So what if it’s an Irish holiday? Any reason to party is still a reason to party. Pull out all your lovely green attire and “Kiss me I’m Irish” gear to prepare yourself for some serious Irish traditions (we mean drinking & eating of course), and celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day in all the right places. Let the Jameson & Guinness be in full supply, and follow it up with some hearty meals and overly energetic music.
What a perfect time to visit the new Thirsty Lion! Recently opened at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Gastropub & Grill is serving up some Irish specials to get your night going. Highlighting the menu are specialty Irish cocktails and a St. Patrick’s flight of six different 4.5oz glasses of wonderful beer. Be sure to try the Nutty Irishman, which includes Bailey’s Irish Cream, Frangelico, coffee and whipped cream for a little pep in your step dancing. Special menu items like a Reuben Pizza and Corned Beef Mac & Cheese are just a few of the tasty dishes you’ll be able to try. And if your sweet tooth kicks in after all that dark beer try the Jameson Bing-Cherry Bread Pudding, which is topped off with whiskey caramel. How lucky are you?
If you’re serious about your Irish drinking game and feel that you should be in full celebration the entire day and night then visit Coach House. All day long you can enjoy $4 Guinness’ and $5 Irish Car Bombs. Honestly, what else would you be doing all day anyway?
The popular sports bar is celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day like they should. $8 Car bombs and $5 “Jamo” shots along with $8 Reuben sandwiches will be available. And with their Chandler location recently opening up, there’s probably one near you, and you’re probably going to go.
We have to mention C.A.S.A. down in Tempe due to the irony of the event. On Saint Patrick’s Day, C.A.S.A. will be hosting Atlanta born artist ILOVEMAKONNEN, who rose to stardom after rapper Drake remixed his single “Tuesday.” And with Saint Patrick’s Day being on a Tuesday need we say more? Indulge yourself in the #GOINGUP package which includes VIP access, express entry, and a free bottle of champagne for $50. Doors open at 4. Tickets available at relentlessbeats.com
If you completely missed the Pot of Gold Music Festival running all weekend, you have one last chance to join in on the fun. Located down in Tempe Beach Park, the festival finishes up Tuesday night with performances by Korn, Godsmack, Chevelle, and Rite to Remain. Not your typical blend of Irish music, but with a Guinness in hand it may just feel like it. Not only will there be live music, but local food vendors, alcoholic beverages, and artist merchandise will be available too. Doors open at 3. Your golden tickets are available to purchase at potofgoldmusicfestival.com
-By Suzanne Koch