McFadden's Three-Day Grand Opening Starts Tonight

The East Valley certainly has the market cornered on Irish chain pubs. (You know, quasi-Celtic party bars/eateries that lay on the shamrock schtick as thick as a pint of Guinness. My colleague Stephen Lemons once decribed them as "Irish Disneylands") Just off the top of our head there's Tilted Kilt's three different locations, as well as D'Arcy McGees at the Tempe Marketplace, Skeptical Chymist, and Fibber Magees.

The westside's been lacking in these kinda places...until tonight that is, as McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon is celebrating its grand opening with a three-night blowout. The Irish-themed Westgate establishment (which also has locations in NYC, Philly, Vegas, and at least a dozen other cities) has finally made its way to P-Town.

The revelry starts tonight with a little sexiness: Playboy playmate Jade Nicole will be the special guest of the evening and will raven-haired hottie will surely be making making jaws drop. A "Calendar Girl Search" will also transpire (with a $500 in cash and six months of free tanning offered as prizes). Make sure you dress clevage is order. Free drinks are also available from 9-10 p.m., but you'll have to call the VIP hostess Madison at 623-872-0022.

The fashionistas at 944 will also be hosting a stylish shindig on Friday that includes appearanes by a number of DJs (no word as to who just yet), while Edge 103.9 will be on-site for it's own version on Saturday and will host live music from local alt-rockers.

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