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St. Patrick's Day Guide

The word on the street is that Phoenix is gonna be going green, but it's got nothing to do with Al Gore. It's because the groovy Gaelic get-down known as St. Patrick's Day is about to strike the PHX, with everyone in Apache Junction to Avondale getting their Irish on. The only inconvenient truth here is that the holiday falls at the beginning of the workweek, which means you'd better plan on calling in sick the following morning. Why? Because the countless Celtic craics and other St. Paddy's parties happening at our favorite Irish pubs and other haunts around the Valley from Friday, March 14, to Monday, March 17, will keep you plenty busy sucking down Guinness and noshing on corned beef and cabbage all weekend long. Here are some select listings of where you can join the green party, yo.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse

1702 E. Glendale Ave.

www.fiddlersdream.org

Roots band Shannon O'Boyleski performs Irish music, with additional performances by Americana artists Jimmy Pines and Tom Conner. 8 p.m. $3. Call 602-997-9795.

RESTAURANTS

Molly Brannigan's

1744 S. Val Vista Dr., #101, Mesa

www.mollybrannigans.com

Shepherd's pie and other Irish eats will be served, with music by The Insomniacs. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-507-7827.

BARS & CLUBS

CK's Tavern & Grill

4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix

www.ckgrill.com

Live music starts at 9:30 p.m. Drink specials include Irish Car Bombs for $4.50, Guinness pints for $4, and 25-ounce Guinness mugs for $5. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.

O'Donoghue's Irish Pub

20469 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

www.odsaz.com

Aengus Og performs in the party tent at 9 p.m. Open until 1 a.m. Call 480-585-6329.

Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe

www.yuccatap.com

Live music from Boilermaker, The Liars Handshake, and Grave Danger. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arizona Renaissance Festival

12601 E. U.S. 60, Apache Junction

www.royalfaires.com

The festival hosts special Celtic-themed events, including the Sexy Knees Kilt Contest at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and the Wearin' o' the Green contest at 2 p.m. on Sunday (both at the Royal Pavilion). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $18 adults, $6 for kids 5-12, free for those under 5. Call 520-463-2700.

Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 N. Tatum Blvd.

www.stbaldricksday.org

Participants in the St. Baldrick's Day Celebration will raise funds for childhood cancer research by shaving their heads. Noon to 3 p.m.

Margaret T. Hance Park

1106 N. Central Ave.

www.phxirish.org

The 25th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire kicks off at 10 a.m., with floats, marching bands, step dancers, and other participants traveling from Third Street and Virginia Avenue to the west side of the park. The all-day festival encompasses the Irish Cultural Center and features Irish music and entertainment, dancing, bagpipers, food and drink areas, vendor and merchandise booths, arts and crafts, and children's activities. Until 5 p.m. $10 for adults, $1 for kids 6-12, free for those under 6. Call 602-280-9221.

St. Patrick's Day Block Party

Craftsman Court between 3rd Ave. and 5th Ave., Scottsdale

www.scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com

This block party encompasses Dos Gringos, Upper Deck Sports Grill, and Acme Bar, and includes access to all three bars, food and drink vendors, and more. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

RESTAURANTS

Molly Brannigan's

1744 S. Val Vista Dr., #101, Mesa

www.mollybrannigans.com

Opens at 8 a.m. for a "kegs and eggs" breakfast, with shepherd's pie and other Irish eats served all day, as well as promo schwag, music from G.K. Mack and The Insomniacs, and drink specials on Budweiser, Guinness, and Smithwick's. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-507-7827.

BARS & CLUBS

Big Fish Pub

1954 E. University Dr., Tempe

www.myspace.com/azbigfish

Rock by Husch, Talk Fiction, and others. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-449-3474 for cover.

Cell Block Venue

525 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa

www.myspace.com/cellblockvenue

Music by Auralast, St. Madness, Dying Regret, The Asylum, Serpent Underground, Merciless Sin, and Dead Letters. 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-834-7680.

