St. Patrick's Day Guide 2014
Brides of March
The men and women of the Arizona Cacophony Society will don wedding dresses and other fancy matrimonial apparel on Saturday, March 15, for this year's version of the annual urban prank and bar crawl. Participants will assemble at Kobalt, 3110 North Central Avenue, and get into some imbibing before departing on an alcohol-laden jaunt to nearby bars and drinkeries near the light rail. Starts at noon. Participation is free but wedding-themed costumes are mandatory.
Four Valley locations
Every Chompie's in the Valley will offer all-you-can-eat feasts of specially seasoned and slow-roasted corned beef, boiled red potatoes, cabbage, and fresh-baked Irish soda bread for just $18.99 per person on St. Patrick's Day. Dine-in only. Call 480-398-3008.
12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills
Every drop of water shooting from the Fountain Hills fountain will be dyed emerald green during the city's St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Sunday, March 16, at the park. The festivities include live music and entertainment, activities, games, a beer garden, inflatables for children, and such food options as corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches, and hot dogs. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $5 per person. See the event website for more info.
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
The yearly St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire once again will celebrate all things emerald during a day of fun and festivities on Saturday, March 15. Things kick off at 10 a.m. with the parade, which will depart from Third and Virginia streets and wend its way to Margaret T. Hance Park. The faire itself will feature three stages of Irish musicians and dancers, as well as games, craftsman and vendor booths, and the chance to check out the Anam Cara exhibition inside the ICC's McClelland Library. 10 a.m.; $10 for adults and teens, $8 for seniors and military, and free for kids 12 and under. Call 602-258-0109.
Musical Instrument Museum
725 E. Mayo Blvd.
The MIM once again will host the two-day "Experience Ireland" event celebrating Celtic culture on Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16. Highlights include storytellers imparting tales from the Emerald Isle, bodhrán drum workshops, performances of traditional Irish music, step-dancing demonstrations by local academies, and more. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday; free with regular $10-$18 museum admission. Call 480-478-6000.
9435 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale
The inaugural Liquid Sol Music Festival will take place outside University of Phoenix Stadium and feature a daylong outdoor concert starring major names from the realms of rock and alternative. The lineup includes Train, The All-American Rejects, Authority Zero, Blind Melon, The BoDeans, Cracker, Ed Kowalczyk, Everclear, Fuel, The Gin Blossoms, The White Buffalo, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, and more. Gates open at 10 a.m. General admission is $89, premium reserved seating is $189, and VIP access is $299. See www.liquidsolfest.com.
Tempe Beach Park
54 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
There are a few things that are absolutely certain to happen during St. Patrick's Day: Green beer will flow from almost every single tap, funky hats will be worn by many a bar patron, and Celtic punk legends Flogging Molly will put on a spectacular outdoor show at Tempe Beach Park. This year's edition of their annual show, which happens to be the 10th anniversary of the band's "Green 17 Tour," will feature support from Ozomatli and local heroes Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Gates open at 4 p.m.; $35 in advance, $40 day of the event. See www.luckymanonline.com. Two days earlier, on Saturday, March 15, the park will host a day of reggae and rock when Rebelution and Atmosphere headline an outdoor festival. Pepper, Iration, Katastro, Clairevoyant, Kava Kreation, Something Like Seduction, and Black Bottom Lighters are also scheduled to perform. Gates open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35-$40.
Bars & Clubs
Arizona Pizza Co.
8110 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale
St. Patty's Day Party with off-track betting, drink specials, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-566-8123.
Baja Joe's Cantina
1927 N. Gilbert Road
St Patty's Day Party with happy hour specials from 3 p.m. to close, $2 green beer pints until gone, and spins by DJ Chop and a free Poker tournament starting at 8 p.m. Call 480-655-1828.
Cave Creek Smokehouse
6245 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Feast on corned beef and cabbage with soda bread served either on single servings or in all-you-can-eat fashion or partake in some green beer and Jameson while the jukebox blasts all your favorite jibs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 480-488-3317.
Connolly's Sports Grill
2605 W. Carefree Hwy.
They'll be partying out in the parking lot for three days straight at Connolly's during the buildup to St. Patrick's Day. Highlights include a broadcast of the UFC 171 pay-per-view on Saturday, March 15; bikes and green beer on Sunday, March 16; and DJs performing inside and outside on Monday, March 17. A photo booth, promo giveaways, bikini contest, and servings of corned beef and cabbage are also planned. Call 623-879-5997.
3841 E. Thunderbird Road
The pub opens at 10 a.m. and live music and entertainment starts at noon with The Sullivans, followed by Fast Eddie at 3:30 p.m., the Glendale Pipe and Drum Corps at 4 p.m., and the Michael Parrick Gallagher Irish Dance Academy at 5 p.m. Open until 2 a.m., $10. Call 602-867-0984.
1989 W. Elliot Road, Chandler
The all-day St. Patrick's Day block party commences with Irish breakfasts being served at 8 a.m. The rest of the day promises promos, giveaways, outdoor bars and food service, and plenty of Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's, and Kilkenny to drink. Live music starts in the afternoon and includes Holly Kirsten at 1 p.m., The Brazenheads at 3 p.m., and Jason DeVore at 7 p.m. Free before 3 p.m., $5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and $10 thereafter. Call 480-722-9434.
