Emerald City

Green Day is coming, and we ain't talking about the punk band, brah. Nope, it's the annual alcoholic extravaganva known as St. Patrick's Day, where liquor and leprechauns collide in one clamorous Celtic craic. Everyone can have a wee bit of Irish in them, especially after pounding a few pints of Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's, or the requisite green beer offered up by nearly every watering hole and saloon in and around P-Town. Since Lá Fhéile Pádraig occurs during the weekend, you've got a few nights to make like a stylish Shane MacGowan, especially after scanning our listings of the groovier Gaelic galas going down at our favorite local hangouts and gin joints on Saturday, March 17 (unless otherwise specified). If your liver needs a rest, we've also packed our pages with plenty of Emerald Isle-style events and other happenings around the green scene, where you can celebrate the Irish and shamrock the house until Monday.


The Diamond Ranch
1265 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert
International Classic Auctions' 17th annual St. Patrick Muscle/Classic Collector Car Auction, with plenty of cherry rides and hot rods up for purchase. Gates open at 8 a.m. for viewing, with the auction beginning at 10 a.m. (Continues on Sunday, March 18, with viewing at 9 a.m. and the auction at 11 a.m.). Free. Call 480-899-2222 or see

Fountain Park
12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills
The Valley's biggest fountain will be dyed green at noon and 5 p.m. at this St. Patrick's Day celebration, which also includes Irish arts and crafts, a beer garden, food vendors, kids activities, bagpipers, and music by The Knockabouts and other bands. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Call 480-816-5151.

Margaret T. Hance Park
1106 N. Central Ave.
The 24th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire kicks off at 10 a.m., with myriad multicolored floats, marching bands, step dancers, and other participants departing from Third Street and Virginia Avenue to the west side of the park. Afterward, check out the all-day festival, which encompasses the Irish Cultural Center and includes two stages of Irish music and entertainment, bagpipers, food and drink areas, vendor and merchandise booths, arts and crafts, and children's activities. Runs until 5 p.m. $10 for adults, $1 for kids 6-12, free for those under 6. Call 602-258-0109 or see

Mesa Amphitheatre
251 N. Center St.
Since Flogging Molly's St. Patrick's Day concert (also featuring Street Dogs and Twopointeight) is sold out, you can either hit-up some scalpers or check out the Irish rockers' concert on Sunday, March 18, which also includes the Voodoo Glow Skulls and Authority Zero. 4:30 p.m. $32. Call 480-784-4444 or see

North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Partake in an hourlong ranger-led hike, followed by coffee and snacks, as well as Celtic ballads and pub tunes by Cork Road Traditional Irish. 8 a.m. Free. Call 602-495-5540.

Papago Park
625 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Get medieval at the Tournament de Clayborn, with competitions in archery, sword fighting, and staff fighting for prizes. 10 a.m. Free. See

The Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
"The St. Patty's Drinking (and Comedy) Show" with five jokesters performing 15-minute sets in which the audience must drink if a joke gets a laugh; if it doesn't, the comic must imbibe. 9:30 p.m. $7. Call 602-262-2020.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
The exhibition "A Century of Irish Art," featuring 40 oil and watercolor paintings by such 19th- and 20th-century Irish artists as Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, and William Orpen. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and various other times and dates through April 29). $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $4 for youths 6-17, free for younger kids. Call 602-257-1880.

St. Patty’s Day Block Party
Craftsman Court between 3rd Ave. & 5th Ave., Scottsdale
Outdoor block party encompassing Dos Gringos, Upper Deck Sports Grill, and Acme Bar, featuring access to all three bars, food and drink vendors, and more. Drink specials and giveaways from Finlandia, Guinness, Jack Daniel's, and Hensley, as well as music by Liar's Handshake, Pinner, Fayuca, Redfield, and Stereotypewriter. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission $10 before 10 p.m. Call 480-990-7111.

Symphony Hall
225 E. Adams St.
The Phoenix Symphony is joined by the all-female Irish ensemble Cherish the Ladies for "Celtic Celebration," featuring folk and classical Irish music. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17 (with $21-$70 admission), and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 (with $10-$18 admission). Call 602-534-5600.

Trunk Space
1504 Grand Ave.
This gallery provides some St. Patty's Day counter-programming with a night of storytelling, poetry, and performance and sound art entitled "The Moral of the Story/The Lesson I Learned," featuring James Fella, Emily Spetrino-Murtagh, poet Wilson Scott, noise artist Wingnut, Professor Ottoman, emcee JRC, and others. 8 p.m. $5. Call 602-256-6006.


