(Credit: Jameson Irish Whiskey)
This year, Tucson is offering plenty of St. Patrick’s Day events, dinners, and specials worthy of a pot of gold.
Even though green beer is still a tradition at some joints, the rise of craft beer helps puts additional spins on the holiday.
Whether it’s corned beef, beer that’ll stain your tongue green, or a fancier dinner, one of the following events will strike gold in your eyes. This list will be updated as we find out about additional events.
1912 Brewing Company
2045 N. Forbes Blvd. #105
(Credit: 1912 Brewing Co.)
Celebrate the holiday at 1912 Brewing Company with Irish music, craft beer, and food from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The third annual employee corned beef competition kicks off at 3 p.m., and three to six different corned beefs will be available to try. When you’re finished chomping down, vote for your favorite.
Rancho Preciado will also be serving up corned beef and caramel Irish cookies.
For more information, visit 1912 Brewing Company’s Facebook Event Page.
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, food, and more.
The free event is family-friendly with a huge 54 foot inflatable obstacle course.
Food trucks American Flying Buffalo and Green Fairy Pastries will be on site as well. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome, too.
For more information, visit arizonabeerhouse.com.
AZ Hops & Vines
3450 Highway 82, Sonoita, Arizona
AZ Hops & Vines is throwing a free party this St. Patrick’s Day. Come on down.
For the occasion, their sweet sparkling Moscato Green Fluffer will be available, along with their Pot of Gold shots, $3 cocktails, mimosas, and corned beef and cabbage.
From 2 – 5 p.m., you can catch the band After7 on their patio.
For more information, visit AZ Hops & Vines’ Facebook Event Page.
Batch Cafe & Bar
118 E. Congress St.
Downtown Tucson’s Batch Cafe & Bar will be offering green doughnuts, boozy Lucky Charms cereal, and a special corned beef sandwich.
From noon – 2 a.m., all of their Irish whiskies will be 20 percent off. Live music will be provided by DJ Jason E starting at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit Batch Cafe & Bar’s Facebook Event Page.
Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub
6958 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
(Credit: The Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub)
Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub is loading up on plenty of Irish favorites, and will have all day specials on food and drinks.
They’re also opening an hour earlier, and celebrating from 10 a.m. – midnight.
For more information, call (520) 885-8277 or visit canyonscrown.com.
Casino Del Sol
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Casino Del Sol is going all out this St. Patrick’s Day with drink specials throughout the entire day with $5 Jameson whiskey and $5 bottles of Guinness.
For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.
Festa International Buffet
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
This St. Patrick’s Day, you may as well stuff your face with some classic Irish dishes.
From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Casino Del Sol’s Festa International Buffet will feature corned beef, cabbage, and red potatoes, alongside their Tour of the UK menu.
For more information and prices, call (855) 765-7829 or visit casinodelsol.com.
Frog & Firkin
874 E. University Blvd.
Frog & Firkin will be offering green beer, pipers, Irish food specials, free giveaways, Irish music, and more.
The festivity will be going on from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. the next morning.
For more information, visit Frog & Firkin’s Facebook Event Page.
Harvest Oro Valley
10355 N. La Canada
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Harvest with their classic corned beef and cabbage dinner from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Dinner is $18.9o per person, and reservations can be made by (520) 731-1100.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Menu:
- Corned Beef & Cabbage – served with fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables, braised reduction sauce, and Irish Soda bread.
- Additional Sides:
- Irish Stew
- Chocolate Guinness Cupcake
- Irish Cream and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
For more information, visit harvestov.com.
14 S. Arizona Ave.
From 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., HighWire is celebrating with green beer and Jameson Irish whiskey Specials.
For more information, visit highwiretucson.com.
311 E. Congress St.
(Credit: Hotel Congress)
Celebrate at Hotel Congress from 1 p.m. to close with a wide range of food, drinks, and music. Entry is free until 9 p.m. and $3 after that.
- Bastards Sons Of Patrick on the plaza.
- Saturdaze DJs in the club.
- Jameson Irish Whiskey ($6)
- Irish Handcuffs (pint of Guinness/shot of Jameson) ($10)
- Guinness ($5)
- Great Guinness Toast (available at 10 p.m.)
Irish Cook Off (Starting at 1 p.m.)
- Corned Beef Sliders
- Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
- Guinness Cheese Soup
- Shepard’s Pie
Cup Cafe Specials
Activities for the kids
- Face painting
- Cookie decorating
- Fruit Loop necklaces
- Pot o’ chocolate gold
Call (520) 798-1618 to make reservations. For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.
112 S. Camino Seco
From 7 a.m. – 2 a.m., Jeff’s Pub will offer specials on the following:
- Jameson Irish Whiskey
- Draft and bottled beer specials
- Irish Car Bombs
They’re also have all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and rye bread for $9.99.
Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. and the beer pong competition beings at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit jeffspub.com.
The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge
2905 E. Skyline Dr.
The Living Room at La Encantada is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party from 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
You can expect the following specials:
- ($12) Bottomless mimosas until 2 p.m.
- ($3) Green beers
- ($4) Sangrias
- ($4) Guinness
- ($6) Bushmills
- ($8) Carbombs
- Half off appetizers until 7 p.m.
Live bag pipes from the Tucson Fire Department , and DJ’s will be mixing the party beats all day long.
For more information, visit livingroomwinebar.com.
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Moby’s at Casino Del Sol is offering a St. Patrick’s Day special from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Their menu will include the classic Irish meal corned beef and hash, on top of a bed of cabbage and home fries. Seats are $12 per person, and you’ll want to book your table ahead of time.
For more information, call (520) 838-6549 or visit casinodelsol.com.
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Facade at Pinnacle Peak (Credit: Adilene Ibarra)
Pinnacle Peak is celebrating St Patrick’s Day with beer specials and festive menu items.
On the menu for the day is the Pit Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner with traditional sides for $17.99.
For more information, call (520) 296-0911 or visit pinnaclepeaktucson.com.
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
PY Steakhouse inside of Casino Del Sol will be offered a three course St. Patrick’s Day Prix Fixe menu from 4 – 11 p.m.
Seats are $49 per person and reservations are suggested.
St. Patrick’s Prix Fixe Menu:
- Spring Lamb Stew – braised lamb, roasted turnips, caramelized and smoked pearl onions, and puff pastry
- PY Prime Corned Beef – two-week house brine, duck fat potatoes, braised cabbage, and braising jus
- Apple Amber Pie – Irish whisky merengue and apple chip
For more information, call (855) 765-7829 or visit casinodelsol.com.
Union Public House
4340 N. Campbell Ave. Ste 103
Union Public House is hosting a free Irish Party with entertainment and live music.
There’s going to be more than 100 beers to choose from, NCAA Tournament Games, outdoor games, and Guinness beer and Jameson specials.
Live music from:
- 7 – 10 p.m. – 80’s and Gentlemen
- 8 p.m. – Northwest Firefighters and Old Pubelo Pipes and Drum
For more information, visit uniontucson.com.