It's time to bust out the obnoxiously awesome striped top hat and green leisure suit out of storage: St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, March 17, and South Florida is ready toparrrrtttty
. If the whole "amateur hour" aspect of drinking in public on St. Patty's Day isn't a huge turnoff, there are plenty of places to get your swerve on. After the jump, find a roundup of St. Patrick's Day activities in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Throughout South Florida
Duffy's Sports Grill, various locations
Duffy's Sports Grill restaurants will celebrate both on Saturday and Sunday with two $11.95 Irish-inspired dishes: corned beef and cabbage or the reuben burger. They'll also offer two-for-one green beers and will serve 16-ounce drinks in a keepsake "Shake Your Shamrocks!" cup while supplies last.
Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere in Broward County
Saint Paddy's PubCrawl Fort Lauderdale, various locations
Pubcrawls.com will host the Saint Paddy's PubCrawl Fort Lauderdale on Saturday and Sunday at a variety of Fort Lauderdale night spots. The crawl includes $1 domestic beers, $2 bottle beers, $3 well drinks, and $4 Irish specials. Full details on pubcrawls.com.
The Pub Pembroke, Pembroke Pines
The British pub will celebrate its sister country's holiday with parties on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday is the St. Patrick's Day Kick-Off Party with live entertainment and a DJ, and drink specials that include $3 green beer, $5 Guinness, Smithwick's, and Harp, $5 car bombs and Jameson shots, and $3 Jell-O shots. The party starts at 8 a.m. Sunday with live entertainment and drink specials (same as Saturday's).
J.G. McGuinness Irish Pub & Restaurant, Weston
St. Patrick's Day weekend activities start at 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. Sunday, with live music and bar specials.
Mickey Byrne's Irish Pub Restaurant, Hollywood
All-day St. Patrick's Day celebration on Sunday with live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and food and drink specials.
Maguire's Hill 16, Fort Lauderdale
All-day St. Patrick's festival on Sunday with live music and drink and food specials.
The Field Irish Pub & Eatery, Hollywood
Gates open at noon on Sunday for St. Patrick's Day festivities and admission is $10.
Palm Beach County
Slainte Irish Pub + Kitchen, Boynton Beach
This newly remodeled and expanded bar/restaurant will celebrate all weekend long. On Friday, they'll host a sixth anniversary party with traditional Irish food and drink specials, and live entertainment from 6 p.m. to close. All day Saturday is the sixth annual St. Baldrick's Day to raise money for children with cancer. The day starts with an Irish breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. and head-shaving ceremonies are 2 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, they'll host an Irish breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. and live entertainment from 3 p.m. to close, with food and drink specials all day long.
Deck 84, Delray Beach
The waterfront restaurant is hosting a post-parade party all day on Saturday with live entertainment and Irish food and drink specials, including corned beef and cabbage and Guinness beer cheese soup.
Il Bacio Nightclub & Lounge, Delray Beach
This downtown spot will host post-parade festivities on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. "Four Leaf Clover Specials" include $4 beers, Bailey's, and Jameson until 7 p.m. Live entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening.
Paddy Mac's, Palm Beach Gardens
St. Patrick's Day festivities are planned for Sunday, with live music starting at noon and a special menu offered all day.
The Dubliner, Boca Raton
Non-stop St. Patrick's Day celebration on Sunday with live music, traditional Irish food, skydiving leprechauns landing in Mizner Park (!!!), bagpipes, and kids' activities.
O'Shea's Irish Pub, West Palm Beach
St. Patrick's Day weekend block party starting at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, with live music, a street party, Irish dancers, and food and drink specials.
Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub, Delray Beach
St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration starts at 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, with traditional Irish dancing, music, and food, plus food and drink specials all weekend.
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