Bitzee Mama’s Restaurant
7023 N. 58th Ave., Glendale
Partake of corned beef and cabbage, Irish music by accordionist Dr. Howard Von Orden, and lots of green beer. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Call 623-931-0562.

The British Open Pub
1334 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Traditional UK dishes such as 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. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-941-4915.

Carlos O’Brien’s (both locations)
1133 E. Northern Ave.
7111 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale
Corned beef and cabbage dinners with red potatoes are available all day for $10.95, with $6.95 plates of corned-beef tacos with beans and rice available during lunch. A DJ spins starting at 5 p.m., and there are specials on Guinness, margaritas, and green beer. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Call 480-367-0469.

Chances Are Restaurant & Lounge
7570 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale
An ample Irish buffet is served from 4 to 9 p.m., with corned beef and cabbage, salad, bread pudding, roast lamb, and more for $13.95, while entertainer Jimmy Snowden performs Celtic music. Corned beef and cabbage lunches are also available. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-994-4338.

Cornish Pasty Company
960 W. University Dr., #103, Tempe
Enjoy a special St. Paddy's Day pasty for only $6, with plenty of Blackthorn Cider, Newcastle, and Guinness on tap. 11 a.m.-midnight. Call 480-894-6261.

Deemo’s American Grill
2501 E. Camelback Rd., #30
Delicious St. Patrick's Day food and desserts, drink specials, prizes, and live music. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Also on Friday, March 16. Call 602-381-6870.

Dillon’s Restaurant
8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria
Complete corned beef and cabbage dinners with carrots, red potatoes, green beer, and mint ice cream for $10.99, as well as music by Supervibe. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 623-979-5353.

Four Peaks Brewing Co.
1340 E. 8th St., #104, Tempe
A Celtic breakfast of green eggs and ham is served starting at 7 a.m., with $3 pints all day, Irish drink and shot specials, bagpipers, giveaways, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-303-9967.

John O’Henry’s Fine Dining
909 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
Partake in corned beef and cabbage dinners with potatoes and bread pudding for $17.95, an Irish pub salad for $7.95, and drink specials such as $3.50 Killian's Red or $6 Peppermint Patties, with rock by Johnny T. at 7:30 p.m. Food served 5-11 p.m., with the lounge open until midnight. Call 480-730-9009.

Keegan’s Grill
All three locations
Traditional corned beef and cabbage dinners with salad or Irish potato soup for $8.95 ($10.95 after 4 p.m.) will be served, with promo giveaways and $2.75 green Budweiser pints also available. 11 a.m.-midnight.

K O’Donnell’s Bar & Grill
14850 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale
"Paddy O'Party" featuring green beer and menu items such as Irish stew, Colcannon sliders, corned beef and cabbage, Irish queso, and mint ice cream, as well as free cab rides for "enthusiastic and dedicated guests." 9 a.m.-2 a.m. (with reservations available noon-6 p.m.). Call 480-922-7271.

Los Compadres Restaurant
2350 W. Northern Ave.
Jazz Night with music by Bryon Ruth, Sherman Mitchell, Chris Champion, Warren Jones, Tim Downs, and David Valdivia. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 602-864-0043.

Red Kilt
3163 W. Chandler Blvd., #120
Besides music by the Black Velvet Band at 6 p.m., you can nosh on Irish fare such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, steak boxty, and Guinness pie while downing green martinis and green beer. 10:30 a.m.-midnight. Call 480-496-2144.

Macayo’s Depot Cantina
300 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Enjoy $6.99 lunch specials and $2 Red Stripes on the new patio. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 480-966-6677.

Macayo’s on Central
4001 N. Central Ave.
Get down at "The Green Party," where emerald-colored outfits are encouraged, green beer's on tap, and DJs Villin and Big Latin will be dropping reggaeton and hip-hop tracks. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, March 16. $3 cover after 7 p.m. Call 602-264-6141.

Red Tomato
4801 E. Indian School Rd.
Wear a green outfit to this pizzeria, purchase an 18-inch specialty pizza, and you'll get a 15-inch one-topping pie free, as well as half-off all draft beers and appetizers. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Call 602-954-1333.

Sonora Brewhouse
322 E. Camelback Rd.
Irish dinner specials are available, with oatmeal stout on tap. 11 a.m. to noon. Call 602-279-8909.


Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
St. Patrick's Day blowout with music by Hellen, 24 Hours, Chemicals of Democracy, Saevus, Fair Hair & Gasoline, and We Are They, as well as displays from Phoenix Fire Arts. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-253-7337 for cover.

Anderson’s Fifth Estate
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
DJ Gregg works the turntables for Mix 96.9's "Saturday Night Live '80s and Beyond Retro Dance Party" while DJ Dan spins classic alternative in the Elbo Room. Two-for-one on any drinks until 10 p.m. and Guinness specials all night. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-994-4168.

Bailey’s Pub
3414 W. Union Hills Dr.
St. Patty's Day party with drink specials, DJ Scottie spinning the hits, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-581-8368.

Bikini Lounge
1502 Grand Ave.
Drink specials, green beer, and music by DJ Shane Kennedy at 10 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-252-0472.

Brennan’s Pub n’ Grub
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
St. Patrick's Day Blowout Bash with corned beef and cabbage and green beer served all day. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-951-8837.

Bullock’s Cocktail Lounge
2601 W. Bethany Home Rd.
St. Patty's Day party with drink specials, free food, karaoke at 9 p.m., and NASCAR action on the TVs. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-433-9303.

Casa Blanca Nightclub & Lounge
1801 W. Van Buren St.
Experience Britpop and mod rock by Eurovox as well as music by Serene Dominic & the Maricopa Beat Ensemble and others. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 602-252-5353.

Casey Moore’s Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Bring cash to Casey's annual indoor-outdoor bash, as you can't use your credit card to purchase great food and drinks (Irish or otherwise). The promo giveaways are free, however . 10 a.m.-2 a.m. $5. Also runs 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, March 16, with no cover. Call 480-968-9935.

Cave Creek Roadhouse
6900 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Live music by Chris Alcaraz and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-575-3098.

Chasers Bar & Night Club
8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
"Bagg Pipes & Beer St. Paddy's Day Bash," with specials on green beer; acoustic jams in the "Champa Lounge" at 7 p.m.; and rock by A Few Random Drunks, Booby Trap, Greenhaven, Franko Ditty Danko, and Heroic Dose at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 480-945-4985.

Churchill’s Pub & Grill
2050 N. Alma School Rd., #8, Chandler
This "quintessentially British" joint promises live music, $3 Guinness pints, green beer, and boiled beef and cabbage. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-857-9444.

CK’s Tavern & Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Live music by Stereo Blitz, plus green beer and drink specials. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.

The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Faucet holds a CD-release party and performance, which also features Trik Turner, Razer, Good With Grenades, Finding Apathy, Dead On Broadway, Lakeshore Drive, and By the Wayside. 7 p.m. $10. Call 480-968-3234.

Club Mardi Gras
8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
Live music by Ghetto Cowgirl and Cash'd Out. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-970-5707.

Club Reventon
5400 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
Ladies can participate in the "Sexy Clover Contest" (where the hottest honeys win prizes), while DJs Big Latin and Shy spin reggaeton, merengue, cumbia, and hip-hop. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 ($5 for those in all-green outfits). Call 623-934-8071.

Coach & Willie’s
412 S. 3rd St.
Ritmo Latino Entertainment's "Everybody's Irish," with drink specials such as $1 Bud Light drafts and $2 Tecate bottles, glowsticks and CDs for the first 200 attendees, reggaeton and hip-hop by DJs AL3 and Villin, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 after 10 p.m. Call 602-254-5272.

Coconut Club Bar & Grill
414 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Drink and shot specials, promo giveaways, and DJs dropping the hits. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-966-2228 for cover.

Draw 10
5444 E. Washington St.
Draft specials, $3 Irish shots, and half-off first drinks for those wearing green. 11 a.m.-midnight (as well as 2 p.m.-midnight Friday, March 16). Call 602-273-1061.

The Dubliner Irish Pub
3841 E. Thunderbird Rd.
This gigantic Gaelic gala stretches into the parking lot, with music by Brazen Heads, the Brid Dower Band, and Wild Angels on the outdoor stage and step dancers and bagpipers inside. Drink and shot specials, giveaways, and Irish food selections are also available. Noon-1:30 a.m. Call 602-867-0984 for cover.

e4 Nightclub and Lounge
4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
DJ Kevin Brown spins house in the Liquid Room, while DJ D-Trip drops pop and hip-hop mashups in the Fire Room. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover for patrons wearing green (at least half of their outfit). Call 480-970-3325.

El Dorado Bar & Grill
8708 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
St. Patty's Day party with $5 corned beef and cabbage, music by Bobby Cook's band, karaoke at 8 p.m., and more. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-945-2606.