4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza, Scottsdale
The four-day Saint Patrick's Day weekend block party will rage from Thursday, March 13, to Sunday, March 16, and offer gallons of green beer, karaoke, street games, cheap brews, and a best leprechaun contest. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Call 480-874-2264.
6895 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Saint Patrick's Day party with such drink specials as $3.50 green beer pints, $6 Irish Car Bombs, and $5 Bushmills, Smithwicks, and Guinness. A specialty menu includes $12.99 shepherd's pie, and $13.99 corned beef and cabbage, Mulligan stew, and fish and chips. The ShamRocks perform at 1:30 p.m., followed by The Rakes at 5 p.m. and the Acoustic Kings at 9 p.m. Call 480-488-1906.
Hula's Modern Tiki
4700 N. Central Ave.
7213 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
If you're seeking a respite from both green beer and party animals, neither will be present at either of Hula's two locations during a special St. Pat's edition of Mahalo Mondays. Instead, expect Mai Tais, food and drink specials, and 10 percent of the proceeds being donated to a local charity. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 602-265-8454 or 480-970-4852.
16811 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise
Revelry will be happening both inside and outside at this pub's St. Patrick's Day festivities and will feature promotional giveaways, outdoor food booths and bars, and live music from Emmit McElhinney, The Big Fellahs, CheekTones, and Spin Cycle. Food options include corned beef and cabbage, Irish nachos, sheppard's pie, bratwurst, burgers, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (21-and-over only after 8 p.m.), $5. Call 623-214 1004.
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave.
The Smoke Phatties Day Concert will light up Last Exit with music by Property Six, The Oddfellaz, Pride Through Strife, Products of tha Streetz, CityLyfe, Nualliance West, Never Too Late, and others. DJ RMR will spin between sets. 7 p.m., $13. Call 602-271-7000 or see www.econcertlive.com.
The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th St.,
Live jazz from Jason and the Brownstones. 9 p.m. Call 602-258-0014.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
St Paddy's Party with corned beef sandwiches and platters, green beer, free Texas Hold'em with Joker Poker for gift certificates in the main bar at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., karaoke in the lounge at 9 p.m., and more. A special holiday menu and specials on Guinness, Bushmills, B52s, Irish Car Bombs, and other drinks will also be available. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-842-1053.
Maya Day & Nightclub
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
House of Pain rapper — and all-around proud Irishman — Everlast visits Maya for a special DJ set during the club's weekly Sunday Phunday affair. 9 p.m., $10. Call 480-625-0528.
McFadden's Desert Ridge
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
A foursome of fetes are scheduled to transpire at McFadden's, kicking off on Friday, March 14, with drink specials, giveaways, and other fun. The revelry continues on Saturday, March 15, with the St. Practice Party, which will feature cash prizes for the sexiest green outfit, a Lucky Charms eatering contest, and maybe a leprechaun or two. An Irish brunch with live music from The Sea Merchants is planned on Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by happy hour food and drink specials until 7 p.m. The biggest party of the weekend, however, will take place on Monday, March 17, with another Irish brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., as well as live music, more leprechauns, and two free drinks for anyone named Patrick. Open until 2 a.m. each day. Call 480-502-5480.
9425 W. Coyotes Blvd.
Wanna party with Mini Me? If you swing by McFadden's in Glendale on Monday, March 17, you'll get to do just that, as diminutive actor Verne Troyer is scheduled to make a special appearance at the bar's Saint Patrick's Day affair for autograph signings and photo ops. The party starts at 9 a.m. with $1 mimosas and green beer, $5 Bloody Marys, and a brunch until 11 a.m. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with half-off appetizers and everything on tap. The official Phoenix Coyotes watch party starts at 6 p.m. with Howler and the Paw Patrol handing out door prizes. Admission is $10. Visit buyblitztickets.com/RzX6R or call 623-872-0022.
58 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler
St. Patrick's Day Festival with music from the Arizona Fire Service Pipe Band, Kung Fu Grip, DJ Q Ward, Chuck E. Baby and the All-Stars, and more. The students of the Bracken School of Irish Dance will also perform, Mike G. from Hot 97.5 will host a bikini contest, and a variety of food and drinks will be served. Noon to midnight; $10 general admission, $75 for VIP access. Call 480-812-1588.
1804 W. Bethany Home Road
Two-for-one green-colored draft beers, $3 Irish Car bombs, free darts and pool, and other fun is planned for Oz's St. Patty's Day weekend from Friday, March 14, to Monday, March 17. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-242-5114.
4338 W. Bell Road, Glendale
A ginormous tent will be erected outside of the bar for its annual St. Patrick's Day extravaganza. Live entertainment includes The Big Fellahs at 1 p.m., the Michael Patrick Gallagher School of Irish Dance at 2:15 p.m., the Johnny Reno Prentice Band at 3:15 p.m., J. David Sloan and Western Bred at 5:15 p.m., the Highland Legacy Bagpipers at 6:45 p.m., Summer Dawn and Envy at 9:30 p.m., and more. Food, drinks, giveaways, leprechauns are also promised. 10 a.m. Call 602-547-9406.
