17 Best Saint Patrick's Day Parties in Phoenix
Don some green and get ready to party.
UPDATE: Two St. Paddy's days have come and gone. Check out our 2017 guide to St. Patrick's Day here.
We're willing to wager a few pounds,
Given that the occasion falls on Tuesday, March 17, this year, the bars of the Valley will offer several days of Irish-inspired drinking and decadence during the weekend before, as well as some massive merriment on the actual drinking holiday.
We've put together a list of 17 of the best places to party around the Valley in honor of the occasion, and the list includes plenty of block parties and rowdy affair where you can dance to traditional Irish music or the hottest EDM tracks.
And, yes, there will be plenty of green beer and funny hats involved with each of the following options.
Celebrating Saint Patrick's Day in Scottsdale in 2013.
A total of five different DJs — including
The monthly Obscura dance night will get into the spirit of the season on Saturday, March 14, with its "Pinch! Party," which will include live sets by L.A. indie rock bands Nightmare Air, Flamingos, and Futurekind, as well as spin sessions from DJs Tristan/Iseult and Matty. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free before 9 p.m., $5 thereafter.
Hanging out at Rula Bula in Tempe on Saint Patrick's in 2013.
St. Patrick's Day is (naturally) a big deal at this Mill Ave pub and this year's festivities will include entertainment from Bracken School of Irish Dance and local Irish bagpipers, as well as musicians like Trevor Jones, Mike Mercier, and the Jeff Hunt Band. Food and drink special will be on tap all day. The party runs from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The bar's resident mischief-maker, Chuey the Rock 'n' Roll Midget, will don leprechaun apparel and serve both drinks and insults during Giligin's ribald and rowdy six-day St. Patrick's Day block party, from Thursday, March 12, to Tuesday, March 17. Live music, games, and drink specials are also promised. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
St. Paddy's Day revelry will take place inside and outside at Casey's from open until close with a vast selection of beers, liquor, and libations, as well as the requisite corned beef and cabbage and drink specials. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
St. Patrick's Day celebration with music and entertainment from The Sullivans at noon, Trevor Jones at 3 p.m., Glendale
Saint Patrick's Day partiers in Tempe in 2013.
The entirety of Fat Tuesday and neighboring Mill Avenue spots The Handlebar and El Hefe will be encompassed in the massive St. Patrick's Day Block Party, which will boast 15 straight hours of festivities, DJs on three stages starting at 7 p.m., and booze and green beer available via five different bars. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Presale tickets are $15 online.
This Chandler pub and ale house will be a hubbub of activity throughout St. Patrick's Day as it opens at 9 a.m. for Irish breakfast selections and import beers. The annual party starts at 4 p.m. will feature performances by The
A massive block party will encompass the pub on St. Patrick's Day and feature a beer garden, prize giveaways, live music from bands like Cockswain, DJs, and more. The menu will include Guinness stew, corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. Gates open at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
Feast on $7.50 corned beef sandwiches with fries or $9.25 platters of corned beef with cabbage and potatoes, both of which will be served at Marc's on St. Patrick's Day. Meanwhile, green beer, Guinness, and specialty Irish cocktails will be poured at the bar. Free Joker Poker and Texas Hold'em sessions are at 7 and 10 p.m., the Jim Glass Band performs in the main bar at 7:30 p.m.
This Chandler pub will host a St. Patrick's Block Party featuring an outdoor beer garden, Irish food favorites, prizes, giveaways, and more. Bands and musicians including Shay Veno and 30 Stone, The Sullivans, and Authority Zero's Jason DeVore are scheduled to perform. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; free before 3 p.m., $10 thereafter.
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The Saint Patrick's Day festivities at Rosie's will commence at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17m and run all the way until
The street outside of this landmark downtown Phoenix pub will be fenced off for its annual St. Paddy's Day extravaganza, which promises traditional Irish eats and a beer garden boasting Guinness, Harp, Kiltlifter, Smithwicks, Bud Light, and other import and domestic brews. Live music and entertainment takes place all day and will include such bands as Seanachie, Kilted
A three-ring circus of entertainers, leprechauns, clowns, and other revelers will gather underneath a gigantic tent set up in the parking lot outside of Padre Murphy's during its enormous St. Patrick's Day party. Corned beef and cabbage will be dished out all day, green beer will be in abundance, and prizes and giveaways will be plentiful. Performances start at 1 p.m. with DJ Patrick, followed by the Michael Patrick Gallagher Dancers at 2 p.m., Sugahbeat at 3:15 p.m., J. David Sloan and Western Bred at 5:15 p.m., the Highland Legacy Pipe Band at 7:15 p.m., The Herndon Brothers at 7:15 p.m., and SuperHero at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. and there's a $10 cover after 3 p.m.
Be sure to hit up the ATM before heading to this West Valley pub, as
This bar and restaurant will transform into "O'Harold's" on St. Patrick's and offer live music and libations all day and into the night. Bartenders will pour green beer pints, Bushmills, Guinness, and Irish Car Bombs while the kitchen serves such dinner specials as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, mulligan stew, fish and chips, and more. The schedule includes sets by The Shamrocks at 1:30 p.m., The Rakes at 5 p.m., and Acoustic Kings at 9 p.m. No cover.
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