I Love Memphis Guide to Gettin’ Lucky: St. Patrick’s Day 2014
Put on your green, prepare your liver, and add 901-577-7777 into your phone. Here are a few ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day starting this Friday and going through next Monday. Have fun and be safe!
On Friday, March 14:
Start St. Patrick’s Day early with a special dinner at Celtic Crossing. The four-course dinner pairs Irish food like roasted chicken soup and Galway Bay salmon, with Sam Adams beers.
eighty3 restaurant will offer Irish-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials Friday through Monday (March 14th – 17th). Enjoy Mint Green Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Guiness Irish Stew, Reuben with Chips, Green Deviled Eggs and Ham small plate, and Grilled Lamb Sirloin with Irish braised green beans and potato spaetzle entree ($6-$32).
On Saturday, March 15:
This St. Patrick’s Day, you don’t have to choose between getting a history lesson and drinking a beer. Elmwood Cemetery is hosting a walking tour of the cemetary on Saturday with three beer-tasting stations along the way.
Start your day at noon at Ernestine and Hazel’s for a sing-along and Irish Brunch. Then Head to Beale St. for the 41th annual Memphis St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday at 2 p.m. It’s family friendly, and there will be floats, bands, vintage cars, and Irish dignitaries. After the parade, stick around for drink specials on Beale Street. Go ahead and program the cab company number into your phone now: (901) 577-7777.
– Silky O’ Sullivan’s St. Patrick’s Day Party, 21+ (183 Beale St.)
When your bar claims to make every day like St. Patrick’s Day, you’d better go buck wild for the real thing. In this case, Silky O’Sullivan’s delivers. After the parade on Beale, head to Silky’s for the Raising of the Goat at 5:30 p.m., where a goat is hoisted onto a platform for all to admire. They’ve also got drink and food specials and the best patio on Beale.
On Sunday, March 16:
– Kooky Canuck St. Patricks’ Day Celebration, 21+ to drink (97 S. Second St.)
Memphis’ favorite (only?) Canadian restaurant is going Irish on Sunday and Monday, March 16th and 17th. They’ll have drink specials, including $5 Car Bombs and 34 oz. glasses of green beer for $3.
Enjoy green beer (included in admission), live music, a costume contest and Irish Jig competition at the Overton Square Tower Courtyard from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20, but bring a bag of recyclable goods and get in for $15.
On Monday, March 17:
– Kooky Canuck St. Patricks’ Day Celebration continues (see above)
– Patrick’s St. Patrick’s Day Party, 21+ (4972 Park)
If you’re in East Memphis, check out the St. Patrick’s Day party at Patrick’s on Monday. They’ve got live music, a special food menu and drink specials ($5 stout, $2 green beer, $1 green Jello shots) which start at midnight the night before.
– Brass Door Celtic Festival & St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 21+ (152 Madison Ave.)
Brass Door Tavern is going all-out for St. Patrick’s Day. They’re celebrating all day Monday with drink specials, an outdoor party in the alley next to the bar with live bands and DJs, plus they’re giving away a Fat Tire Bike.
– Celtic Crossing St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 21+ (903 S. Cooper)
Celtic Crossing is being transformed in to a St. Patrick’s Day wonderland on Monday. They’ll have an outdoor party tent on the patio, several bands, a DJ, Irish dancers, and bagpipers. It’s 21 and up, with a $10 cover starting at 2 p.m.
– Breakaway Running St. Patrick’s Day Pub Run (starts at 2109 Madison Ave.)
Run, drink, repeat. Join 100+ other Memphians for Breakaway Running’s annual midtown pub run. The first 100 people to show up at the store will get a free t-shirt. Be sure to bring your I.D. and cash; bar stops TBA.
Get your Irish on for a bit less at Huey’s all day long on Monday, where they’ll have $1 off Killian’s, Guiness, Jameson, Old Bushmills, Bailey’s, and Irish Car Bombs all day.
– T.J. Mulligan’s Original Irish Neighborhood Party (362 N. Main)
Head over to the Pinch District for green beer, beer specials, corned beef and cabbage, $2 Jello shots, and live tunes into the night at T.J. Mulligan’s.
– Flying Saucer Downtown St. Patty’s Day Bash (130 Peabody Place)
Enjoy a variety of $3 Irish brews and Irish food specials, plus live music from the Real McCoys, and entertainment by dancers from Innis Acla School of Celtic Dance at the Flying Saucer on Monday night (no pint night on Monday). The festivities kickoff at 7 p.m. with the Glasgow Bagpipers.
Know of any other St. Patrick’s Day events? Please leave the details in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.