CK's Tavern & Grill

4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix

www.ckgrill.com

Music by Losing William at 9:30 p.m. Drink specials include Irish Car Bombs for $4.50, Guinness pints for $4, and 25-ounce Guinness mugs for $5. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill

3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe

www.monkeypantsbar.com

The "No Irish Allowed St. Patty's Day All Spanking Soiree," where you can "paint the town red like an Irish girl's crotch" with free leg-humping by Artie the Irish Amputee, Scottish head-butting with a guy named Scott, hug tag with Elliot the Emerald Island Enthusiast, and music from McPromdate. Drink specials include $1 green tequila shots, $3 Snake Bites, and $5 Irish Caribbean Car Bombs. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-377-8100.

 

Nate's Place Pub & Grill

5235 S. Kyrene Rd., Tempe

www.natesplacepub.com

Corned beef and cabbage, drink specials including Guinness for $3, a Rock Band tournament, giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-777-5088.

O'Donoghue's Irish Pub

20469 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

www.odsaz.com

There will be a Bailey's Irish Cream promotion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aengus Og performs in the party tent at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-585-6329.

The Sets

93 W. Southern Ave., Tempe

www.thesets.com

www.brownpapertickets.com

The Knee Slappers Comedy Lounge hosts comedian Craig Gass. Shows at 8 and 10 p.m. (Also runs Sunday, March 16). $20. Call 480-829-1822.

Yucca Tap Room

29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe

www.yuccatap.com

Live music by The Horse Thieves and Flathead. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

SPECIAL EVENTS

Marquee Theatre

730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe

www.luckymanonline.com

Music by Irish rockers Flogging Molly, as well as Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and The Cherry Cokes. 7 p.m. $32. Call 480-829-0607.

RESTAURANTS

Molly Brannigan's

1744 S. Val Vista Dr., #101, Mesa

www.mollybrannigans.com

Sheppard's pie and other Irish eats will be served, with music from Oceans Apart starting at noon. 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 480-507-7827.

Wrigley Mansion

2501 E. Telawa Trail

www.wrigleymansionclub.com

A champagne brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $45 per person, $22.50 for kids under 12. Call 602-955-4079 for reservations.

BARS & CLUBS

Alice Cooper'stown

101 E. Jackson St.

www.alicecooperstown.com

Music by Volatile, TI22, Back from Neptune, and more, as well as giveaways, and drink specials. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-600-8717.

CK's Tavern & Grill

4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix

www.ckgrill.com

Music by Shelby James at 9:30 p.m. Drink specials include Irish Car Bombs for $4.50, Guinness pints for $4, and 25-ounce Guinness mugs for $5. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.

Fibber Magees

1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chadler

www.fibbermageespub.com

Traditional Irish music during the weekly Sunday-afternoon Seisun. 3 p.m. Call 480-722-9434.

O'Donoghue's Irish Pub

20469 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

www.odsaz.com

There will be a Bud Light promotion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Knockabouts will perform in the party tent at 9 p.m. Call 480-585-6329.

Séamus McCaffrey's

Irish Pub & Restaurant

18 W. Monroe St.

www.seamusmccaffreys.com

Sven Henrich hosts an Irish music session. 7 p.m. Call 602-253-6081.

MONDAY, MARCH 17

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cricket Wireless Pavilion

2121 N. 83rd Ave.

www.ticketmaster.com

Matchbox Twenty, Alanis Morrisette, and Mute Math perform. 7 p.m. $24-$70. Call 480-784-4444.

Mama Java's Coffeehouse

3619 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

www.mamajavascoffeehouse.com

WordSpoken and the Arizona Readers Theatre will present a St. Patrick's Day event. 7 p.m. Call 602-840-5282.

San Tan Brewing Company

8 San Marcos Place, Chandler

www.santanbrewing.com

www.downtownchandler.org

The city of Chandler's festival features vendor booths, a beer garden, games, and music from Idle Abbey, Shawn Johnson, Isle of Essence, Vayden, and Mat Weddle (of Obadiah Parker). 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Call 480-855-3539.

