Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with some traditional Irish fare, like shepherd’s pie and corned beef and cabbage, washed down with a classic Irish brew, like Guinness, at these Valley restaurants and bars that are putting on specials for St. Patrick’s Day 2013.
A mix between an Irish pub and classic American sports bar, R.T. O’Sullivan’s is offering live music all day and night at all locations for St. Patrick’s Day. Munch on Irish fare like sheperd’s pie corned beef and cabbage while watching Irish step dancers and bag pipers.
Details: 1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 480-844-1290; 6646 Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa, 480-396-9933; 5830 W. Bell Road, Glendale, 602-938-5300; rtosullivans.com.
Listen to Irish tunes all day and enjoy Celtic fare, like Harp-battered fish and chips or corned-beef and cabbage, with a glass of Guinness or Smithwick’s.
Details: 15688 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. 480-609-8677, skepticalchymist.com.
The sister restaurant to north Scottsdale’s Skeptical Chymist and Phoenix’s Tim Finnegan’s, Fibber Magees offers a nearly identical menu with the same all-day Irish breakfast in Chandler or Scottsdale: eggs, sausage, bacon, black and white pudding, beans, roasted tomato and grilled soda bread.
Details: 1989 W. Elliot Road, Chandler. 480-722-9434, fibbermageespub.com.
Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Join Phoenix’s first Irish pub for its 22nd annual St. Paddy’s Day street party! A downtown Phoenix staple, Seamus is known for serving up draught beer and Irish whiskey. Soak it all up with some homemade Irish soda bread and entertainment and live music all day.
Details: 18 West Monroe St., Phoenix. 602-253-6081, seamusmccaffreys.com.
The Turf Irish Pub
Run by the team behind Seamus McCaffrey’s, kick back on the Turf patio with some traditional Irish brews like Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s and Boddingtons. Be sure to save room for at least one of the bar’s four versions of hearty boxty, a griddled potato cake.
Details: 705 N. First St., Phoenix. 602-296-5043, theturfpub.com.
Rosie McCaffreys Irish Pub
Dance to Celtic music fueld by beer and liquors from all over the world, like Irish and Scotch whiskeys, blended and single malts. Holiday menu features corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwiches, Irish lamb stew and pulled-pork sandwiches.
Details: 906 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-241-1916, rosiemccaffreys.com.
Kelly’s at Southbridge
This swanky pub will feature live music and food and drink specials Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Kelly’s can pull the perfect pint of Guinness and fool you into thinking you’re in the Emerald Isle.
Details: 7117 E 6th Ave, Scottsdale. 480-393-3205, kellysatsouthbridge.com/.
Irish Wolfhound Restaurant and Pub
Get a classic taste of the Irish at this pub. Celtic music will serenade a special St. Paddy’s Day menu consisting of Bratwurst, shepherd’s pie and Irish nachos. Choose from an extensive beer list to wash it all down.
Details: 16811 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise. 623-214-1004, irishwolfhoundpub.com
Casey Moore’s Oyster House
Housed in a alleged haunted bungalow in historic Tempe, this Irish pub meets casual hangout features classic Irish brews and everything from fried bar snacks to upscale seafood dishes like salmon Oscar and oysters Rockefeller.
Details: 850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe. 480-968-9935, caseymoores.com.