Famous Sam’s
7134 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale
Big Mouth Mason performs a three-hour St. Paddy's Day unplugged set for an upcoming live DVD. 3 p.m. Call 480-994-4488.

Fibber Magees
1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler
Gigantic St. Paddy's Day event benefit starting at 8 a.m. with a hearty Irish breakfast offered inside, while a parking lot party gets going at 11 a.m. with a huge beer tent serving libations and Irish staples such as beef stew, shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage. There'll also be promotional giveaways, a live remote by Energy Radio, live music by Blackwood at 11 a.m., Walken at 4 p.m., and The Scones at 8 p.m. Outside events run from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., while inside is open until 2 a.m. $10 (includes entry in a raffle for a Guinness hockey jersey). Call 480-722-9434.

1st Round Draft
1520 W. Warner Rd., Gilbert
St. Patty's Day hootenanny with corned-beef specials, giveaways, a DJ, and more. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-497-2445.

Flicka’s Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Irish I Was Mexican" party with giveaways, food and drink specials, an appearance by the Corona Girls, corned beef and cabbage, and music by Chris Parker Project and DJ Tiger. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-945-3618.

Four Peaks Grill & Tap
15730 N. Pima Rd., #D57, Scottsdale
Irish drink and shot specials, $3 pints all day, and music by Bobby St. Vincent, Walt Richardson, and Ten Dollar Outfit. 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-991-1795.

Friendly Irish Pub
1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa
Celebrate with corned beef and cabbage, 25-ounce mugs of green Budweiser and Bud Light for $3.50, $1 Toña bottles, karaoke at 9 p.m., and Texas Hold 'Em for prizes. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-464-8030.

George & Dragon
4240 N. Central Ave.
Besides its regular repast of English cuisine and import beers, the pub will feature live music and drink specials on Guinness and all Irish whiskeys. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-241-0018.

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Live music by the Aengus Og Band at noon, Rabharta at 5 p.m., The Knockabouts at 9 p.m., and more. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-488-1906.

Hollywood Alley
2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa
Gimmie Danger 2.2 with music by The Love Me Nots, The Wooly Bandits, The Earps, Thee Emergency, and DJ Heathen World, as well as $2 vodka tonics and Miller bottles. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $6. Call 480-820-7117.

Jay’s Cocktail Lounge
3208 W. Indian School Rd.
Classic rock by G.K. Mack at 9 p.m., and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-242-1150.

5110 E. McDowell Rd.
"Clockwork Sadisco" with a Retro Milkbar, $2 green beers, $3 Guinness, industrial music by Alter De Ruine and Inure, and lots of droogs. Resident DJs Squalor, Dr. F, 5arah, ///she///, Blonde Noize, and guest Blixa spin EBM, noise, and harsh dance beats. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $7.77 per person, $13 for couples. Call 602-225-0307.

Joe’s Grotto
13825 N. 32nd St.
St. Patrick's Day bash with drink specials and music by Downside, Bomber, Echotribe, and My Blind Alice. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 602-992-1007.

Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
"You Must Be Irish 'Cause My Dick's a Dublin" celebration with music by the Mojo Farmers, Mossy Rocks, Gelatinous Groove, and What Laura Says Thinks & Feels. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 480-557-6656.

The Library Bar & Grill
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
The time of day determines the price of drinks, with $2 Guinness and green beers from noon-4 p.m., $3 Guinness and green beers from 4-8 p.m., and $4 Irish Car Bombs all day until 8 p.m., $6 afterward. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Ladies free, $5 for men after 8 p.m. Call 480-929-9002.

The Loft
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
St. Patty's Day party with $3 Kiltlifter pints, $3 shots, and music by Delta Nove and members of XTRA Ticket. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $7. Call 480-967-8188.

Maloney’s on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
The 15th annual Tent Party, with proceeds benefiting United Phoenix Firefighters Association, features music by Tickled, Counter Culture, and Mercury Rising starting at 5:30 p.m., as well as mechanical bull-riding, green beer, plenty of corned beef and cabbage, a live remote by Mix 96.9, souvenir mugs for the first 1,000 attendees, and more. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-894-2224 for cover.

Maloney’s Scottsdale
7318 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Green beer and corned beef and cabbage offered all day, with local DJs spinning at night. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-947-8188.

