Kiss me, I’m Irish! Slap on your green gear, head to your local Irish pub and shoot back some Guinness because this year’s St. Patrick’s Day is jam-packed with ways to celebrate!
West Addison’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash:
You’ll find a lot more than four-leaf clovers at this bash, which has something for all ages! Bring the kiddos to West Addison in DC Ranch because its Courtyard will be filled with family fun, including clowns, games, balloon artists, face painters, cotton candy, snow cone machines and more. Be sure to bring your appetite as well because there will be an outdoor grill serving up hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken cornbeef and cabbage sandwiches. As for the adults looking to celebrate, West Addison is offering drink and shot specials all day, along with live music in the courtyard. Make your way inside to get your March Madness fix on the big screens. A DJ will follow the games. No cover charge from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities and entertainment 3 to 7 p.m. Block party runs until 2 a.m. West Addison is located at 20751 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. westaddisonaz.com.
O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub Party and Music Festival:
Get a taste of Ireland at O’Donoghue’s! This classic pub will offer live music, Guinness and traditional Irish food all day and Irish dancers and bands, like Ally & the Boys and Booya. Local rock band EastonAshe will perform at 7 p.m., followed by Elvis Before Noon at 9 p.m. Over indulge its “A Taste of Ireland” buffet for just $15 starting at 11 a.m. The menu includes shepherd’s pie, Guinness beef stew, corned beef and cabbage, and hamburgers. There will be a $10 cover after noon. O’Donoghue’s is located at 20469 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. www.odsaz.com.
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery St. Patrick’s Day Party:
Tilted Kilt and Eatery’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration is its largest party of the year. So you might want to check it out as it will feature live music, green beer and loads of Guinness and Jameson. Chow down on Irish food specials, including corned beef and cabbage. Give back this St. Patrick’s Day at Tilted Kilt, which is hosting a canned-food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul charities. There will be a $5 cover after 3 p.m. (or free with donation of five canned-food items). www.tiltedkilt.com.
R.T. O’Sullivan’s St. Patrick’s Party: Make your way to R.T. O’Sullivan’s for this outdoor and indoor bash! Guests will get extra “lucky” with $5 monster green beer, traditional Irish food, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, and a pipe and drum corps. Bring the youngsters as well because there will be a kids corner with face painting and games until 6 p.m. Live music varies by location so visit www.rtosullivans.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Bravo Bistro
Bravo Bistro invites you to its “Wear Green and Be Irish” party. Thos who wear green can indulge in complimentary appetizers including green hummus, antipasto, penne with green pesto, sausage with green peppers, and other goodies. There will also be can’t-miss specials on Irish whiskey, Irish coffee, wine and beer. Bravo Bistro is located at 4327 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. RSVP at www.bravobistro.com or 480.481.7614.
St. Patrick’s Day at McCormick & Schmick’s
Let the celebration begin, as McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant at The SHOPS Gainey Village rolls out its favorite day of the year–Thursday, March 17. Lunch entrees range from $8.95 to $13.95 and will include Corned Beef and Lamb Stew. Palate pleasing three course dinners will be offered for $24.95, featuring choices like Irish Whiskey Glazed Salmon, Guinness Beef Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and more. Pairings with each course include Harp Lager and Guinness on draft, and a dessert pairing of Irish Coffee or Bailey’s for $34.95. Indulge your inner Leprechaun with irresistible lunch, happy hour or dinner specials. For details and reservations, call 480.998.2026. The SHOPS Gainey Village is located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Doubletree Ranch Roads at 8787 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.