9 St. Patrick's Day Parties in Metro Phoenix: Food and Drink Edition

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Rosie McCaffrey's (Facebook)
A real Irish pub right in the heart of Phoenix

With St. Patrick's Day landing on a Monday, this year the celebration starts on Friday and goes for a long four-day weekend. That means there's every reason to partake in a little Irish culture with traditional food and all varieties of imbibing, whether you prefer after-work drinks on Friday, singing Irish drinking songs and downing green beers on Saturday, eating Irish-whiskey marinated salmon before a concert at the MIM on Sunday, or drinking with Verne Troyer (a.k.a. Mini Me) on St. Paddy's.

Rosie McCaffrey's

What better place is there in town to join the party than an Irish-owned, Irish-operated pub? The regular menu has all the typical bar food with a Celtic twist: Irish Reuben egg rolls, Irish corned beef tacos, Harp-battered onion rings, and Quigley's quesadilla topped with either chicken or corned beef. There also are large plates of Guinness lamb stew, bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage boxty (Irish potato pancakes), and Kell's meatloaf sandwich with corned beef and bacon. Finish your St. Patrick's meal with Irish whiskey bread pudding.

See also: St. Patrick's Day 2014: Field Guide to Irish Pubs in Metro Phoenix

Arizona Biltmore

For an upscale taste of a Celtic culinary traditions, there will be a very special St. Patrick's Day menu available on Monday, March 17. Executive chef Gordon Maybury, a Dublin native, will prepare his favorite Irish foods, including a full Irish breakfast in the morning. The lunch and dinner specials will include Irish venison, Irish nachos (with French fries instead of tortilla chips), and Brotchan Foltchep (leek and oatmeal soup), a standout dish from Maybury's childhood. He recommends "washing down these tastes of Ireland with such quintessential quaffs as Guinness stouts and Irish Flag cocktails." For reservation at Frank & Albert's (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.), call 602-381-7632; for dinner at Wright's (5 to 10 p.m.), call 602-381-7632.

The Shout! House

Join in singing your favorite Irish drinking songs like "Danny Boy" at this piano bar. The Westgate bar and restaurant also will have $2 green beers and $10 corned beef and cabbage from Friday, March 14, to Monday, March 17. On St. Paddy's, there will be no cover, plus extra drink specials like $3 Guinness and $6 Irish Car Bombs. Reserve a spot at the party by calling 623-772-1500.

Café Allegro at MIM

The Irish happenings at the Musical Instrument Museum include a menu of locally and sustainably sourced ingredients -- no green food coloring here! Available for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this weekend, March 15 and 16, are Irish chicken and cream soup with potatoes and leeks, roasted wild salmon marinated in Irish whiskey and honey, Irish stout lamb stew, and chocolate-orange Guinness cake with cacao nibs. The cultural celebration also includes live music from local groups Dé Máirt Ceol and the High Desert Harpers, performances by students of the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, and Irish tales brought alive by the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. All events are included with paid museum admission.


Location Info

The Shout! House

6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale, AZ

Category: Music

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Wright's at the Biltmore

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Frank & Albert's

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub

906 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Barrel Grill & Modern Saloon

15703 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Cafe at MIM

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ

Category: Music

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery - CLOSED

1910 S. Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Kelly's at South Bridge

7117 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tilted Kilt

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Tilted Kilt

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

7077 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tilted Kilt

660 W. Warner Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music


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