Yo, lads and lassies. Tuesday’s St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some doings:
Wilde Rover will be serving up corned beef and cabbage, Guinness lamb stew, and shepherd’s pie on March 16th and 17th as part of its two-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration. (Why limit to one day what you can enjoy for two?) Eat first, then dance, to a whopping six Celtic bands in two days, with acts playing simultaneously in the pub’s two rooms on Tuesday night.
They’re starting early at Paddy Coyne’s South Lake Union location, where the live music begins at 10am. (Psssst: A new Paddy Coyne’s opened last night in Bellevue, in the Lincoln Square Building on Bellevue Way. Packed. They will offer merriment Tuesday, too…but at this point they’re just trying to get all the lightbulbs screwed in.)
Here are a couple you weren’t expecting: a party at Palace Ballroom, (the party venue associated with Tom Douglas’ Palace Kitchen), complete with Northwest artisan beer and finger food. For $35 a head, guests can enjoy live music while roaming table to table, sampling snacks and sipping local suds like Scuttlebutt, Boundary Bay, and Issaquah. Chef Peterson will serve Irish-inspired snacks including pulled pork, espresso pudding, and beef mole.
At BOKA Kitchen + Bar, the lunch special on Tuesday will be corned beef with Guinness-glazed potatoes for $10, with $3 Guinness drafts all day and $14 flights of Irish Whiskey (Jameson, Bushmills, and Red Breast) from 3:30pm to close.
Rowdier crowds will find plenty of revelry at Fado and Kell’s, both of which will extend the St. Paddy’s celebration into the streets. Fado will start the nonsense at 7am, enticing groggy patrons with a full-bar beer garden, Irish menu items (hope for shepherd’s pie), and outdoor heaters set up on First Avenue. Kell’s is plenty serious too, closing off Post Alley to make room for a festival tent, which will be up both Monday and Tuesday, featuring Irish bands both days. The $20 admission fee will benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s homelessness projects. Look for Kell’s signature Ethna’s Irish Soda Bread, along with other Irish warhorses.