Tempe Beach Park

80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe

www.luckymanonline.com

Flogging Molly, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and The Cherry Cokes perform. 5 p.m. $32-$100. Call 480-829-0607.

RESTAURANTS

The British Open Pub

1334 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

www.thebritishopenpub.com

Corned beef and cabbage, chicken in whiskey sauce, stovies, colcannon, and Scotch eggs will be served. Drink specials all day, and a bagpipe and drum band performs at 6 p.m. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-941-4915.

Dillon's Restaurant

All three Valley locations

www.dillonsrestaurant.com

Complete corned beef and cabbage dinners with carrots, red potatoes, green beer, and mint ice cream for $12.99. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 623-979-5353.

Duck & Decanter

1651 E. Camelback Rd.

www.duckanddecanter.com

Corned beef sandwich or salad will be served for $4.25. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 602-274-5429.

Four Peaks Brewing Company

1340 E. 8th St., Tempe

www.fourpeaks.com

St. Paddy's Day breakfast buffet is served from 6 to 11 a.m., with drink specials, Irish dishes, and other surprises offered throughout the day. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-303-9967.

K O'Donnell's Bar & Grill

14850 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale

Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, live music from Booya at 8 p.m., food and drink specials, and more, 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Call 480-922-7200.

McDuffy's Grille

980 E. Pecos Rd., Chandler

$6.99 food specials, $2 green Bud Light draft pints, green beads, giveaways, and more. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-966-8200.

Molly Brannigan's

1744 S. Val Vista Dr., #101, Mesa

www.mollybrannigans.com

Shepherd's pie and other Irish eats will be served, drink specials are available, and Chris Alcaraz will perform. 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 480-507-7827 for cover.

92nd Street Cafe

9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

All-you-can-eat corned beef for $11.95, as well as Irish music and beers, DJs and dancing, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-860-4003.

 

Skeptical Chymist Irish Restaurant

15688 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

www.skepticalchymist.com

The Guinness and Oyster Festival features the shellfish with champagne and pints of the stout in the outdoor tent. There also will be live music, as well as traditional Irish cuisine, three different bars, oyster-eating challenges, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-609-8677.

BARS & CLUBS

Bikini Lounge

1502 Grand Ave.

Drink specials, green beer, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-252-0472.

The Brickhouse

1 E. Jackson St.

www.brickhouse.tv

Hip-hop from the entire Living Legends crew, as well as Orchestra, Luckyiam, DJ KGB, and more. 9 p.m. $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Call 602-258-7880.

Callahan's Sports Bar & Grill

3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.

Corned beef and cabbage dinners, drink specials, as well as music from The 11th Hour at 5 p.m., and Shallow Water at 7:30 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $10 after 5 p.m. Call 602-942-8500.

Casey Moore's Oyster House

850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe

Huge parking lot party with such food as Blarney burgers, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, and more, as well as promo girls and giveaways, beer trucks, and drink specials. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-9935.

Cell Block Venue

525 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa

www.myspace.com/cellblockvenue

$2 green beers, $4 Irish Car Bombs, and $3 green vodka, as well as metal and hard rock from AntiProduct, Foulmouth, Ikonoklast, and Casket Snatch. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-834-7680.

Chasers Bar & Nightclub

8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale

www.chaserslive.com

Bagg Pipes & Beer Bash with green beer, drink specials, and music from Greenhaven, A Few Random Drunks, The Roaming Ambassadors of Goodwill, Franko Ditty Danko, and The Brothers of the Crow. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-945-4985 for cover.

Chez Nous

915 Grand Ave.

$1.50 domestic drafts, and DJ Danny spinning R&B. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-266-7372.

Churchill's Pub & Grill

2050 N. Alma School Rd.

Guinness pints for $3.50 and cottage pie, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-857-9444.

