St. Patrick's Day Parties

Week of March 9, 2005

 Cheers to a Charity: Irish hors d'oeuvres and desserts with drinks; chances to win Cardinals opening day package that includes a stay at the Westin. Thu., March 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $30. Westin St. Louis, 811 Spruce St, St. Louis.

Free Breakfast at Patrick's Westport: Free breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.; live broadcast with 101.1-FM the River; bagpipers; green beer and drink specials. Thu., March 17, free. Patrick's, 342 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 314-878-6767.

The Great Shamrock Hunt: Just for kids, a shamrock hunt in the library's children's room with prizes awarded. Thu., March 17, 4-5 p.m., free. St. Louis Public Library, Carondelet Branch, 6800 Michigan Ave, St. Louis, 314-752-9224,

Irish Village: Part of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Irish Village features food and drink, Irish merchandise, children's play area and more. Sat., March 12, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free admission, call 314-241-7287 for info, Kiener Plaza, 7th St & Market St, St. Louis.

Michelob Ultra St. Patrick's Day Parade Run: Annual 5-mile run starts at 9th and Market streets; register at Rio Syrup Company, 2311 Chestnut St Sat., March 12, 9:30 a.m., $17-$20, 314-231-2598,

M.P. O'Reilly's Outdoor St. Pat's Bash: Outdoor party with food, fun and drinks; karaoke and DJ begin at 2 p.m. Thu., March 17, 10-3 a.m., free. M.P. O'Reilly's, 5627 Manchester St, St. Louis, 314-781-4487.

Nick's Pub St. Pat's Party: Breakfast is served at 8 a.m.; green eggs and ham with biscuits and gravy; all you can eat corned beef and cabbage; live Irish music all day. Thu., March 17, free. Nick's Irish Pub, 6001 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314-781-7806.

Party on 2nd Street: The Big Bang and Morgan Street Brewery sponsor the all-day street party with a DJ, beer, drinks and dancing. Sat., March 12, free. Big Bang, 807 N 2nd St, St. Louis, 314-241-2264.

Pre-St. Pat's and Final Four Party: Watch ESPN Wednesday and listen to Racket Box; Thursday, open at 6 a.m. for breakfast. Wed., March 16, 3 p.m.; Thu., March 17, 6 a.m., $5 after 6 p.m. Thursday. Pat's Bar and Grill, 6400 Oakland Ave at Tamm Ave, St. Louis, 314-647-6553,

St. Patrick's Celebration at Schlafly Tap Room: After the Sat., March 12, parade, music with Duddy Breeks trio starting at 2:30 p.m.; Thu., March 17 features acoustic instrumental Irish music with Peter Clemens and Andy Ploof beginning at 6 p.m. Sat., March 12; Thu., March 17, free. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St, St. Louis, 314-241-2337,

St. Patrick's Dance: St. Patrick's dance hosted by St. Louis Imperial Dance Club with music by Little David Band and DJ Larry Eaglin; catered by Pasta House; beer and soda provided. Sat., March 19, 7:30 p.m., $15, St. Ann Community Center, 1 Community Center Dr, St. Ann, 314-429-4545.

St. Patrick's Day at Baby K's: Drink specials, corned beef and cabbage; kitchen open until midnight. Thu., March 17, free. Baby K's, 3701 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, 314-664-1720.

St. Patrick's Day at Bobby O'Gs: Authentic Irish buffet served all day. Sat., March 12; Thu., March 17, no cover. Bobby G's, 1836 Gravois Rd at Russell Ave, 314-773-2500.

St. Patrick's Day at Dooley's: Opens at 9 a.m. with food, music and drink specials. Sat., March 12, free. Dooley's Ltd. Restaurant & Pub, 308 N 8th St, St. Louis, 314-231-4200,

St. Patrick's Day at Frederick's Music Lounge: Ragtime open mic and piano cutting starting at 6 p.m.; Noiseday hootenanny open mic and jam session at 8 p.m. Thu., March 17, free. Frederick's Music Lounge, 4454 Chippewa St, St. Louis, 314-351-5711,

St. Patrick's Day at Generations Night Club: Special happy hour prices from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for new Thu. band, the Ultra Violets. Thu., March 10; Thu., March 17, $3. Generations, 10709 Watson Rd, Sunset Hills, 314-821-6600.

St. Patrick's Day at Gladstones: Corned beef and cabbage, great drink specials. Thu., March 17, free. Gladstone's, 1800 S 10th St, St. Louis, 314-231-6339.

St. Patrick's Day at Growlers: Breakfast buffet starts at 6 a.m. for $6.95; live Irish music with the Tommy Martin Irish Duo; corned beef and cabbage starts at 11 a.m. Thu., March 17, free. Growlers Pub, 763 Old Ballas Rd, St. Louis, 314-432-3110.

St. Patrick's Day at Growlers: Breakfast buffet starts at 6 a.m. for $6.95; live Irish music with the Barley Brothers; corned beef and cabbage starts at 11 a.m. Thu., March 17, free. Growlers Pub, 3811 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, 314-984-9009.

St. Patrick's Day at Helen Fitzgerald's: Breakfast, Irish dancers and bag pipers; That '80s Band starts at 7 p.m. and Extremely Pointless plays at 10 p.m. Thu., March 17, $5.98 for breakfast. Helen Fitzgerald's, 3650 S Lindbergh Blvd, Sunset Hills, 314-984-0026.

St. Patrick's Day at Iron Barley: Menu includes corned beef, lamb stew and soda bread; Harp and Guinness specials. Thu., March 17, 11 a.m., free. Iron Barley, 5510 Virginia Ave, St. Louis, 314-351-4500.

St. Patrick's Day at Joanie's Pizzeria: Live music with Tim Scott; corned beef and cabbage, pizza specials; patio open. Sat., March 12; Thu., March 17, free. Joanie's Pizzeria, 2101 Menard St, St. Louis, 314-865-1994.

St. Patrick's Day at Llywelyn's: Traditional Irish fare and live Irish music at the Central West End's largest beer garden. Thu., March 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Llywelyn's Pub, 4747 McPherson Ave, St. Louis, 314-361-3003,

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