
St. Paddy's Day shindig with $2 domestic beers and $2 well drinks from 3 to 7 p.m., "Rock-A-Roke" hosted by the Zen Lunatics at 9:30 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-967-4777.
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