17 Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tucson

St. Patrick’s Day is more than a day to obsess over anything green.

Although conspicuous green beer has become a widespread American tradition, the rise of craft beer has made special stouts widely available too.

While Auld Dubliner is no longer open in Tucson, Irish delicacies such as corned beef and cabbage will make their way into kitchens all over town.

1912 Brewing Company

2045 N. Forbes Blvd. #105

From 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., 1912 will feature an employee corned beef and cabbage cook-off with Irish tunes. Approximately two ounces of corned beef and cabbage will be provided from each participating employee as they compete for votes. Limited quantities will be available, so get there early.

For more information, visit 1912brewing.com.

Arizona Beer House

150 S. Kolb Rd.

From noon – midnight, Arizona Beer House will pair with the Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games to provide live music, Celtic dance, and more. It’s also family-friendly with a jumping castle until 9 p.m. Food trucks American Flying Buffalo and Gigi’s Fusion will be on site as well.

For more information, visit arizonabeerhouse.com.

Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub

6958 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

From 10 a.m. – midnight, Canyon’s Crown is hosting their eighth St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Corned beef, $6 Guinness, and $3 green beer will be available all day. Special taps include Murphy’s Irish Stout, Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale, Magners Irish Pear Cider, Uncle Bear’s Brewery Wolfhound Irish Red Ale, and Boulder Beer’s Irish Blessing oak-aged coffee stout.

For more information, visit canyonscrown.com.

The Coronet

402 E. 9th St.

From 5 – 10 p.m., Coronet will host a faithful observation of the Feast of St Patrick with corned beef and cabbage. Live music will be provided by Jamie O’Brien from 7 – 9 p.m.

For more information, call (520) 222-9889 or visit cafecoronet.com.

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

228 E. 6th St.

From 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Crooked Tooth will feature The Out Of Kilters Cletic band and green beer alongside their house brews. They’re also collecting donations for Refugee Focus.

Keep up with Crooked Tooth Brewing Company on Facebook.

The Horseshoe Grill

7713 E. Broadway Blvd.

Horseshoe Grill will offer corned beef and the following specials:

  • Green Beers ($2)
  • Guinness ($4)
  • Murphy’s Irish Stout ($4)
  • Noche Dulce ($4)
  • Irish Car Bombs ($5)
  • Irish Mules ($6)
  • Green Tea Shots ($5)
  • Jameson ($5)
  • Tullamore Dew ($5)

Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

Celebrate at Hotel Congress from 5 p.m. to close with a wide range of food and music. Entry is free until 9 p.m., $3 after.

  • Roman Barton Sherman – 5 p.m. in the plaza
  • Tom Walbank – 5:45 p.m. in the plaza
  • Bastards Sons Of Patrick – 7:30p.m. in the plaza
  • Cash Lansky – 10 p.m. in the club
  • El Tambo – 10:30 p.m.
Drink Specials
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey ($5)
  • Hell-Cat Maggie Irish Whiskey ($3)
  • Guinness ($4)
Plaza Food Starting at 6 p.m.
  • Corned Beef Sliders – violet mustard, pretzel buns, house made pickles ($7)
  • Irish Fish Stew – root vegetables, Guinness broth ($6)
Cup Cafe Specials
  • House Pickled Corned Beef and Cabbage – AZ raised brisket, boiled cabbage, potatoes, carrots, violet mustard sauce. $16 for lunch, $20 for dinner (smaller portion for lunch)
  • Shepherd’s Pie – Minced lamb, root vegetables, stout broth, whipped potatoes, Irish cheddar. $22
  • Root Vegetable Ale Pie – Hearty vegetables, Stout broth, puff pastry, red cabbage and frisee salad, stout vinaigrette. $20

Call (520) 798-1618 to make reservations. For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

Frog & Firkin

874 E. University Blvd.

Frog & Firkin will feature green beer, Boulder Beer Company’s Irish Blessing oak-aged coffee stout, Irish stew, Guinness pot roast, and corned beef and cabbage with Guinness jus.

The festivity also includes free Irish derby hats for men and green carnations for women. Bagpipers will perform from 6 – 7 p.m. and 10 – 11 p.m.

For more information, visit frogandfirkin.com.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.

Ghini’s will offer Grilled Corned Beef On Rye, Green Eggs & Ham, Irish Stout Onion Soup & Porter Cream Mussels, and $4 boutique beers to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

For more information, call (520) 326-9095 or visit ghiniscafe.com.

HighWire Lounge

14 S. Arizona Ave.

From 3 p.m. – midnight, HighWire will feature special cocktails and traditional Irish fare courtesy of Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market. Music will be provided by DJ Apprentice & Friends in the courtyard.

For more information, visit highwiretucson.com.

Jeff’s Pub

112 S. Camino Seco

From 8 a.m. – 2 a.m., Jeff’s Pub will offer the following specials:

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey ($5)
  • Domestic pints ($3)
  • Irish Car  Bombs ($5)
  • Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey with a beer ($8)
  • Guinness ($4)
  • Budweiser and Bud Light ($2.50)

For more information, visit jeffspub.com.

Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe

505 W. Miracle Mile

From 7 – 10 p.m., Monterey will feature corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. Guinness and Harp will be on tap. Live music will be provided by Nancy plus Gary Mackender and Steve Grams with a $10 cover at the gate.

For more information, visit montereycourtaz.com.

Noble Hops Craft Beer + Fine Fare

1335 W. Lambert Ln., Oro Valley, AZ 85737

From 11 a.m. – midnight, Noble Hops will feature the following food specials:

  • House corned beef hash with potatoes, shallots, garlic; topped with two eggs and Texas toast ($15)
  • White and green chocolate cake with a Jameson glaze ($6)

The bartenders will be dye craft beers green as well.

Northwest Firefighters Pipes and Drums will perform from 6 – 7 p.m., while DJ Michael Lopez will be on the patio from 8 – 11 p.m.

For more information, call (520) 797-4677 or visit noblehops.com.

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

115 E. Broadway Blvd.
St. Patrick's Day infusions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company (Credit: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company)

St. Patrick’s Day infusions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company (Credit: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company)

Visit Pueblo Vida’s taproom from 2 – 11 p.m. for a flight of four stouts:

  • Breakfast Stout
  • Breakfast Stout w/ Coconut
  • Breakfast Stout w/ Chocolate & Mint
  • Breakfast Stout w/ Jameson Soaked Oak Spirals

Luke’s Pizza will also be onsite from 5 – 9 p.m. serving their signature sourdough pizza.

For more information, visit pueblovidabrewing.com.

Tap & Bottle

403 N. 6th Ave.

From 5 – 9 p.m., will feature Green Flash Brewing Company beer rather than green beer.

On Tap
  • Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA
  • Soul Style IPA
  • GFB Blonde Ale
  • Cellar 3: Blanc Tarte Barrique
  • Cellar 3: Divine Belgique

For more information, visit thetapandbottle.com.

Trident Grill

2033 E. Speedway Blvd.

Trident will offer St. Patrick’s Day specials throughout the day, including corned beef and cabbage.

Keep up with Trident Grill on Facebook.

Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell Ave. Ste 103

Union will serve corned pig, cabbage, and potatoes. They’ll also barbecue a pig and offer free tastings and green items.

Drink Specials
  • Green Tea Shots ($4)
  • Guinness Pints ($4)
  • Irish Mule ($5)
  • Irish Car Bombs ($5)

For more information, visit uniontucson.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.