Tomorrow is the big day— St. Patrick's Day! The day to celebrate Irish heritage (honorary or not,) learn a jig, eat good food, and drink good beer!
Wondering where to celebrate? Don't worry. There are plenty of options for bar hoppers and families alike.
The Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress St.
$3 at door if you're not wearing green
Party 'till 2 a.m. at Hotel Congress! The celebration begins at 11 a.m. when the Cup Café begins serving special Irish menu items. Club Congress doors open at 8 p.m. and your cover is free with green clothing! Drink specials begin after 4 p.m. The Great Guinness Toast will be at 10 p.m. in the hotel plaza.
O'Malley's on Fourth
247 N. 4th Ave.
Presale tickets $10
Green beer and whiskey will be flowing at O'Malley's! Doors open at 8 a.m., live music starts at 11 a.m. and traditional Irish food is served all day.
Auld Dubliner on University
800 E. University Blvd. #104
Celebrate a true Irish St. Patrick’s Day from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. at the Auld Dubliner, Tucson’s authentic Irish restaurant and bar. The pub will open at 6 a.m. The Beer Garden in Geronimo Plaza will open at 11 a.m. Food and beverages will be available in both areas.
The Independent Distillery
30 S. Arizona Ave.
Join the Independent Distillery for their Lucky Leprechaun Drink Menu, music, games, door prizes and free Guinness swag. The party starts at 2 p.m.
305 N. 4th Ave.
Start the celebration Tiki style at 10 a.m. with drinks specials and two stages of entertainment featuring Drew Cooper, West Winds and The Jons.
Union Public House
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Union Public House and KFMA are teaming up for the Party on the Patio starting at 7 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day. Chomp on corned beef and pork and Irish subs with $4 Guinness Draught Beer, $5 Jameson shots, $6 Irish Mules, $7 Irish Car Bomb drinks.
Tap & Bottle
403 N. 6th Ave.
Rest assured, there will be no green beer at T&B. The bar offers classic Irish beer and drinks from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Tucson Highlanders Pipes and Drums will arrive at 7:15pm.
402 E. 9th St.
The Coronet will be serving an Irish feast to the tunes of musician Jaime O'Brien. Hear some wonderful Irish music with the special St. Patrick's Day menu featuring traditional corned beef, roasted vegetables, rot khol, house mustard, and brown soda bread.
Cherish the Ladies
at Fox Theater on March 18
17 W. Congress St.
Enjoy celtic music and vocals by Cherish the Ladies, an all-female group with 30 years of performing experience. The quintet has put out over 10 CDs and is lead by flute and whistle player Joanie Madden. Look forward to Irish fiddle, accordion, keyboards, dance and vocals.
Wooden Nickel Tavern
1908 S. Country Club Road
Grab the family any time from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for corned beef and cabbage plates, Irish stew, green Budweiser and other St. Patrick's Day drinks.
Paddy’s Irish Pub Menu at Pastiche
3025 N. Campbell Ave.
Pastiche is bringing back their annual Irish pub menu and welcoming some local Irish dancers from Maguire Academy of Irish Dance at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30.
CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room
3063 N. Alvernon Way
Stop by for a St. Patrick's Day themed wine tasting from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A flight of six wines is $10 with a $2 discount for a to-go purchase of $10 or more.
Disclaimer: By no means does this list cover every St. Patrick's day event, just those that I think our readers will find most interesting. Have another celebration suggestion? Leave it in the comments for your fellow Tucsonans.