There are some great Phoenix and Scottsdale pubs, bars, and restaurants that have more than just green beer on St. Patrick's Day. Dress up in your best Irish attire, and head to one of these special St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
St. Patrick's Day 2020, on Sunday, March 17, and the days preceding the holiday, are bound to be filled with Guinness, Irish food, and Celtic music. In the Phoenix area, you'll find huge parties in outdoor tents and small neighborhood places to go for a Guinness and a plate of corned beef and cabbage. You'll find a parade and family-friendly events in Phoenix too.
Sunday, March 17, 2020, Padre Murphy's in Glendale is the place to be for their famous tent party featuring live music, green drinks, and Irish fare. Traditionally doors have opened and the green drinks started flowing at 10:00 a.m., with corned beef and cabbage, and leprechauns. At 11:30 a.m. the music starts with a full lineup of live entertainment, headlined by Status, direct from Las Vegas.
It's fun for kids in the afternoon with clowns and face painters. In previous years, there has been a $10 cover charge after 2:00 p.m. and a $15 cover after 6:00 p.m. After 5 p.m. the party is for 21+ only.
Pedal Haus Brewery in Downtown Tempe toasts to St. Patrick with a variety of specials including $5 Guinness Drafts, $6 Irish Car Bombs, and lots of fresh brewed delicious Pedal Haus beer.
Guests can pair their beer with Irish food specials like corned beef and cabbage with roasted country vegetables ($13) and shepherd's pie ($12).
Also, to liven up the festivities, Pedal Haus hosts an annual St. Pedal's Day Bike Bar Crawl (see the website and social media for details).
Miracle Mile in Central Phoenix goes through 2,000 pounds of corned beef a month. During the week of St. Patrick's Day, enjoy a meal of corned beef, Irish potatoes, a quarter cabbage head, bread, and butter. They will also cater and package to go if you prefer.
Miracle Mile is open daily.
McFadden's Glendale hosts "Sunday Funday" to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. They serve up Irish burgers and Irish pizzas and the oh-so-famous green beer, Guinness, Irish Mules, Jameson, and Jello shots. The party includes a St. Paddy's cake contest, a Lucky Charms eating contest, and a 50-50 raffle.
General admission tickets are available online for $10 or special packages complete with bottles of liquor, reserved seating, and more begin at $300. Tickets are available online.
Chompie's offers an annual St. Patrick’s Day special, served from 11 a.m. to close on St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage dinner with boiled red potatoes and fresh-baked Irish soda bread for $22.99 per person and is for dine-in only.
A single-serve option is also available for $18.99 - $19.99 per person and is available for both dine-in and take-out. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available.
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a special menu at all three locations (Tempe, Gilbert, Scottsdale). Some of the specialty menu items include Irish shepherd's pie, beer-braised corned beef and cabbage, corned beef mac and cheese, oven roasted lamb shank, and an Irish beer flight.
Thirsty Lion offers a special menu through March 17. They also do a fundraiser with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Thirsty Lion has a weekend celebration for St. Patrick’s Day, and live music on both indoor and outdoor stages at some locations.
Casino Arizona has a range of options to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Casino Arizona’s newest eatery, CAZ Sports Bar. Past offerings have included a Shepard’s Pie special with ground beef and roasted vegetables with an herbed cheddar potato crust. It also included a choice of a small garden salad or roasted vegetable soup as well as Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake for dessert ($15).
Cholla Prime Steakhouse and Lounge, Casino Arizona’s signature restaurant, offers its regular menu, along with a holiday-inspired prefix menu which has included Mushroom Bruschetta with toasted mixed mushroom, Provolone cheese, and balsamic reduction ($9); an Irish Flag Salad with spinach, pears, orange, Feta, and citrus vinaigrette ($9); the main course is pesto crusted lamb chops with onion, cabbage, and Yukon Gold potatoes ($27); followed by Irish Whiskey and stout chocolate cake ($9). The entire four-course menu in 2018 was $36 and each item was also available a la carte.
Willows Restaurant offered both breakfast and lunch specials for St. Patrick’s Day. From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. guests dine on the restaurant's special Irish breakfast, complete with three pork sausages, onions, and pepper scramble with roasted Yukon potatoes and choice of toast ($7.95). Dinner, served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., has included a traditional corned beef dinner with braised corn beef, stewed cabbage, boiled red potatoes, and soda bread ($13.95). Additional offerings included Potato Leek Soup ($3.00) and triple chocolate stout brownies ($3.25).
The Salt River Café offered a corned beef dinner with roasted potatoes, cabbage, and a dinner roll. The special also included a fountain soda and Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake ($8.95).
Casino Arizona has St. Patrick’s Day-inspired specials throughout its entire property even in the Bingo Hall. There are also an array of specialty drinks throughout the casino like the Leprechaun Mimosa, Irish Kiss, and, of course, Guinness Stout Beer.
St. Patrick’s Day at Talking Stick Resort offers special meals and drinks throughout the resort for St. Patrick's Day.
Starting at 11 a.m., the Blue Coyote Café will offer a three-course pre-fixe menu that includes a choice of soup or salad, followed by Guinness short rib with braised beef short ribs, rustic potatoes, a vegetable trio, along with roasted Brussels sprouts. For dessert, the menu includes Jameson Irish Whiskey coffee pie ($21.95).
Talking Stick Resort’s express service bistro will offer a St. Patrick’s Day special from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The shredded Reuben special includes slow-cooked shredded corned beef brisket, pickled red cabbage with Swiss cheese on grilled rye bread, served with a side of loaded potato wedges ($10.75 plus tax).
Arizona’s largest poker room, the ARENA Poker Room, will offer its own pre-fixe menu on the Irish’s luckiest day of the year. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. players can choose from a green salad or split pea & ham soup. The main course, braised corned beef brisket includes mashed Colcannon potatoes with kale, cabbage & chard, orange braised carrots, and parsnips; followed by chocolate peppermint cheesecake ($15).
In downtown Phoenix, they celebrate with a pub crawl and street party. Grab an ice cold pint of ale or traditional and not-so-traditional Irish favorites as you stroll along the downtown sidewalks to some of the most famous pubs and bars in downtown.
The bar crawl admission is only $5 (plus applicable city tax). The ticket is good for drink specials, a souvenir, and free admission into Seamus McCaffrey's famous St Patrick's day street festival. The party features beer gardens, the Guinness and Jameson girls, live music, Irish food, and more.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland, and Ireland, is gearing up for its annual Irish Hooley menu. The authentic Irish menu is typically offered all of March through the 31st. They'll be featuring St. Patrick's Day favorites like Green Beer, Guinness, and corned beef and cabbage.