1011 N. 3rd St.
Pallets Mad Party with DJs spinning and such drink specials as $1 shots, $2 green drafts, $3 well drinks, and $4 Jäger bombs from 8 p.m. until last call at 9:30 p.m. Free dinners will be given away (enter online at www.facebook.com/palletsfoodandbar) but patrons must be present to win. Call 602-451-8090.
393 W. Warner Road, Chandler
St. Patrick's Day celebrations will take place from Friday, March 14, until Monday, March 17. Drink specials and corned beef and cabbage will be available all weekend and both Irish bar games for prizes and live music by Rust will occur on Friday. Call 480-963-5520.
1019 E. Indian School Road
The Rebirth Brass Band and Bad Cactus Brass Band will hold a "New Orleans Saint Patrick's Day" hootenanny featuring live music, Irish-style roast beef po boys, and jambalaya. 7:30 p.m.; $19 in advance, $23 at the door. Call 602-265-4842.
4129 N. 7th Ave.
St. Patty's Day Party with two-for-one well drinks and domestics, corned beef and potatoes, and more. Call 602-248-8559.
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Live music from Mars and the Massacre, Mill's End, and Day Before Plastics. 8:30 p.m., $5. Call 480-947-3580.
The Rose & Crown
628 E. Adams St.
St. Patrick's Day party featuring an outdoor beer garden, live music, and such food favorites as Guinness stew and corned beef and cabbage. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-255-0223.
6646 Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa
1610 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa
St. Patrick's Day bashes will take place both inside and outside of either R.T. O'Sullivan's in the East Valley and will include bag pipers, Irish step-dancers, drum corps, fiddler duos, and other live entertainment. Local rock bands Los Guys and Tramps & Thieves will perform at the Stapley Drive location starting at 8 p.m.A menu filled with corned beef and cabbage, sheppard's pie, fish and chips, and Reuben sandwiches will be served and $5 big drafts of green beer can also be had. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-398-3340 or 480-396-9933.
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Two days of celebration kicks off on Sunday, March 16, with "St. Patrick's Day Training" featuring Guinness promotions and music from The Sea Merchants and Trevor Jones. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The main event follows on Monday, March 17, starting at noon with promos and giveaways, food and drink, and performances by the Bracken School Irish Dancers, the Tempe Highland Pipe Band, Traveler, and others. Noon to 2 a.m. Call 480-929-9500.
The Sail Inn
26 W. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Sasquanaut, decker., Banana Gun, Mr. Eastwood, and CooBee Coo are scheduled to perform during the Sail's St. Patrick's celebration, which will also offer plenty of corned beef. 5 p.m., $10. Call 480-966-9565.
15688 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
The pub will host its annual block party on St. Patrick's Day, which will offer breakfast service at 8 a.m., an outdoor bar and kitchen all day long, promotional giveways, import brews and libations, and live music from The McGraws at 1 p.m., The Sullivans at 3 p.m., and The Brazenheads at 7 p.m. Free before 3 p.m., $5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and $10 thereafter. Call 480-609-8677.
920 E. University Dr., Tempe
Score $2 green beers during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, while specialty Saint Pat's rolls on sale all day. Patrons wearing green might be featured on the Sushi 101 Instagram page and most spirited will win a special prize. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 480-317-0101.
5835 N. 16th St.
Celebrate on Sunday, March 16, with live music from Kilted Spirit and $4 Guinness, Jameson, Smithwick's, Murphy's, and Tito's Vodka. Or swim on by on Monday, March 17, when every beer in the house can be had for 17 cents each for 17 minutes only starting at 5 p.m. Call 602-277-7775.
2 E. Jefferson St.
660 W. Warner Road, Tempe
Four-day St. Patrick's fetes at both locations starting on Friday, March 14, with deals like four drinks or beers for $4, giveaways of 40-inch TVs and "Kilt Kash," and more. DJs will also perform on Monday, March 17. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-293-3888 or 480-592-0102.
9201 N. 29th Ave.
The Saint Patrick's Day festivities at this North Phoenix pub include breakfast at 8 a.m. and a lineup of live music starting at 10 a.m. with performances by That Irish Guy, Billy O'Donaghue, and Fast Eddie. The rest of the day promises bagpipers, Irish step-dancers, prize, giveaways and more. Call 602-997-2323.
Whiskey Rose Saloon
135 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler
The St. Patty's festivities run all weekend from Friday, March 14, to Monday, March 17, and include $4 Guinness pints, $5 Irish Car Bombs and Jameson shots, corned beef and cabbage on the menu, live music at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, a DJ at 8 p.m. on Monday, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-895-7673.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The punks of BroLoaf will hold their annual St. Patrick's Day party along with Whiskey and the Barrels, Cockswain, and The Venomous Pinks. 9 p.m. Call 480-967-4777.
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