A U2 cover band? Irish whiskey specials? Corned beef and hash? March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day and we’ve rounded up some of Denver’s best spots to celebrate. Grab a Guinness, don your favorite green apparel and hoist a pint to the one day of the year when everyone is Irish. Sláinte!
1612 17th St.
Start the festivities early at Amante Coffee with an exclusive taste of two new drinks: Irish Coffee, $7, or the Peppermint Patty, $5, from now through March 17.
1201 E. Colfax Ave.
The Irish Snug (owned by Dublin natives the McLoughlin brothers), is celebrating with its one-of-a-kind, annual Capitol Hill Hooley, featuring some of Colorado’s best Irish bands including U2 cover band Under the Blood Red Sky on March 17. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the night will also feature Irish stepdancers and pipe bands along with food and drink specials. Similar specials and events will take place at other McLoughlin brothers restaurants, including Maggie Smith’s, McLoughlin’s and Slattery’s Irish Pub, with different scheduled times at each location, from now until March 17 at 9:30 p.m. (plus brunch specials on March 19). Check websites for full schedules and details.
Feeling lucky? On March 17, Larkburger’s St. “Patties” Day special includes an extra burger patty with any purchased burger, regular or small, all day with the exception of 3-5 p.m.
1465 Larimer St.
Enjoy a spring seafood special at Ocean Prime, featuring King salmon with roasted tomatoes, Kalamata olives, green beans and fingerling potatoes tossed in dijon dressing for $42. For a limited time only, this special can be paired with a specially priced glass of Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir for $57. Tip: The restaurant recommends calling ahead for reservations.
Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liquor
4196 Ute Highway, Lyons
Celebrating at home? Try one of Richardo’s new St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, “Irish I Had Another” or “Caramel Wake Me Up,”(recipe available on the website).
The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center
200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood
Check out The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center for St. Patrick’s Day specials on March 17 including: corned beef and cabbage served during lunch and dinner in all food and beverage outlets at the hotel for $17.95; Guinness drafts for $4; Irish whiskey drinks at the Spotted Dog for $5; and the “Lucky Charm” cocktail at the Fireside Bar & Grill, made with Jameson, crème de menthe, half and half and a splash of soda for $6 all night.
Bonus: The Spa at The Inverness will be hosting “Spa Madness” with several specials (check website for details), throughout the month of March.
The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
14613 Orchard Parkway, Westminster
All March the Bucket will be offering “Fresh Catch Fridays” featuring Bucket O’ Shrimp; Blackened Salmon Salad; Asian Tuna Wrap; Codwich, Baja Fish Tacos; Pan-Seared Salmon; Fish ‘n’ Chips; Kids Fish ‘n’ Chips; Kids Grilled Fish; Tequila Lime Tilapia (Friday Blue Plate Special); and Shrimp Scampi (Saturday Blue Plate Special). Note: Reservations are not required.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
A special menu, running through Saint Patrick’s Day weekend, will feature Irish potato cakes, traditional Scotch eggs, Artisan lamb burger, Irish shepherd’s pie, corned beef mac and cheese, beer braised corned beef and cabbage, oven-roasted lamb shank and Jameson bing cherry bread pudding for dessert. On tap, try a Guinness Stout Modern Black & Tan, Widmer beer, New Belgium Accumulation or 10 Barrel Pray for Snow. Special cocktails include the Irish mule, Irish old-fashioned and Bailey’s Irishman.
ViewHouse Eatery, Rooftop, and Bar
Ballpark (2015 Market St.) and Centennial locations (7101 South Clinton St.)
Viewhouse continues its full week of festivities with Irish-inspired dishes, from Reuben triangles for $10 to Irish grinders for $11 and shepherd’s pie for $11, created by executive chef Jose Guerrero. Drink specials range from $3 draft beers to $6 car bombs.