Marc’s Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
St. Patty's Party boasting drink specials galore, including $3.75 supermugs and $3 pints of green drafts, $4.75 supermugs and $4 pints of Guinness, $4.75 Irish Car Bombs, $5 Bushmill bombs, and $4.75 B-52s; there'll also be shot specials such as $3 Baileys and $4 Bushmills and Jamesons, plus specials on corned beef and cabbage, and a DJ and dancing at 9 p.m. The MarcTini Lounge hosts a male dance revue for ladies only at 6:45 p.m., followed by karaoke at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. $5 after 9 p.m.; $7 admission for the male revue. Call 623-842-1053.

Margarita Rocks
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
The bar transforms into "Sham-rocks," featuring DJ Erotica spinning Top 40 and hip-hop, promo giveaways, and drink specials such as $4.50 Irish Car Bombs and $3 Guinness, Harp, and Smithwicks. 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-968-3301.

15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Party in Peoria with corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, green McBud Light, prizes and giveaways, March Madness action, and DJ Sean spinning Top 40 at 10 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 623-334-5000 for cover.

Mickey’s Hangover
4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
"St. Patrick's Day Jam" encompassing both the bar and its parking lot, featuring appearance by the Bailey's and Guinness girls, promo giveaways, green Miller beer, and turntablism by DJs Pickster One, Element, and Tricky T. 2 p.m.-4 a.m. $5 until 5 p.m., $10 afterward. Call 480-425-0111.

Mickey’s Ole Brass Rail
3738 E. Thomas Rd.
Drink specials, party favors, and rock by The Rhythm at 9 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-1280.

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill
3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
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 for the first 128 people (or "until Artie is spent"), Scottish head-butting with a guy named Scott, a Mexican mariachi band at 8 p.m., $1 green tequila shots, and $3 Snake Bite shots. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-377-8100.

3 W. Monroe St.
The piano and vocal stylings of Colin Freestone, drink and shot specials such as $2 Killian's bottles, and more. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-258-1182.

2501 E. Camelback Rd.
Drink specials, Irish music, and more. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-852-0900.

O’Brien’s Pub and Grub
7829 N. 35th Ave.
A full menu of Emerald Isle-style eats — including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, Reubens, and Irish stew — awaits, as do promo giveaways, music by The Scones starting at 1 p.m., and drink specials running all weekend. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-841-3980.

2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
St. Patrick's Day Parking Lot Bash starting with mechanical bull riding, bagpipers, appearances by the Bud and Guinness girls, green beer, corned beef and cabbage, promo giveaways, magic card shows, a bikini and wet-tee-shirt contest at 11 p.m., beer-tossing contests, and more. Music starting at 1:30 p.m. by Krak Smokin Grannies, Sweaty, and Rhythm Edition. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069 for cover.

Padre Murphy’s
4338 W. Bell Rd.
Ginormous 16,000-square-foot tent-party extravaganza with ample amounts of corned beef and cabbage (as well as Padre's full menu), promos from Budweiser, drawings for two five-day vacations to Puerto Vallarta, March Madness action on 80 TVs, drink specials, face painters, clowns, fire eaters, and more. Entertainment starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes The McMorrows, the McElligott School step dancers, Azz Izz, Colleen Callahan, Envy, J. David Sloan & Western Bred, the Charge Michael Band, and a 26-piece bagpipe band. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 602-547-9406.

Pat Murphy’s Pub
3215 E. Thomas Rd.
No green beer here, just real Irish and English brews such as Guinness, Harp, Bass, and Smithwick's, as well as corned beef and cabbage, blues-rock by Poppy & The Usual Suspects at 8:30 p.m., and promo giveaways. Call 602-522-0669.

Pat O’s Bunkhouse Saloon
4428 N. 7th Ave.
Free Irish-Italian buffet is served at 3 p.m., with "absolutely no green beer." Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-200-9154.

Red Owl
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
Acoustic St. Patrick's Day celebration with unplugged jams by Sage Gentle-Wing, Lady Elaine, Todd Hoover, and others, as well as specials on green beer and Irish Car Bombs. 9 p.m. Call 480-968-7003 for cover.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
St. Patrick´s Day Blues Party with music by The Fremonts, drink specials, and barbecue eats from the Rack Shack. $6. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-265-4842.

Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub
906 E. Camelback Rd.
Parking-lot party benefiting the Arizona Animal Welfare League starting at 9 a.m. with beer trucks, an appearance by KTVK TV's Brad Perry, as well as Irish food, barbecue, drink specials, and music by O'Carrolls Gate, Brazenheads, and Mike Donovan from County Cork. $10 after 1 p.m. Call 602-241-1916.

