St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, so here are some fun facts about this festive holiday:
- Guinness drinkers around the world lift 13 million pints of the dark Irish stout to their mouths on this day.
- 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage is produced in the U.S. each year.
- More than 100 St. Patrick’s Day parades are held across the U.S., with New York City and Boston home to the largest celebrations.
Now that we’ve peaked your interest in the greenest day of the year, here are some local spots gearing up to make your St. Patrick’s Day memorable.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
Get your fill of authentic Irish food from Tilted Kilt’s Hooley Menu. Patrons can enjoy Scotch Eggs, Olde Dublin Irish Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Sheperd’s Pie. Don’t forget to order their infamous Paddy Bomb drink and watch it change colors. Tilted Kilt can be found in Peoria, Tempe, Downtown Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Scottsdale.
Rosie McCaffrey’s will be ready for early risers, opening at 6 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. The pub and restaurant will serve hearty Irish breakfast and coffee. The big party starts at 10 a.m. as Rosie’s will shut down the parking lot to host beer trucks and music from the Brazen Heads, Sea Merchants, and Celtic Cowboys.
The Dubliner in north Phoenix will open early and serve an Irish fare buffet for just $10 per person. Irish dancers, bagpipers, and bands will be performing all day and employees will be selling T-shirts to commemorate the event. The bar will open at 10 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on Mill Avenue
Handlebar Tempe, El Hefe Tempe, and Fat Tuesday join together for a bash on Mill Avenue. The parties will take place inside of the bars and extend to the courtyard outside. There will be four stages and six bars serving specials including green vodka and Jameson whiskey. The party gets started at 11 a.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $20 the day of.