Get Ready to Go Green at These St. Patrick's Day Events

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The St. Patrick's Day festivities that took over Denver this weekend will continue through the actual holiday on Tuesday, March 17. Whether you're looking for one more rowdy night of partying or just trying to enjoy some corned beef, there are many ways to go green. Here's a taste: 

The Hard Rock Cafe
will be serving up a couple of food and drink specials for St. Patrick's Day. On March 17, the kitchen will be cooking up a corned beef and cabbage dinner including sliced corned beef served over quartered cabbage; guests can also try the Irish Rueben and an Irish Mule, made with Jameson whiskey, ginger beer and lime.

Session Kitchen is serving its take on corned beef and cabbage on March 17. The restaurant will be selling corned beef and cabbage buns: fresh homemade buns stuffed with house-brined corned beef, sautéed onions and cream cheese .

The Rialto Cafe will be rolling out its bottomless mimosa bar during an Irish-inspired brunch starting at 6:30 a.m. March 17. In addition to all-you-can-drink mimosas, the brunch will feature Irish-inspired fare and Guinness and Jameson specials. For reservations, click here.

The Inverness Hotel is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with food and specials including corned beef and cabbage, which will be offered in all of the hotel's restaurants; special craft cocktails like the Yellow Leprechaun (made with Jameson, Peach Schnapps, orange juice and ginger ale), and the Lucky Charm (made with Breckenridge bourbon, Cream de Menthe and half & half) will be offered in the hotel's Spotted Dog Pub and Fireside Lounge. The pub will also have Irish whiskey shots and Guinness beer specials all day. and the hotel's new Elevate Coffee Bar will be serving an Irish Emerald Latte, made with white chocolate, mint syrup, espresso and steamed milk. For reservations and more information, call 800-832-9053.  

In addition to its 52 beers on tap, the Thirsty Lion is offering food and drink specials on St. Patrick’s Day including St. Patrick’s Day beer flights, a Colorado Black & Tan Beer (with Guinness and Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale), an Irish Mule and corned beef mac and cheese. For more on the pub's Irish offerings, visit the website

The ViewHouse's Centennial location will have live music, Celtic Steps Irish Dancers, a rare leprechaun appearance and a Pot of Gold Raffle with prizes on March 17, in addition to all the food and drink specials the restaurant has been offering through the weekend. The Ballpark location will be serving food and drink specials all day on March 17. For more, visit viewhouse.com.

Lucky Strike Lanes is celebrating St. Paddy's Day through March with a burger special: The Irish Burger is a 1/3 pound ground beef patty seasoned with salt and pepper, stacked with Bangers, shredded iceberg lettuce, Tillamook White Cheddar, grilled onions and Guinness BBQ sauce served on a brioche bun along with a side of potato chips. You can grab the Irish Burger  any day through March 31.

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is putting an Irish spin on its popular Bites N’ Brews class. From 6 to 9:30 p.m. on March 17, you can learn how to cook with beer as well as how to pair it with a menu. You’ll learn how to make pan-seared scallops with morels, cream and fresh herbs; country-style lamb, cheddar and ale [ie; fresh cabbage salad with whole grain mustard vinaigrette, crème fraiche and pickled shallots; and Guinness ice cream with toasted Barmbrack and Irish whiskey caramel. You get to eat the meal you helped prepare and enjoy a selection of beers. Registration is $89; click here.   

Head to the Cherry Cricket on March 17 for corned beef and cabbage or Irish stew as you watch entertainment by Denver & District Bag Pipes, Drums & Dancers, and Conivan. The entertainment will start at 4 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. For more information, call 303-322-7666. 

Punch Bowl Social is offering $5 Guinness, Car Bombs or Jameson and $2 Bud Light drafts on March 17, which you can pair with some of its Irish-inspired food specials, including corned beef and cabbage and Irish porridge. For more information visit punchbowlsocial.com.

Stout Street Social is serving up a dozen Irish Point Oysters with a traditional pint of Guinness for $20 on March 17.

Blackbelly Market will pay homage to Ireland with a focus on meat. House-corned beef and cider-brined cabbage are executive chef Hosea Rosenberg’s calling card on St. Paddy’s, and the market will also be serving a Reuben on March 17. Visit blackbelly.com for more information.

Racines has created a few special menu items for the holiday, which will be available through March 17.  At brunch and dinner, guests can choose btween steak and Guinness pie or corned beef and cabbage, and for brunch and breakfast they will have the option of corned beef Benedict and car bomb pancakes, which can be paired with special Irish libations from the bar.

Gather your friends for a day full of luck at some of the top bars in Denver. BarCrawls.com is throwing a second pub crawl on March 17 to make sure you get sham-rocked. The bar crawl will run from 5 p.m. to bar close at 2 a.m. — but first you should get your $10 tickets here, and then you must register at The Drink between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to get your BarCrawls.com wristband, koozie and map with participating bars and the best drink specials, as well as more St. Paddy’s Day swag. Then crawl til you can't at bars like Illegal Pete's, Scruffy Murphy's, El Chapultepec, The Lobby and more.

The Interstate Kitchen & Bar will feature green beer, painted eggs,corned beef and drink specials on March 17.

The Irish Snug's weekend of events culminates on March 17 with more drink and food specials, live music, dancing and more. The entertainment will run from 1:30 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, click here

Fado Irish Pub continues its weekend of Irish debauchery starting at 10 a.m. March 17 with breakfast, beer and live music all day. The party is 21 and over starting at 2 p.m. and will be $10 at the gate. For more information, head over to fadoirishpub.com

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings — and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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