R.T. O’Sullivan’s
6646 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa
1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
5830 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
All three locations offer huge tent events in their parking lots with live music, Irish step dancing, bagpipers, food such as shepherd's pie and corned beef and cabbage, kids' and family activities until 6 p.m., outdoor bars, green beer, March Madness coverage, and much more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $10 after 3 p.m. Call 480-396-9933.

Rúla Búla
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Irish music and entertainment are offered all day, with Paddy's Pegleg at noon, The Town Lake Highlanders Bag Pipe Band at 2 p.m., Haiku Rd. at 4 p.m., and The Keltic Cowboys at 9:30 p.m. Also on tap are promo giveaways by Guinness, Bailey's, Bushmills, and Jameson, as well as a full menu of traditional Irish food. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-929-9500 for cover.

Séamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub
18 W. Monroe St.
St. Patrick's Day street party benefiting the Arizona Animal Welfare League features eats such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and corned-beef sandwiches with chips, as well as promo giveaways by Bushmills, Baileys, and Guinness. The entertainment lineup includes Liar's Handshake at 10 a.m., The Irish Rover at noon, The Biffo's at 2 p.m., Krystal & Sturgis at 6 p.m., and the Blackwood Band at 8:30 p.m., with bagpipers and the McTaggart School step dancers performing throughout the day. (A pre-party also occurs Friday, March 16, with happy hour at 5 p.m., music by the Blackwood Band at 9 p.m., and more). 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-253-6081 for cover.

The Sets
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
Horns and Halos presents "Spank Me, I'm Irish!" with a performance by the Pussy Posse Girls (who'll also host a spanking booth), stunts by The Cut Throat Freak Show, green-pudding wrestling by Dirty Darlins of Debauchery, punk rock by Reburn & The Skidmarks, boxing with the Arizona Derby Dames, and DJ Spyder spinning everything from The Clash to The Pogues. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 presale, $15 at the door. Call 480-829-1822.

2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Discounts on all Irish booze are offered at this hipster hangout, which also features "the only true lounge jukebox." Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-8998.

Sinn Showclub
4125 N. 7th St.
"Getting Lucky" St. Patty's Day celebration with green beer, $5 Irish Car Bombs, $4 Jameson shots, Guinness on tap, giveaways, and plenty of lovely ladies. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-265-8487 for cover.

Skeptical Chymist Irish Restaurant
15688 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Shuck and jive at the Guinness and Oyster Festival benefiting Best Buddies AZ, where you can suck down the shellfish with champagne and pints of the stout in the outdoor tent. There'll also be music by the Keltic Cowboys at 11 a.m., the Blackwood Band at 4 p.m., and The McMorrows at 8 p.m., as well as traditional Irish cuisine, three different bars, a rock-climbing wall, bungee run, oyster-eating challenges, and more. (The festivities continue on Sunday, March 18). 10 a.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-609-8677.

Sugar Daddy’s
3102 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Shamrock 'n' Roll Bash" with rock by the Chris Tafoya Band, $3 Guinness, $6 Irish Car Bombs, and more. Noon-6 p.m. $2. Call 480-970-6556.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
7077 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale
660 W. Warner Rd., Tempe
Both joints feature fabbo fetes inside and outside in their parking lots with beer trucks from Guinness and Budweiser, outdoor barbecues, games, and live entertainment. The Scottsdale location offers the "St. Phateez Day" mega-party starting at 3 p.m. and featuring jams during happy hour by Budweezer, followed at 7:30 p.m. with music by Unlimited Phlavor and headliner the Phunk Junkeez. The Tempe version kicks off at noon, with music by bagpipers and local bands such as Zimis. Open until 2 a.m. $12 cover after 4 p.m. in Scottsdale, $10 cover after 6 p.m. in Tempe. Call 480-922-8424 or 480-592-0102.

TT Roadhouse
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
Huge St. Pat's party with the "best fuggin' jukebox ever" and drink specials. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.

Vine Tavern & Eatery
2808 E. Indian School Rd.
Feast on corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sammies, Irish stew, and shepherd's pie, with drink specials such as $2.50 green-beer pints, $2.75 Coors Light pints, and $3.25 Killian's pints. Sluggo performs at 8 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-9806.

The Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telawa Trail
St. Paddy's Day fete in Geordie's Lounge featuring happy hour with complimentary appetizers from 4-7 p.m. and acoustic music by Jay & Ash following at 7. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-553-7382.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.