Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret; there are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days.
This week, it's all about St. Patrick's Day: one the country's most glorious drinking days. Maybe you already partied this weekend. Maybe you're ready for more. Either way, we have a few places where you can score some Guinness and shepherd's pie.
So whether you're looking to attend a St. Patrick's Day party, celebrate National Ravioli Day, or sing your heart out at karaoke, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Shout Karaoke Grand Opening in West Palm Beach
Shout Karaoke opened last month in downtown West Palm Beach with its flagship location, and the new karaoke bar and restaurant will be hosting its grand opening this Tuesday, March 17, on St. Patrick's Day. The party, hosted by 95.5 Wild radio's DJ Brody, will feature a live broadcast from 10 p.m. to midnight, as well as a free t-shirt giveaway for the first 100 people, raffles, and Shout shot specials all day. The venue offers a variety of private rooms (aka karaoke boxes) rentable for $8 per hour per person, fitting anywhere from 2-30 guests. Each of the 11 private rooms offers a cozy atmosphere, comfortable lounge seating, a state-of-the-art karaoke system. Choose from thousands of songs displayed on large, hi-def monitors, and choose drinks from a menu featuring signature cocktails and food. The grand opening will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 a.m. Shout Karaoke is located at 109 N Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-2290, or visit shoutkaraoke.com.
St. Patrick's Day Block Party at Murphy's Law
Starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, experience St. Patrick's Day with a mega block party at Murphy's Law Irish Pub at the Seminole Creek Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Coconut Creek. The day-long event will feature tribute bands, DJs, Irish pub fare, The Drake Irish Dancers, bagpipers, giveaways, green beer, and drink and shot specials.
Murphy's Law Irish Pub is located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 5703 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Call 954-791-4782, or visit murphyslawirishpub.com.
St. Patrick's Day at Stout Sports Bar & Grill
One of Fort Lauderdale's most authentic Irish Pubs, Stout Bar & Grill, will host their annual St. Patrick's Day Party on Tuesday, March 17. Doors open at 11 a.m. when the restaurant will begin serving a full Irish menu featuring Bangers & Mash, Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, Calf's Liver & Onions, and Corned Beef & Cabbage. Their outdoor tented event will feature Irish music all day, as well as the official Jameson Ice Luge, and specials on Guinness and Carlsberg beer. Then sit back and relax. Inside features 40 HDTV screens, as well as a full liquor bar. Stout Sports Bar & Grill is located at 3419 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-223-5678, or visit stoutsportsbarandgrill.com.
Roxy's St. Patrick's Day Block Party
Downtown West Palm Beach knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Roxy's Pub shuts down the 300 block of Clematis Street for a day-long block party with all the Irish you can handle. It all starts with Roxy's famous "Kegs and Eggs" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., featuring a traditional Irish menu including corned beef and cabbage. The event includes special appearance from Irish dancers and Roxy's own team of leprechauns, beer pong competitions, contests, and give-aways. Live music and DJs start at 5 p.m. Roxy's Pub is located at 309 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-296-7699, or visit roxyspub.com.
Tilted Kilt Boca Raton Grand Opening and St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the right way: with girls and guys in kilts, pouring mugs of cold beer. That's how they'll be partying at Tilted Kilt in Boca Raton. The bar and restaurant will be celebrating its official grand opening on Tuesday, March 17, featuring a number of specialty beer releases from Delray Beach's Saltwater Brewery. Tilted Kilt is located at 3320 Airport Rd., Boca Raton. Call 561-338-5458, or visit tiltedkilt.com.
St. Patrick's Day at Dubliner Irish Pub
The biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration comes to Boca Raton with The Dubliner's annual celebration. On Tuesday, March 17 the block party begins at 11 a.m. with live music, an Irish buffet, bagpipers, cloggers, and more. Try some of Dubliner's house-cured corned beef, Shepherd's Pie, and — of course — plenty of green beer and Guinness. The Dubliner is located at 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Call 561-620-2540, or visit dublinerboca.com.
Mexican St. Patrick's Day & Irish Taco Tuesday
If you like Irish food, but love Mexican more, you might want to head to Taco Grill in Fort Lauderdale today to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a taco twist. The restaurant will be serving up corned beef and cabbage tacos with free salsa verde for a special Irish-themed Taco Tuesday deal. Show them your green drink, and you'll receive a 10 percent discount off your check. Taco Grill is located at 3341 NE 32 St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-952-7429, or visit tacogrillgirl.com.
