Top of the Day to You: St. Patrick's Day Events


Skimo the dog is ready to party. Flickr photo by hellocopter.

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday March 17th this year (although the parade is Saturday), and you’ll want to get some luck of the Irish with these events and specials to celebrate.

At ~JASPER’S CORNER TAP~ they’ll be serving some special Irish dishes, like lamb pasty and corned beef with cabbage. Of course, they’ve also got drink specials going for $8, like the J.J. Sour with Jameson, lemon, orgeat, and bitters. Check out the specials here.

At ~FIFTH FLOOR~ they’ve got several different drink specials to toast to the luck of the Irish, like the Blarney Stone (Irish whiskey, lime, ginger beer) and an Irish whiskey flight. Here’s the full list of drink specials. They’ll also be serving Guinness ice cream, delish.

As happens every year, ~ROYAL EXCHANGE~ is throwing a huge block party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This year, it begins at 11am on Friday March 15th with Irish food specials in the restaurant and will continue into the evening with live music, lots of beer, and rowdy folks in green. The party will continue into the weekend, too, from 11am-close on Saturday and Sunday.

Check out some cold sweet specials at ~THE ICE CREAM BAR~ in Cole Valley. They’ve got drink specials like the Dublin Honey with Guinness and honey ice cream, plus Guinness ice cream, potato leek soup, and corned beef. The specials will be available March 14th-17th. 815 Cole St. at Carl, 415-742-4932.

Want to make your own St. Patrick’s feast? ~4505 MEATS~ has brisket, corned beef kits, and corned beef that just needs to be heated. Give them a call to order. 1909 Mission St. at 15th St., 415-525-4239.

Since it’s a Sunday, you can tuck into an Irish brunch at ~THE PHOENIX BAR & IRISH GATHERING HOUSE~ in the Mission, or maybe lunch and a pint at ~DURTY NELLY’S~ in the Outer Sunset. Otherwise, pretty much every single Irish bar in the city (and boy do we have a lot of ‘em) will be overflowing with Guinness-drinking mobs, so take your pick.

Event Info

Sunday Mar 17, 2013 – Sunday Mar 17, 2013