Club Mardi Gras & VooDoo Lounge

8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale

www.myspace.com/mardigrasbar

McMardi Gras features Irish karaoke, $3 green Russians, $3 clover mystery shots, $2 green Jell-O shots, and free rides home (call for details). Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-970-5707 for cover.

Club Red

2155 E. University Dr., Tempe

Lucky D's "Lucky Charm" CD release party with music by The Formula, Golden Tung, Woodpile, The Untouchables, and more than a dozen others. p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-966-4733.

Connolly's Bar & Grill

5160 W. Northern Ave., Glendale

Parking lot party with $1.50 corned beef sandwiches, DJs and dancing, promo giveaways, drink specials, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5. (Also runs on Sunday, with a $5 cover after 9 p.m.) Call 623-915-5645.

The Dubliner Irish Pub

3841 E. Thunderbird Rd.

www.dublinerpub.com

Parking lot party featuring drink and shot specials, giveaways, and Irish food. Live entertainment starts at 10 a.m., and includes Four Hour Drive, Laura Rupejko, and others. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-867-0984 for cover.

Fibber Magees

1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler

www.fibbermageespub.com

Irish breakfasts will be served at 8 a.m. inside, and a parking lot party will begin at 11 a.m. with a beer tent serving such treats as bangers, shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage. There also will be giveaways, live music, and more. Outside events run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., while inside is open until 2 a.m. Call 480-722-9434 for cover.

Flight Line Bar & Grill

22034 N. 19th Ave.

Karaoke featuring Irish drinking songs, green beer, and corned beef and cabbage. Open until 2 a.m. Call 623-869-0774.

Gallagher's

All five Valley locations

www.gallaghersaz.com

All-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage (with single servings also available, appearances by promo girls, Irish music during the day, and DJs spinning all night. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-486-2118.

Hollywood Alley

2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa

www.myspace.com/hollywoodalley

Live music by The Earaches, Holy Name Dropouts, and Automatic Erasers. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 480­­­-820-7117.

J-Heads

5110 E. McDowell Rd.

www.myspace.com/jheadsbar

Free corned beef and cabbage, $2 Guinness, $3.50 Jameson, and music from ATM, Legions in Exile, Houseman's Athletes, Exit Wound, FYI, Rizer, One Last Piece, and others. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-225-0307 for cover.

Joe's Grotto

13825 N. 32nd St.

www.joesgrotto.com

Music by Headroom, Sideways to Seven, Downward Dog, and Gomi. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $3. Call 602-992-1007.

Maloney's on Campus

955 E. University Dr., Tempe

www.maloneystavern.com

Music from Tickle, The Chris Parker Project, and Cover Me Pretty, as well as drink specials, green beer, corned beef and cabbage, prizes and giveaways, a live remote from Mix 96.9, mechanical bull riding, souvenir T-shirts and mugs for the first 1,000 attendees, and more. Proceeds benefit United Phoenix Firefighters Association. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-894-2224 for cover and VIP admission.

 

Maloney's Tavern

8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

www.maloneystavern.com

Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, drink specials, and giveaways. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-889-3122.

McDuffy's Peoria

15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria

www.mcduffys.com

Corned beef and cabbage for $7.95, giveaways, $2.50 green Bud Light pints, a DJ and dancing starting at 9 p.m., and drink specials on Bailey's and Guinness. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-334-5000 for cover.

O'Connor's Pub

2601 W. Dunlap Ave.

www.oconnorspub.com

Corned beef and cabbage with soda bread, Reuben sandwiches, and colcannon potatoes. Entertainment includes traditional Irish dancers, bagpipers, and music from The Biffos, Shay Veno, Jane Hilton, and others. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-997-7714.

O'Donoghue's Irish Pub

20469 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale

www.odsaz.com

A traditional Irish breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m., with Irish fare, traditional dancing, and drink specials available throughout the day. Live entertainment includes The Knockabouts at noon, Aengus Og at 4 p.m. and The Biffos at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $10 after 1 p.m. Call 480-585-6329.

