Shamrocks & Shenanigans: St. Patrick's Day 2023 festivities in Tucson

By Addie Ibarra
March 9, 2023

Tucson is gearing up for fun-filled St. Patrick's Day celebrations with 15+ exciting events all around town.

Local breweries are releasing seasonal beers, including glitter beer, to get you in the festive mood, while live music performances add to the lively atmosphere. Many places will also be serving the classic St. Patrick's Day dish of corned beef and cabbage alongside drink specials.

The following events are happening on Friday, March 17 unless otherwise noted.

Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.
Beginning at 2 p.m.

Hotel Congress, in conjunction with the Prime Leaf, is hosting a St.Patrick's Day Party. There will be live music on 2 stages, Irish food specials, $6 Guinness cans, $5 Jameson, and $3 green beer!

There will be a $5 cover after 6 p.m.

For more information, visit their event page

Zona 78

7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Grab your best green garb and join Zona 78 for O'Leathers Corned Beef Cabbage and Potatoes! Available all day on St. Patrick's Day.

Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl  

Downtown Tucson
Beginning at 4 p.m. *this event also happens again on Saturday, March 18

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a pub crawl through downtown Tucson. Lucky's St. Patrick's Day crawl kicks off at O'Malley's and from there you have the option of:

  • Cobra Arcade Bar
  • Funky Monk
  • HiFi Kitchen & Cocktails
    • Featured specials: $5 Green Beer | $7 Jamison Beer | $7 Green Teas
  • The Neighborhood DWTN
    • Featured specials: $5 Green Beers $5 Jager Bomb

For more information, visit their Facebook event page

St Patrick’s Day at The Hut

The Hut Tucson, 305 N. Fourth Ave.
Beginning at 6 p.m.

Funky Bonz will be joined by Barnaby and the Butcher and Cleavers & Clovers for this fun event.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page

St Patrick's Day at Caps & Corks

Caps & Corks, 3830 W. River Rd., Ste 100
Beginning at noon

Join us to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Caps & Corks will have green beer and Guinness pints all day for $4 all day.

Superstition Meadery will be in-house beginning at 5 p.m. for free mead tasting. Live music with Flatlander Jim will begin at 6 p.m. Family Joint Pizzeria will be serving up pizzas with sweets by Kim’s Confections.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

On The Rocks

7930 E. Speedway Blvd.

The east side bar will be serving up special dishes and drinks on St. Patrick's day with live music from 8 p.m. - midnight.

  • Soup of the Day: Green Leek & Potato Bisque
  • Potato Skins with Jalapeno Ranch
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage
  • $3 or 2-for-$5 Shamrock Shake Pudding Shots
  • and much more!

For more information, follow On The Rocks on Facebook.

St. Patrick's Day - Green Glitter Beer

Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.
Beginning at 11 a.m.

Don't miss out on Borderlands green glitter beer for St. Patrick's Day!

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

St. Patricks Day - The Desert Rovers Live Music

The Union Jack Tucson, 800 E. University Blvd., Suite 104
Beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Irish celebrations come to the Union Jack for St. Patrick's Day. They'll have live music and drinks specials!

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

St. Pat's Party/Tucson Celtic Fest & Highland Games Fundraiser!

BlackRock Brewers, 1664 S. Research Loop,  #200
Beginning at 6 p.m.

BlackRock Brewers is hosting a Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games. They'll be giving away some goodies, hosting some St. Patrick's Trivia, and raffling off some baskets to raise some dough for the 37th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games. Looking forward to the shenanigans!

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

1912 Brewing Co., 2045 N. Forbes Blvd, Ste. 105
Beginning at noon

1912 Brewing is celebrating with 1912 liquid gold, Daniela’s Cooking, and more! Enjoy the St Patrick’s Day-themed beer releases, the Irish Sobriety — a whiskey-aged Irish Red Ale, and a special green beer release!

Daniela’s Cooking will be serving up Corn Beef and Cabbage and more. Check out her menu here.

They'll even have extended hours from 12 - 8 p.m. For more information, visit their Facebook event page
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South40 St Patty's Day at Chicago Bar

Chicago Bar, 5954 E. Speedway Blvd.
Beginning at 8 p.m.

Limelight Entertainment presents, South40 at the world-famous Chicago Bar St Patrick's day extravaganza! Tucson's only southern and hard Rock band. With special guest, drummer Hunter James.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

Monkey Bar's St. Patrick's Day

Monkey Bar, 1120 S. Wilmot Rd.
Beginning at 1 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick's day with The Monkey Bar! Drink specials along with free corned beef and cabbage with purchase while supplies last.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

ZeeCeeKeely Celebrate St. Patrick's Day W/ Randy Vega & Johnny and Clyde

Corbett Brewery, 309 E. Seventh St.
Beginning at 7 p.m.

ZeeCeeKeely is a local American Reggae Rock Dub band and they're bringing their unique style of reggae to Corbett Brewery for St. Patrick's Day.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

UCR St Patrick's Day Show

FireTruck Brewing Company, 4746 E. Grant Rd.
From 6 - 8 p.m.

Joinvfor live Irish folk songs at FireTruck Brewing on Grant Road in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

St. Patty's Day at On The Rocks

On The Rocks, 7930 E Speedway Blvd., Suite 170
From 8 p.m. - midnight

Throw your green on and come out and rock out with your green beer in hand!

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

Kinda Kinks celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Rockabilly Grill, 3700 N. Oracle Rd.
Starting at 7 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Kinda Kinks at Rockabilly Grill. No Cover! Good food and a full bar.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

St. Patrick’s Paint Party at Hotel McCoy!

Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Rd., #302
From 6 - 9 p.m.

Feeling lucky? Join Painting & Vino Tucson and Hotel McCoy for a St. Patrick’s Day Paint Party!

Spend your St. Patrick’s Day evening with Painting & Vino Tucson and Hotel McCoy! Instructor Emma will guide you throughout the entire paint and sip to help you recreate this 10×10” wood panel painting. Your wood panel comes complete with a twine handle for easy transport and display.

Local beer, wine, coffee and $4 tamales from Tucson Tamale Company will be available for purchase, and you’re welcome to bring your own treats as well. Tran’s Fats Food Truck will be parked outside the paint and wine event with delicious bites and entrees also available for purchase. This event will be held indoors in the event area adjacent to the lobby to provide a comfortable environment for guests.

No experience is necessary and all art supplies are provided, including your rustic 10x10” wood panel.

For more information, visit their event page.

Acoustic Songwriters at The Jackrabbit

The Jackrabbit Lounge, 2000 N. Oracle Rd.
From 7 - 9 p.m.

Looking to avoid the downtown madness? Jackrabbit Lounge will have an awesome acoustic songwriter event for St. Patrick's Day.

For more information, visit their Instagram. 

St. Patty's Day at Union Public House

Union Public House, 4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Starting at 7 p.m.

Union will be offering $5 Green Tea Shots, $6 Jameson, $7 Guinness, $7 Harp Lagers, $7 Guinness Zero, and $7 Black and Tans on St. Patrick's Day. Also, plenty of food like corned beef and cabbage will be on-hand.

For more information, follow Union on Facebook.

Saint Patrick's Day at Casa Marana

Casa Marana Craft Beer · Wine · Spirits, 8225 N. Courtney Page Way, Suite 191
Starting at 6 p.m.

Feelin’ lucky? Come on down to Casa Marana for some live music from 7 - 9 p.m. and enjoy an awesome menu of themed cocktails. There will also be a leprechaun serving up a delicious cocktail from their flowing fountain.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies...

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