Taste green beer and Irish food at these St. Patrick’s Day events


St. Patrick’s Day at Mattison’s

Until Wednesday March 17; 1 N. Lemon Avenue, Sarasota; 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; 101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton; (941) 330-0440; mattisons.com

Enjoy specialty food and drink at all Mattison’s stores through Wednesday, March 17. Try the Niman Ranch pickled corned beef and cabbage, with braised potatoes and carrots and a homemade Dijon butter sauce. Other specials, including a Reuben corned beef, will be available in addition to the regular menu. At the Riverwalk and City Grille restaurants, try Friskey Whiskey, made with Jameson, or Shamrock Juice, a blend of vodka, gin, rum and tequila with a hint of blue curacao and orange juice. Each plate costs $ 28.95.

St. Patrick’s Day Wee Bit Early at 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery

6:00 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 12 2505 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, (941) 218-0396, 3keysbrewing.com

Get an early start on St. Patty’s at this Bradenton craft brewery. Enjoy beers and specialty foods in the beer garden and live music from Florida band Eirann’s Call. The new Drink Me, I’m Irish, a dry Irish stout, is now available. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden. Free entry.

Finnegan’s Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Official Pub Crawl

2 pm-1am Saturday March 13, 1989 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 955-3843, eventbrite.com

To rejoin Exploration of the upper shelves for the ultimate St. Paddy’s Day pub crawl in downtown Sarasota. Meet at the Office Bar SRQ at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 and roam downtown enjoying specials at Raffurty’s, Evie’s Tavern and more. Tickets cost $ 14.99 to $ 24.99 and include souvenir shot glasses, festive pearls, and special drinks and food at each venue.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Sarasota Polo Club

1:00 p.m. Sunday March 14, 8201 Polo Club Lane, Sarasota, (941) 907-0000, sarasotapolo.com

Catch an exciting polo match at the Sarasota Polo Club from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., bring your favorite St. Paddy-themed food and drinks, and celebrate with a pre-game party on the field. Dress in green, bring the kids and dogs and take part in contests like the best decor “Kiss Me I’m Irish”, the best “Dublin drink”, the best “Blarney baked good” and “pin the shamrock on the donkey “at half-time. Doors open at 10 a.m. to buy tickets here.

St. Patrick’s Day at Woody’s River Roo Bar & Grill

11 a.m. Wednesday March 17, 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton, (941) 722-2391, woodysriverroo.com

This Ellenton riverside bar and grill will give you luck with specialties of Irish Jameson whiskey and green beer, as well as a traditional Irish menu of shepherd’s pie, corned beef & cabbage and cheesecake with Irish cream. Enjoy live music from Whiskey Dregs with their Celtic rock sounds and drums. The music will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Woody’s Stage. Free entry.

St. Patrick’s Day at Snook Haven Restaurant

11:30 a.m. Wednesday March 17, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-7221, snookhaven.com

This Old Florida restaurant in Venice will offer a menu of Irish-inspired food and drink as you stroll to the sound of live music from the Kudzu Stompers from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. The restaurant’s regular menu of food and drink will be available during hours, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day at McGrath’s Irish Ale House

1 p.m. Wednesday March 17, 8110 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch, (941) 210-4398, mcgrathsirish.com

McGrath’s Irish Ale House on Lakewood Ranch Main Street will close the road to host a festival with local vendors and small businesses, live music from Irish bands, and food and drink. Drink specials will include $ 5 Jameson and Guinness for and $ 6 Car Bombs. The festival will take place from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free entry.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Shamrock Pub

4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2257 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 952-1730, shamrocksarasota.com

This will be the 14th year of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at this fun Sarasota bar. This year, enjoy pints in the pub and enjoy live Irish music and outdoor entertainment. Performers include Andy Thomas, Blue Skye Pipe & Drums, Wandering Hours, bagpipes and Irish dancers. Parking available at the Sarasota County Public Parking Garage, 2150 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Free entry.

Live music at Irish 31

6 p.m. Wednesday March 17 and 2 p.m. Saturday March 20, 3750 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 234-9265, irish31.com

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on two separate occasions at Irish 31. Enjoy live music from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday March 17th, from the band Steve Sipes. Then, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday March 20, listen to the performances of Saint Tone and from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. discover Frederick Miller. Traditional Irish dishes like corned beef, cabbage and Mulligan stew will be served.

Taste of Ireland at Duffy’s Sports Grill

Until Monday April 5, 3005 University Pkwy., Sarasota, (941) 777-2110, duffysmvp.com

Duffy’s Sports Grill has a special Irish-inspired menu until April 5. Enjoy dishes like a loaded potato soup, Irish potato skins, a Reuben burger with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and a clover pie. Drinks on offer include “Dublin Drop”, “Jameson Black Barrel Old Fashioned” and “Lucky Duffy”, a personalized drink with ginger ale, whiskey and lemonade. Drinks start at $ 7.


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