O'Kelley's Bar & Grill

2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa

www.okelleysbar.com

Green beer, bagpipers, corned beef and cabbage, giveaways, beer-tossing contests, live music, and more. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069 for cover.

Padre Murphy's

4338 W. Bell Rd.

www.padremurphys.com

A 16,000-square-foot tent party starts at 11 a.m. with fire-eaters, clowns, face painters, corned beef and cabbage, food vendors, and drink specials. Live entertainment from The McMorrows at 1 p.m., the McElligott Irish step dancers at 2 p.m., the Charge Michael Band at 3 p.m., Colleen Callahan at 5 p.m., a 26-piece bagpipe band at 6:30 p.m., J. David Sloan with Western Bred at 7 p.m., Envy at 9 p.m. $10. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-547-9406.

Pat Murphy's

3215 E. Thomas Rd.

www.patmurphys.com

Irish beers, corned beef and cabbage, promo giveaways, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-522-0669.

Pat O's Bunkhouse Saloon

4428 N. 7th Ave.

www.bunkhousesaloon.com

A free Italian-Irish buffet, and drink specials 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-200-9154.

The Rose and Crown Pub

628 E. Adams St.

Corned beef and cabbage, $3 Jameson shots, and $4 pints of Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick's. Call 602-256-0223.

Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub

906 E. Camelback Rd.

www.rosiemccaffreys.com

Annual parking lot party starting at 6 a.m. with KEZ's Beth and Bill in the Morning show. Food includes corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, reubens, and hamburgers. Live music includes Keltic Cowboys at 11 a.m., Brid Dower Band at 2 p.m., and 60 Degrees North at 6 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-241-1916 for cover.

R.T. O'Sullivan's

6646 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa

1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa

5830 W. Bell Rd., Glendale

www.rtosullivans.com

All three locations offer tent events in their parking lots with live music (Phunk Junkeez will perform at the Southern Avenue location at 7 p.m. and at the Bell Road location at 10 p.m.), Irish step dancing, bagpipers, food such as shepherd's pie and corned beef and cabbage, outdoor bars, green beer, March Madness coverage, and more. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10 after 3 p.m. Call 480-396-9933.

Rúla Búla

401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe

www.rulabula.com

Irish music and entertainment will be offered all day, as well as promo giveaways and a full menu of traditional Irish food. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-929-9500 for cover.

Séamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub

18 W. Monroe St.

www.seamusmccaffreys.com

Tent party featuring Irish food and beer, promo giveaways, and more. The entertainment lineup includes Irish step dancers at 11 a.m., Krystal & Sturgis at 2 p.m., G.K. Mack at 5:30 p.m., Tartanic at 7:30 p.m., the Glendale Pipe and Drum Corps at 8 p.m., and more. 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. $5 after 11 a.m., $10 after 6 p.m. Call 602-253-6081.

Shady's

2701 E. Indian School Rd.

Specials on all Irish booze, as well as "the only true lounge jukebox." Call 602-956-8998.

Stray Cat Bar & Grill

2433 E. University Dr., Tempe

Music by Arc of the Aurora, Hellas Mounds, and Empires. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-1040 for cover.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

7077 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale

660 W. Warner Rd., Tempe

www.tiltedkilt.com

Both locations offer parties featuring, food, fun, and live entertainment. The Scottsdale location offers music from Roxster, while the Tempe version offers a tent party with beer trucks, giant TV screens, and music by Zimis. Call 480-922-8424 or 480-592-0102 for cover.

Tim Finnegan's

9201 N. 29th Ave.

www.timfinnegans.com

Tent party with live music, food and drink, promo giveaways, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10 Call 602-947-2323.

 

TT Roadhouse

2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale

Drink specials on all Irish booze, as well as the "best fuggin' jukebox ever." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.


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