That's right. St. Paddy's Day is almost here.
Sure, cities across South Florida celebrated this past weekend with parades and festivities. Consider that the appetizer; the gut-busting entrée is about to do down.
Whether you're looking to go low-key with some quiet corned beef and cabbage or you're aiming to let your inner leprechaun loose for the day, Broward and Palm Beach counties have plenty of Irish options for the weekend.
St. Patrick's Day Weekend at the Dubliner Irish Pub in Mizner Park
To maximize drinking time, the Dubliner is hosting four days of St. Paddy's Day parties. On Friday, Bounce is playing at 10 p.m. Saturday, Rogue Theory comes on at 10 pm., and Sunday it's Jason Cardinal at 10 p.m. On Monday, the Mizner Park block party commences with Uproot Hootenanny, Living Daylights, and Rogue Theory with a classic Irish fiddler as well as Irish Bagpipers, the South Florida Irish Cloggers, a DJ, and plenty of dancing. The restaurant is serving a traditional Irish buffet with house-cured corned beef and cabbage.
St. Patty's Day Block Party
What's better than one bar with green beer? Multiple bars with green beer. Himmarshee Street is taking the festivities outside with live music, outdoor bars, and plenty of booze to fuel the party. It takes place on Himmarshee Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
A Saint Patrick's Day Weekend Celebration
Some holidays are worth celebrating for days on end. St. Paddy's Day is definitely one of them. Taking place from Friday through Monday at Murphy's Law, starting each day at 11 a.m, the festivities include two stages with live bands, happy hour specials, Irish dancers, corned beef and cabbage, and, obviously, green beer.
St. Patrick's Day With an Asian Twist at Coco Asian Bistro
Asian and Irish don't sound like a coherent holiday, but hey, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day. Coco Asian Bistro will be decked out from Friday through Monday, and it's serving commemorative dishes and green drinks, like the corned beef roll and the Irish appletini. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Office Celebrating With St. Patrick's Day Specials
The American gastropub is going green -- like, Irish green, not eco-friendly -- Saturday through Monday with food and drinks specials. The Office's executive chef, Bryan Ramos, is offering grilled Reuben sandwich with fries as well as corned beef and cabbage. The bar is offering half-off James Irish Whiskey shots, Irish Car Bombs, and the Electric Lemonade cocktail.
BC Cafe's St. Patrick's Day Menu
This Davie café is ringing in the holiday with some Irish-themed specials. For breakfast, BC Cafe is serving Lucky Charm pancakes and a green frittata made with zucchini, broccoli, and kale. For lunch, the taco is going to the Paddys with corned beef and braised cabbage taco with mustard aioli.
Celebrate St. Patty's Day in the RA
With locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties, this sushi chain is spreading the deals around for the day. The restaurant is offering drink specials to get your drinking like the Irish with $1 green hot sake, $4 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $5 Melon Margaritas and Kirin/Kirin Light, or $6 Irish Car Bombs. If green drinks aren't your thing, throughout March, RA Sushi is also offering its signature Sea Monkey cocktail for only $6. This sweet and colorful martini is made with Skyy raspberry vodka, Chambord, and pineapple and cranberry juices.
Enjoy an Authentic Irish Meal This St. Patrick's Day at Stout Bar & Grill
The North Lauderdale Irish pub's newly revamped menu includes a selection of Irish specialties, including bangers and mash, fish and chips, calf's liver and onions, shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage. Every Saturday, Sunday, and St. Patrick's Day, Stout offers a hangover-curing -- and nap-inducing -- Irish breakfast, with two eggs cooked to order, two Irish sausages, Irish bacon, tomatoes, button mushrooms, baked beans, blood pudding, white pudding, and toast.
St. Patrick's Day at Havana Hideout
Havana Hideout, a Palm Beach County favorite, is doing St. Paddy's Day Latin-style. The restaurant is serving Irish banger, potato, and cheese empanadas on Saturday and Sunday (until they're gone).
Arby's Buy One, Get One
When it comes to holidays, fast-food chains are probably not the first places you'd think to celebrate -- if you're looking for a deal, it should be. Saturday through Monday, Arby's is offering twofers on its corned beef Reubana with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. For March, the chain is offering a trade-up option in which diners can get a double stack or a combo for an extra buck.
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