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Padre Murphys
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 Murphys 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 Os 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. 8 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 McCaffreys 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 The Biffo's, Brazenheads, and Mike Donovan from County Cork. $10 after 1 p.m. Call 602-241-1916.

R.T. OSullivans
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.

Samus McCaffreys 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 Blackwood 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 Blackwood 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
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.

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