America's Backyard St. Paddy's Day Party
You'll want to call in to work Wednesday morning ahead of time if you attend this party. America's Backyard will host its St. Paddy's Day party on the actual day itself, Tuesday. With $5 green beers and Jameson, there will be plenty of libations to keep those Irish eyes smiling. And even if you're not really a Celt, remember the adage, "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day," then down an Irish Car Bomb and pump your fists to "Sunday Bloody Sunday." The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free to the public. America's Backyard is located at 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-449-1025, or visit myamericasbackyard.com.
The Field Irish Pub St. Paddy's Day Celebration
The Field Irish Pub in Davie is keeping it real this St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish food and music by Celtic Bridge — but hey, doesn't it always? This party runs from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and will include bagpipers, Karle Drake School Irish dancers, and bars inside and out pouring plenty of green beer. If your meal doesn't consist of Shepherd's Pie, at least have a Guinness for dinner. The Field Irish Pub & Eatery is located at 3281 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. Call 954-964-5979, or visit thefieldfl.com.
Celebrate National Ravioli Day at Brio Tuscan Grill
In celebration of National Ravioli Day (Friday, March 20) each South Florida's Brio Tuscan Grill establishment will be celebrating with special discounts, making it the perfect time to indulge in a number of chef-inspired twists on the Italian pasta classic. Brio is celebrating early on Wednesday, March 18 with half-priced discounts (dine-in only) on select ravioli dishes for both lunch and dinner, including Ravioli Di Bello (portobello ravioli with crimini mushrooms, tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh thyme in a champagne brown butter sauce); Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli (seafood featuring a black pepper cream sauce with spinach and grape tomatoes); and Ravioli Alla Vodka (a special feature for the day featuring a ricotta-filled ravioli with pancetta, garlic, basil and a rich tomato cream sauce). Brio Tuscan Grill has locations in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, and Hallandale. Visit brioitalian.com.
Wednesday Wine Tasting Series at Del Frisco's Grille
Del Frisco's Grille Palm Beach is launching a new event series to introduce its guests to a variety of interesting wines selections and vineyards from around the world. The Wednesday Wine Tasting series will be hosted by the restaurant's sommelier, Anthony Peterson, who has created the concept for each upcoming event and has selected the wines to fit the theme. Executive chef Michael McLaurin will prepare a selection of passed hors' d'oeuvres perfectly paired to compliment the evening's pours. Each of the casual, reception-style tastings will take place in Del Frisco's Grille's from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This Wednesday will feature the wines of Bordeaux, France. The cost is $35 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Del Frisco's Grille is located at 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. Call 561-557-2552, or visit delfriscosgrille.com.
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Mixology Bash at Bistro Ten Zero One
This Thursday, March 19, Bistro Ten Zero One in West Palm Beach will celebrate a special mixology tasting dubbed "Shake It Up." Starting at 6 p.m., visiting mixologist Gregory Genias — featured on The Today Show and currently the lead mixologist at Parallel Post — has created four special cocktails to go along with a series of tapas from Bistro chef Mark Henry. Both Genias and Henry will speak about the food and cocktails being served, and you'll even receive a few pointers on how to improve your mixology skills. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by the cocktail and tapas pairings. Cost is $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity). An RSVP through Local Wine Events is required to attend. Visit bit.ly/bistro0319. Bistro Ten Zero One is located at 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-1234, or visit bistro1001.com.
Savor Our City Culinary Tour
If Atlantic Avenue is in line with your culinary caliber, you might want to consider the Savor Our City Culinary Tour offered on Thursday, March 19, with the Pineapple Grove historical food tour. The walking tour caters to the adventure traveler who wants to enjoy the city through its culinary senses — or the local that would like a better taste of what's in their own backyard. The journey takes you behind the scenes for an opportunity to meet food artisans who represent some of the best restaurants and gourmet shops in the city. Each guest receives a complimentary map highlighting every stop on the tour, a menu of foods to be sampled, and special offers for the participants to return to each. The Pineapple Grove tour runs on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each tour is $65 per person, plus gratuity. For more information on Savor Our City call 800-979-3370, or visit SavorOurCity.com.